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Consultancy to provide technical support on HIV self-testing, key populations, and voluntary medical male (2015/HTM/HIV/017)

World Health Organization | Published November 30, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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Description: 1. INTRODUCTION The Key Populations and Innovative Prevention (KPP) Team works on a range of topics including biomedical prevention such as HIV testing services, voluntary medical male circumcision, pre exposure prophylaxis, as well as all relevant prevention and treatment for key populations. WHO defines key populations in the context of HIV and viral hepatitis as people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, men who have sex with men, sex workers and transgender people. 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT I. Purpose of this assignment The consultant will assist WHO/HIV/KPP with technical expertise on HIV self-testing, Key Populations, and voluntary medical male circumcision. II. Scope of Work The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended up to a maximum of 2 years pending on the need, funding availability and performance. The consultancy is estimated for 20 days per month. III. Specific Objectives: HIV Self-Testing and Key Populations Provide a technical review on the development of guidance and tools on HIVST. Update literature review on interventions to increase men’s access to HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa Undertake literature search of PubMed, EMBASE and WHO Global Index on interventions to increase men’s access to HIV testing services Draft table with key information extracted from studies considered eligible for inclusion in the review Draft report with key points and major themes to include in the draft new VMMC strategic action framework. Prepare a slide set on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services: HIV testing and VMMC Conduct a desk review of HIVST’s role  in VMMC programs Address how the VMMC platform educates men about HIVST by age groups Compile the results to inform the MC action framework Prepare protocol for a literature review on the adverse events for HIVST. Review and assist with the acceptability, values and preferences survey about HIVST among young people Design and pilot survey to collect the acceptability, values and preferences survey about HIVST Contact and follow-up with organizations and key contacts to collect the acceptability, values and preferences on HIVST among young people Compile the results for inclusion in the HIVST guidelines. Conduct and, where needed, update a literature search on values and preferences on HIVST among key populations Undertake literature search of PubMed, EMBASE and PopLine for studies including values and preferences on HIVST among key populations Draft table with key information extracted from studies considered eligible for inclusion in the review Full report on values and preferences on HIVST among key populations for inclusion in HIVST guidelines. Identify, select based on criteria and compile geographically representative best practice examples on HIV self-testing, with an emphasis on examples among key populations Contact and follow-up with organizations and key contacts to identify and retrieve best practice examples on HIVST among general and key populations Analyze and coordinate the selection of best practice examples. Summarize best practice examples for the guideline development group review and for inclusion in the forthcoming HIV self-testing guidelines as an Annex report. Compile the results for inclusion in the HIVST guidelines. Full report on best practice examples collected, revised and edited for inclusion in HIVST guidelines. Support HIVST guideline meeting process Write notes for the records on conference calls related to the HIVST guidelines, as well as minutes for scheduled meetings with the steering committee and guideline development group. Collect and summarize comments received from peer reviewers for the final draft of the HIV self-testing guideline. Prepare web annexes for the HIVST guidelines on (a) values and preferences, (b) policy and regulations, (c) cost, (d) linkage to care, (e) accuracy for the HIV self-testing, and (f) adverse events. Write a communication plan to launch the normative guidance on HIV self-testing. Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Prepare  the following Draft manuscript  on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services and VMMC WHO regional  and global slide set on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services: HIV testing and VMMC. IV. Timeframe & Deliverables 1) HIV Self-Testing and Key Populations Main activity:     Provide a technical review on the development of guidance and tools on HIVST. Deliverable:        Technical review conducted and report submitted Timeline:             Month 1 Main activity:     Prepare protocol for a literature review on the adverse events for HIVST. Deliverable:        Protocol for a literature review on the adverse events of HIVST. Timeline:             Month 2 Main activity:Update literature review on interventions to increase men’s access to HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa Deliverable:Literature search conducted, and draft table with key information compiled, and draft report with key points and major themes to include in the draft new VMMC strategic action framework finalized. Timeline: Month 1,2 Main activity:     Conduct and, where needed, update a literature search on values and preferences on HIVST among key populations. Deliverable:       Literature search undertaken; draft table with key information extracted from studies produced and  full report on values and preferences on HIVST among key populations for inclusion in HIVST guidelines finalized. Timeline:             Month 4 Main activity:     Review the acceptability, values and preferences on HIVST among young people  and Deliverable:       Pilot survey designed and conducted, and results for inclusion in the HIVST guidelines compiled. Timeline:             Month 5,6,7 Main activity:Conduct a desk review of HIVST’s rolein VMMC programs Deliverable: VMMC platform analyzed on how men are educated about HIVST by age groups andresults compiled into the MC action framework Timeline: Month 5,6,7 Main activity:     Identify, select and compile geographically representative best practice examples on HIV self-testing, with an emphasis on examples among key populations Deliverable 1:    Compilation of geographically representative best practice examples on HIVST Deliverable 2:    Report on HIVST case example Timeline:             Months 6, 8 Main activity:     Summarize best practice examples for the guideline development group review and for inclusion in the forthcoming HIVST guidelines as an Annex report. Deliverable:       Result compiled and full report on best practice examples Timeline:             Month 8,9 Main activity:     Prepare web annexes for the HIVST guidelines on (a) values and preferences, (b) policy and regulations, (c) cost, (d) linkage to care, (e) accuracy for the HIV self-testing, and (f) adverse events. Deliverable:        Final version of web annexes for HIVST guidelines Timeline:             Month 10 Main activity:     Prepare a slide set on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services: HIV testing and VMMC Deliverable:        Slide set on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services Timeline:             Month 11 Main activity: Support HIVST guideline meeting process Deliverable: Notes for the records on conference calls related to the HIVST guidelines, Minutes for scheduled meetings with the steering committee and guideline development group, and summarized peer review comments. Timeline: Months 4, 8, 10 Main activity:     Write a communication plan to launch the normative guidance on HIV self-testing. Deliverable:        Final communication plan Timeline:             Month 12 2) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Main activity:     (a) Update literature review on interventions to increase men’s access to HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa and (b) Prepare a manuscript  on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services: HIV testing and VMMC. Deliverable:       Manuscript on interventions to increase men’s HIV testing and VMMC in sub-Saharan Africa Timeline:             Month 5 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT I. Education Essential: First University Degree in Medicine or the equivalent professional training Desirable: Post-graduate Degree in Public health. EXPERIENCE Essential: Five years of relevant work experience in public health, of which at least 2 years in HIV/AIDS prevention Desirable: Work experience in HIV self-testing, key populations and male circumcision would be an asset. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good analytical and presentation skills Excellent research skills Demonstrated capacity to write and communicate in English. The implementation of the consultancy may require duty travel which will be arranged separately from the consultancy contract. 4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS No later than 9 December 2015, 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): “2015HTMHIV017_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV017_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (KPP).pdf” 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, All documents must be received by WHO no later than 18 December 2015, 17:00 (CET). a)            Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. b)            Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). c)             “2015HTMHIV017_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed. d)            “2015HTMHIV017_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (KPP).pdf” 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, e)            “2015HTMHIV017_5_RFP Acceptance Form (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed. f)             “2015HTMHIV017_6_RFP Completeness Form (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed. Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV017) Mailing address for submission of proposal: Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization HQ/HIV-TAC Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/017 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

