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Consultancy to support of the Global HIV Drug Resistance (HIVDR) Surveillance and Monitoring Strategy (2016/HTM/HIV/017)

World Health Organization | Published September 12, 2016
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Resistance to HIV medications has the potential to threaten the tremendous preventive and treatment successes of ART.  HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) emerges when HIV replicates in the presence of antiretroviral drugs.  If HIVDR becomes widespread, drugs currently used to treat HIV infection may become ineffective.  The consequences of HIVDR include treatment failure, the need to start costlier second- and third- line treatments, increased health costs associated with these, the spread of drug resistant HIV, and the need to develop new anti-HIV drugs. To date, levels of HIVDR in countries scaling up ART remain manageable, but they are slowly increasing.  For example, in East Africa, resistance rates above 10% to non-nucleoside drugs (such as nevirapine and efavirenz) were recently reported.

                                                               

WHO is the lead global normative agency with responsibility to guide countries about measures to prevent, monitor, and contain HIVDR.  WHO and its partner organizations and experts of the HIVResNet group developed a global strategy for the surveillance and monitoring of HIVDR in 2004, that was further updated in 2012. The strategy generates data on the emergence and transmission of HIVDR and equips countries with information to select first and second line antiretroviral therapy regimens. 

Through concept notes and guidance, WHO has provided technical support to countries on how to conduct surveillance activities.  WHO regularly reports on the prevalence of resistance (see http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/drugresistance/en/.).

The HIVDR team is developing the WHO HIVDR Surveillance Report, which will be published at the end of 2016. This report requires the collection of up to date HIVDR and EWI survey data from countries with substantial follow up for the purposes of data cleaning and analysis.

Within the HIV Department, the contractor will work with the Treatment and Care Unit (TAC) Unit.

 

Main Tasks:

Under the direction of the Medical Officer of HIV Drug Resistance in the TAC Unit, HIV Department, the consultant will do the following tasks:

 

1.      Provide inputs and guidance to further develop the database on Drug Resistance in collaboration with the IT and data management consultants.

2.      To assure quality of the sequence from HIVDR country surveys in fasta file format, produce quality assurance reports and upload those to WHO HIVDR database or SharePoint

3.      To support WHO in the preparation of a meeting on use of programmatic data to inform HIVDR surveillance.

4.      To provide remote technical expertise to up to 15 countries requiring support for implementation of WHO HIVDR surveys.

5.      To support WHO in the preparation of the HIVDR Global Report

6.      Review and provide comments and inputs to the draft Global Action Plan (GAP).

7.      Assist WHO in the preparation of the expert meeting on “response to high level of pre-treatment HIVDR”.

 

Key requirements for this consultancy:

 

Essential Education:

Master Degree in Epidemiology, Virology and/or Medical Degree

 

Desirable:

Degree in Public Health

 

Essential Work experience:

At least 10 years working experience in the field of HIV virology and at least five years in HIV drug resistance surveillance

 

Desirable:

Documented experience in writing drug surveillance reports and/or with DR databases.

                               

The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended to another 12 months depending on the performance and funding availability.

 

Submission of proposals:

No later than 21 September 2016, 17:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

                                                                                                                  

  1. “2016HTMHIV017_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (TAC DR)” form completed/signed.
  2. “2016HTMHIV017_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (TAC DR)” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda.

 

No later than 28 September 2016, 17:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

                                                                                                                  

  1. Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual.
  2. Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents).
  3. “2016HTMHIV017_5_ RFP Acceptance Form (TAC DR)” form completed/signed.
  4. “2016HTMHIV017_6_RFP Completeness Form (TAC DR)” form completed/signed.

A prospective bidder requiring any clarification on technical, contractual or commercial matters may notify WHO via email at the following address no later than 21 September 2016, 17:00 CET.

 

  • Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2016HTMHIV017)
  • Mailing address for submission of proposal:

World Health Organization

­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron

HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034

Bid Ref: 2016HTMHIV017

20, Avenue Appia

CH-1211 Geneva 27        

 

Refer to attached documents for additional information.

 

Construction of a new office building ("Building H") at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Swiitzerland

United Nations Secretariat | Published August 26, 2016
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SECTION I. INTRODUCTION The United Nations Office in Geneva ("UNOG"), Switzerland, located at the Palais des Nations, is the largest United Nations Office in Europe, providing conference support and facilitating the multi-lateral international diplomacy of the worldwide community. It is located within the 46 hectare Ariana Park.

The United Nations General Assembly approved the establishment of the Strategic Heritage Plan ("SHP") which includes a new office building of approximately 23'500 square meters (gross external area), with a site footprint of approximately 8'300 square meters, to be constructed adjacent to the location of the current conference and office building “E”.

The new office building is designed to step down a sloping site, consisting of six floors at the highest part and has two internal courtyards. See the two separate attachments with five images and four drawings of the new office building. The new office building includes a double height reception lobby area and has primarily open plan flexible office space with some enclosed offices for some 1’400 workstations, meeting rooms, coffee shop, technical rooms, and support spaces.

The new office building (“New Permanent Building” or "NPB") will be situated between the Chemin de l’Imperatrice and Building E on a sloping site in Ariana Park. Construction services are required to build a modern stepped six story reinforced concrete structured building with large glazed curtain wall system and accessible green roof terraces. The NPB will comply with environmental standards and achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ("LEED"), LEED gold standards, or its equivalent.

Brief Description of Requirements: UNOG seeks qualified contractors to undertake works to construct the NPB, the construction services include but are not limited to:

i) Excavation; the main site excavation and soil relocation are excluded from the scope of construction services as they will already have been completed under a separate enabling works contract. However, under the construction services, the firm will be required to undertake only a superficial excavation of the main site of approximately 40 cm above nominal level for the majority of the basement level and then the necessary excavations for foundations, drainage, services connections, etc.

ii) Main Structure; reinforced concrete pad and raft foundations, service trenches and retaining walls, precast and in situ reinforced concrete thermal floor slabs, precast and in situ reinforced concrete beams and columns, timber glulam beams.

iii) Structural reinforcing and new opening to an existing underground parking structure.

iv) Façade; floor to floor unitized curtain wall façades consisting of an outer glazing layer, conditioned cavity with integrated blind system, and inner operable triple glazing.

v) Roof; including green planted roofs, parts of the roofs are accessible roof terraces.

vi) Architectural Finishes; high level of interior finishes, raised floors, carpet, suspended metal and plaster ceilings, ceramic wall tiles, glass, stainless steel, paint, stone, wood.

vii) Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment ("FFE"); internal furniture fittings and equipment, including installations (excluding loose furniture).

viii) Landscaping; soft and hard landscaping, including soil relocation.

ix) Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Construction ("MEP"); MEP services comprising the following; High/medium voltage supplies, low voltage supplies and associated equipment, interior and exterior lighting. HVAC services including variable air volume systems, chilled beams, supply and extract systems and associated piped services. Fire protection services sprinklers, fire alarm detection, smoke extraction. Extra low voltage services; Building Management Systems, access control, CCTV, public address, audio visual and IT systems structured cabling. Plumbing services including soil waste and vent pipework, rainwater pipework and drainage, hot and cold water services and hydrants.

x) Building Information Modeling ("BIM"): The firm shall provide a BIM manager as part of the key personnel.

xi) Testing, Commissioning, Handover, Training; The firm shall provide all Testing and Commissioning including Enhanced Commissioning as required by LEED in order to be able to achieve LEED certification at gold level, or its equivalent.

xii) Defects Liability and Warranty Works; necessary remedy concerning any equipment and material defects as required after the UN has occupied the New Permanent Building.

xiii) The firm shall undertake all necessary consultation and coordination with the applicable authorities.

