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British Council is delighted to launch the People-to-People Project in Central Europe (P2P CE), supporting civic dialogue and innovation across the region. It has been funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and will be delivered by British Council in areas of Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic. We are looking for local partners to deliver Communications activity during the Pilot, and develop a long-term strategy for audience engagement. 

Deadline: 21 November 2018

Open to: PR and Communications agencies with relevant infrastructure in the Czech Republic and/or Hungary and/or Slovakia (staff, premises etc.).

Amount: Approx. £43,000 per country (£130,000 overall)

Project Overview

The programme aims to strengthen social cohesion, promoting co-creation in and between different groups. Activities will develop the infrastructure for social enterprise, and build the core skills to support this growth. They will also bring communities into a conversation with the UK, building the exchange of ideas and best practice long-term.

An initial five-month pilot is planned from 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019,establishing a proof of concept under three key themes:

  1. Social Development
  2. Community/Applied Arts
  3. Schools and Core Skills

British Council is seeking agencies with a track record in public engagement, who can use creative campaigns to amplify impact at both the grassroots and regional level during the pilot. Interested parties may bid for all/any of the three countries, as fits their interests and experience. A preference will be given to suppliers with local infrastructure to lead activities in each country, for example: native-language staff, premises, prior insight and networks.

Please read the tender documents carefully and ensure you meet all necessary criteria before completing an application.

How to Apply

  • Register on the British Council’s In-Tend portal  to view the tender documents. 
  • Download and read the Request for Proposal (RFP).  We draw your particular attention to Sections 2 and 7-14.
  • Download and read Annex 1 – Terms and Conditions of Contract. This outlines legal obligations for partners, including areas like Data Protection, Financial Transparency and Safeguarding.
  • Submit any clarification requests on In-Tend by 18:00 on Friday 16 November. 
  • Download the relevant Annex 2 - Supplier Response Form and submit your application on In-Tend no later than 23:59 on Wednesday 21 November.

Key Documents

The following documents can be viewed on the In-Tend portal  portal here .

  • RFP for Communications 
  • Annex 1 – Terms and Conditions of Contract 
  • Annex 2 - Supplier Response for Communications

Need more information?

Any queries regarding the project or tender process may be submitted via the In-Tend portal. Please note that any queries or applications sent to local British Council offices will be invalid. 

The deadline for clarifications is Friday 16 November, and the closing date for submissions is Wednesday 21 November.