Request for Proposal: Philippine Design Economy Mapping and National Design Policy Formulation
Design economy mapping is crucial to assert the sector’s recognition and value as one of the Philippines’ economic growth engines. The study will also serve as a common frame of reference, creating the standards of the Philippine design industry and show that design, as an economic and professional pursuit, is sustainable and formally recognised.
Through data extrapolation and visualisation, this mapping study aims to acquire quantifiable data and provide a substantial picture of the Philippine design economy. The mapping shall also understand the design landscape of the five key areas, and a meta-analysis of their design conditions and profiles.
As the first ever concrete and comprehensive mapping of the Philippine Design Economy, it shall have a huge impact on design stakeholders. These are the champions, councils, associations, networks and clusters, skills development agencies, intellectual property, creative hubs, incubators and accelerators among others. The study will provide evidence in professionalising the sector, and in raising its profile and understanding its dynamics as the country embarks on nurturing its creative economy, to which design is expected to play a big role.
Roles of the UK – Philippine research teams
The UK researcher will be expected to lead the project and work with Philippine researchers who will be part of the team.
The UK researcher shall provide inputs — in addition to existing data — to support the local research team and design a survey and interview questionnaire, to understand the design landscape in the Philippines.
|Request for proposal issued to bidding suppliers||27 January, Monday|
|Deadline for clarification questions (clarification deadline)||26 February, Wednesday|
|British Council to respond to clarification questions||28 February, Friday|
|Deadline for submission of request for proposal responses by potential suppliers (response deadline)||1 March, Sunday|
|Shortlisting and interview of up to three candidates||13 March, Friday|
|Final decision||16 March, Monday|
|Contract concluded with winning supplier||20 March, Friday|
|Contract start date||20 March, Friday|