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4th February 2023
Defining an Impact Evaluation Framework for Health and Wellbeing Pathfinder Projects in Public and School Libraries: Invitation to Quote.
Define an impact evaluation framework for a series of eight pathfinder projects in public and school
libraries which will demonstrate how libraries contribute to overarching priorities for health and care
The pathfinder projects are a key component of the Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing Action
Plan. This plan is led jointly by the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI), the Scottish Library
and Information Council (SLIC) and the Health and Social Care Alliance. It aims to strengthen the role
of public, health and school libraries as key contributors to the policy healthcare transformation aim
of shifting the balance of care from hospital to community settings. Collective Force aims to make
libraries a “Go-to” place in their communities for:
These library services have a clear role to play in delivering the policy goals of enabling
independent living, self-management, prevention and early intervention, and ensuring that the right
care is delivered in the right place at the right time.
Collective Force sets out key principles for delivering on its goals. These include:
Collective Force commits to delivering a series of pathfinder projects which will act as exemplars of
delivering on the aims of Collective Force. These will provide transferable learning for scale-up more
widely across libraries in all parts of Scotland:
The evaluation framework should enable tracking of progress through indicators and underpinning
evidence that reflect a sequence of outcomes in the outcomes chain illustrated below. Each
outcome in the chain is dependent on its predecessors, and on specified risks and assumptions
relating to the project and to influencers in the external environment.
The evaluation framework should specify the following elements for each pathfinder:
The researcher should also record any evaluation data gathered to date.
The successful supplier will propose an appropriate methodology. It is suggested that this includes
focus groups or workshops and interview with the library service leads involved in each pathfinder,
and key partners – e.g. Diabetes Scotland, Alzheimer Scotland.
The Programme Director for Knowledge and Decision Support will provide guidance and contact
details for key stakeholders.
Report specifying the evaluation framework as outlined above under “Objectives.”
Up to £5,000 (inclusive of VAT) is available for this project, to be delivered by end of April 2023.
7. Reporting and communication
The successful supplier will report to the Programme Director for Knowledge and Decision Support
through weekly emails, and virtual meetings as required.
Suppliers should submit a short proposal (maximum 2 pages) specifying:
The proposal should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on 20th February 2023.