REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ANTICORRP ONLINE INTERACTIVE TOOL

Application Closing Date – 27 April 2015
Job Start Date – As soon as possible
Duration – 2 months
Location – Berlin/ remote

Background

The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. An internationally-recruited faculty, interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching, offers analytically-challenging and practice-oriented courses on governance, policy analysis, management, and leadership.

The Hertie School of Governance is a member of the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project consortium. The full name is Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption. The central objective of the project is to investigate factors that promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies. The specific objectives of the project are to examine what the causes of corruption are, how we can conceptualize, measure and analyse corruption, what the impact of corruption on societies is and how policy responses can be tailored to deal effectively with this phenomenon. Through this approach we seek to advance knowledge on how corruption can be curbed in Europe and elsewhere. The project consists of twenty research groups in sixteen EU countries. The project started in March 2012 and will last for five years. For more information see:  http://anticorrp.eu/

In the context of the project, ANTICORRP researchers at the Hertie School of Governance are developing a new indicator to measure national-level public integrity. This new indicator is comprised of several components, which capture various dimensions of good governance and social accountability, and uses objective and tractable data. The current version of the index covers more than 70 countries. Depending on the data availability, the country coverage might be extended during the development process.

The main objective of the tender request is to develop an online interactive tool that visualizes and illustrates country performance according to its public integrity index in a user-friendly and clear manner. The development and delivery of this online interactive tool is key to fulfilling ANTICORRP’s objectives to provide usable public tools to measure corruption and public integrity at the national level.

In particular, the online tool should contain the following components:

  • Graphic visualization of the country scores on the aggregate public integrity index as well as its components in the form of tables/charts and maps,
  • Interactive country profiles that help to compare a country’s performance in each component to other countries as well as regional or income groups,
  • Country profiles shall also contain information on policy recommendations which will be based on the respective country scores,
  • Users of the tool must be able to do the following:
    • Access, download and print information on methodology/creation of the tool (in PDF format),
    • Access, download and print original data used to create the tool in database format (ie, Excel formats .xls, .csv)
    • Share information from the tool via social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook) and email,
  • The online tool will be built on a separate platform but integrated into the ERCAS (European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building) website: http://www.againstcorruption.eu/, as well as the ANTICORRP project website: http://anticorrp.eu/, both of which run on WordPress,
  • The tool must be created in such a way that the ERCAS website developer can independently maintain and keep it up to date,
  • The online tool will carry the ANTICORRP, ERCAS and EU logos all of which must be used in accordance with official guidelines.

All the relevant data including information on policy recommendations and methodology will be provided by Hertie School ANTICORRP researchers.

Similar examples

  1. Freedom House, Freedom in the World:
    https://freedomhouse.org/report-types/freedom-world#.VRwZq_msVKA
  2. Natural Resource Governance Institute, Resource Governance Index: http://www.resourcegovernance.org/rgi
  3. OECD Better Life Index:
    http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/de/
  4. World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators: http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#reports
  5. World Justice Project Rule of Law Index:
    http://worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index

Expected Deliverables

  • Conceptual mock-ups of the tool that specify its functionalities,
  • An online interactive tool in beta to be tested by ANTICORRP project researchers at the Hertie School of Governance,
  • Final, publishable version of the online interactive tool.

Selection criteria

The Vendor should have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of governance indicators and policy measurement tools,
  • Demonstrated expertise in graphic and typography design and layout,
  • Demonstrated expertise in considering and designing for optimal user experience,
  • Proven ability to deliver interactive online tools.

The application should include the following:

  • Interested vendors should indicate previous experience with creating and delivering interactive online tools,
  • Curriculum Vitae of all potential team members applying for the tender,
  • The vendor should provide a detailed breakdown where possible, before any VAT or other charges, of their estimated costs, including but not limited to; daily rates, materials, etc.
  • A very brief time plan for six weeks of production and two weeks of testing that includes an opportunity to review and discuss a draft logo and draft flyer suggestion with the client,
  • Quotation should specify daily rates/charges if changes are necessary to the online interactive tool.

Hertie School of Governance will evaluate the tender based on the following criteria and assign set points to each with the following weighting:

  • Required Skills and Experience (25%)
  • Samples of previous work (25%)
  • Value for money (50%)

Submission Instructions

Applications should be sent in English by email to Kerry Schorr, ANTICORRP Communications Officer, at schorr@hertie-school.org by close of business of 27/04/2015.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.