SECTION II. PRE-QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE 1. Purpose of Prequalification As the first step of the solicitation process, UNOG will conduct a pre-qualification of firms who wish to participate in the solicitation. The pre-qualification phase contains the request for and the submission of the firm's Expression of Interest ("EOI") and the UNOG's assessment of the EOIs received, based on the described requirements and criteria in this document. The pre-qualification phase aims to obtain confirmation from firms of their interest and willingness to participate in the Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for these works and to provide UNOG all the necessary information to determine, whether or not to invite the firm to participate in the tender process, based on UNOG’s determination if the firm is suitably experienced, qualified to perform the scope of works and that it has the sufficient financial and resource capacity to undertake them. 2. Eligibility Criteria In order to be pre-qualified, a firm shall meet all the requirements set out in Section III and submit all of the requested documents in the format set out below. An EOI should be submitted by a firm who is able to demonstrate that they meet the criteria set out in Section III (“Prequalification Criteria”). A consortium (partnership or joint venture) can submit their EOI as one candidate. In this document the members of a consortium will be referred to as ‘firm’. A consortium shall indicate which member of the consortium will take the lead contracting role. The number of legal entities forming one consortium shall be limited to three (3). Firms can submit only one EOI, either independently or as part of a consortium. 3. Communications with UNOG UNOG is the contracting authority for this pre-qualification process and the associated RFP solicitation for the construction of the NPB in support of the SHP objectives. Communications in relation to this pre-qualification must only be made in writing to the designated email address shptenders@unog.ch. All communications must be sent to this email address. 4. Required submission of documents The firm shall complete all fields in the Statement of Qualifications Questionnaire (the “Questionnaire”), included as Attachment 1 to this document, and submit its responses and required supporting documents by midnight on 14 October 2016 via email to shptenders@unog.ch. All pages of the Questionnaire and all supporting documents must contain the firm's information, the signature of an authorized Official and the date of signature. A firm who fails to provide the required documentation, fails to meet the Prequalification Criteria ("PQC") or does not respond to all of the criteria in the Questionnaire will be determined to fail the Prequalification Phase and will not be invited to participate in the RFP solicitation. 5. Evaluation The firms will be evaluated on the basis of the pre-established PQC outlined in Section III. An assessment of whether each and all of the following PQC are met will be conducted by the UNOG and the evaluation will be on a pass/fail basis. Failure to meet any of the PQC, failure to provide the required documentation, and failure to respond to all of the criteria in the Questionnaire will result in the firm not being invited to the RFP. Firms that have passed the evaluation will receive the RFP, which is envisaged to be issued in November 2016, as per the indicative schedule outlined in Section V. 6. Governing conditions of this EOI By submitting the EOI, the firm agrees to the content and the procedure of this pre-qualification process. Furthermore, the firm also declares, if selected, to submit a proposal on time and to have sufficient capacity to do so. UNOG provides the firms the opportunity to request clarification on the requirements of the PQC described in Section III. Only questions submitted in writing by 26 September 2016 via email to shptenders@unog.ch will be processed by UNOG, and answered in writing to all participating firms. During the whole of the subsequent RFP solicitation process, the firms must continue to meet all PQC requirements as defined in this Request for Expression of Interest ("REOI"). If this is not the case, the firm should report this immediately to UNOG who may decide to exclude the firm concerned. The firms have no right of any kind of compensation for participating in this Request for EOI or the subsequent RFP tender. UNOG has the right to temporarily interrupt or stop the RFP tender and to start a new RFP tender. UNOG is not obliged to award a contract at the end of the RFP tender process. 7. Non-Mandatory Information Session Firms are invited to a non-mandatory information session, which will take place on 22 September 2016 in UNOG´s offices. Firms can participate via VTC or conference call dial-in. Details on the exact time, location and technical information will be provided to all firms who have indicated interest to participate in such conference by 19 September 2016 in writing to shptenders@unog.ch. The session is intended to provide interested firms with the opportunity to visit the site where the construction of the NPB will take place and it will also provide non-binding information on this REOI and subsequent RFP solicitation. Any firm that wishes to participate will receive have to complete and submit a Non-Disclosure Agreement, which will be sent to the firm by email upon their written confirmation of interest to participate. If a firm does not wish to participate in the session via an authorized representative of its legal entity or, in case of a consortium, one of its members, it will not impact its evaluation process in any way or form. The non-mandatory information session is for information purposes only and the evaluation of this REOI will be solely conducted based on the submitted Questionnaire and all associated documents pursuant to the pre-established PQC outlined in Section III. SECTION III. PREQUALIFICATION CRITERIA (“PQC”) 1. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium, must not be involved in any bankruptcy proceedings, sequestration or any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in law. 2. The firm or any of its member(s) in case of a consortium must not be subject of a judgment for fraud, corruption or any other illegal activity. 3. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium shall not have had a contract terminated for cause or default in the last three years or have been disqualified by any public agency from being awarded a contract. 4. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium, shall confirm that it is able to provide a bank guarantee amounting up to CHF 12 Million. 5. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium, shall confirm that it is able to provide a bid bond securing its bid in the amount of up to CHF 50'000. 6. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium, shall confirm that its key personnel responsible for the project are fluent in written and spoken English. The firm shall confirm that a BIM Manager shall be part of the key personel team provided for the project. 7. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium, shall provide evidence that it is registered as a contractor for construction works. 8. Annual Turnover: The firm shall have an average annual turnover of at least CHF 200 million per annum in construction works over the past three years. Audited/certified financial statements or tax returns for the past three years are to be provided. For members of a consortium, each individual member must have a minimum average annual turnover of 50 million CHF per annum over the past three years and all members of the consortium must have an average annual turnover of at least CHF 200 million in construction works over the past three years. 9. Relevant Experience: The firm shall provide information on three reference projects which have been recently completed (within the last five years), or which are in progress, which are relevant to this REOI. In case of a consortium, the reference projects may relate to any of its members. For a reference project to be considered relevant, four of the following seven minimum characteristics must be met for each of the three projects: i. Multi-story, minimum three-stories, concrete building structure with integral heating / cooling systems; ii. Office building with high-end finishes of 15,000 square meters minimum open office space with modular furniture, partitions, and contemporary data and power distribution system; iii. Conference / meeting rooms with contemporary audio visual systems; iv. Façade composed of full floor height curtain walls 4,000 square meters minimum; v. Planted green roofs requiring specialized water-proofing; vi. LEED, BREAAM, Minergie, or similar green building certification level of LEED NC ‘Silver’ (or comparable level) or higher; vii. Use of Building Information Management (BIM). Firms shall provide each reference project on a separate document, maximum of 2 pages per project. Additional references will not be considered. 10. Health, Safety and Environmental protection matters. The firm or any of its member(s) in case of a consortium, shall provide evidence of its respective applicable health, safety and environmental certifications obtained, if any, in compliance with applicable regulations. 11. Quality Assurance. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium, shall provide a quality management system certification, which must be valid for at least 12 months from the date of the submission of the EOI. 12. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium, shall confirm that it has the capacity to meet the target dates to submit a proposal and to complete the construction works in the summary provisional timeline outlined in Section V below. 13. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium, shall be registered as a minimum in the Basic level in United Nations Global Market ("UNGM") to be invited to the RFP solicitation. The firm or any of its member(s), in case of a consortium shall be registered at Level 2 in UNGM to be eligible for contract award. SECTION IV. TENDERING PHASE The pre-qualified firms will receive the RFP for the above-referenced construction tender for the New Permanent Building. In the RFP, the Scope of Works, the applicable model contract and the envisaged time schedule will be outlined, as well as the requirements each respective proposal has to meet. The deliverables expected from candidates during the tendering phase include, but are not limited to: i. Cost proposal, bill of quantities, and cash flow for the project execution; ii. Method Statement describing the approach to mobilization, construction, testing and commissioning, handover, and demobilization and rectification of defects; iii. Project time schedule describing approach to mobilization, construction, testing and commissioning, handover, and demobilization using critical path method approach and scheduling software; iv. Approach to Health, Safety and Environmental protection; v. Approach to Quality Control and Quality Assurance; vi. List of potential subcontractors and vendors; vii. Confirmation of acceptance of the model contract based on FIDIC Red Book. V. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE The RFP solicitation is tentatively scheduled as follows (the schedule may be amended by UNOG): Main Activities Date Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) issued by UNOG 26 August 2016 Non-Mandatory EOI Information Session 22 September 2016 Submission by firms of questions on the REOI 26 September 2016 Submission by firms of their Expression of Interest (EOI) 14 October 2016 Invitation to Request for Proposal (RFP) First half of November 2016 Submission Deadline for Proposals by the firms for the RFP Mid-January 2017 Contract Award Mid-May 2017 Start of Construction works Mid-June 2017 Completion of New Permanent Building latest by November 2019

