Request for Spanish Translation Bid

YWCA Knoxville is accepting bids from Spanish Translation services for the Engaging Men and Boys project.

Bids will be accepted from June 5th– June 15th 12:00 PM. Bids can be mailed or hand delivered to the YWCA’s Clinch Avenue location. Faxed bids will not be accepted.

A bidder’s conference will be held on June 12th at 1:00 PM at the YWCA (420 West Clinch Ave).

Please direct bids to:

Jessica Williamson
Violence Prevention Project Coordinator
420 W. Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 523-6126

I.                   Statement of Purpose

GameChangers is a violence prevention program. The YWCA seeks complete Spanish translation for the program and program materials.

This project is grant funded through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

II.                 Scope of Work

The YWCA seeks complete Spanish translation for the following program items:

  • Training manual (30 pages in English)
  • GameChangers curriculum (106 pages in English)
  • Mentor Application and Scenario questions (5 pages in English)
  • Needs Assessment materials to include consent forms and focus group questions (7 pages in English)
  • Program consent and assent forms for youth and parents (3 pages in English)
  • Media tools including recruitment brochures and flyers (1 brochure, 5 versions of marketing flyer)

*All items listed are currently in English to be translated into Spanish and will be available for viewing at the bidder’s conference held June 12th at 1:00pm.

This project is grant funded and the budget is non-negotiable. The chosen plan and any material that is created for the project must be submitted to and approved by the YWCA Knoxville and the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

III.              Background Information

The Engaging Men and Boys, GameChangers, project is funded through the Office on Violence Against Women and directly involves men and boys in the community in domestic violence prevention. GameChangers is a bystander intervention curriculum for middle school males, specifically those who are at-risk to witness or perpetrate domestic violence now or in the future. The bystander intervention curriculum teaches young men and boys about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking, and helps them learn new, creative, and safe ways to intervene when they are witness to violence against women, or acts or behaviors that perpetrate the culture of violence against women. Because it targets middle school males who were not formerly reached by efforts to engage young men in bystander intervention, this curriculum is the first of its kind. YWCA Knoxville has ten partners in the project: Emerald Youth Foundation, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of East Tennessee, Knoxville Area Urban League, and 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville, Knox County Schools, District Attorney’s Office, Great Schools Partnership, Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Centro Hispano De East Tennessee, and the City of Knoxville Save Our Sons Initiative. Together with these partners, YWCA Knoxville will implement the curriculum using a group mentoring structure in afterschool programs. The University of Tennessee College of Social Work helped the YWCA create a research model to test for effectiveness in changing attitudes about violence against women and willingness to safely intervene in violent situations. In October of 2016 the YWCA Knoxville received three additional years of funding from the Office on Violence Against Women. This extended funding will allow the YWCA to evaluate the current program, add sex trafficking information to the curriculum, and tailor the program to meet the needs of the Hispanic population in Knoxville.

IV.              Term of Contract

This is a grant-funded project. The grant ends in December 2019. Once a bid is selected, services will start immediately. The chosen bid and any materials developed for the project must be submitted to and approved by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.  

V.                Evaluation and Award Process

The YWCA Knoxville will use the following criteria to select the winning bid:

  • Bid defines cost per word or per page for translation.
  • Bid addresses Scope of Work.
  • Bid is submitted on time.
  • Firm demonstrates the ability to provide certified translation services.
  • Bid contains a minimum of 3 professional references of similar work completed.

The chosen firm will be notified by phone and in writing.

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