Requests for Expression of Interests for Consultant Services

Posted by Chinyere on Thu 21st Feb, 2013 -

Ida Credit No.: P102119
This is an advertisement for interested Civil Society Organization (CSOs) including Non Governmental Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Private Sector Organization and Umbrella Organizations to provide HIV/AIDS Related Services.

Issuance Date: 2lst-Februarv, 2013

The Nasarawa State AIDS Control (NASACA) has received financing from World Bank towards the cost of the Second HIV/AIDS Programme Development Project (HPDP2) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for Consultant Services.

1. Assignment Description and Services Requested (Scope of Work)

This is a call for Expression of Interest from qualified and reputable Organizations ( Civil Society Organizations( CSOs) including Non Governmental Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Private Sector Organizations and Umbrella Organizations) to provide support to Nasarawa State AIDS Control Agency in implementing the HIV/AIDS Fund (HAF). The main attention is on prevention of new HIV infections, and Care and Support and is for an initial two years period. Organizations are expected to identify and work with any or all specified target populations within the specified geographic coverage areas based on competence to deliver evidence based HIV intervention packages in line with National and International standard and best practice.

Prevention of New Infections
A. Most at risk population (MARPs). The target group are:
i. Female Sex Workers (FSW)

Geographical Areas Lafia, Karu, Nasarawa, Keffi, Obi and Kokona Local Government Areas.

ii. Injecting Drug Users (IDU)
Geographical Areas: Lafia, Karu, and Keffl Local Government Areas

iii. Men having Sex with Men (MSM)
Geographical Areas: Lafia, Karu, and Keffi Local Government Areas

The intervention package for the above group:

Health Communication, Peer Education including community outreach.
Condom and Lubricant Programming
STI Control & Treatment
Harm reduction intervention for IDUs
Structural intervention to address policy-Socio cultural issues

B. Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. The target population
are: pregnant women, traditional Birth Attendance (TBA), health care providers, traditional and Religious Leaders in the following LGAS (Lafia, Doma, Awe, Obi, Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga, Wamba, Kokona, Keffi, Nasarawa, Toto, Karu and Keana.) in Nasarawa State

The intervention package for the above group:
Educating, sensitizing, creating awareness and mobilizing communities on
PMTCT services and also linking them up with the PMTCT Sites across selected
LGAs Interpersonal Communication and Peer outreach will be used

C. Other Vulnerable Groups: The target population are:
v. Uniform Service Personnel (USP) & Prisoners

GeOgraphical Areas: Lafia, Doma, Awe, Obi, Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga, Wamba, Kokona, Keffi, Nasarawa, Toto, Karu and Keana.

vi. Transport Workers (TW) in the following locations Lafia, Doma, Awe, Obi, Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga, Wamba, Kokona, Keffi, Nasarawa, Toto, Karu and Keana. LGAs.

The Intervention package for the above group, v and vi:
Peer Education Plus, Peer outreach and education for HIV Prevention, Condom promotion and distribution, HIV Counseling and Testing (Ha); HIV treatment referral; STI Treatment Services (referral or direct provision) and Interpersonal Communication (IPC).

viii. Prevention interventions for people with HIV/AIDS in the following LGAs of the State. (Lafia, Doma, Awe, Obi, Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga, Wamba, Kokona, Keffi, Nasarawa, Toto, Karu and Keana.)

The intervention package for group viii:
Health Communication, Peer Education.
Condom and Lubricant Programming
Treatment of STI /HIV.
Gender issues
Reduction of stigma & discrimination.
Income generating activities dialogue and Advocacy

Care and Support:
Attention will also be focused on Care and Support to help reduce stigma and improve the livelihood of the Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) in alt the 13 LGAs

The intervention package for above group:

Provision of Psycho social support through (school fees and materials) Vocational Skills acquisition and empowerment of care givers

2.) Duration

The assignment is for two years.

3.) Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible an NGO, Umbrella CSOs, FBOs, Professional Association/Unions, Community Based Organization (CBOs) should be currently working in Nasarawa State. Such Organization(s) should have been in existence for at least (3) years and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission for at least one (1) year. For those, who are registered at the state level they should have been in existence for three (3) years and must have been registered for at least two (2) years.

Interested organizations must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services effectively. These include:
  • Detailed organization profile containing areas of expertise, experience in implementing similar projects, logistic and infrastructure capacity to deliver the intended results with minimum of at least three (3) years experience. This information should include background with profile and area of expertise, description of similar assignments with verifiable letters from supporting organization/donor, spelt out professional capacity of staff as well- as appropriate resources to carryout the assignment
  • The activities shall also be implemented in at least two (2) LGAs spread across at least two senatorial districts
  • Legal requirement: Provide evidence of Organization registration certificate(s) & other relevant documents.
  • The organization must be among those mapped by NASACA in the last mapping exercise.

4.) General Terms and Conditions

Organization will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition). Expression of Interest must be in English Language only and submitted in two (2) copies ( one original and one photocopy) in a sealed envelop in the tender box provided at NASACA office at the Address below on or before (three weeks from the date of Advertisement). Only organization shortlisted for the next stage would be contacted and required to send a detailed proposal based on he request for proposal (RFP) that would be issued to them.

Closing Date
Interested Organization may obtain further information in the same address from 9:00am to 4:00pm local time Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) EOI must be delivered to the same address on or before 22nd April, 2013

5.) Sealing and Marking of Bids

The respondents shall place the original and one photocopy of their Expression of Interest in a sealed outer envelope containing two sealed envelopes one marked “Original and one marked copy” addressed to the Project Manager, Attention Community Mobilization Officer HPDP, former Lafia Hotel, Along Shendam Road, Lafia.

Respondent address must be stated very clear on the reverse side of the outer envelope please.

6.) Contact information
The Executive Director,
Nasarawa State AIDS Control Agency (NASACA)
Attn: Project Manager
Former Lafia Hotel Premises,
Shendam Road, Lafia,
Nasarawa State.
Phone: 08033559058, 08033935891, 07065901531