Expected level of effort:
CLASP will select a Consultant team based on the quality of the proposal, the proposed level of effort and approach, and associated costs using a Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method. CLASP recommends that the Scope of Work be used as an indication of the total budget or expected level of effort.
Eligibility to submit applications:
CLASP does not restrict the application from a previously awarded Consultant (of a scoping study) to a request for proposals of a subsequent study. We reserve the right to make a final decision if there is a potential conflict of interest.
CLASP is mostly interested in policies at the national or federal level. If there is a successful example of policies for water heaters stimulating technology switching at a state or municipal level in the economies under study (for example, California vs. US DOE policies), it can be included as a best practice; however, we are not expecting a detailed account of policies at the state or municipal level for countries under the scope.
Proposals will be evaluated using a Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method, with weights of 80 percent towards project proposal quality and team and organization experience, and 20 percent towards proposed costs. Additional information about CLASP’s selection process is available here.
CLASP’s preference is to have a single team conducting the analysis to ensure consistency in the methodology, and also to facilitate project implementation and coordination in analysis and reporting (as opposed to having a separate team for each economy). We encourage individuals or organizations to partner with other individuals/organizations in order to meet the requirements of the RFP (e.g., country and/or product coverage). The roles and tasks for each team member should be identified in the proposal, so that their contributions are clearly outlined.
CLASP will not consider proposals for only one country under the scope.