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

EXTENSION OF ORIGINAL RFP 2015/HTM/HIV/019 Consultant to support the development of a Global Action Plan for HIV Drug Resistance

World Health Organization | Published January 20, 2016  -  Deadline January 22, 2016
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The WHO programme on HIV 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. A new Global Health Strategy 2016-21 is under Development. 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 provides technical and strategic leadership in key technical areas, and leverages the capacity of other HQ departments to contribute to the broader HIV programme.

                                     

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

 

Main Tasks:

1.  Update, in collaboration with the Medical Officer of HIV Drug Resistance, a detailed process plan  for developing the HIVDR-GAP and Resource Mobilisation Strategy.

2. Draft regular and timely communications for the HIVDR Steering Group (SG). Support the preparation of regular meetings and/or monthly calls of the Steering Group, minute the meetings and monitor the execution of agreed action points.

3. Support internal and external communication (in collaboration  with the HIV Department information officer) on the strategies development process and ensure updated mailing lists and contact database.

4. Support the coordination and organization of the 6 external consultation meetings. This will include:

5. Support an on-line public multi-stakeholder consultation on the draft HIVDR GAP and resource mobilisation strategy by developing questionnaires  and other online and/or off-line tools for canvassing the view of different constituencies and stakeholders, and compile and analyse the survey outcome.

6. Prepare materials and schedule and conduct interviews with key informants 

7. In collaboration with the Project Manager PDI, draft terms of reference and/or outlines for contracting of appropriate technical and logistical expertise involved in the GAP development process, including (i) technical writer(s) and lay-out (ii) the experts in modelling the estimation of the cost for non-action (that is, the cost of lack of action to contain and minimize HIVDR globally), and (iii) in advocacy and communication.

8. Writing and Revision: Develop an outline and update regularly the drafts of the (i) Global Action Plan, including scale up plan for HIVDR-related activities in targeted high burden countries (10-20 countries) and (ii) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework with indicators, milestones, and division of labour, and the modelling and costing. Develop and update drafts of the  (iii) Resource Mobilization  Strategy

9. Facilitate support to the GAP publication and related products (Resource mobilisation strategy and Advocacy strategy) in terms of writing, lay-out and proof reading in English.

10. Support the launch of the HIVDR-GAP. Prepare development of background documents, slides, presentations.

11. Prepare an operational  plan for the advocacy and resource mobilization strategies based on roles assigned from all sub-groups and contributors

12. Produce final report of HIVDR-GAP and Resource Mobilisation development process, including findings of the consultation processes, discussion of issues specific to HIVDR, and recommendations for future WHO GAP/strategy development processes.

 

Key requirements for this consultancy:

 

Essential Education:

Medical degree and or advance degree in public health or Social Sciences or equivalent 

Essential Work experience:

At least  10 years of relevant working experience in international public health; of which at least four (five) years in the field of HIV and/or viral hepatitis, including in resource poor settings.

Demonstrated experience in global health policy assessment and development

Extensive experience with resource mobilisation processes and strategies

Excellent demonstrated project management experience

Experience in HIV treatment policy and programme in LMIC,

 

The work is estimated for a period of 12 months and 20 days per month. Total estimation of 240 days. The consultancy may be prolonged up to 15 months depending on performance and funding availability

 

Submission of proposals:

No later than 7 January  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):

                                             

  1.  “2015HTMHIV019_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (CI).pdf” form completed/signed.
  2. “2015HTMHIV019_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (CI).pdf” 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,

 

All documents must be received by WHO no later than 22 January 2016, 12:00 (CET).

a)            Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual.

