The Millennium Challenge Corporation has contracted an independent agency, Social Impact, Inc. (SI) to evaluate the implementation of the Compact. Social Impact, intends to hire a data collection firm (Subcontractor) to manage the implementation of a formal enterprise survey. The survey is intended to provide endline data for its compact-wide indicators as well as serve as a source of data to be used to evaluate the Power Sector Reform Program (PSRP) and the Infrastructure Development Project (IDP). This is a panel survey with data collection in two phases: Phase I (baseline) and Phase II (end-of-compact). Phase I (baseline) data collection was conducted in 2015 and 2016. This data collection event will be for Phase II: end-of-compact.
The population of interest includes Malawi businesses with three phase and maximum demand ESCOM electricity connections. As such, informal business and many small and retail business with single phase electricity connections are excluded from the sample. At baseline 1,024 firms nationwide were surveyed. At endline, the data collection firm is expected to contact and survey the same firms and survey replacement firms for those that cannot be contacted, no longer exist, or refuse to participate. Data collection is expected to begin in July 2019 and last three months.
SI requests that all bidders examine the specific requirements contained in this Request for Proposals (RFP) and prepare responses pursuant to the terms of this RFP. All questions related to the RFP are to be submitted by Friday, April 26, 2019 and will be answered by Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 17.00 ET. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, May 10, 2019, 17.00 ET. Please refer to the RFP for a detailed documentation of project background and scope of work.