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RFP--Logic Model Development, Tuberculosis Directly Observed Therapy Program, Toronto Public Health

Release Date: August 22, 2005

Deadline: September 6, 2005


Proposals are being requested to develop a program description, logic model and recommend evaluation plans to support the planning and evaluation of the TB DOT program at Toronto Public Health (TPH).


Directly Observed Therapy (DOT), as implemented by Toronto Public Health includes observing the ingestion of medication by a client who has active TB. The goal of the TB DOT program is to reduce reactivation and Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) by increasing the number of clients receiving and completing DOT.

A recent audit of the TB program at TPH made several recommendations about the DOT program, including an evaluation which will be conducted in 2006. The program has not yet developed a logic model, which is a necessary first step.

Toronto Public Health requires the following deliverables to develop a logic model and prepare for the evaluation of the DOT program:


1. Review existing program policies and procedures and other relevant documents.

2. Facilitate meetings with program staff and management to

a. Describe the program,

b. Identify logic model components,

c. Obtain consensus on the final model, and

d. Obtain ideas on program evaluation needs.

3. Make recommendations for an evaluation plan for the program.

4. Submit a draft program description and logic model for approval. An electronic version of the draft is required in a current MS Word format.

5. Submit a final program description, logic model and evaluation recommendations. An electronic version of the draft is required in either PDF or current MS Word format and one paper copy.

Key Qualifications

* Significant experience/expertise in program evaluation, preferably in a public health setting, especially in evaluability assessments

* Experience in facilitating consensus-building meetings with program staff in a public health setting

* Preference will be given to those with knowledge of Communicable Disease Control

* Strong project management skills

* Demonstrated ability to meet timelines

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, using clear written and verbal language

Submission Requirements

The following information must be included in your proposal:

* A resume that clearly demonstrates how your experiences reflect the key qualifications

* A detailed plan and description of how and when the requested tasks will be executed

* A breakdown of costs

* A list of relevant experiences in conducting similar projects

* Names and contact information of 2 references for who you have conducted similar projects

* Samples of written reports, research and evaluation documents

Please submit proposals to Jennifer Fuller, TB Manager, Quality Assurance by e-mail at

Proposed Timelines

Release of RFP: August 22, 2005

Deadline for submission of proposals: September 6, 2005

Proposal Review and candidate short-listing for interview if necessary: September 7, 2005

Interviews, if necessary: September 9, 2005

Successful candidate notified: September 12, 2005

Project start date: September 19, 2005 (target)

Project to be completed by: November 30, 2005


Total fees should not exceed $7,500. including all taxes and disbursements.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Fuller at (416) 338-2377 or by e-mail at