Provision of a maintenance electrician

World Intellectual Property Organization | Published July 6, 2016
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We refer to the invitation to bid (ITB) No. PTD / 16/047 concerning the provision of a maintenance electrician, and a replacement on the basis of a long-term contract.

We inform you that the technical and financial evaluation of bids is completed and the contract resulting from this invitation to tender was awarded to the company Serge Locatelli SA (Switzerland).

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy to support laboratory Activities (2016/HTM/HIV/006)

World Health Organization | Published March 31, 2016
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The WHO programme on HIV is located in the HIV, TB and Malaria Cluster (HTM). The HIV and Hepatitis programme is guided by the Global Health Strategies for HIV and Hepatitis 2016-21. The new strategies are submitted to the Executive Board and World Assembly in respectively January and May 2016 for approval.  The goal of the Secretariat’s draft strategy on HIV and Viral Hepatitis is to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, within the context of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. Furthermore, it is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: its focus is on ensuring financial security and health equity through its commitment to universal health coverage.

                                                                           

Within the HIV Department, the consultant will work with the Treatment and Care (TAC) Unit.

 

An individual consultant is sought for this RFP.  The initial consultancy is for 10 months (20 days per month). The place of performance of the work under the contract shall be Geneva (Switzerland). Any duty travel will be paid by WHO, based on WHO rates and Subsistence allowances. Travel costs and per diem should not be included in the proposal.

 

Main Tasks:

Under the direction of the TAC coordinator and in close coordination with the responsible staff for the UNITAID HIV diagnostics portfolio, the laboratory consultant will undertake the following tasks:

 

Task 1    Collect global, regional and country evidence and best practices in the area of HIV and hepatitis diagnostics to support scale up of treatment and care, identify research gaps, and determine priority issues for scaling up of diagnostics in line with the 2015 WHO guidelines on Treatment and considering key contextual factors (including epidemics settings, existing diagnostic capacity; cost and cost-effectiveness; and feasibility and impact. As part of this work, the consultant will analyse the field implementation issues from the UNITAID supported diagnostics projects.

 

Deliverables and timelines:

1.1           Inventory table of evidence gathered (Months 1-2)

1.2           Analysis and draft report (Months 3-4)

1.3           Conduct two VL and POCT quality assurance regional consultations to support scale up (with CDC, USAID and PEPFAR) (Months 4 and 10)

 

Task 2   Propose the development and mechanism to maintain a network of HIV diagnostic experts to support WHO’s normative work in this area.

 

Deliverables and timelines:

2.1           Internal and external experts identified, mechanisms proposed and planned, and meeting/teleconferences organised and reports done (Months 3-8)

 

Task 3    Draft and/or update operational technical guidance on HIV diagnostics, treatment response and drug toxicity monitoring tools following the above findings and the WHO 2015 ARV guidelines. Specifically, the consultant will support the coordination of the development of (i) operational guidance on the implementation of lab based and POC, VL and EID platforms and (ii) a policy brief on joint scale-up of integrated diagnostic platforms (GeneXpert and Omni) for TB diagnosis, early infant diagnosis and viral load measurement.

 

Deliverables and timelines:

3.1           Operational guidance on the implementation of lab based and POC, VL and EID platforms (Month 5)

3.2           Policy brief on joint scale-up of integrated diagnostic platforms (Month 8)

 

Task 4    Support the Department of Diagnostics and Laboratory Technologies on their technical monitoring leadership in the prequalification of new diagnostics, treatment response and drug toxicity products.

 

Deliverables and timelines:

4.1           Technical support ongoing provided and report delivered (Month 9)

 

Task 5    Provide guidance on priority HIV and hepatitis diagnostics needs for low- and middle-income settings with a view to informing priorities for WHO prequalification (PQ) and disseminating results of PQ guidance.

 

Deliverables and timelines:

5.1           List of priority products produced and dissemination prepared and supported (Month 6)

 

Task 6    Develop draft programmatic guidance for countries on the strategic positioning of PoC technologies (With HIV RNA PCR (viral load) and Early Infant Diagnosis as a priority) at different levels of the health systems.

 

Deliverables and timelines:

6.1           Draft programmatic guidance for countries finalised and disseminated for review (Month 7)

6.2           Final draft programmatic guidance incorporating the comments of reviewers (Month 8)

 

Task 7    Provide technical assistance to at least 3 priority countries for the introduction of new point-of-care (POC) technologies.

 

Deliverables and timelines:

7.1           3 mission reports submitted and approved (Month 10)

 

Upon successful completion of the consultancy for 10 months (20 days per month), the consultancy may be prolonged against a new ToR as agreed upon by both parties following the conditions in the first part of the assignment (but with a new revised terms of reference and fees adjusted based on annual inflation) and pending on the availability of resources and performance.

 

Key requirements for this consultancy:

Academic qualifications:

Essential: Masters in laboratory medicine or Medical degree with specialization in laboratory medicine.

Desirable: Master in public health (MPH) or epidemiology

 

Work experience:

Essential: At least seven years’ experience, in a national and international context, in  the area of HIV laboratory medicine, including expertise in working in resource-limited settings. Three years’ experience in the development of strategies and guidance for HIV diagnostics and laboratory quality assurance and support. Two years’ experience in providing technical assistance to HIV national programmes in limited resource countries.

 

Desirable: Familiarity and experience with the WHO, preferably at country level. Familiarity and experience with the development and promotion of HIV diagnostic norms and tools.

