Train School Teachers and Front-line Health Workers on Immunization Communication through Interpersonal Communication and Counselling and Behavior Change Communication

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Public Health
Directorate of Procurement
Grants and Service Contracts Management Unit
Call for Expression of Interest (C-EOI) for National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
Assignment: Train School Teachers and Front-line Health Workers on Immunization Communication through Interpersonal Communication and Counselling and Behavior Change Communication 
Project ID: MoPH-GAVI-HSS3-05
1. Background: AfDHS (2015) findings indicate, only 64% of children age 12 – 23 months had received all basic vaccines in Afghanistan in 2015. Children are more likely to receive all basic vaccinations if their mothers have more than a secondary education (65%), than if their mothers have had only primary education (55%), or no education at all (42%). In addition, the survey identified numerous factors, mainly low awareness and low demand, which negatively affect immunization coverage that is 33% of mothers didn’t know about the immunization, while 34% of mothers and caregivers had no faith in immunization. Likewise, front line health workers have weak interpersonal communication and counselling skills and don’t relate well to the clients in immunization matters resulting in low level of satisfaction and demand. 
2. Assignment Objective:
a. The overall objective of this project is to assist in achieving and sustaining high immunization coverage through full-in the existing gaps in IPC and BCC skills of 24000 front line healthcare workers and training 14400 school teachers  focusing on routine immunization communication. 
3. SCOPE OF THE WORK: The consultant will develop learning resource packages (separately) for school teachers and front line health workers. Conduct trainings for individual categories of the target groups in at the predetermined provinces/ districts levels. The outline for developing the learning resource packages will be provided.
4. The implementation period of this assignment is 33 months.
5. Criteria for short listing: This request for expression of interest follows the Procurement Law of Afghanistan. A consultant organization will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Procurement Law of Afghanistan under Quality and Cost Base Selection (QCBS). The consultants shall provide narrative descriptions on the following (not exceeding 5 pages), excluding supplementary documents such as proves of successful implementation of the same or similar projects:
a. Organization’s experience in implementation of:
i. quality same services, 
ii. similar services in Afghanistan or in similar contexts  
b. Personnel qualifications and infrastructure
c. Financial and management capacity 
d. Any other factor which significantly show organization’s ability/capacity to successfully perform the assignment. 
e. A recent external audit report covering financial and internal control system. 
6. Please clarify the followings while submitting an EoI:
a. Full introductory information of lead Consultant its partner(s) if any and type of their partnership. 1) Lead and Sub 2) Joint Venture.
7. Eligibility requirement and documents: Interested consultants must provide following stamped and signed statements or documentary evidence to certify their eligibility:
a. Copies of bidder’s certificate of registration, certificate of incorporation, trading license, and other documents; 
b. Copies of the bidder’s tax registration, tax clearance certificate of recent year; 
c. A signed statement that the consultant is able to pay the debts and is not going bankrupt or suffer from dissolution;
d. A signed statement that the bidder does not have a conflict of interest in relation to the procurement;
e. A signed statement that the bidder is not involved in any violation in business in the last two years prior to participation in the bid;
f. A signed statement that the bidder, or any of its directors or officers is not subject to debarment pursuant to Article 50 of the Afghanistan procurement law.
RFP will be sent to the short listed consultants only.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 09:00 to 14:00 hours Kabul time during working days through:
E-mail to:  
Deadline for submitting an EOI is 11:00 AM Kabul time on 14 June 2017
Submission: Interested organizations shall submit one original and five copies of EOI in English language and one copy of the translated EOI into one of the local languages either Dari or Pashtu. Expression of interest must be with a cover sheet properly signed and stamped, placed in a sealed envelope with full name of the assignment and project ID, and submit to the bellow address:
Grants and Service Contracts Management Unit (GCMU), HSS grant section
Ministry of Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
Great Massoud Square