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Tshikululu Social Investments: Evaluation of the Programme Partners’ Black Academics Advancement Programme (BAAP)

Deadline date
26 Oct 2020
Contact name
Nyaradzo Mutanha
Contact email address


Tshikululu would like to appoint a service provider to undertake a mid-term evaluation of the BAAP. The purpose of the mid-term evaluation is to review progress over the past two years, identify lessons learned of what has worked and what has not worked, and put forward recommendations for continuous improvement of the model. The overall purpose of the evaluation is to determine progress made thus far of the BAAP in terms of the fulfilment of objectives, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact. The evaluation will also offer a learning aspect for all stakeholders through capturing programme achievements, challenges and best practices to inform future programming.

Evaluation methodology and activities

The service provider is expected to use both a quantitative and a qualitative approach. In addition to the below provided activities, the service provider may decide to add on to the evaluation methodology and activities.

Required expertise

The service provider will:

  • Demonstrate its commitment to transformation via provision of a broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) certificate and, where applicable, transformation policies and plans;
  • Have experience in conducting similar evaluations;
  • Have an appropriately capacitated team to complete the work; 
  • Have a thorough understanding of the tertiary education landscape in South Africa;
  • Conduct this assignment in a professional manner;
  • Follow all steps necessary for this assignment as articulated; and
  • Store and hand over all information generated through this assignment to Tshikululu.

Documents required

In addition, the service provider will provide the following documents as part of its proposal:

  • Overview of the company, including its directors and management’s credentials;
  • Tax compliance/exemption certificate/company registration;
  • Proof of legal registration of the company;
  • B-BBEE certificate/affidavit;
  • Business resumé
  • Organisational transformation plan;
  • Team member CVs; and
  • Project proposal, including the budget, sample size, credentials of similar work done and traceable references, data analysis software to be used, methodology and workplan.


The estimated cost for this assignment is between R550 000 and R650 000.

How to apply

Completed proposals, together with supporting documents, should be sent to Nyaradzo Mutanha, M&E specialist, Tshikululu Social Investments, at [email protected]. Please submit all proposals no later than 26 October 2020 (by 17:00). Proposals received after the closing date will not be considered. The Foundation reserves the right not to award this contract, in whole or in part.