This Request for Proposal (RFP) supports the IAP2 International Board’s objective to prepare, support, and select existing and new trainers for both in-person and remote delivery of the new Global Learning Pathway courses currently in development, and ready for release on 1 December 2021.
Scope of Work
Deliverables for this project will include the following items that apply to currently licensed and new trainers:
RECOMMENDATIONS on the optimal POLICY and PROCESS for IAP2 Trainer recruitment and licensing based on:
Review of existing trainer licensing policy and processes for both International and Australasia
Consideration of a recent review of global policy and processes for new trainer licensing conducted by Australasia and the transitional policy and process developed by the Global Practice Development Committee
Alignment with IAP2 principles and standards and International Guidelines
Recognition of IAP2 context and organisational constraints (globally), this includes financial and human resource constraints and options to deliver both a virtual and face-to-face licensing process.
Leading contemporary theory and practise in trainer development and assessment, and
Consultation with key stakeholders (as agreed).
Recommendations will include:
Recruitment and selection of candidates who meet global and regional needs and achieve an agreed-upon International standard (including recommendations for the International standard)
Diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations
Effective and efficient skills-development and licensing of trainers
Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) mechanisms
DEVELOPMENT of the policy and process for the licensing of IAP2 Trainers based on the agreed recommendations (item A 1).
Proposal Due Dates (Midnight, Pacific Time - CAN/USA)
Submission of RFP: Monday, June 7, 2021
Interviews (virtual): June 10 – 14, 2021
Selection of contractor and notifications: June 18, 2021
Commencement of work: Immediately upon contracting
Completion of work: July 31, 2021
The successful contractor is required to have the following skills and experience:
Proven experience with recruitment and licensing policy and process development within a global licensing environment
Learning and development expertise; and
Proven experience working with/in a complex evolving organisation on a significant change journey.
Company profile (half-page limit) or, if an individual or consortium, profile of the management team
Relevant skills and experience, with up to three examples and up to three CVs (3-page limit per CV) of the key project personnel
Proposed approach, methodology, and timeline
Three professional references
Expected fee structure
How you will meet IAP2 International’s values and principles (half-page limit).
Conflict of Interest disclosure
Support required from IAP2
Signature of authorized individual
The proposal must be received electronically by the closing date and time or it will be disqualified from consideration. The proposal must be signed by a person authorized to sign on behalf of the bidder.
IAP2 reserves the right to accept the proposal most favourable to the interests of the organisation, and not necessarily the lowest cost proposal. IAP2 may decide not to accept any proposal.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: A modest budget of up to USD $12,000 is available for the work. Contractors will need to specify how they will complete the work within this budget.
About International Association for Public Participation
IAP2 is the preeminent international organization advancing the practice of public participation. Our mission is to advance and extend the practice of public participation through professional development, certification, standards of practice, core values, advocacy and key initiatives with strategic partners around the world.