Reminder: Request For Proposal - Professional Conference Organizer Global Evidence Summit 2, Prague, 4-8 October 2021

Request For Proposal - Professional Conference Organizer  Global Evidence Summit 2

REMINDER: Submissions for hosting Cochrane’s annual business and networking meetings for 2021 and 2022 are now open!

In 2021, Cochrane in collaboration with Guidelines International Network, Campbell Collaboration and Joanna Briggs Institute, will host a Global Evidence Summit 2 (GES) in place of their annual organizational events. The four global organizing partners and the hosts, Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation (CEBHCKT), are now inviting Professional Conference Organizer’s (PCOs) to tender for the provision of event management services for its quadrennial event in 2021.

The GES brings together the world’s leading organizations in evidence-based practice to provide a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural platform to discuss critical issues in health, education, social justice, climate change and clinical care and practice.

We plan to host a 6-day event comprising pre-conference workshops/symposia (1 day); the Global Evidence Summit (4 days) consisting of meetings, plenaries, workshops, poster and oral presentations and post-conference workshops/meetings (1 day).

The spirit of the GES is ‘Using Evidence. Improving Lives.It aims to:

  • advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing some of the world’s most serious health and social challenges;
  • bring together multidisciplinary actors from the global evidence community;
  • facilitate communication and collaboration between all those working on the synthesis, dissemination and implementation of evidence
  • promote evidence-based decision-making worldwide;
  • strengthen ties between all partners and supporters within the partnership framework; and
  •  showcase the work of all partners and supporters with high-quality scientific presentations.

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Please submit all information requested no later than Friday 31 January 2020 to:


Tuesday 17 December 2019 - Invitation to Tender forwarded to PCOs

Friday 31 January 2020 - Closing date for tender submission

Week commencing 10 February 2020 - Call with shortlisted Tenderers

Friday 28 February 2020 - Announcement of decision (subject to Contract negotiation)


It should be noted that the Appointment of the PCO and the awarding of this contract will not only be dependent on the fees quoted but will be dependent upon the proven ability of the PCO to have understood the requirements of the Summit and their ability, based on experience, to deliver the event.


Requests for further information or clarification of requirements may be directed to:

Please note that we reserve the right to advise, at our discretion, all parties issued with a request for proposal, of further information/clarification of tender requirements resulting from any enquiry.

Monday, January 14, 2019