Request for Proposal: Social Media Communication & Campaign (Pakistan)

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1. Assignment Background

DRI is working on strategizing its social media presence around its three thematic areas of work including human rights, local governance and democratic discourse (shrinking space for the civil society). This will be done by developing specific social media campaigns and online knowledge products surrounding these topics to show how the issues gravitate over a period of time. The selected social media company/firm will provide strategic advice and support in the successful execution of online awareness-raising and advocacy campaigns. The company/firm will also be asked to produce online social media products to provide visibility to DRI’s activities in the field and strategize its presence online.


2. Description of the services required:

The selected bidder will provide professional services as per detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) attached as Annex-I.


3. Contents of this RFP Document:

The document consists of the following annexes and should be read in conjunction with any Addendum that may be issued by the DRI.

Annex I:             Terms of Reference

Annex II:            Proposer Information Form

Annex III:           Technical and Financial Evaluation Form


4. Amendment in Document:

At any time, prior to the deadline for submission of RFP document, DRI may amend the document by issuing addenda. Any addendum issued shall be part of the RFP document and shall be communicated to the participating firms in writing by DRI. To give prospective applicants reasonable time and not less than one week to take an addendum into account in preparing their RFP document, DRI may, at its discretion, extend the deadline for the submission of proposal.


5. Disclaimer:

The submission for this RFP document does not entail any commitment on the part of DRI, either financial or otherwise. DRI may cancel the process, any time, without assigning any reason.


6. Submission of Proposal:

Completed RFP document with original signed cover letter should be submitted via courier/ hand delivered, in a sealed envelope clearly marked with “RFP –Social Media Communication & Campaignto the following address:

Touseef Ahmad Jan

Logistic & Procurement Associate

Democracy Reporting International

1st Floor, Ufone Tower, Jinnah Avenue,

Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-2310575, 2310576

Email: [email protected]



7. Deadline for submission of RFP document:

Deadline for submission of RFP document is Wednesday, 18 September 2019 by 1500 Hrs. Submitted RFP will be reviewed on a rolling basis by DRI-PK Procurement Committee and early submissions are encouraged. RFP received after the deadline shall not be considered. Documents sent by e‐mail or facsimile shall not be accepted.


8. Proposal Evaluation and Award criteria:

Proposals will be evaluated according to Annex-III – Technical & Financial Evaluation Form and contract will be awarded on best value for money basis.


9. Operational language

All written communications for this proposal must be in English. 


10. Confidentiality:

Information and procedure relating to evaluation of RFP is confidential.


11. Notification of Award:

The successful bidder will be informed in writing that its proposal has been accepted.


The successful bidder will be informed in writing that its proposal has been accepted. For more details, read the full Request for Proposal (RFP)

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