RFP - Organizations working in Integrated Rural Development

RFP - Organizations working in Integrated Rural Development

Organization: HCL Foundation

Apply By: 05 Oct 2022

HCL Foundation Invites Proposals from Agencies for ‘Participatory Needs Assessment of Villages’ under the flagship program ‘HCL Samuday’


HCL Foundation (HCLF) was established in 2011 as the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. It is a not for-profitorganization, that strives to contribute towards national and international development goals, bringing about lasting positive impact in the lives of people, through long term sustainable programmes. The foundation aims to alleviate poverty and achieve inclusive growth and development.

Active community engagement ensures optimal long-term gains and upward accountability. HCL Foundation works through Life Cycle Based, Integrated Community Development Approach with thematic focus on Education, Health, Skill Development & Livelihood, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction & Response. Child protective strategies, inclusion and gender transformative approaches remain central in all initiatives of HCL Foundation, thus ensuring comprehensive development.

Presently HCL Foundation is implementing five flagship programmes, namely HCL Samuday & HCL Grant – Rural Development programmes; HCL Uday & Clean Noida – Urban Development programmes; HCL Harit (The Green Initiative) - Environment Action programme and four special initiatives - Power of One, Sports for Change, HCL Foundation Academy and My E-Haat. For more details, please visit our website – https://www.hclfoundation.org/

Objectives of the RfP

The purpose of this document is to invite proposals from organizations with a track record of success in the domain of integrated rural development projects. Further the aim is to identify a notable partner to analyze the current needs situation for holistic rural development in Pudur & Vilathikulam blocks of Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. With the aim to conduct detailed needs assessment at both village and institution levels, using participatory tools to understand the current socio-economic paradigms along with bottlenecks, develop feasible plans/solutions to bridge the gaps, strengthen and address community social needs, and also to engage with relevant stakeholders in Pudur and Vilathikulam blocks.

The objective is to develop a comprehensive ‘Participatory Needs Assessments’ plan, which will help us to understand and develop integrated village/panchayat needs and plans. Additionally, the aim is to also engage all relevant stakeholders at community, institutions and government levels in order to bring up people’s need for their socio progress.

Purpose of the RFP

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to appoint an institution/ agency/consultancy to undertake participatory needs assessment for Pudur & Vilathikulam blocks of Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu for community’s developmental need assessment of the geography. The main objective of the assessment will be to assess the socio-economic paradigms for the field of Health, Water and Sanitation, Education, Livelihoods and Agriculture aspects in all 253 villages/ habitations at community and institution levels.


In total 95 Gram Panchayats and 253 villages/habitations of Pudur (GP: 44 and Villages: 114) & Vilathikulam (GP: 51 and Villages: 139) blocks of Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu.

Submission Details

Interested organizations may submit proposal plan as per their strength and expertise. Proposals to also include Gantt Chart with comprehensive list of activities proposed in scope of work along with a tentative timeline. Applicants are requested to share proposal along with duly fill in Budget Costing Excel Sheet, as per below mentioned submission details and deadlines.

Budget: Budget must be submitted as per the attached template. Please provide detailed break-up of each line item and all sub-line item costs with clear budget explanatory notes. Any taxes including Service Tax, Sales Tax, Value Added Tax or any other applicable tax, duty, cess or levies, must be quoted separately from the price of goods and services. The terms of payment along with a tentative timeline must also be attached.

Gantt Chart: The Gantt Chart must detail the comprehensive list of activities proposed in the proposal along with a tentative timeline.

Kindly provide an LFA with key objectives, activities, inputs, outputs, outcome and impact & a risk assessment and mitigation plan. The proposal must include indicators that will be used for assessing impact.

Supporting Documents:

  • CVs of technical and expert team
  • Village development plan format
  • Block development plan format
  • Financial proposal

Submission Details & Deadlines  

  • Please submit proposals by 05th October 2022 as per mail to drmukul.k@hcl.com , marking vaibhav-c@hcl.com  in cc.
  • Please send in your submissions with Subject Line in the given format: HCLF/ Samuday/ RfP/ PNAV/_
  • All enquiries regarding this RfP clarification should be shared before 26th September 2022 via email to drmukul.k@hcl.com 
  • Proposals received after the due date will be liable for rejection.
  • Proposal must include all the components mentioned above.
  • NOTE: We will adhere to strict activities-timeline listed as per Annexure01. We encourage organizations to submit proposal and deliver the said work keeping the defined timelines as per the HCLF’s Gant Chart in Annexure01.

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