 

Submission of proposals:

No later than 8 April 2016, 12:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

                                                       

a)      “2016HTMHIV006_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (TAC_ LAB)” form completed/signed.

b)      “2016HTMHIV006_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (TAC_ LAB)” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda.

 

No later than 22 April 2016, 12:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO:

                                                                                                                  

c)      Covering letter signed by the bidder.

d)      Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents).

e)      “2016HTMHIV006_5_ RFP Acceptance Form (TAC _ LAB)” form completed/signed.

f)       “2016HTMHIV006_6_RFP Completeness Form (TAC _ LAB)” form completed/signed.

 

A prospective bidder requiring any clarification on technical, contractual or commercial matters may notify WHO via email at the following address no later than 8 April 2016, 12:00 CET.

 

  • Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2016HTMHIV006)
  • Mailing address for submission of proposal:

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy to support the content development of the 2016 HIV Global Progress Report and other writing assignments within HIV Department (2016/HTM/HIV/007)

World Health Organization | Published April 5, 2016
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The WHO programme on HIV is located in the HIV, TB and Malaria Cluster (HTM). The HIV and Hepatitis programme is guided by the Global Health Strategies for HIV and Hepatitis 2016-21. The new strategies are submitted to the Executive Board and World Assembly in respectively January and May 2016 for approval.  The goal of the Secretariat’s draft strategy on HIV and Viral Hepatitis is to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, within the context of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. Furthermore, it is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: its focus is on ensuring financial security and health equity through its commitment to universal health coverage.

                                                                           

Within the HIV Department, the consultant will work with the Strategic Information and Planning (SIP) Unit.

 

Main Tasks:

The contractor is required to provide the following deliverables:

 

1.            Preparation of an outline and writing plan based on discussions with the Director HIV and editorial committee overseeing the report;

                Deliverables:  Annotated outline and writing plan

                Timeframe: Month 2 and 3

 

2.            Task: Development of  drafts based on the outline and  reviewing  contributions from  technical teams, external partners, country teams  and data from various sources including the online Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting; 

                Deliverables: Preliminary text and background information for the introduction and different chapters based on published reports and other references; identification of gaps and information needed to complete the report

                Timeframe: Month 4

 

3.            In coordination with the WHO technical focal points, editing and finalizing the report based on internal and external comments, cross-checking of data and references and incorporating additional information as necessary;

              Deliverables: Draft for revision of the report incorporating comments received from technical units, regional offices,  external reviewers, co-sponsors and editorial committee and reference list prepared according to WHO’s house style

                Timeframe: Month 5

 

4.            Support to review the final layout,  identify and draft the key messages  of the report and additional materials for its release.

                Deliverables: Final report, key messages and executive summary ready for technical editing

                Timeframe: Month 6 and 7

 

5.            Should other assignment become available, a separate Terms of Reference will be issued and the candidate or pool of candidates will be approached.

 

Key requirements for this consultancy:

Academic qualifications:

Essential: Master’s degree in public health, medical degree or university degree in any other relevant social sciences.

 

Work experience:

Essential: At least 10 years of relevant working experience in international public health and in the field of HIV. Have a proven track record of complex writing assignments.

 

Desirable: Experience in working with WHO and the United Nations system, and demonstrated experience in writing reports for HIV. 

 

Submission of proposals:

No later than 22 April 2016, 17:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

 

a)     “2016HTMHIV007_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (Writer GPR and others)” form completed/signed.

b)     “2016HTMHIV007_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (Writer GPR and others)” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda.

c)      Covering letter signed by the bidder.

d)     Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents).

e)     “2016HTMHIV007_5_ RFP Acceptance Form (Writer GPR and others)” form completed/signed.

f)      “2016HTMHIV007_6_RFP Completeness Form (Writer GPR and others)” form completed/signed.

A prospective bidder requiring any clarification on technical, contractual or commercial matters may notify WHO via email at the following address no later than 15 April 2016, 12:00 CET.

 

  • Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2016HTMHIV007)
  • Mailing address for submission of proposal:

 

World Health Organization

­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron

HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034

Bid Ref: 2016HTMHIV007

20, Avenue Appia

CH-1211 Geneva 27

               

Refer to attached documents for additional information.

(CANCELLED) Implementation of Palo Alto Next Generation Firewall and the Provision of Technical Support Services

International Telecommunication Union | Published May 26, 2016
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Update 26.06.16: Please note that due to a technical problem ITB PROC-AB-0451-16-IS has been cancelled. The same Tender will be re-published within the next hours.
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Dear Sir or Madam,
The International Telecommunication Union (hereafter referred to as ‘’ITU’’) issues the present Invitation to Bid to appoint a Palo Alto network reseller for the implementation of Palo Alto Next Generation firewall solution in ITU and the provision of the related hardware, software, and technical support services.
For more information about the detailed Deliverables to be provided please see Part III to the Invitation to Bid (‘’Terms of Reference’’).
Vendors must be aware that any Contract resulting from this Invitation to Bid shall contain ITU General Conditions of Contract for the Provision of Services and Goods (Annex 3) and any other specific terms and conditions detailed herein.
All goods and services shall be delivered and performed in ITU’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Contractor shall warrant that all equipment delivered will be free from defects in workmanship and material. All such warranties shall remain effective for a period of at least two (2) years.
Vendors requiring any clarification about the Invitation to Bid document, or the tender process itself, shall submit their queries in writing via the “correspondence” tool of the ITU e-Tendering System (In-tend) by the deadline Wednesday, 18 May 2016 at 14:00 hours (Greenwich Mean Time).
A consolidated and anonymous list of all queries received, together with ITU’s answers, will be published in In-Tend.
Bids must be submitted via In-tend by the deadline of Wednesday, 1st June 2016 at 14:00 hours (Greenwich Mean Time).
ITU reserves the right to disqualify any Bid transmitted in ways other than through the In-Tend “return tool”, including but not limited to: registered mail, facsimile, e-mail, the In-Tend “correspondence tool” or hand-delivered.
Please note that ITU reserves the right to amend the Tender prior to the deadline for submission of Bids. Accordingly, prospective Vendors shall check periodically if amendments or communications have been posted on In-tend.
Yours faithfully,

Alassane Ba
Acting Head, Procurement Division
Financial Resources Management Department
International Telecommunication Union

Consultancy to support the work on Key Populations on HIV and Viral Hepatitis (2016/HTM/HIV/016)

World Health Organization | Published June 15, 2016
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The WHO programme on HIV is located in the HIV, TB and Malaria Cluster (HTM). The HIV and Hepatitis programme is guided by the Global Health Strategies for HIV and Hepatitis 2016-21. The new strategies are submitted to the Executive Board and World Assembly in respectively January and May 2016 for approval.  The goal of the Secretariat’s draft strategy on HIV and Viral Hepatitis is to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, within the context of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. Furthermore, it is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: its focus is on ensuring financial security and health equity through its commitment to universal health coverage.

                                                                           

Within the HIV Department, the contractor will work with the Key Populations and Innovative Prevention Unit.