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

c)            “2015HTMHIV019_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (CI).pdf” form completed/signed.

d)            “2015HTMHIV019_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (CI).pdf” 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,

e)            “2015HTMHIV019_5_RFP Acceptance Form (CI).pdf” form completed/signed.

f)            “2015HTMHIV019_6_RFP Completeness Form (CI).pdf” form completed/signed.

  • Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV019)
  • Mailing address for submission of proposal:

World Health Organization

­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron

HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034

Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV019

20, Avenue Appia

CH-1211 Geneva 27

Switzerland

Consultancy to support Implementation, training and capacity building for impact reviews and cascade analysis of the impact of HIV programs

World Health Organization | Published January 6, 2016  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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1. INTRODUCTION The WHO Department of HIV, located in the HIV, TB and Malaria Cluster (HTM) of the World Health Organization (WHO), 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 objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organization wide HIV effort to support Member States in the implementation of the Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV. 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 programmes. The HIV/AIDS Department is finalizing and rolling out the consolidated HIV Strategic Information (SI) guide for the health sector, containing all aspects of SI into one document, including core data to generate from routine M&E systems, surveillance activities, HIVDR and toxicity monitoring. These components have formed a global set of  10 SI indicators, 50 national and additional indicators for global, regional and country guide. The focus on impact in assessing programs requires a number of components: Establishment of clear cascades and results chains for HIV programs linked to incidence and mortality Causal analysis of impact along the results chain for program and non program factors Review of the plausibility of impact trends and the impact of program and non program factors Implications for program priorities to achieve improved impact over time Plausibility implies that evaluation outcomes as derived from epidemiological, demographic or social data, or correlation, causation or association between two or more variables, are sufficiently supported by evidence and endorsed through consultative processes that they may be considered as acceptable for their intended purpose beyond reasonable doubt. 2.DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT Purpose of this assignment: The aim of the assignment is the implementation, training and capacity building for impact reviews linked to cascade analysis, and completion of such reviews in 1-3 countries. Scope of Work: The assignment is for 5 months: mid-February  until 30th t June, 2016: 20 days per month maximum and should cover all costs in terms of consultant time, travel, meetings and report writing. The day-to-day supervision of the work will be by the Strategic Information and Planning Team at WHO, but the deliverables will be jointly signed off at each stage by WHO and the Global Fund.  The work will need also to consult with a range of other partners in HIV and health. Specific Activities: The main outputs of the work are: Develop training with WHO on impact reviews of the cascade of health services, with reference to the draft assessing the plausibility of the health impact of the responses to HIV, epi reviews, and the Consolidated Strategic Information guide.  Train a core group of consultants and manage their deployment to support countries Brief all high impact countries on approaches for reviewing and evaluating impact as part of the cascade meetings in November 2015 Implement and pilot the impact and cascade analysis reviews in 1-3 countries and report back on the findings to WHO, the Global Fund, and the national program Update the relevant WHO guidance on impact reviews and causal analysis of the cascade of health services, include as part of program and epi reviews, and provide any additional information sheets or materials as required. Outputs: In line with the main activities described above, the outputs of the present contract are detailed below. Detailed Outputs: Deliverable 1:   Implement the impact and cascade analysis reviews in 1-3 countries and deliver reports including updating relevant WHO guidance by 30 June 2016. Deliverable 2: Develop training with WHO on impact reviews and the cascade of health services, with reference to the draft assessing the plausibility of the health impact of the responses to HIV, epi reviews, and the Consolidated Strategic Information guide.  Train a core group of consultants to be completed by 30 June 2016. Timeframe & Deliverables: Del. no. Description Timeline 1 Country specific reports 30th May  2016 2 Training materials for impact reviews 30th June 2016 V.Performance monitoring: The contractual partner will work under the supervision of the Strategic Information and Planning Unit, Department of HIV/AIDS.  S/he will agree her allocation of time and effort, and progress on deliverables on a regular basis with technical officers in the above Unit. The deliverables will be jointly signed off by WHO and the Global Fund. The detailed timeframe above includes deliverables and milestones, against which performance will be monitored on a monthly basis. Location and Travel: The contractor is expected to work remotely, with regular communication with the WHO technical focal points for this work. Physical presence in Geneva may be required 2-3 times during the assignment, encompassing 1-2 weeks.  Additional travel budget may be provided for this travel if required. The Contractor shall verify that she is legally entitled to travel to the country or countries where the work is to be carried out, including Switzerland. 3.REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGMENT I.Education a)Essential:             University degree in public health, social science or other related studies. b)Desirable:            Master in Public health II.Experience a)Essential:             5 years of relevant work experience, of which at least 2 years in supporting projects related to Strategic Information guidance and tool development, and global data analysis. b)Desirable:            Familiarity with WHO’s work processes in the area of HIV. Experience in international consulting firm a plus. III.Skills and Competencies a)Good communication and presentation skills. b)Demonstrated capacity to write and communicate in English. c)Due to interaction with multiple units at various levels of WHO and its partners, the consultant is required to show excellent interpersonal skills and familiarity with WHO. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS No later than 29 January 2016, 12:00 CET, the bidder shall submit: A covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. A short proposal 3-5 pages (including, but not restricted to: technical proposal and financial bid (fee per day), and detailed CV). Email for submissions of proposal:           pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2016/HTM/HIV/002 (submission by e-mail is sufficient) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization Mrs Maryann Akpama HQ/HIV-SIP Bid Ref: 2016/HTM/HIV/002 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

