Request for Proposal – Evaluation Partner – UK Community Renewal Fund

Expression of Interest closing date 12/04/2022

St Helens Chamber and St Helens Borough Council are seeking to commission a suitably qualified and experienced Evaluation Partner to appraise and present two independent reports on the operation, delivery and outcomes of the St Helens Chamber and St Helens Borough Council projects awarded by the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Also, the Evaluation Partner is required to review, assess, and draw conclusions across the two projects holistically to present observations, lessons learnt and recommendations from across St Helens Borough on the broader outcomes and impacts of the UK Community Renewal Funding.

The UK Community Renewal Fund assessment criteria stipulates an effective evaluation will incorporate and consider:

  1. Appropriateness of initial design
  2. Progress against targets
  3. Delivery and management
  4. Outcomes and impact
  5. Value for money
  6. Lessons learnt

Indicative Timetable

Indicative Timetable


Issue of request for proposal (RFP) 24 March 2022
Engagement and briefing opportunity 28 March – 01 April 2022
Clarification questions 24 March – 01 April 2022
Submission deadline 12 April 2022
Assessment of request for proposal (RFP) 13 – 14 April 2022
Presentation to assessment panel 19 – 20 April 2022
Award of request for proposal (RFP) 20 April 2022
Project initiation meeting 25 April 2022
Project close 30 June 2022



Clarification questions and Request for Proposals should be issued for the attention of Leon Carroll, Project Manager to:

UK Community Renewal Fund

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22.

This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.

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