Call for tenders: Design of 2020 EITI Progress Report
The EITI International Secretariat is seeking a design agency to deliver the design, layouting and typesetting of the EITI Progress Report 2020.
Tenderers are invited to submit a full price quote as well as samples of previous work to Leila Pilliard, EITI Communications Officer (LPilliard@eiti.org) by 17 March 2020.
Deliver the design and layouting of the EITI Progress Report 2020.
The EITI Progress Report is the EITI’s annual flagship document that showcases who we are, what we do and why we do it. This edition seeks to illustrate our impact by showcasing progress and positive outcomes of EITI implementation at the country level, as well as reporting on key performance indicators and funding.
12 June 2020
Outreach countries, donors, EITI Board, EITI stakeholders and supporters.
English, French, Spanish, Russian
Special care needs to be taken that all graphic elements work well in other languages. Non-English versions will have about 20-25% more characters than the English version.
This report will focus on anecdotal evidence that showcases the EITI’s impact, through a series of 8 – 10 narratives.
The approach will be to “show” rather than “tell”. Since readers mostly browse through this publication rather than reading it in its entirety, it should be visually engaging and easy to digest.
This will entail working with different content elements such as short narratives, diagrams, pull-out text, photos, graphs and other visual elements.
1 May 2019 – 30 April 2020
A4 portrait or landscape
Approximately 36–40 pages
The tenderer shall:
Provide a price quote for the design and layouting of the EITI Progress Report 2020.
Along with the price estimate, provide examples of previous work or, if possible, indicative design concepts.
Tenders may be submitted to Leila Pilliard, EITI Communications Officer (LPilliard@eiti.org) by 17 March 2020.
Tasks and deliverables
The design agency shall:
Provide three design concepts for the cover and one spread (e.g. country narrative) by 31 March 2020. The EITI International Secretarial shall provide rough prototypes along with the Draft 0 ahead of this deadline.
Manage the design, layouting and typesetting of the report, in line with the EITI’s visual identity and language needs.
Design key graphical elements and visualisations, including illustrations, diagrams, tables, and data charts. These elements should be in line with the style of existing EITI iconography and the EITI visual identity guidelines. The exact number will be specified in the Draft 0 and may be adjusted in Draft 1.
Deliver the final design files and linked elements in the following formats: original artwork (Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign), print-ready PDFs, web-optimised PDFs.
Structure and content
The Progress Report will be divided into three sections, excluding the cover, table of contents and foreword:
EITI in brief: This section will include an introduction to the EITI, as well as some contextual information on where and how we operate.
The EITI’s impact: This is the main body of the report which will include up to 10 country-level narratives on the EITI’s impact. It will be sequenced in accordance with the EITI value chain (see diagram below), and will include visualisations and diagrams where possible.
EITI operations: This section will report on our key activities, performance indicators, funding/expenditures, and EITI Board members.
See full publication outline in the Terms of Reference.
17 Feb – 31 Mar
Research, collection, writing
Run tender for graphic designer
Word document with structure, draft content elements, and some proposed visualisation/diagrams.
30 Mar – 3 Apr
First review and QA
Include proposed visualisations and photos.
Initial design proposals/prototypes received
3 options for overall design, including prototypes for the cover and one spread (e.g. from core section of report)
Draft 2, send to design
This will include the bulk of the content (and dummy text where content still needs to be developed), which will be refined in Final/3rd draft.
First full design received
First draft of design completed, including all content from draft submitted on 3 Apr and most visual elements (e.g. diagrams, charts etc.)
20 – 30 Apr
Review of designed draft 2; comments from Board and Secretariat
Draft 3 (Final) - Text
Secretariat to submit first round of changes to design agency by 6 May.
Send for translation
Final changes submitted to designers
Secretariat to submit second/final round of changes to design agency
Send for translation (Fr, Es)
Draft 3 (Final) – Design
18 – 22 May
Translation review/QA (Fr, Es)
25 - 29 May
Typesetting of translation (Fr, Es)
1 - 3 Jun
Final translation QA
25 May – 2 Jun
3 – 12 Jun
Printing (Fr, Es)
About the EITI
Guided by the belief that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens, the EITI has established a global standard to promote the open and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources. The EITI Standard requires the disclosure of information along the extractive industry value chain, from how extraction rights are awarded, to how revenues make their way through the government, and how they are allocated to local governments.
By doing so, the EITI seeks to strengthen public and corporate governance, promote understanding of natural resource management, and provide the data to inform reforms for greater transparency and accountability in the extractives sector. In each of the 53 implementing countries, the EITI is supported by a coalition of government, companies and civil society.