 

Main Tasks:

  1. Draft regular technical updates for the WHO Key Populations web pages.
  2. Technical review of relevant documents including the finalization of the Drug User Implementation Tool (DUIT).
  3. Prepare documentation for the roll-out and dissemination of Key Population tools and guidance for relevant regional and global events (including the International AIDS Conference, the International Harm reduction Conference, regional key populations meetings, including the African Key Populations Conference, etc.). This will include writing concept notes, agendas, background materials and presentations for events where the regional offices introduce and disseminate the consolidated guidelines, target setting tool and implementation tools on key populations.
  4. Develop an annex to the WHO key populations target setting tool which includes guidance for countries to conduct an analysis of key populations’ access to services along the HIV cascade.
  5. Support piloting of the key population target setting tool and cascade analysis annex in four countries.
  6. Assess availability and effectiveness of peer navigation/case management and other innovative approaches (e.g. financial incentives) for increasing key populations access to HIV testing, treatment and care services. Identify challenges in scale-up of services.
  7. Assess the cost effectiveness of population size estimation exercises for key populations in different settings
  8. Conduct analysis of HIV drug resistance and viral suppression in key populations
  9. Support the development of health care worker’s trainings at country level and update the training manuals (participant and facilitator) and modules. The drafts will be shared and discussed with stakeholders and input will need to be integrated.

 

Key requirements for this consultancy:

Academic qualifications:

Essential: Master Degree in Medicine and/or Public Health

 

Desirable:

PhD in Public Health or Epidemiology

 

Essential Work experience:

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Public Health of which at least 5 years in HIV and three years with Key Populations.

 

Desirable:

Relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation

 

The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended to another 12 months depends on the need of the consultancy work and funding availability.

 

The implementation of the consultancy may require international travel, costs for such travel will be borne through separate contracts. The contractor is expected to be in the possession of an unrestricted passport.

 

Submission of proposals:

No later than 01 July 2016, 12:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

                                                                                                            

a)     “2016HTMHIV016_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (KPP)” form completed/signed.

b)     “2016HTMHIV016_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (KPP)” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda. 

c)      Covering letter signed by the bidder.

d)     Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents).

e)     “2016HTMHIV016_5_ RFP Acceptance Form (KPP)” form completed/signed.

f)      “2016HTMHIV016_6_RFP Completeness Form (KPP)” form completed/signed.

A prospective bidder requiring any clarification on technical, contractual or commercial matters may notify WHO via email at the following address no later than 27 June 2016, 12:00 CET

  • Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2016HTMHIV016)
  • Mailing address for submission of proposal:

 

World Health Organization

­­­­Mr Jerome Peron

HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034

Bid Ref: 2016HTMHIV016

20, Avenue Appia

CH-1211 Geneva 27

               

Refer to attached documents for additional information.

engineering facades mandate for the project for the renovation of facades and air conditioning PCT building

World Intellectual Property Organization | Published June 9, 2016
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We refer to the Call for Proposals No. PTD / 16/023 on the allocation of a facade engineering mandate for the project for the renovation of facades and air conditioning PCT building.

We inform you that the technical and financial evaluation of bids received is completed and the contract resulting from this call for proposals was issued to the company Arteco SA (Switzerland).

Maintenance landscaping

World Intellectual Property Organization | Published March 16, 2016
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We refer to the call for proposals (RFP) No. PTD / 15/097 concerning the maintenance provision of landscaping of WIPO.

We inform you that the technical and financial evaluation of bids is completed and the contract resulting from this call for proposals was issued to the company Plants and Constructions Atelier Vert SA (Switzerland).

Replacement of worn water pipes of Building A. Bogsch WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization | Published October 29, 2015
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Following the call for proposals No. PTD / 15/068 dated August 5, 2015 and on the replacement of sewer lines A. Bogsch building of WIPO, we inform you that the technical and financial evaluation the offers received is completed and the contract resulting from this call for proposals was issued to the company Pierre Dubouchet SA (Switzerland).

PROVISION OF AUDIT SERVICES FOR PILLAR ASSESSMENT FOR THE WMO

World Meteorological Organization | Published August 27, 2015
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WMO is seeking a supplier to provide audit services for Pillar Assessment. Article 58 of the Financial Regulation ('FR') applicable to the General Budget of the European Union ('EU') sets out the methods of implementation of the budget including 'indirect management'. Under indirect management the Commission can entrust budget implementation tasks to the countries, organisations and bodies (further referred to as 'Entities') indicated in Article 58 of the FR. The following Entities may be concerned: - Third countries or the bodies they have designated. E.g. Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Cambodia; - International organisations and their agencies. E.g.: UNDP (United Nations development Programme); - Public law bodies. E.g.: DFID, KfW; - Bodies governed by private law with a public service mission to the extent that they provide adequate financial guarantees. E.g.: British Council. These Entities shall guarantee a level of protection of the financial interests of the EU equivalent to that required under the FR when they manage EU funds. They must meet requirements with regard to seven 'Pillars' relating to the internal control system, the accounting system, an independent external audit and rules and procedures for providing financing from EU funds through grants, procurement and financial instruments and Sub-Delegation. Hence, Entities wishing to work with EU funds under the indirect management mode must therefore be made subject to a comprehensive Pillar Assessment. Based on the results of the Pillar Assessment the Commission will decide whether it can entrust budget implementation tasks to the Entity and whether it can conclude specific agreements (i.e. Indirect Management Delegation Agreements) with the Entity.

Maintenance HVAC

World Intellectual Property Organization | Published July 17, 2015
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We refer to the call for proposals (RFP) No. PTD / 15/014 concerning the maintenance provision of HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) of its different buildings. We inform you that the technical and financial evaluation of the bids received is completed and the contract resulting from this call for proposals was awarded to CGC Energie SA (Switzerland).

Connecting GLN PCT WIPO building

World Intellectual Property Organization | Published June 10, 2015
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We refer to the call for proposals (RFP) No. PTD / 15/016 on connecting GLN PCT WIPO building. We inform you that the technical and financial evaluation of bids is completed and the contract resulting from this call for proposals was issued to the company Tech Building SA (Switzerland).

Provision of On-call Global Support, Maintenance and Development Services on ITU’s Proposal Management Solutions

International Telecommunication Union | Published April 13, 2017
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Dear Sir or Madam,

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) issues the present Request for Proposal for the appointment of a company responsible for the provision of On-call Global Support during Conferences, Maintenance and Developments Services on ITU’s Proposal Management Solutions.

For more information about the detailed Services to be performed please see Part IV to the Request for Proposal (‘’Terms of Reference’’).
The present Request for Proposal is issued by means of a secured web-based e-tendering tool (In-tend) which is interfaced with the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM).

To access the Request for Proposal Document, address any correspondence to ITU, consult any updates, and submit a Proposal, Bidders must be registered in UNGM (at least at the Basic registration level) following the Bidder Registration Process at the following link:
https://www.ungm.org/Account/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fVendor%2fRegistration.

Bidders may contact UNGM technical support (registry@ungm.org) for assistance during the registration process. It is highly recommended to insert at least the following UNSPSC codes: 43232400, 81110000, 81111800, 8111181 and 81112200. Once registered and logged-in on UNGM, select “Tender Notices” on the left menu, click on “Show More Criteria” and insert “ITU” in the ‘’UN Organization’’ field. A list of ITU’s recent solicitations will appear.

Bidders requiring any clarification about the Solicitation Document, or the solicitation process itself, shall submit their queries in writing only via In-tend’s “Correspondence” tool by the deadline of Friday, 28 April 2017 at 15:00 hours (Geneva Time). A consolidated and anonymous list of all queries received, together with ITU’s answers, will be published on In-tend.

