RFP - Counseling Services to assist US DOS Community Resilience Initiative in Bangladesh

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 15 July 2020

Job Description

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) seeks proposals from eligible respondents for provision of psychosocial services for the US Department of State-funded Communitry Resilience Initiative in Bangladesh. ICMA anticipates awarding one (1) single award as a result of this solicitation.

Respondents expressing interest in submitting proposals will be required to sign a standard Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) accessible by emailing lgerston@icma.org, or by emailing workwithus@icma.org. Upon signing the NDA, Respondents must email the electronic version to workwithus@icma.org and will be provided with detailed Scope of Work to inform their submission.

Any technical questions concerning this solicitation should be directed workwithus@icma.org by the deadline for questions noted above. All contractual questions relating to this solicitation must be submitted to Representative, Grants and Contracts Administration at workwithus@icma.org.


ICMA seeks expertise in counseling to contribute to the Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) project goals related to the well-being of the project’s youth (18-24 year old) beneficiaries. These goals include: improved critical thinking and analytical skills, improved life skills, decrease in level of frustration, increase in help-seeking attitudes and behaviors, increase in feelings of support and care, increased self- confidence and feelings associated with well-being, decrease in attitudes and behaviors condoning violence, improved knowledge of resources and assistance available to community youth.

ICMA seeks a well-established, experienced Dhaka-based provider of counseling services (hereafter, ‘service provider’) to deliver group and individual counseling services to the project’s youth beneficiaries and take part in other project activities where their expertise is required.

About the Project

The Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) piloting project will provide peer-to-peer mentorship and delivery of psychosocial services while building skills, self-confidence, and trust. It seeks to enhance the well-being of youth through programming that connects them to community resources, enhances their positive social support network, and builds their potential to contribute positively to their communities.

Scope of Work

A full scope of work will be provided to interested parties, who will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement before acquiring.

Submission Requirements

Documents related to this procurement will be done in two phases:

· Interested parties will submit a company profile (section 1), past performance and references (section 2), and a non-disclosure agreement (see section 5), which will be due no later than July 23, 2020, 17:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT New York/Washington DC).

· Those organizations that submit these documents will receive a full scope of work. Prospective organizations will then be able to submit a implemetaiton approach (section 3), budget (section 4), and other required documents (section 5), which will be due no later August 10, 2020, 17:00 EDT


About the Organization

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which develops tools and resources that advance professional local governance in order to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide. Since 1914, ICMA has implemented over 500 programs in more than 70 countries, delivering hands-on assistance by tapping into the knowledge and skillset of more than 13,000 members, who provide long-term learning, mentorship, and partnership opportunities for their counterparts in local government. ICMA performs a wide range of mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and internationally, thanks to the support of federal government agencies, international foundations, and corporations.

For more information regarding ICMA’s programs and services, please visit www.icma.org.

More information

RFP - Counseling Services - US DOS Community Resilience Initiative.pdf

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