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RFP: Planning, design, filming and production of advocacy video to highlight the need for dietary intake data in low- and middle-income countries

Subject:               Planning, design, filming and production of advocacy video to highlight the need for dietary intake data in low- and middle-income countries

Issued on:           August 14, 2017

Anticipated Period of Performance:  September 12, 2017 – January 15, 2018

Application Submission Deadline:  September 5, 2017

Intake, a Center for Dietary Assessment, was established at FHI Solutions in 2017 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The goal of Intake is to help improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) by increasing the availability and use of reliable dietary intake data.  To help achieve this goal, Intake provides technical assistance to governments, survey implementers, and civil society organizations for collecting, analyzing, and using dietary intake data for evidence-based programmatic and policy decision making.

Intake is currently seeking a professional film production firm or consultant to assist with the planning, design, filming, and production of a short 5-10 minute video that presents the faces and the voices of government representatives and researchers in LMICs speaking in their own words about the value and use of dietary intake data in their home country.

The 21st  IUNS International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) will be held October 15-20, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ICN is a premier nutrition conference that takes place every fourth year and is very well attended by nutrition leaders from around the world. Intake is requesting that the selected firm/consultant for this RFP take advantage of the convening of nutrition leaders at ICN to carry out interviews and filming in Buenos Aires with key individuals representing LMICs.

The video to be produced by the selected firm/consultant should be compelling — highlighting the value, importance and use of dietary intake data in LMICs for improving nutrition policies and programs. In addition, the video should be an aesthetically pleasing to watch, and should include footage of food environments and/or meals eaten in several different LMIC contexts.  The video should be produced and housed in an appropriate media format that: i.) can be viewed easily by those in lower band width settings; ii.) does not require specialized software for viewing; and iii.) cannot be corrupted or manipulated by viewers. Intake intends to post the video on its website, as well as to disseminate to key stakeholders via email and other potential dissemination channels.

This solicitation is for proposals to plan, design, film and produce a video to advocate for the need for dietary intake data in low and middle income countries, as outlined in the draft Scope of Work (Annex 1). 



Requests for Clarification
Any questions or requests for clarification need to be submitted to the attention of Jack McLaughlin at with a copy to by August 22, 2017 5:00 P.M. EST. Inquiries and answers to inquires will be shared with all interested parties via email, and at the following web address No telephone inquiries will be answered.

Submission Instructions
Responses to this RFP should be submitted by email to Jack McLaughlin ( with a copy to Megan Deitchler ( no later than September 5, 2017 5:00 PM EST. Submissions received after this date and time may not be accepted.  FHI Solutions will acknowledge receipt of your submission by email.



For the full Request for Proposals (including Annex 1) and Budget Template, please click on the links.

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