Bidders are kindly requested to complete and return via In-tend’s “Correspondence” tool the Acknowledgement Form (Annex 2) by the deadline of Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 15:00 hours (Geneva Time).

Proposals must be submitted electronically as a searchable PDF file via In-tend by the deadline of Monday, 15 May 2017 at 15:00 hours (Geneva Time) as prescribed in Section 6 below.

ITU reserves the right to amend the Request for Proposal prior to the Bid Closing Date. Accordingly, Bidders shall check periodically if any amendments or communications have been posted on In-tend.

Yours faithfully,

Elisabeth Eckerstrom
Head, Procurement Division
Financial Resources Management Department
International Telecommunication Union

Geneva, 13 April 2017

Provision of Economic, Financial and Statistical data to UNCTAD

United Nations Secretariat | Published October 7, 2014  -  Deadline October 20, 2014
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1. The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a solicitation itintends to issue for the required services described below. 2. Vendors interested in fulfilling the above requirements must be registered with UNOG and may wish to visit [] "UNOG Vendor Registration Process" [] for full registration information in order to be eligible to participate in any solicitation. 3. Required services are the following: The Contractor/ISP is expected to provide economic, financial and statistical data to UNCTAD for up to a maximum of five years, as from 1 January 2015, renewable on an annual basis. 4. Specific information (if any) (e.g.: pre-evaluation or pre-requisite criteria, certification, etc.): The technical requirements are: Monitoring of the economy, financial markets, budgetary policy and public finances requires access to reliable, consistent, detailed and up-to-date macroeconomic data from the most relevant sources. UNCTAD intends to enter into a contract with a service provider for access to such up-to-date international economic, financial and statistical data inter alia in accordance with requirements detailed below. The selected service provider will provide support to UNCTAD relating to technical issues and content-related queries, as well as provide options for user training. 1. Data quality Data should be of high quality and updated as soon as possible after the official release of information. Key indicators should be available very rapidly after release, and all series should be updated within 24 hours (no need for intraday updates). The series should be from reliable, consistent and detailed sources and as long as possible. Data should be as much as possible comparable across countries in terms of underlying methods, concepts and classifications. 2. Geographical coverage All countries of the world should be covered with a specific focus on developing countries. 3. Sources The database should cover the most relevant data sources for a given statistical domain (e.g. national statistical offices, central banks, ministries of finance, international organisations, and private institutions). All data provided should come with a source description that allows clear identification of the data producer and the specific data series. IT requirements Solution deployment & maintenance The deployment and the maintenance of the vendor solution within UNCTAD should be as simple and easy as possible. If the solution allows users to access the data via their PC, it should be compatible with Microsoft Windows 7. If there is integration with Microsoft Excel, it should be compatible with Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit version). Licensing policy A cost-effective site licence would be a definite advantage. For example, a flexible license system with one concurrent user license allowing multiple individuals to access and use a shared copy of a product, so long as no more than one user is using the product at any given time. 5. Please submit your response by returning the form [] "Expression of Interest Response Form" [] duly filled in by e-mail to []tenders@unog.ch[] or by facsimile to +41(0)22 917 00 13. Responses must be received no later than 12:00 hours, Geneva time, on 20/10/14. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. 6. Please note that this REOI does not constitute a solicitation. UNOG reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time during the REOI process or the solicitation process. Please note that only those vendorsconsidered as qualified by UNOG to provide the required services or goods will be invited to participate. 7. Tentative bid issuance date: 27.10.2014 8. Tentative bid response date: 17.11.2014 9. Tentative contract award date: 15.12.2014

Request for Proposal (RFP): Project Management Consultancy for the WHO-DFATD (Canada) INSPIRE PMTCT Implementation Research Project.: 2014/HTM/HIV/008

World Health Organization | Published November 11, 2014  -  Deadline December 6, 2014
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The WHO programme on HIV is located in the HIV, TB and Malaria Cluster (HTM). The HIV programme is guided by the Global Health Strategy for HIV 2011-15. The objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organization wide HIV effort to support member states in the implementation of the strategy. The Treatment and Care (TAC) Unit of the HIV Department, ensures effective coordination with other HQ Departments, Regional Offices and key external collaborating partners in the area of HIV "Treatment and Care", and acts as a focal point for treatment and care related aspects of global implementation of Strategic Direction 1 "Optimize HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care outcomes" and Strategic Direction 2 ‘Leverage broader health outcomes through HIV  responses of the Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV 2011-2015’. The prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) program activities are located within the TAC unit. The main objective of the Consultant is to support the grant management of the on-going INSPIRE project and to provide technical support to the monitoring of the on-going research projects in collaboration with the principal investigators and facilitate the implementation of the activities in line with the project planning and monitoring. Main activities and Deliverables: Grant Management (50%): Support the management of the overall INSPIRE project: monthly monitoring of the detailed activity work plan and budget and produce accurate technical and financial updates on a semi-annual basis. Liaise with the departmental focal points in WHO headquarters as well as the regional and country focal points through meetings, teleconferences etc. to monitor the implementation progress and timely identification and tackling of implementation bottlenecks. Prepare notes for the record on all meetings/calls to support the principal investigators in actions that need to be taken. Organize and maintain an electronic and paper-based filing system for project-related communication and information that is accessible for HIV and MCA departments. Ensure timely submission of the required technical and financial reports from implementing partners and review and analyze. Provide feedback to the implementing partners as needed and compile relevant information into the overall mid-term and annual reports. Prepare the mid-year interim (Oct/Nov) and end-year project technical reports and in collaboration with HIV/PDI, facilitate the end-year financial reports (April/May) for the donor in line with the donor required formats. Provide grant expert advice to the technical units (MCA and HIV/TAC), taking into account the donor as well as WHO’s rules and regulations (e.g. no-cost extension, re-programming), and prepare relevant communications related to the donor liaison. Technical Support to on-going research projects (10%): Support and contribute to the technical mission to the research projects, including participating in project site visits, writing mission reports and tracking the implementation of actions required. Facilitate the implementation of the INSPIRE project activities (40%): Prepare the organization of meetings and missions as planned for the WHO headquarters components. Monitor and provide technical assistance to the organization and implementation of regional and country activities as per detailed INSPIRE work plan. Based on the on-going research preliminary results, contribute to the normative functions under HIV/TAC and MCA related to guidelines and tools. The work is initially estimated for a period of 12 months at 20 days of work per month. Submission of proposals: No later than 26 November 2014, 17h00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder): The enclosed “2014HTMHIV008_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (Support to PMTCT INSPIRE Project).pdf” form completed and signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda; and The enclosed “2014HTMHIV008_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (Support to PMTCT INSPIRE Project).pdf” form completed and signed. No later than 26 November  2014, 17h00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit (if necessary): The enclosed “2014HTMHIV008_7_RFP Questions from Bidders (Support to PMTCT INSPIRE Project).xls” form completed, if relevant. All relevant questions will be considered, answers will be compiled and communicated to all prospective bidders. No later than 6 December  2014, 17h00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit: A covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. The Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). The enclosed “2014HTMHIV008_5_RFP Acceptance Form. (Support to PMTCT INSPIRE Project).doc” form completed and signed. The enclosed “2014HTMHIV008_6_RFP Completeness Form  (Support to PMTCT INSPIRE Project).doc” form completed and signed. All documents must be received at WHO at the address specified in section 4.8 Sealing and marking of proposals of the RFP no later than 6 December 2014, 17h00 Geneva time (CET). Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2014HTMHIV008) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization ­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034 Bid Ref: 2014HTMHIV008 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Refer to attached documents for additional information.

