REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The Development of a Local Government Anti-Corruption Digital Tool

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The Development of a Local Government Anti-Corruption Digital Tool

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The Development of a Local Government Anti-Corruption Digital Tool

  • Location

    South Africa

  • Industry

    Call for proposals
  • Date Posted

    2 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    21 Jun, 2024

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The Development of a Local Government Anti-Corruption Digital Tool

Deadline: 21 June 2024

Overview

Corruption Watch (CW) is a non-profit organisation launched in 2012. We rely on the information that members of the public provide to us on incidents of corruption, and we use this intel to fight corruption in South Africa by holding leaders of various sectors accountable. We achieve this through research, policy advocacy, strategic litigation, select investigations, and public mobilisation campaigns.

Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) is an intermediary grant maker with extensive experience working with and providing small grants to rural CAOs/CBOs focused on access to justice, gender, food security, and youth.

Transparency International (TI - S) is a global umbrella of the Transparency International Movement and has been a leading global civil society actor in the field of anti-corruption, promoting transparency and accountability.

 

Background

CW, SCAT, and TI–S have collaborated to implement a project aimed at combating corruption. In light of this initiative, the implementing partners are seeking proposals from qualified and experienced service providers to develop a Local Government Anti-Corruption digital tool. This digital tool will empower citizens by providing information to identify corruption and enable them to report corruption in local government anonymously.

In the design phase, the tech team will create the user interface and user experience for the tool. This phase includes wireframing, prototyping, and designing the visual elements, ensuring an intuitive and visually appealing interface. In the development phase, the code and backend will be developed. Lastly, the tool will be tested. Once the team is certain that the tool is ready for user interface it will be tested in the target communities.

The digital tool aims to assist community-based organisations, activists, researchers, journalists, and the public at large in demanding better and more accountability in local governance in the Eastern Cape and ultimately across South Africa.

Scope of Work

The selected service provider will be responsible for the following tasks:  

  • Conduct an initial assessment of existing corruption reporting mechanisms and challenges. 
  • Design and develop a mobile application compatible with iOS and Android platforms. 
  • Implement features for anonymous reporting, secure data encryption, and real-time notifications. 
  • Integrate a user authentication system to prevent misuse and false reporting. 
  • Create a back-end system for managing reported cases, assigning investigations, and tracking progress. 
  • Ensure compliance with relevant data protection and privacy regulations. 
  • Provide technical support and maintenance services post-launch. 

Duration: eighteen months, commencing from 1 August 2024. 

 

Proposals 

Interested applicants are requested to submit their proposals by 21 June 2024 adhering to the following requirements: 

  1. A sample of digital tools illustrating your skills and expertise in app development (a sample of anti-corruption work in this regard will be advantageous). 
  2. An implementation plan that illustrates how the project will be executed. 
  3. Profile(s) of individual(s) undertaking this work bearing in mind employment equity criteria. 

Please send your full application to NontobekoG@corruptionwatch.org.za.