Technical support in implementation of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention (2015/HTM/HIV/018)

World Health Organization | Published November 30, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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1. INTRODUCTION The Key Populations and Innovative Prevention (KPP) Team works on a range of topics including biomedical prevention such as HIV testing services, voluntary medical male circumcision, pre exposure prophylaxis, as well as all relevant prevention and treatment for key populations. WHO defines key populations in the context of HIV and viral hepatitis as people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, men who have sex with men, sex workers and transgender people. 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT I. Purpose of this assignment The KPP team seeks technical support to work on a range of issues pertaining to its work on PrEP. The consultant will provide support to the development of normative guidance, implementation tools and reports on PrEP, which will include technical assistance to WHO member States exploring how they can introduce PrEP into their own settings. The consultant will assist WHO/HIV/KPP with technical expertise on PrEP, funded under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. II. Scope of Work The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 9 months but could be extended up to a maximum of 2 years pending on the continuation of the PrEP project after September 2015, and  funding availability and performance. The extension will be done against the same terms and conditions as per RFP and a new ToR. The consultancy is estimated for 20 days per month. III. Specific Objectives: Develop WHO PrEP technical and programmatic updates, including in the area of PrEP pharmacology, and integration of PrEP in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in ten focus countries for key populations (Men who have sex with Men,  young women, and sex workers). Prepare a concept note, an agenda and develop presentations for the consultation on interchangeability of 3TC and FTC in TDF-containing formulations for PrEP Compile a report on a costing analysis for a comprehensive service package in priority low and middle income countries (10 focus countries). This will include drug and diagnostic costs, as well as other service delivery costs as e.g. human resources and monitoring and surveillance cost. Technical review and finalization of the PrEP implementation guidance Prepare a concept note, an agenda and presentations for the roll-out and dissemination of the 2015 WHO recommendations on PrEP. Provide technical support to the three of the ten focus countries (mainly South Africa, Swaziland and India) implementing or considering implementing PrEP. Support the monitoring of the WHO supported PrEP demonstration project in Mozambique including a review of the process and analysis of outcome data. Conduct a review and synthesise PrEP evidence and protocols from demonstration projects from all regions in developing an open-access global database. Conduct a review of data relating to hormonal contraception and PrEP Support the development of a  new funding proposal for PrEP Specific activities and deliverables for the duration of the contract: Main activity: Develop WHO PrEP technical and programmatic updates, including in the area of PrEP pharmacology, and integration of PrEP in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services Deliverable 1: Technical update on the interchangeability of 3TC and FTC in TDF-containing formulations for PrEP Deliverable 2: Technical update on integration of PrEp into SRH services Timeline: Months 1- 2 Main activity: Prepare a concept note, an agenda and develop presentations for the consultation on interchangeability of 3TC and FTC in TDF-containing formulations for PrEP Deliverable: Concept note, meeting agenda, and presentations Timeline: Months 2 - 3 Main activity: Compile a report on a costing analysis for a comprehensive service package in priority low and middle income countries. This will include drug and diagnostic costs, as well as other service delivery costs as e.g. programme management, human resources and monitoring and surveillance cost. Deliverable:   Costing analysis of ten countries and summary report Timeline: Months 3 -4 Main activity: Technical review and finalization of the PrEP implementation guidance Deliverable: Finalization of PrEP implementation guidance Timeline: Months 1 -5 Main activity: Prepare a concept note, an agenda and presentations for the roll-out and dissemination of the 2015 WHO recommendations on PrEP. Deliverable:  Concept note, meeting agenda,   and presentations Timeline: Months 4 -6 Main activity: Conduct a review and synthesise PrEP evidence and protocols from demonstration projects from all regions in developing an open-access global database. Deliverable: Global database of PrEP demonstration projects Timeline:  Months 4 - 9 Main activity: Provide technical support to the three focus countries (South Africa, India and Swaziland) implementing or considering implementing PrEP. Deliverable: Detailed reports on country assessment and project planning Timeline:  months 1-9 Main activity: Support to PrEP demonstration project in Mozambique, India, South Africa and Kenya Deliverable: Mission reports stating the project progress, process, outcomes and lessons learnt Timeline:  months 4-8 Main activity: Conduct a review of data relating to hormonal contraception and PrEP Deliverable: Report on hormonal contraception and PrEP data Timeline:  months 5-7 Main activity: Support the development of a  new funding proposal for PrEP Deliverable: PrEP funding proposal finalised (including tracking sheet) Timeline: month 2 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT I. Education Essential: Master University Degree in Medicine, Public health, or relevant Social Science Desirable: Advanced studies in epidemiology and research methodology EXPERIENCE Essential: Seven years of relevant work experience in public health, of which at least 5 years focus on HIV Desirable: Work experience in PrEP, Monitoring and Evaluation and/or grant management would be an asset. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good analytical and presentation skills Excellent research skills Demonstrated capacity to write and communicate in English. The implementation of the consultancy may require duty travel which will be arranged separately from the consultancy contract. 4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: No later than 9 December 2015, 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): “2015HTMHIV018_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV018_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (PrEP).pdf” 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, All documents must be received by WHO no later than 18 December 2015, 17:00 (CET). a)            Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. b)            Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). c)             “2015HTMHIV018_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. d)            “2015HTMHIV018_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (PrEP).pdf” 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, e)            “2015HTMHIV018_5_RFP Acceptance Form (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. f)             “2015HTMHIV018_6_RFP Completeness Form (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV018) Mailing address for submission of proposal: Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization HQ/HIV-TAC Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/018 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

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.

