Gender Links: Expression of Interest

Gender Links
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 23 September, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

To produce a video on Gender @Work in Local Government

Documenting Gender Links’ ground breaking work and lessons learned in the work on gender and local government in Southern Africa.

Synopsis

Competent service providers are invited to submit an Expression of Interest using the form attached at Annex A for the production of a 20-minute video, drawn from existing footage provided by Gender Links. The purpose of the video is to document the ground-breaking work on gender responsive local governance in ten countries of the SADC Region.  More on the organisation and its programme work can be found on www.genderlinks.org.za. All Expressions of Interest must be E-Mailed to glservices@genderlinks.org.za by 12 noon on Monday, 21 September 2020. Late entries will not be considered. Those who meet the criteria must be prepared to make virtual presentations on the afternoon of Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Timeframes

DATE ACTIVITY DELIVERABLE
21 September 2020 Expression of Interest close. Expression of Interest  document and samples of work.
23 September 2020 Virtual presentations  
28 September 2020 Successful bidder announced  
1 – 5 October 2020 Footage review:  for all countries available Logs
12 October Draft scripts for the video Scripts
16 October First cut of the video Draft  video
30 October Final video Final product

Objectives:

To produce a 20-25 minute video using footage that you will be provided with, covering the 342 Centres of Excellence for Gender and Local Government in ten SADC Countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Background:

Gender Links is a leading Southern African Women’s Rights Organisation that has been implementing the Project Local Action for a Strong Post-2015 A-Gender in Southern Africa (2017-2020) through its Governance and Justice programme.

The Programme covers the following four main areas:     

  • Strategic 50/50 campaigns to press home gains for women’s equal political participation: GL conducted gender and elections audits in Botswana, Madagascar, Mozambique and Namibia. The learning from these countries is to the highlighted in the video.  
  • Promoting inclusive local governance - strengthening the Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government (COE for Gender in Local Government) this was done through developing a “hub and spoke” model whereby the stronger and more seasoned Local Government Council (Hubs) mentor neighbouring less established Local Government Councils “spokes”. This project was implemented in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. The councils hold each other accountable for implementing their gender action plans; learn and share through local study visits; anchor innovative programmes; and are assessed annually through the Gender and Local Government Score Card. Evidence of what works is gathered and shared annually at the Southern African Development Community (SADC)Gender Protocol@Work summits. GL serves as secretariat for the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance that campaigned for this sub-regional instrument updated in 2016 in line with the Post 2015 agenda. GL has popularised the Post 2015 SADC Gender Protocol through 450 COE’s in ten SADC countries.
  • More women and girls being aware of and exercising their rights to bodily integrity and freedom from violence through the Sunrise End Violence, Empower Women Campaign. This involves councils offering training, mentorship, access to local finance and markets to survivors of GBV as part of a strategic project to explore the links between economic power and sustainable solutions to GBV. 
  • Gathering evidence, learning and sharing through the regional SADC Protocol@work summits –LFS-funded summits have gathered over 858 best practices that will culminate in a regional summit in May under the banner #VoiceandChoice, covering political and economic power as well as the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of women.

 These four components will be consolidated in the 20 minutes video that will be used for advocacy and profiling work done by different Local Government Councils from the SADC Region to empower women in the SADC Region.

Key elements of the video

  • Weaving together work done by Local Government Councils to address the four main areas comprising 50/50 Campaigns, Centers of Excellence for Gender in Local Government; Sunrise End Violence, Empower Women Campaign and the country level SADC Protocol@work summits.
  • Drawing out of lessons learned and challenges faced in all facets of work done by Local Government Council in the different countries of the SADC Region.

Logistic and budget considerations
Pre-Production

Research

  • Review of all video footage that will be provided by Gender, covering different countries of the SADC Region, and covering the four main areas discussed above.

Production

  • Weaving together into one video all the different footage showcasing the various gender mainstreaming initiative undertaken by the Local Government Councils and profiling the different campaigns done by Local Government Councils of the SADC Region.

 Travel and field work

Travel and field work are not required for this production, as all the footage will be provided by Gender Links.  This assignment is desk top with Gender Links facilitating additional footage as needed.  
 
Post production

  • GL expects a cogent, well edited, visually gripping final video of 20-25 minutes.

Key considerations include:

  • On line graphic design and animation.
  • Music, including securing of licensing for its use.
  • Sub titles: The production will be sub-titled in Portuguese. The sub-titles will be done by translators contracted by GL. It will however be the responsibility of the company contracted to affix the sub-titles to the video.

Conditions

  • Gender Links shall not provide any facilities such as computers, phone, fax, office space, stationery. Reasonable communication and administrative costs should be built into the Expression of Interest.
  • The Expression of Interest shall be based on agreed time frames as set out in this briefing document. Any changes due to unforseen circumstances must be made through a mutual exchange of letters. GL reserves the right to exercise its discretion with regard to what constitutes a reasonable request for rescheduling and shall be guided in this by the best interests of the project. In the absence of any agreed rescheduling of deadlines, a 10% deduction of fees for each week that the assignment is late shall be levied. Copyright ownership of the two videos shall be vested with GL. The contractor shall be acknowledged.

Submissions
All submissions must be made by E Mail to glservices@genderlinks.org.za. Queries may also be sent to this E Mail address.
 
Criteria for selection

CRITERIA SCORE
Demonstration of knowledge about/ treatment of subject 30
Budget 30
Previous experience 20
Knowledge of the Southern African region 10
Employment equity considerations 10

ANNEX A:

VIDEO EXPRESSION OF INTEREST GENDER@WORK IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
DEADLINE: NOON SA TIME ON 21 SEPTEMBER

I. ADMINISRATIVE INFORMATION

NAME OF COMPANY  
KEY CONTACT  
ADDRESS  
E MAIL  
CELL PHONE  

DIVERSITY PROFILE

  BLACK WHITE
  M F M F
DIRECTORS        
STAFF        
         

II. COMPANY PROFILE

Please provide in not more than half a page information on your company including:

  • When the company was formed.
  • Vision and mission
  • Major assignments undertaken.

III. TREATMENT
 
Please outline in not more than three pages for the video

  • Your understanding of what is to be achieved.
  • How you plan to go about doing this in a way that will grip the audience and at the same time convey the key messages desired.
  • How you plan to combine the different focus areas of work done by Local Government Councils in the different countries.
  • The story line and sequence that you have in mind for achieving all the above.

IV. PREVIOUS EXEPERIENCE

Please list at least three previous assignments that you have undertaken that are relevant to this undertaking. Each should include:

  • Name of production.
  • Subject.
  • Location.
  • Output and outcomes.
  • Why the production is relevant to this assignment.

Please provide online links to these productions for verification.

V. KEY PERSONNEL

Please give the names and a brief biography of the three key people who would be involved in the project, including their titles, roles and experience.

VI. BUDGET

Please provide a budget for the assignment at. Please note that all costs must be broken down and explained in the second column. Should you wish to submit you budget in the form of an excel spread sheet this would also be acceptable:

BUDGET ITEM DETAIL AMOUNT- RANDS
Pre production    
     
     
Production    
     
     
     
     
Post production    
     
Admin costs    
VAT    
TOTAL    

Proposed payment tranches:

  • Upfront
  • Mid way
  • On final delivery

Undertaking

The information presented here is true and reflective of the capacity and ability of the company. A representative of the company will be available to make a presentation on the afternoon of Wednesday 23 September 2020 if required.

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