Invitation to tender: Evaluating Services

Respond’s vision, is that ‘every family and individual in Ireland will have high quality housing as part of a vibrant and caring community’. Our guiding principles; a human right to housing and; social justice, underpin our approach to delivering this vision. In practice, this means we provide homes and family and community programmes that support people to succeed, both as individuals and as part of a wider community. Respond, is an Approved Housing Body (AHB) and service provider and works all around Ireland. Founded in 1982, the organisation works with approximately 14,100 tenants living in over 6,400 homes across the 26 counties.

We now wish to undertake an independent evaluation, to deepen our understanding and knowledge about the services we deliver. This will progress Respond’s objective of becoming a learning organisation through assessment, evaluation, reflection, learning and implementation. It will build on existing expertise, experience and knowledge and will involve collaboration within and across teams. It will draw on existing internal research work and will be complementary to continuous change programmes already in place.

Our current services include Early Childhood Care and School Age Care, Family Support, Day Care Services for Older People, Refugee Resettlement Services, and Homeless Services for Families. The final outputs will include:

  • A detailed report of the evaluation process and findings
  • A roadmap on how to improve Respond’s services
  • A good practice guide on developing and enhancing community based services. It is a requirement that this guide is written to a publishable standard.

Due to the wide scope of the services to be evaluated and outputs required, we welcome collaborations and partnerships that will bring together the necessary disciplines and expertise.

The total budget for this research is €60,000.

The deadline for receiving submissions is: 2pm, 24th June 2022

Full details on the requirements of the tender and the process for submitting proposals are contained in the tender document that can be found at the link below.

If you would like any further information, please contact Reyhana Cushnan, Policy Manager by email to:

Find out more HERE.