 

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

Consultancy for Technical support on Key Populations, PrEP & VMMC for HIV prevention

World Health Organization | Published July 29, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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EXTENSION OF UNGM Notice 35397 for RFP 2015/HTM/HIV/005 The WHO programme on HIV 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. A new Global Health Strategy 2016-21 is under Development. 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 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 Key Populations and Innovative Prevention (KPP) unit, within the Department of HIV, 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, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings and transgender people) as well as other groups vulnerable to HIV infection such as adolescents. It is also responsible for the department’s work on new prevention technologies, principally male circumcision, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and HIV testing and counselling. Main activity: The objective of this contract is to assist the WHO programme on HIV with technical expertise on Key Populations, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and voluntary medical male circumcision. Key requirements for this consultancy: The HIV Department now finds itself in need of support with the development of guidance, tools and reports for the Key Populations and Prevention team with regard to Key Populations, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). General Objective:  The successful bidder will be expected to provide technical expertise on Key Populations, PrEP and VMMC. Specific Objectives: 1) Key Populations -     To develop technical updates for the WHO Key Populations web pages -     Technical  review and finalization of the following implementation tools: Drug User implementation tool – DUIT Transgender implementation tool – TransIT -     To prepare the relevant documentation for the roll-out and dissemination of Key Population tools and guidance for regional and global events. -     Compile and write the technical report on key populations activities, including the report for donor agency -     To prepare the plan to pilot the key population target setting tool in 4 countries,  and related  correspondence and guidance documents, and provide technical assistance for implementation of these pilots in the four countries. 2) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis -     Update concept and detailed work plan for the PrEP Implementation Tool -     Compile photographs and interview leaders in the PrEP field for a web-based PrEP photo monograph -     Prepare the agenda and minutes of the PrEP Implementation WHO Steering Group 3) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision -     Compile, verify and analyse voluntary medical male circumcisions data for 2015, and compare the WHO reported numbers with the ones in the Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting (GARPR). Please note that the initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended up to a maximum of 2 years pending on the need, funding availability and performance. The extension will done against the same terms and conditions as per RFP and a new ToR. The consultancy is estimated for 16 days per month. Submission of proposals: No later than 07 August 2015, 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): Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). “2015HTMHIV005_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (KPP, PrEP & VMMC).pdf” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV005_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (KPP, PrEP & VMMC).pdf” 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, “2015HTMHIV005_5_RFP Acceptance Form (KPP, PrEP & VMMC).doc” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV005_6_RFP Completeness Form (KPP, PrEP & VMMC).doc” form completed/signed. All documents must be received by WHO no later than 07 August 2015, 12:00 (CET). Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV005) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization ­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034 Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV005 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Refer to attached documents for additional information.

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy for Technical support on Key Populations, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

World Health Organization | Published June 19, 2015  -  Deadline July 24, 2015
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The WHO programme on HIV 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. A new Global Health Strategy 2016-21 is under Development. 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 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 Key Populations and Innovative Prevention (KPP) unit, within the Department of HIV, 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, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings and transgender people) as well as other groups vulnerable to HIV infection such as adolescents. It is also responsible for the department’s work on new prevention technologies, principally male circumcision, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and HIV testing and counselling. Main activity: The objective of this contract is to assist the WHO programme on HIV with technical expertise on Key Populations, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and voluntary medical male circumcision. Key requirements for this consultancy: The HIV Department now finds itself in need of support with the development of guidance, tools and reports for the Key Populations and Prevention team with regard to Key Populations, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). General Objective:  The successful bidder will be expected to provide technical expertise on Key Populations, PrEP and VMMC. Specific Objectives: 1) Key Populations -     To develop technical updates for the WHO Key Populations web pages -     Technical  review and finalization of the following implementation tools: Drug User implementation tool – DUIT Transgender implementation tool – TransIT -     To prepare the relevant documentation for the roll-out and dissemination of Key Population tools and guidance for regional and global events. -     Compile and write the technical report on key populations activities, including the report for donor agency -     To prepare the plan to pilot the key population target setting tool in 4 countries,  and related  correspondence and guidance documents, and provide technical assistance for implementation of these pilots in the four countries. 2) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis -     Update concept and detailed work plan for the PrEP Implementation Tool -     Compile photographs and interview leaders in the PrEP field for a web-based PrEP photo monograph -     Prepare the agenda and minutes of the PrEP Implementation WHO Steering Group 3) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision -     Compile, verify and analyse voluntary medical male circumcisions data for 2015, and compare the WHO reported numbers with the ones in the Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting (GARPR). Please note that the initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended up to a maximum of 2 years pending on the need, funding availability and performance. The extension will done against the same terms and conditions as per RFP and a new ToR. The consultancy is estimated for 16 days per month. Submission of proposals: No later than 03 July 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): “2015HTMHIV005_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (KPP, PrEP & VMMC).pdf” 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, “2015HTMHIV005_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (KPP, PrEP & VMMC).pdf” form completed/signed. No later than 03 July 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit (if necessary): “2015HTMHIV005_7_RFP Questions from Bidders (KPP, PrEP & VMMC).xls” form completed, if relevant. All relevant questions will be considered, answers will be compiled & communicated to all prospective bidders. No later than 24 July 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit: Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). “2015HTMHIV005_5_RFP Acceptance Form (KPP, PrEP & VMMC).doc” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV005_6_RFP Completeness Form (KPP, PrEP & VMMC).doc” form completed/signed. All documents must be received by WHO no later than 24 July 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET). Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV005) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization ­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034 Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV005 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 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): Contractor to support the HIV Health Sector Monitor: 2015/HTM/HIV/003

