Invitation to submit a tender: To develop an ESG Strategy and Implementation Plan for Respond

Respond, an Approved Housing Body (AHB) and service provider, has been working all around Ireland for over 40 years.

Our vision is that every family and individual in Ireland will have high‐quality housing as part of a vibrant and caring community. 17,008 tenants live in 7,761 homes across the 26 counties that we either own or manage. Respond also provide a range of services for families and individuals within our communities. This includes emergency accommodation with 24/7 support for families who are homeless in six Family Homeless Services, three Day Care Services for Older People, 15 Early Learning and School Aged Care (ELSAC), Family Support and Refugee Resettlement services.

Our aim is to provide person centred services to support people to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

Respond wishes to contract a consultant, or organisation to develop an organisation wide Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy and Implementation Plan.  As a construction led Approved Housing Body (AHB) and service provider, we are keen to understand our impact in relation to ESG practices. Our activities are wide ranging from capital investments in building homes; placemaking and communities; undertaking planned works to invest in the maintenance and management of our homes and community buildings; to delivering community based services. We are keen to implement an organisation-wide strategy / programme that both fulfils our statutory and regulatory obligations as well as, takes us on a journey of improvement by setting ambitious yet achievable goals over 3-5 years.

This is an open invitation to tender, seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals, teams and partnerships who can bring their expertise, skills and experience in the field of ESG and strategic business planning and a proven track record of developing similar ESG programmes and implementation plans for businesses. You must demonstrate how you will tailor your approach to Respond’s specific, yet wide ranging business activities of delivering social and affordable housing and services across a range of sectors as outlined in the tender document.

The indicative budget to develop the evaluation framework is €50,000 (incl. VAT).

The deadline for receiving submissions is by 1pm on 24th April 2024.

Full details on the requirements of the tender and the process for submitting proposals are contained in the tender document that can be found at here.

If you would like any further information, please contact Reyhana Cushnan, Policy Manager by email to: reyhana.cushnan@respond.ie.

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