This assignment seeks to engage the services of an entity with expertise and experience in social mobilization and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material development, production and placement. The services are required to support strengthening of the institutional capacity of the Local Government and Rural Development Department (LG&RD) FATA to generate awareness and demand for birth registration in Bara, Khyber Agency. The deliverables (as outlined in the following section) will complement a birth registration initiative being undertaken by the (LG&RD) FATA with the technical and financial assistance of UNICEF. The assignment has three parts:
- Identification and Mapping of potential facilitators, prevailing social norms, all vulnerable children, and alternative care institutions in Bara Khyber Agency.
- Design/development of training and IEC material, its printing/production and placement.
- Engagement with local communities and stakeholders for the effective promotion of the right of the child to a legal identity through birth registration.
Each part has a time bound deliverable with an indicative cost share to be disbursed on successful completion of same to the satisfaction of the LG&RD FATA and UNICEF’s technical team.
Invitation for Bids – Rebidding 1. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (the Borrower) has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the cost of Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4 and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the contract named below. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries of the ADB. 2. The Quetta Electric Supply Company, QESCO (“the Purchaser”) now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Procurement of ACSR Lynx Conductor, Earth wire, AAC Hawthorn conductor, Copper Conductor, Power & Control Cable (Lot-I) and Grid Station Hardware (Lot-II) (the “Goods”). 3. National Competitive Bidding (NCB) will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single-Stage: One-Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries of the ADB. 4. Only eligible Bidders with the following key qualifications should participate in this bidding: a) The bidder must have demonstrated at least two (02) numbers of contracts successfully completed as main supplier within the last five (05) years. The value of each contract shall at least equal to 80% of the value of contract for which the bid is submitted and equipment shall have the same or higher rating capacity. In case of JV, at least one partner should fulfill the said contractual experience pertaining to the individual’s obligation(s) in respect of manufacturing as per JV Agreement between the parties (JV Agreement shall be provided with the bid). b) The bidder must have at least five (5) years manufacturing or supplying experience of similar equipment with the same or higher rating and capacity. The equipment manufactured or supplied by the bidder, with the same or higher rating and capacity, must have three (03) years of successful continuous operational experience for at least 80% of the quantities to be procured under this tender, as on bid opening date. In case of JV, at least any one partner should fulfill the above mentioned experience pertaining Date: 24 February 2017 Loan No. and Title: 3096-PAK: Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4 Contract No. and Title: ADB-QESCO-4(S)-2017-Rebid(NCB) Procurement of ACSR Lynx Conductor, Earth wire, AAC Hawthorn conductor, Copper Conductor, Power & Control Cable (Lot-I) and Grid Station Hardware (Lot-II) Deadline for Submission of Bids: 4 April 2017; 11:00 am (local time) to the individual obligation(s) in respect of manufacturing or supplying as per JV agreement between the parties (Draft JV agreement shall be provided with the bid). c) The bidder or all partners combined in case of JV has to have an average Annual Turnover in the last 3 years equal to or more than PKR142.0 million for Lot I and PKR12.0 million for Lot II. d) The bidder should have sound financial status. In order to determine the same the bidder shall provide its up to date financial statements i.e. audited balance sheet), income statement, and cash flow statements for the last 3 years (three years). The difference between cash in hand and short term liabilities should be adequate enough for smooth execution of this order (if placed on it) and the bidder’s net worth for the last 3 years calculated as a difference between total assets and total liabilities should be positive. In this context the bidder is required to fill in the relevant forms given in Section–IV of this tender document and submit the same with the bid. 5. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the office of the Chief Engineer (Development), Quetta Electric Supply Company, Project Management Unit, QESCO Headquarter Zarghoon Road Quetta Cantt and inspect the Bidding Document at the address given below from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm from Monday to Friday. 6. The Bidding Document, in English language may be purchased by interested Bidders from 25 February 2017 upon submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of nonrefundable fee of Rs. 5,000 or US$ 60. The method of payment will be bank draft from any scheduled Bank of Pakistan in favor of Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO). The document may be collected in person or may be sent by courier service for an additional fee of Rs. 2,000 for domestic delivery or US$ 60 for overseas delivery. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery. 7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 11:00 am on 4 April 2017. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as specified in the Bidding Document. Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders’ representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at 11:30 am on 4 April 2017. 8. The Quetta Electric Supply Company will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of Bids. Chief Engineer (Development) PMU QESCO, QESCO Headquarter, Zarghoon Road, Quetta Cantt E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0092-81-9201750, 9201467 Fax: 0092-81-9201641
Undernutrition is a serious public health problem in Pakistan and contributes toward high morbidity and mortality among children The last National Nutrition Survey (NNS) was conducted in 2011 and results showed very high prevalence of acute and chronic malnutrition (Wasting : >15 percent, Stunting: 43.7 percent and Underweight: 31.5 percent) among children under five years of age The survey also shows that almost 50 percent of women are suffering from anemia and 15 percent of women are suffering from energy /caloric deficiency
With the support of DFID, UNICEF and Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination seek Expression of Interest (EOI) from firms/organizations with relevant background, experience and capacity to conduct a large scale National Nutrition Survey The survey will be completed by July 2018, while the data collection process will be started and completed in 2017
The proposed NNS will be conducted throughout Pakistan, district level representative sample will be collected on following variables;
1) Demographic of sampled population
2) Anthropometric measurement including height, weight and age of children and women
3) Collection and analysis of blood samples for zinc, vitamin A & D, iron, calcium, serum folate, vitamin B12, and urine sample for iodine
4) Knowledge attitude and practices in reference to optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices and on micronutrients intake
5) Food intake
6) Tests for water quality (E coli) at point of use and household Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) practices
7) Status of Food security
8) Gender empowerment socio-economic aspects including education, income and other poverty markers in relation to nutrition
9) Other qualitative data collection
The applicant should share following information and submit supporting documents as hard copy;
- A letter of Expression of Interest
- Valid registration or NOC to operate in Pakistan
- Copy of No Objection Certificate from relevant ministry (applicable to government department only)
- Organization profile
- Copy of affidavit to certify that firm/organization is not blacklisted by government of Pakistan or UN agencies / and or any international body
- Experience of conducting national level/large scale surveys in the field of Health and Nutrition (web links, reports, references details)
- Laboratory profile, accreditation certificate and letter of understanding
- Bank account detail /Bank letter
- Audit reports & Annual financial statements (last three years)
- Organization policies manual and procedure (Human resources and finance
Sealed proposals subject to the conditions as per annexure will be received at this office until 14:00 hours on 06 March 2017
Proposals should ONLY be sent through courier service under sealed envelope clearly marked with the subject EOI; National Nutrition Survey 2017 Only shortlisted firms/organizations will be invited for request for proposal.
For additional information regarding this EOI please contact: Linnet Maloba Email: email@example.com c: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBJECT: EOI; National Nutrition Survey 2017
ATTENTION: BID SECTION
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