World Health Organization | Published March 23, 2015  -  Deadline April 6, 2015
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Description: The WHO HIV Department has established a comprehensive country intelligence system which shares data on policies, strategic information and technical assistance between offices, globally, regionally and in countries.  In addition, there are various additional data sources which WHO uses, including Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting (GARPR), technical assistance reports, and the results of country epidemiologic and programme  reviews. In 2015, WHO is initiating a process to build on this country intelligence to provide options for visualization, improving the quality and completeness of data sets, and to be able to link and incorporate other data sources it uses into one place.  The aim of this is to improve data sharing and coordination within the HIV department and with regional and country offices. The system should also be used to collect data and to generate country profiles, and briefing documents. Purpose of this assignment: The main objective of this assignment is  to work is on visualization options and supporting options for analysis and use of data.  It is assumed that this will also require additional data collection through a list of policy questions. Furthermore some analysis and where needed forecasting projections should be built into the functionality. Scope of Work: The assignment is from 1 May 2015 to 31 October  2015 and the contractor will work under the supervision of the SIP Information Officer. The contractor will consult with the technical team in the design, structure and final form of the visualization and proof of concept of options for country intelligence.  This will involve close consultation with the existing country intelligence, sources of technical support to countries, and strategic information data, including GARPR. The goal will be to provide a country intelligence visualization portal (drawing on the existing country data intelligence system) to cover basic strategic information by region and country, technical assistance provided, key issues and documents that support this.  In a few countries, further detail on technical assistance documents and outcomes, including epidemiologic -reviews should be provided, and sub national data. Specific Activities: A country intelligence and visualization portal that will include the following features: Interactive visual maps and charts of key strategic information, technical assistance and country documents Drill down from national to sub-national and district in a selected, small number of countries Visualization of separate detailed views by country for strategic information, key documents, key issues and technical support Some predefined analytical features, for example projections and benchmarking comparisons to regional figures A system for  collecting data, generating  country profiles and briefing documents Downloading features in various formats (Word, PDF, PNG, Excel, CSV) The contractual partner will work under the supervision of the Information Officer within the SIP unit of the Department of HIV/AIDS. A detailed timeframe includes deliverables and milestones, against which performance will be monitored on a monthly basis. The contractual partner will be requested to work off-site. Interactions will only be through electronic and telecom media (email, audio conferencing, Webex), and  no travel shall be considered for this contract. Requirements for the assignment: Education: Educational background: University degree in Computer science, programming or equivalent. Experience: Professional experience: 6 to 8 years. Skills and Competencies: The contractor should have proven experience in the development of data visualization applications and use of third-party tools for generating maps, graphs and charts. Previous work experience with WHO or other international institutions in the field of web application design and development. Submission of proposals: No later than 06 April 2015, 17:00 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, CV). Email for submissions of proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV003) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization Mrs Maryann Akpama HQ/HIV-SIP, D45031 Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV003 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Refer to attached document for additional information.

Support Programme for the Enhancement of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) Phase 2

Direction du développement et de la coopération DDC Coopération régionales/Division Afrique de l’Ouest DAO Bureau de la Coopération Suisse au Burkina Faso | Published November 12, 2015  -  Deadline December 23, 2015
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Detailed planning of the program with the development of a project document (ProDoc). It s'git to: - Establish a team to the planning phase, - Develop a strategy and detailed implementation methodologies, indicating why the strategic and methodological choices, what they are, how to proceed and who is going to do, - Develop an action plan outlining the activities to be undertaken, timetable (including the development of a timeline to measure progress) and born-sary resources - Formulate strategy, methodologies and tools to put in place for monitoring and evaluating the program and developing a plan for monitoring and detailed evaluation - Validate the strategy and action plan with a sample of stakeholders - Write Detailed planning document incorporating all the elements mentioned in the points above to introduce the SDC on time, the implementation of the program. This is to establish a management team responsible for the implementation and monitoring of phase 2 of the NWFP program. The roles and responsibilities of the agent in relation to the management of the program are: - To establish and manage a team responsible for the implementation and monitoring of phase 2 of the NWFP program. - Coordinate and supervise the implementation of program activities; -Formuler Of annual action plans and technical and financial reporting to the SDC; -Manage Program funds, including costs of program activities and costs of implementation (own team representative); - Supporting processes and investments made by the organizations of beneficiaries; -Capitaliser Experiences and facilitating mutual learning.

