Seventeen Nineteen - External Consultant invitation to tender

Holy Trinity, Sunderland
Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Seventeen Nineteen are looking to appoint an experienced, external Consultant to evaluate our project for both the capital and operational phase.

In September 2019 a £4.3 million project to repair and regenerate Holy Trinity Church in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, began. The project, supported by Heritage Fund will transform the church into Seventeen Nineteen, a stunning cultural venue in the East End of Sunderland.

As part of the development phase of the project, CCT created a bespoke evaluation framework that has combined the new NLHF outcomes and CCT’s social impact measures with the particular ambitions for the project in relation to target audiences.

We would like to invite submissions to:

  • Carry out evaluation of the delivery phase of the project monitoring progress against set KPIs and approved purposes providing an objective review of what has been carried out and not just to highlight all that has gone well. This also includes efforts to ensure that the evaluation itself is objective and that efforts have been made to challenge and scrutinise activity.

  • Produce a reasonably self-contained delivery phase report to highlight how the project has met its objectives, as well as how effective, efficient and sustainable the project was, this should include a brief account of the project and how it began and its logic model, followed by distinct chapters for each of its objectives, with the evidence used in reaching conclusions.

  • Work with the Seventeen Nineteen Centre Manager to produce an evaluation framework and revisit our Project logic model for the operational phase of the project (post launch) to build evaluation into the project from the beginning, to help us prove what has been achieved, and improve on-going project activity.

As well as:

  • Monitoring – letting us know if our strategy is heading in the right direction?
  • Evidencing – telling us whether our programmes are achieving their objectives?
  • Validating – informing us whether we are making the right funding decisions?
  • Improving – showing us if we can improve if we change something?
  • Researching – adding to our body of knowledge.

Please note we do not want a document that just ‘sits on the shelf’, we want to share our learning, impact, SROI, and economic benefits with the wider heritage sector, our internal and external colleagues and the local community.

If you are interested in working with us please download the tender brief and send your submission by 12.00pm on 28th August to Amanda Gerry [email protected]

Interviews will be held AM only on 10th September 2020

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Amanda Gerry