|Professional Consultancy Services for the Design, Development and Delivery of a New AFI Website
|March 2024 to September 2024
|February 12, 2024
|January 29, 2024
Annexure 1 - Technical Proposal Template
Annexure 2 - Financial Proposal Template
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form
General TCs (Services)
The Alliance for Financial Inclusion
The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is the world’s leading organization on financial inclusion policy and regulation. Currently, 84 member institutions make up the AFI network including central banks, ministries of finance and other financial policymaking or regulatory institutions from over 76 developing countries and emerging markets. AFI empowers policymakers to increase the access and usage of quality financial services for the underserved through sustainable and inclusive policies and an effective use of digital technologies.
2. Project Background:
The Alliance for Financial Inclusion is an international organization based in Malaysia, with offices in Luxembourg and Abidjan. A member alliance of 86 central banks and financial regulators from 82 countries, it works to advance progress on financial inclusion (i.e. expanding access to financial services to poor and disadvantaged communities).
The AFI website serves as a “one-stop shop”: a repository for AFI reports (approx. 20 new publications each year), and the home of news, videos, and information about AFI’s various activities, initiatives and events.
The current website, launched in 2021, is based on a WordPress platform, and has approx. 12k monthly visitors. Primary users are from AFI member organizations, but people working on/researching financial inclusion also visit the site. While the existing website functions adequately, it would benefit from a redesign to enhance the user experience.
AFI is now inviting proposals from companies with a track record of success in website design and production, to develop a new website. AFI welcomes proposals for WordPress, Drupal or other user-friendly platform solutions. The contract will include technical support and maintenance for the six months following launch, and is potentially extendable.
3. Overall Objective:
Develop and deliver a new AFI website. The new site will have a user-friendly interface and architecture, and a refreshed look and feel, making use of platform functionalities while displaying content in an organized and attractive manner.
AFI should be able to manage the site, and upload content, without the need for extensive technical expertise. i.e. the site should be built in a way that permits AFI web managers to make updates smoothly.
4. Scope of Work:
Work will be undertaken under the supervision of AFI’s Communications Unit, and will encompass
NB: the website should be built with SEO best practices in mind.
AFI will grant access to the current AFI website code and content including WordPress administration console, all documents and pages, plugins, themes and additional files.
5. Key Deliverables:
The following are the key deliverables of this assignment:
6. Timeline and Deliverables:
The assignment is expected to be undertaken between March and September 2024. Below is a tentative timeline:
No Travel is expected for this assignment. The consultant(s) will work remotely and undertake virtual meetings to complete the tasks.
8. Consultant Experience:
Throughout the contract period, the Consultant will be reporting to AFI’s Head of Communications, Dougal Thomson.
10. Payment Terms:
The payment terms/schedule proposed for this consultancy are as following:
11. Proposal Submission Information:
Proposals will be due with the following requirements for submission:
10.1 Retention of Proposals
All proposals submitted become the property of AFI. AFI will make all reasonable efforts to maintain proposals in confidence and will release proposals only to personnel involved with the evaluation of the project. Proprietary information should be identified in each proposal.
12. Evaluation Criteria
The proposals submitted will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Evaluation of technical and financial proposals
AFI reserves the right to award the most suitable proposal based on the evaluation of combined criterion, where bidders are qualified by the combined valuation of the technical and financial proposals, with the following weightage:
i) Technical Proposal: 70% (Seventy percent)
ii) Financial Proposal: 30% (Thirty percent)
How to Apply
Interested applicants are expected to submit a proposal with an updated CV and using the template given by email to AFI’s Procurement & Contracts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 February 2024.
Note: AFI does not tolerate copyright infringement, including and not limited to infringement, in the form of plagiarism. Consultant or consulting entity awarded a contract by AFI shall take responsibility to ensure that the authored works, produced in parts or as an entirety of the deliverables stated in this RFP does not infringe on copyrights.
The final decision on the selection of a consultant/consulting firm for this project rests with AFI management team and with the Inquiry. Only shortlisted and successful consultants will be contacted.