Request for Proposal (RFP): Contractor to support the HIV costing of strategies, 2015/HTM/HIV/004

World Health Organization | Published May 18, 2015  -  Deadline May 29, 2015
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INTRODUCTION The HIV department in WHO is preparing strategies for HIV, Hepatitis and STIs with a series of consultations, which will prepare these strategies for approval by the World Health Assembly in 2016.  The three strategies are separate but it is important there are strong synergies between them, and to the wider work of WHO and UNAIDS. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT Purpose of this assignment The main objective of this assignment is to present the costing of the components of these strategies, which will accompany the goals, targets and actions.  Where possible a consistent framework should be used, and it is essential the costing is based on commonly agreed costing assumptions aligned with partners.  The three strategy draft strategy documents are available from the WHO HIV department web site. Scope of Work The assignment is from 08 June 2015 to 31 January 2016 and the contractor will work under the supervision of Coordinator, Strategic Information and Planning Unit, Department of HIV/AIDS. The contractor will consult with the technical Strategic Information and Planning, and Strategy, teams in the design, structure and final form of the costing work and key assumptions, and adapt this to the consultation process. Outputs The outputs of the present contract are detailed below. Provision of a full costing document of the goals, targets and actions in the three strategies.  This should include the common assumptions and framework used, the key data, and the costing findings. The report should cover the following key areas: Introduction Summary of strategy process, of costing of other strategies including WHO, UNAIDS and partner programs and the frameworks used Key findings of the costing, the major breakdowns and findings for the period 2016-21 Major uncertainties and factors in the costing Summary of key assumptions in the costing Burden of infections, prevalence, mortality, co-infections Cost frameworks used and relation to partner costing Cost assumptions by intervention, key population, region Cross cutting costing components: health systems, community components, data systems Costing of key components of the strategy By intervention area, region, population By goal, target, objective and action For the health sector, other sectors, and partners Including of innovations and efficiencies over time Major uncertainties and assumptions in the costing Where feasible returns on the strategies: in financial (including health financing and catastrophic health expenditures) and lives saved (morbidity and mortality) Development of simple tools to assess the impact and costing of the cascade of services needed to deliver on these strategies, and achieve targets such as 90, 90, 90. Key findings of the costing Analysis of the cost components and distribution of costs Cost per objective, target, and action Costs over time and returns The role of innovations and efficiencies over time What are the major drivers and programmatic issues Simple costing approaches and models to support countries cascade of services Annexes Cost tables by time, intervention, strategy component Breakdown by region and partner Full tables of assumptions and worksheets Technical description of the costing model Provision of costing sections for each of the three strategies.  This should include Clear summary of the costing findings and assumptions targeted at policy dialogue Background text and tables of the costing Figures and Tables which can strongly communicate the findings in the strategy Additional slides and materials to consult on and communicate strongly the costing of the strategies, and incorporation of feedback from partners and those involved in the strategy consultation.  This includes participating in WHO meetings on strategy and country strategic information and services cascades, and provision of technical support to these meetings, including presentations and any analytical tools. Background analysis, modelling and consultation with partners and WHO.  It is understood that the amount of work will vary by disease, for example HIV can draw strongly on the work of UNAIDS, Hepatitis will require a greater investment of time in primary data and analysis.  The group should establish and or use basic reference groups to support technical buy in to the work.  The HIV component should be based on UNAIDS costing, the hepatitis should be based on the global investment case included in the draft strategy, and STI based on the WHO program and data. Technical support for global and country meetings may be requested for the strategy, for cascade meetings where country data is presented, and with partners. Timeframe & Deliverables Del. no. Description Timeline Initial report with methods, data to be used, and assumptions 20 June 2015 2. Costing sections for the three strategies, for consultation 15 August 2015 3. Slides and materials to consult and communicate the costing work 01 September 2015 4. Final technical document with feedback from consultations and partners 31 January 2016 Performance monitoring The contractual partner will work under the supervision of Coordinator, Strategic Information and Planning Unit, Department of HIV/AIDS. The detailed timeframe above includes deliverables and milestones, against which performance will be monitored on a monthly basis. Location and Travel The contractual partner will be requested to work off-site. Interactions will be mostly through electronic and telecom media (email, audio conferencing, Webex). Any duty travel related to this contract will be organized separately, following the WHO Rules and Regulations on duty travel. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT Education Educational background: University degree in a medical field or its equivalent. Experience Professional experience: 6 to 8 years. Skills and Competencies The work will require experience with HIV, hepatitis and STI costing and epidemiology, relevant modeling and access to partner modeling consortiums, and the demonstrated ability to link costing to goals, targets, actions and impact. Previous work experience with WHO or other international institutions in the field of HIV and Hepatitis would be an asset. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS No later than 29 May 2015, 12:00 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, CV). Email for submissions of proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015/HTM/HIV/004) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization Mrs Maryann Akpama HQ/HIV-SIP, D45031 Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/004 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

Territorial water governance in the Gulf of Fonseca Region. The overall objective / impact of the program is to contribuite to the development of a system of integral and inclusive territorial water governace in the region of the Gulf of Fonseca

Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación COSUDE / División América Latina y el Caribe / Oficina de Cooperación Suiza en Honduras | Published June 15, 2016  -  Deadline August 8, 2016
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The territorial water governance program in the region of the Gulf of Fonseca (PGHT-RGF) contributes to create spaces for dialogue and peaceful conflict management through water issues in a context of widespread fragility and conflict. The emphasis is on governance and the functioning of the institutional framework for a comprehensive and sustainable management of water resources in the Gulf of Fonseca of the Republic of Honduras. The program complements the initiative of the public sector in the region with the reactivation of the Council of Regional Development and the proper functioning of the Round Tables of Food Security, Climate Change Risk Management and Local Economic Development, within the framework of the Plan of the Nation (2010-2022).
The program measures aim to strengthen the National Plan for Water and Sanitation in Honduras 2014-2018. In addition, the program is supported by the pertinent legal frame-work: the General Water Law, the Framework Law Drinking Water and Sanitation, the Mu-nicipal Law, the Land Use Law and the Law of Forests, Protected Areas and Wildlife. The program is complementary with other programs of the SDC portfolio in the southern re-gion of Honduras, such as: “Nuestra Cuenca Goascorán” and “SurCompite”. The pro-gram is aligned with national and regional policies and plans, with potential strategic alli-ances with other development partners and with the Global Water Program.

The general objective of the program is to contribute to the development of a system of integral and inclusive territorial water governance in the region of the Gulf of Fonseca, ensuring the availability of water in a sustainable and equitable manner. To achieve this objective, the following two outcomes are foreseen:
• The five watershed councils in the Gulf of Fonseca reach agreement and make deci-sions about integral management of water resources, linked with national policies.
• Within the framework of the watershed councils, the local governments in the region of the Gulf of Fonseca lead the process of water management, strategic investments, and the application of best practices for conservation, use and sustainability.

The intervention strategy of the program seeks to impact on 800,000 inhabitants in 45 municipalities located in the five watersheds of the Gulf Region. At the meso level the program will lead to the establishment of a territorial water governance system in the Gulf of Fonseca region, provoking strategic policy changes and ensuring fulfilment of the law. The work at the meso level will be linked with policy work national and implementa-tion at local-municipal level. At this level, the program will strength the territorial institu-tional structures represented by the watershed and sub-watershed councils, so they as-sume leadership and press for application of the General Water Law.

The program promotes strategic water investments that help bring together public and private stakeholders in the region. It also integrates the public investment cycle, the management of municipal investment in watershed development plans. It is also essential to involve the private sector for co-investment and financial leverage to promote citizen and business co-responsibility in the governance of water resources.

The mandatary will be responsible for managing resources and to facilitate the imple-mentation of the program in its first phase for the period 2017-2020, which amount is CHF 7.7 Mio (includes funds for project and service costs). This responsibility shall be coordi-nated with the different stakeholders and SDC. Driving the program and facilitation pro-cess will create greater awareness among the population, promoting consensus and partnerships between authorities and the involved stakeholders. The program provides for three stages of implementation during the period 2017-2027 (12 years).

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy to support the Consolidated Strategic Information Guide and the EMTCT Validation process: 2015/HTM/HIV/002

World Health Organization | Published March 3, 2015  -  Deadline March 13, 2015
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The HIV/AIDS Department of WHO is finalizing and rolling out the consolidated HIV Strategic Information (SI) guide for the health sector, containing all aspects of SI into one document, including core data to generate from routine M&E systems, surveillance activities, HIVDR and toxicity monitoring. These components have formed a global set of  10 SI indicators, 50 national and additional indicators for global, regional and country guide. Information needs along the cascade of HIV care were reviewed, and new international guidance has been developed, especially in the area of monitoring linkages from diagnosis to HIV care, monitoring implications of the shift to B+/B under different service delivery scenarios, emphasis on retention and adherence, and monitoring impact. Generic tools (registers, monthly reporting forms, etc.) will also be updated, and the most efficient way to collect this information (e.g. some data may only need to be extracted and reported once a year to the national level, but in a routine annual reporting form; some data may be best collected through a survey of representative number of facilities) will also be reviewed. Once the consolidated HIV Strategic Information guide is published, it will be disseminated with specific regional and country support for implementation. Standard materials and PPTs would facilitate the dissemination of the consolidated M&E guide as well as other M&E related documents. In addition, the SIP unit (Strategic Information and Planning unit) of the Department of HIV of WHO is also responsible for setting up the structure and processes for EMTCT validation.  This consultancy will also support EMTCT validation activities, including support for PMTCT and other data management related to the SI guide. Purpose of this assignment: The main objective of this consultancy is to provide support to roll out the Consolidated Strategic Information Guide and the EMTCT Validation process, as well as to provide data management support. Scope of Work: The consultant will work under the guidance of the SIP Technical Officer, and under supervision of the SIP Coordinator. The assignment is for 9 months: 1 April 2015 to 31 December 2015: 20 days per month maximum (Consolidated SI Guide - 40% time allocation, 30% time allocation to the data management support including data use templates, and 20% to EMTCT Validation process, and 10% to other tasks related to meetings as  requested by the Technical Officer). Specific Activities: Support the roll out process of the consolidated SI guide (40%). Support and maintain the data use templates development for HIV, including data management of country data available from global reporting (30%). Support the EMTCT Validation processes (20%). Support other tasks and background materials for related meetings (10%). The work is estimated for a period of 9 months and for 20 days per month, starting 01 April 2015. Submission of proposals: No later than 13 March 2015, 12:00 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, CV). Email for submissions of proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV002) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization Mrs Maryann Akpama HQ/HIV-SIP, D45031 Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV002 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Refer to attached document for additional information.

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.

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

(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

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