Awarded contract

What Works to Prevent Violence: Impact at Scale - Research and Evaluation Component

  • Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-024765

Published 5 September 2022, 9:57am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

King Charles Street





+44 2070080932


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address

Buyer's address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Diplomacy and Development

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

What Works to Prevent Violence: Impact at Scale - Research and Evaluation Component

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 75211200 - Foreign economic-aid-related services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) awarded a contract to the George Washington University to deliver What Works to Prevent Violence: Impact at Scale Programme (Research and Evaluation Component) to prevent and contribute to eliminating violence against women and girls through:

• Systematically designing, implementing and rigorously evaluating a range of approaches to scaling up violence prevention efforts, translating proof-of-concept evidence into robust, large-scale programmes;

• Designing, piloting and testing new theory-driven violence prevention approaches (innovation);

• Strengthening long-term capability and capacity to deliver cutting-edge violence prevention programmes across the programme’s grantees, the UK Government (principally FCDO), and developing country governments; and

• Using evidence to influence a more effective global response to end VAWG.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £14,956,355

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 73200000 - Research and development consultancy services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • KE - Kenya
  • PK - Pakistan
  • ZA - South Africa
Main site or place of performance

A range of world regions, with focus on countries with a high burden of interpersonal violence, and on sub-Saharan Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa.

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

As part of this programme, FCDO requires the services of a Supplier to lead and manage a research programme consortium (RPC) which will deliver a strategic and coherent portfolio of research and evaluation. This research programme will improve our understanding of patterns and trends in the prevalence and drivers of violence against women and girls (VAWG), including its relationship to violence against children (VAC); and broaden and deepen the evidence base on what works, under what circumstances and for whom in programmatic interventions to prevent such violence.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 50

Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 10

Cost criterion - Name: Commercial / Weighting: 40

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options

The contract may be extended by up to additional 42 months and up to further £7.95 million.

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-020878

Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

16 May 2022

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 2

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The George Washington University

1922 F Street NW, Washington

DC 20052


United States

NUTS code
  • US - United States
The contractor is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: £14,956,355

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

King Charles Street




United Kingdom