“The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is part of the Department of State’s (DOS) multi-faceted response to transnational crime. Dedicated to strengthening criminal justice systems, impeding the movement of illegal narcotics, ad- dressing corruption, and building capacity to counter many types of transnational crime, INL’s Office of Western Hemisphere Pro- grams (INL/WHP) plays a key role in leading the development and synchronization of U.S. foreign assistance in the region. INL/ WHP’s support is tailored to bolster the capacity of partner countries through regional and country-specific programs. Monitoring and evaluating (M&E) foreign assistance programs is imperative to the efficient administration of effective assistance and accountable re- porting to Congress and others in the oversight community.
INL/WHP recognizes the importance of and need for consistent and high-quality M&E of programs and is dedicated to the creation of effective performance indicators, processes, procedures, data management, and analytical reporting.
In 2017, INL/WHP procured an M&E contract that piloted new measure development. This project developed standardized strategic- level indicators that were collectable across the hemisphere, designed data collection templates and databases to centrally store the data, and produced an annual report. This contract will maintain and build on the progress made under the initial pilot while expanding the processes to develop additional strategic performance measures for use across the hemisphere, measures for implementing mechanisms, as well as produce country and region-specific reporting.
INL/WHP has reserved funds to support M&E of INL/WHP programs through the development of new indicators, the improvement of existing indicators, the development and maintenance of a data management system (such as Microsoft Excel or SharePoint), and the analysis and reporting of the progress and impact of INL/WHP programs, all of which must meet State Department technical and security requirements.”
“INL/WHP requires the services of an M&E contractor to develop M&E policies and procedures; create realistic and feasible performance measures; support, manage, and conduct data collection efforts across the hemisphere; and develop and maintain an M&E data management, analysis, and reporting system and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This contract will help INL/WHP comply with the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2016 (FATAA), which codifies reporting on the performance of U. S. foreign assistance and its contribution to the policies and priorities undertaken by the Federal Government.”
“There are four (4) components of this contract…”
This RFP includes a base year with four option years.