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy to support Treatment and Care for Adolescents Living with HIV: 2014/HTM/HIV/009

World Health Organization | Published December 17, 2014  -  Deadline January 11, 2015
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The WHO programme on HIV is located in the HIV, TB and Malaria Cluster (HTM). It is guided by the Global Health Strategy for HIV 2011-15. Its goals are consistent with getting to zero: UNAIDS Strategy 2011-15 and other international commitments as for example the Millennium Development Goals. The objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organisation wide HIV effort to support member states in the implementation of the strategy. The HIV Department (HQ/HIV) provides technical and strategic leadership in key technical areas, and leverages the capacity of other HQ departments to contribute to the broader HIV programme. The consultant will support activities in two units of the HIV Department: Treatment and Care Unit (TAC) and Key Population and Innovative Prevention (KPP). She/He will assist WHO/HIV/TAC with Technical expert support to WHO’s work on developing normative guidance and provide technical assistance in the area of treatment and care for adolescents living with HIV. She/He will assist WHO/HIV/KPP with Technical support to WHO’s work on voluntary medical male circumcision and adolescent health. The WHO/HIV/TAC unit ensures effective coordination with other HQ Departments, Regional Offices and key external collaborating partners in the area of HIV "Treatment and Care", and acts as a focal point for treatment and care related aspects of global implementation of Strategic Direction 1 "Optimize HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care outcomes" and Strategic Direction 2 ‘Leverage broader health outcomes through HIV  responses of the Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV 2011-2015’. The WHO/HIV/KPP unit is responsible for much of WHO’s work on HIV prevention. It focuses on key populations at greatest risk of HIV infection (sex workers, men who have sex with men and injection drug users) as well as other groups particularly vulnerable to infection, such as adolescents. It is also responsible for the Department’s work on new prevention technologies, principally male circumcision and pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, and for HIV testing and counselling, including self-testing and its potential role in prevention and increased access to treatment and care. Main activities and Deliverables: Under the WHO/HIV/KPP unit: Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) and Adolescent Sex and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Prepare the ASRH MC linkages work including the situation assessments and field testing of service delivery in the 2 selected African countries and provide technical advice to the ministry, as needed. Collaborate with other local and international consultants working on this project. Draft guidance on sustainable ASRH - MC programmes and services. The  format and content of the guidance will be specified and undertake the appropriate WHO processes (e.g. GRC). Based on the above, contribute to the strategic framework within which ASRH MC will be one component. Prepare agenda, report and meeting documents and communication on ASRH and MMC. Contribute to adolescent aspects of other guidance that is developed: the Use of devices guidance on the adolescent aspect, and monitoring with age disaggregation. Values and Preferences Under the WHOWHO/HIV/TAC unit: Adolescent treatment and care Development of preparation of supporting documentation and background for 2015 ARV Guidelines. Provision of technical input to the preparatory work required for the revision of the WHO 2015 ARV Guidelines in the area of clinical management and service delivery. This includes contribution to the development of systematic reviews, assessment of ongoing research and collection of emerging clinical and programmatic data to inform clinical management and service delivery for adolescents living with HIV. Provision of technical input to the activities required by the “All-in” initiative in support of the scale up of prevention, treatment and care for adolescents affected and living with HIV. The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months and could be extended up to a maximum of 24 months depending on the needs for further consultancy work, and on funding availability. Submission of proposals: No later than 28 December 2014, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder): The enclosed “2014HTMHIV009_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).pdf” form completed and signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda; and The enclosed “2014HTMHIV009_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).pdf” form completed and signed. No later than 28 December 2014, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit (if necessary): The enclosed “2014HTMHIV009_7_RFP Questions from Bidders (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).xls” form completed, if relevant. All relevant questions will be considered, answers will be compiled and communicated to all prospective bidders. No later than 11 January 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit: A covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. The Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). The enclosed “2014HTMHIV009_5_RFP Acceptance Form (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).doc” form completed and signed. The enclosed “2014HTMHIV009_6_RFP Completeness Form (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).doc” form completed and signed. All documents must be received by WHO at the address specified in section 4.8 “Sealing and marking of proposals” of the RFP no later than 11 January 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET). Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2014HTMHIV009) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization ­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034 Bid Ref: 2014HTMHIV009 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Refer to attached documents for additional information.

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy to support Treatment and Care for Adolescents Living with HIV: 2014/HTM/HIV/009

World Health Organization | Published January 19, 2015  -  Deadline January 23, 2015
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The WHO programme on HIV is located in the HIV, TB and Malaria Cluster (HTM). It is guided by the Global Health Strategy for HIV 2011-15. Its goals are consistent with getting to zero: UNAIDS Strategy 2011-15 and other international commitments as for example the Millennium Development Goals. The objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organisation wide HIV effort to support member states in the implementation of the strategy. The HIV Department (HQ/HIV) provides technical and strategic leadership in key technical areas, and leverages the capacity of other HQ departments to contribute to the broader HIV programme. The consultant will support activities in two units of the HIV Department: Treatment and Care Unit (TAC) and Key Population and Innovative Prevention (KPP). She/He will assist WHO/HIV/TAC with Technical expert support to WHO’s work on developing normative guidance and provide technical assistance in the area of treatment and care for adolescents living with HIV. She/He will assist WHO/HIV/KPP with Technical support to WHO’s work on voluntary medical male circumcision and adolescent health. The WHO/HIV/TAC unit ensures effective coordination with other HQ Departments, Regional Offices and key external collaborating partners in the area of HIV "Treatment and Care", and acts as a focal point for treatment and care related aspects of global implementation of Strategic Direction 1 "Optimize HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care outcomes" and Strategic Direction 2 ‘Leverage broader health outcomes through HIV  responses of the Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV 2011-2015’. The WHO/HIV/KPP unit is responsible for much of WHO’s work on HIV prevention. It focuses on key populations at greatest risk of HIV infection (sex workers, men who have sex with men and injection drug users) as well as other groups particularly vulnerable to infection, such as adolescents. It is also responsible for the Department’s work on new prevention technologies, principally male circumcision and pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, and for HIV testing and counselling, including self-testing and its potential role in prevention and increased access to treatment and care. Main activities and Deliverables: Under the WHO/HIV/KPP unit: Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) and Adolescent Sex and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Prepare the ASRH MC linkages work including the situation assessments and field testing of service delivery in the 2 selected African countries and provide technical advice to the ministry, as needed. Collaborate with other local and international consultants working on this project. Draft guidance on sustainable ASRH - MC programmes and services. The  format and content of the guidance will be specified and undertake the appropriate WHO processes (e.g. GRC). Based on the above, contribute to the strategic framework within which ASRH MC will be one component. Prepare agenda, report and meeting documents and communication on ASRH and MMC. Contribute to adolescent aspects of other guidance that is developed: the Use of devices guidance on the adolescent aspect, and monitoring with age disaggregation. Values and Preferences Under the WHOWHO/HIV/TAC unit: Adolescent treatment and care Development of preparation of supporting documentation and background for 2015 ARV Guidelines. Provision of technical input to the preparatory work required for the revision of the WHO 2015 ARV Guidelines in the area of clinical management and service delivery. This includes contribution to the development of systematic reviews, assessment of ongoing research and collection of emerging clinical and programmatic data to inform clinical management and service delivery for adolescents living with HIV. Provision of technical input to the activities required by the “All-in” initiative in support of the scale up of prevention, treatment and care for adolescents affected and living with HIV. The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months and could be extended up to a maximum of 24 months depending on the needs for further consultancy work, and on funding availability. Submission of proposals: No later than 23 January 2015, 12:00 noon CET, the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder): The enclosed “2014HTMHIV009_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).pdf” form completed and signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda; and The enclosed “2014HTMHIV009_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).pdf” form completed and signed. No later than 23 January 2015, 12:00 noon CET, the bidder shall submit: A covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. The Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). The enclosed “2014HTMHIV009_5_RFP Acceptance Form (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).doc” form completed and signed. The enclosed “2014HTMHIV009_6_RFP Completeness Form (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).doc” form completed and signed. All documents must be received by WHO at the address specified in section 4.8 “Sealing and marking of proposals” of the RFP no later than 23 January 2015, 12:00 noon CET. Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2014HTMHIV009) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization ­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034 Bid Ref: 2014HTMHIV009 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Refer to attached documents for additional information. Web Site: http://www.who.int/hiv Keywords: HIV AIDS, MALE CIRCUMCISION, MMC, ASRH, ADOLESCENT SEX, ARV Documents to be attached: 2014HTMHIV009_0_RFP Advert (Treatment and Care for Adolescents)_Revised.pdf REVISED 2014HTMHIV009_2_RFP ToRs (Treatment and Care for Adolescents)_ Revised.pdf REVISED 2014HTMHIV009_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (Treatment and Care for Adolescents). pdf 2014HTMHIV009_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (Treatment and Care for Adolescents)_ Revised. Pdf REVISED 2014HTMHIV009_5_RFP Acceptance Form (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).doc 2014HTMHIV009_6_RFP Completeness Form (Treatment and Care for Adolescents).doc

