Invitation to Tender: Consultancy support to Statutory Sector

Contract for provision of Consultancy Services to undertake scoping study and support Statutory Funders to Plan For Impact Practice

Community Evaluation Northern Ireland (CENI) is seeking suitably qualified consultants to tender for the above contract.

The initial phase of the Inspiring Impact NI programme is focused on preparing the sector and its funders for impact practice.

The focus of this tender is on our ‘Engagement with Funders’  pillar and comes in a context of the Concordat agreement between Government and the voluntary and community sector. Subsequent work by a Concordat action team on outcomes and a report focused on tackling bureaucracy in Government funding to the community and voluntary sector (with particular reference to recommendations 15 & 16) have led to DSD’s investment in the Building Change Trust’s Inspiring Impact NI programme to support the public sector to explore a shift towards applying an impact practice cycle in their support to the sector.

We are seeking to engage consultants to work with CENI and the Public Sector Engagement Group (PSEG) to research, develop and implement a pilot programme of support for a select group of statutory funders.

This must draw on and use a range of support resources already developed by Inspiring Impact UK including the ‘Funders Principles and drivers of Impact Practice’.  As a result of this work we expect a cohort of public funders to understand the principles, have assessed their impact practice and developed a plan for applying an impact practice cycle.

Download full tender document here: Inspiring Impact NI Funders Support Tender

Completed tenders should be returned for the attention of Pamela Walker to CENI, 129 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 1SH or by e-mail to by 3pm on Thursday 31 July. Late tenders will not be accepted.



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