Request for Proposal (RfP)

The New Climate Economy project and WRI Indonesia are seeking media assessment services to support the Low Carbon Development Initiative in Indonesia.

1.Project Overview

BAPPENAS’s Low Carbon Development Initiative is a partnership of the New Climate Economy, WRI Indonesia, Climate Policy Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, and the Global Green Growth Institute with support from the Overseas Development Institute. It has been established with financial support from the Department for International Development in the UK Climate Change Unit in Indonesia and the Government of Norway. The initiative is also closely coordinating with ongoing efforts in country, including the work of the Food and Land Use Coalition and other international and locally driven initiatives.

In 2017, the Government of Indonesia declared their goal of integrating climate action into the country’s development agenda. Low carbon development in Indonesia will drive growth, reduce poverty, and enhance health, welfare and climate resilience.

To realise its vision, the Government of Indonesia launched the Low Carbon Development Initiative in October 2017 at the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), to ensure that Indonesia’s next five-year development plan, RPJMN 2020-2024, has low carbon development at its core. To achieve this, BAPPENAS’s Initiative will explicitly incorporate carbon emissions reduction targets into the policy planning exercise through the current medium-term development plan covering the period 2015-2019 and beyond.

More broadly, the Initiative will also: explore the extent to which climate action is consistent with Indonesia’s economic and social development objectives; help the Indonesian government to identify specific low carbon policies and required investments to deliver its objectives; bring together stakeholders to integrate climate action into policy; and, help communicate the outcomes of the analysis. 

2.Description of Services Needed

The New Climate Economy and the Indonesia LCDI are looking for a partner to lead on a local and national Indonesian media assessment to understand the existing media landscape in Indonesia and the potential of LDCI research to be relevant to local and national media and audiences.

Analysing this potential will result in: 1. An overview of Indonesian media outlets, including audience profiles and their coverage of development and environmental issues and; 2) An assessment of how development and environmental issues are presented in the Indonesian media in terms of tone, spokespeople, and angle. 

The successful candidate will be the partner we feel can best help us understand the media landscape in which we will be promoting the LCDI and its research findings. The project has a ceiling of USD$7000 (see section 2 below).

This assessment, which will involve analysing, assessing and writing in both English and Bahasa, will result in a written report which will ultimately inform the development of a bespoke media strategy.


The timeline for this project is as follows:

August 2018: Start date for the assessment

August- October 2018: Regular meetings with the NCE and WRI Indonesia team to update on progress, define project scope, and shape the assessment

October 2018: Delivery of the written media assessment, which will include full media analysis, methodology and media samples. It should also include a (approx.) 4-page summary with topline findings.

Items Needed in Response

Provide the following information:

  1. Company Information:
    1. Name of company
    2. Contact person
    3. Telephone number
    4. E-mail address
  2. Provide a General Statement of Qualifications that responds to the project information and makes a convincing argument for maximum impact.
  3. The NCE is committed to ensuring gender equity across the program. As such, please include your plans to address gender equity as part of this project. This may include addressing gender issues within the research, for example including media outlets targeted at women, or providing a statement to explain why a gender analysis is not necessary for this work.
  4. Provide writing samples in English and Bahasa
  5. Submit a list of two similar projects, and please provide the following information:
    1. Name of project
    2. Client contact
    3. Owner’s total initial budget
    4. Total project cost
    5. Scheduled completion date
    6. Actual completion date
  6. Submit a budget for this project that outlines the cost of each component and the number of hours required to complete this project.
    1. Be advised it will be easier to process a contract where the daily billing is up to but no greater than $941/day.

4.Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Understanding the project requirements 
  2. Capacity
  3. Experience
  4. Cost

Period of Performance

The contract term will be for a period of three months, August – October 2018.


This project has a current budget ceiling of USD$7000 for the services outlined in this RFP.

Deadline: Please submit your proposals by July 23rd 2018.

5.Contact Information

If you have any questions about the RFP, please contact Reidinar Juliane on