Procurement Notice for Providing Technical Assistance to Improve Functionality and Quality of the Health Service Provision for Fixed and Outreach Services, Kebbi and Adamawa States

Posted by Ijeoma on Thu 23rd Jan, 2014 -

Federal Ministry of Health, National Planning Commission, European Union and UNICEF launched the new EU-MNCH project which seeks to contribute to addressing the sub-optimal status of health for women and children in Adamawa and Kebbi States characterized by high maternal and childhood deaths, The goat of the project is to assist the Government of Kebbi and Adamawa in line with their State Strategic Health Development Plans (SSHDP) to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths by significantly improving the health and nutrition status of women and children under S years by ensuring an equitable and strengthened primary health care delivery system.

Procurement Notice for Providing Technical Assistance to Improve Functionality and Quality of the Health Service Provision for Fixed and Outreach Services

This institution is to work with the Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH) duster at the national level to support the NPHCDA FMOH and the Stale ministries of health, state primary health care development agencies and other partners in supporting the implementation of evidence-based interventions that will result in the scale-up of and improved access to maternal and newborn health services with a particular focus on systems strengthening, local capacity building, focused mentoring in local facilities and communities in selected northern States. The institution will work with the national level stakeholders to support the SMOH, SPHCDA and other partners in the implementation of various strategies and interventions that will strengthen capacity in the provision of sustainable and scaled-up integrated MNCH service delivery with equity and community participation.

Scope of Work:

  • Provide technical Support to undertake Desk Review of UNH4 Baseline data 2012/2012 Joint Annual Review Report (JAR) reports; MICS 3 and Primary Health Care (PHC) Reviews Reports and other recent health sector reports to determine/validate the new EU-MNCH project baselines for Adamawa and Kebbi states.
  • Provide technical assistance to collate and adapt Job Aids on Emergency Obstetric and New-born Care (EmoNC) and Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) for state level training
  • Provide technical Assistance for implementation of Basic Emergency Obstetric Care (BEmONC) and HBB for the two states (develop micro plans; facilitate TOTs, supportive supervision for the training
  • Provide technical assistance to collate and adept integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) training manual, job aids and tools and Community Based New-born Care (CBNC) Job Aids for state and LGA implementation
  • Provide technical assistance for implementation of iCCM and CBNC in 2 states (develop micro plans; facilitate TOTs Supportive Supervision for tire training).
  • Support integrated supportive Supervision linked to PHC reviews (Bottleneck Analysis) targeting focus PHC facilities and their catchment population.

Mandatory Requirement for Prequalification

  •  Institution with current presence arid work experience in Nigeria
  • The institution must have proven specialized expertise in Maternal New-born Child Health programming at both facility and community levels in Nigeria
  • The Institution must demonstrate clear understanding of the system of Governance and programming in Nigeria.
  • Supplier Profile Form (SPF) supported with the following documents must be submitted along with the proposals per the RFP (ref para below)
  • Minimum of 5 years of existence: submit legal Registration Certificate
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in provision of similar service and implementation of similar contracts: submit List and details of completed/ongoing contracts in Nigeria, including certificate of satisfactory completion of similar projects.
  • Good Financial Capacity: submit audited financial statement
  • Personnel: office organogram and CVs of senior and technical level positions.

Closing date: 5th February, 2014

Submission OF RFP

Service Providers who meet the above prequalification requirements can view and download/print the bid documents from: Queries and RFP submissions should be addressed to: on or before the closing date.
Please note:

  • UNICEF reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during solicitation process .
  • UNICEF also reserves the right to require competence with additional conditions as and when issuing the final tender document.