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy to Support Resource Mobilization (department of HIV AIDS of WHO): 2015/HTM/HIV/001

World Health Organization | Published January 22, 2015  -  Deadline February 20, 2015
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The WHO Department of HIV, located in the HIV, TB and Malaria Cluster (HTM) of the World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for coordinating the WHO programme on HIV and also provides the secretariat for the WHO Global Hepatitis Programme. The HIV programme is guided by the Global Health Strategy on HIV 2011-2015. Its goals are consistent with the UNAIDS Strategy 2011-15 and other international commitments. The Global Hepatitis Programme is guided by the WHO Viral Hepatitis Framework for Global Action and 2010 and 2014 World Health Assembly resolutions on viral hepatitis. The objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organization wide HIV and viral hepatitis effort to support Member States in the implementation of the Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV and the Framework for Global Action on Viral Hepatitis. The HIV Department provides technical and strategic leadership in key technical areas, and leverages the capacity of other HQ departments to contribute to the broader HIV and viral hepatitis programmes. The Programme Development and Implementation Team (PDI) is responsible for managing programme and budget development and implementation, communications, and partnerships with UNAIDS and other external partners for the Department of HIV. A major responsibility of PDI is to mobilize resources for the HIV and hepatitis programmes. Main activities and Deliverables: The objective of this contract is to design and implement a resource mobilization initiative led by the WHO HIV and Hepatitis Programmes, to increase external financial contributions and build long-term, value-driven partnerships. The goal is to secure funding commitments of US$1-10 million within the 3-month project duration. To this end, the assignment will focus on identifying new funding opportunities, their development and advancement, concluding funding negotiations, and developing a firm foundation for on-going relationships with key donors. In support of this objective, the contractor will pursue opportunities for innovative financing mechanisms and support WHO in negotiations with potential new donors. Key requirements for this consultancy: This assignment will require exceptionally well qualified candidates who can move easily and effectively at high levels in the international donor community, and who are well versed in non-traditional and innovative methods of resource mobilization for international health and/or development. The contractor(s) should have: a successful track record of mobilizing substantial funding for international health and/or development programmes. extensive and internationally recognized expertise and experience in innovative financing mechanisms for international health and/or development. extensive contacts and impeccable standing in the international development community, including with non-traditional donors. excellent access to key decision-makers in a broad range of traditional and non-traditional donors. intimate knowledge of donor priorities, political and decision-making processes. a successful track record of dealing with high level decision-makers in government, civil society, and the business community. ability to communicate key messages to high level decision makers tactfully but forcefully and persuasively. experience in drafting and placing op-eds in respectable and widely disseminated international media. experience in developing effective advocacy materials for international health and /or development projects. experience developing effective resource mobilization strategies. ability to communicate effectively in English; other languages would be an advantage. The duration of the assignment under this RFP is for 3 months and could be extended as agreed upon by both parties, following the conditions in the initial assignment, and contingent on availability of resources. Submission of proposals: No later than 06 February 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder): The enclosed “2015HTMHIV001_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (Resource Mobilization).pdf” form completed and signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda; and The enclosed “2015HTMHIV001_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (Resource Mobilization).pdf” form completed and signed. No later than 06 February 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit (if necessary): The enclosed “2015HTMHIV001_7_RFP Questions from Bidders (Resource Mobilization).xls” form completed, if relevant. All relevant questions will be considered, answers will be compiled and communicated to all prospective bidders. No later than 20 February 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit: A covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. The Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). The enclosed “2015HTMHIV001_5_RFP Acceptance Form (Resource Mobilization).doc” form completed and signed. The enclosed “2015HTMHIV001_6_RFP Completeness Form (Resource Mobilization).doc” form completed and signed. All documents must be received by WHO at the address specified in section 4.8 “Sealing and marking of proposals” of the RFP no later than 20 February 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET). Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV001) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization ­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034 Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV001 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Refer to attached documents for additional information. Web Site: http://www.who.int/hiv Keywords: HIV AIDS, HEPATITIS, RESOURCE MOBILIZATION Documents to be attached: 2015HTMHIV001_0_RFP Advert (Resource Mobilization).pdf 2015HTMHIV001_2_RFP ToRs (Resource Mobilization).pdf 2015HTMHIV001_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (Resource Mobilization). pdf 2015HTMHIV001_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (Resource Mobilization). pdf 2015HTMHIV001_5_RFP Acceptance Form (Resource Mobilization).doc 2015HTMHIV001_6_RFP Completeness Form (Resource Mobilization).doc 2015HTMHIV001_7_RFP Questions from Bidders (Resource Mobilization).xls

Management Consulting Services: Review of administrative, business and processing functions for development of possible alternative approaches for service delivery

International Labour Organization | Published February 4, 2015  -  Deadline February 27, 2015
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Dear Madam/Sir, The International Labour Office (ILO) is seeking to engage an external consulting firm with expertise in business process analysis, modelling and re-engineering to provide services pertinent to the review of ILO’s current administrative and business processes (hereinafter referred to as “the Services”). At the initial stage of procurement process, the ILO would like to compile a list of pre-qualified suppliers with verified technical and financial capability to provide the Services. Eligible suppliers will be invited to participate in the bidding process for the proposed tender. You may submit an expression of interest by Friday 27 February 2015 (17:00 CET), provided your Company is qualified, able and willing to perform the Services described in the request. Kind regards, ILO Procurement Bureau