For Performance-Based Partnership Agreements to Deliver the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) under the proposed System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) - Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan

For Performance-Based Partnership Agreements to Deliver the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) under the proposed System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

For Performance-Based Partnership Agreements to Deliver the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) under the proposed System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT)

Reference Number: SEHAT/REOI/15                                                             Date: Nov 29, 2016

The MoPH of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has applied for funding from the joint support of the World Bank-IDA and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) to improve the health of the people of Afghanistan through the provision of quality health services and the promotion of healthy lifestyles in an equitable and sustainable manner.

The MoPH intends to apply part of the grant proceeds to contracts with Non-Government Organizations (the “consultant”) for the delivery of health services with the objective of improving the health and nutritional status of the people of Afghanistan by reaching the poor, women and children and under-served areas of the country.  The MOPH embarks on the procurement of consultancy services for the EPHS implementation in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan through performance-based partnership agreements (PPAs) with consultant.

The implementation period will be for 12 months (effective from 1st July 2017).

The MoPH now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above services. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

 

The shortlisting criteria are:

  1. General Qualification of the consultants along with the date of establishment and official registration document of the consultant organization (in Afghanistan, or other countries);
  2. Experience in providing the same or similar services at least for 3 years (completed projects with brief information on date, duration, location, fund amount and donor) in any country around the world;
  3. Strength of the consultant in terms of availability of human resource (please include organizational structure) and financial capacity (including major source of fund, last three years cost flow figure);
  4. Recent annual financial audit report for lead organization (to cover all the projects supported  by different donors)

A consultant will be selected in accordance to Quality & Cost Based Selection (QCBS) and with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultant by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011. EOIs will be evaluated on the quality of responses to the items listed above.

After evaluation of the EOIs, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be qualified to receive the Request for Proposals (RFP).

The attention of interested consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines:  Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (“Consultant  Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. They shall clearly indicate the nature of their association in two acceptable terminology i.e. Joint Venture or of a sub consultancy.  There must be a clearly designated Lead consultant. The information listed above, needs to be submitted for each of the individual associates.

A consultant shall not submit more than one proposal, either individually or as a joint venture partner or sub consultant. If a consultant including a joint venture partner submits or participates in more than one proposal, all such proposals shall be disqualified”.

All Consultants are free to apply for any or all of announced packages under SEHAT except those Consultants who have been already awarded or called for direct negotiation for two EPHS contracts.

The consultants who fulfill the above mentioned criteria are free to apply.

The Consultants shall submit, separate EOI for each Lot (s) for which they are interested as specified in the Table.1.

The EOI must be presented in English and must be delivered with a covering letter (signed and stamped) by the following means:

  • Those applicants who can submit the EOI in person (Hand –Delivery by their staff) are required to submit a total of six (6) copies (One original and five copies) in a sealed envelope, along with soft copy in a labeled CD-ROM. Each page of the original version should be signed and stamped.
  • Those applicants who cannot submit the EOI in person (Hand –Delivery by their staff) are required to submit their EOI, along with scanned copy of the receipt of the courier by email, and send the six hard copies (One original and five copies) in a sealed envelope by international courier.

If Consultants wish to submit EOI for more than one package, Consultants are requested to submit the EOI for each package in SEPARATE Envelopes. The consultants are required to clearly indicate the following information on the outside of the envelope:

From:

Name of the applicant:…………………………………………………………………..

Applicant detailed address:…………………………………………………………….

TO:

Ministry of Public Health

Grant & Services Contract Management Unit

Marked for the attention of: GCMU Administration

Info @gcmu-moph.gov.af

Great Masoud Square, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Subject:

Expressions of interest for the implementation of Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) in (Name of the Package which is supposed to come from the table1) under the SEHAT Project

 

The deadline for submission of the EOI is Dec 14 , 2016 at 13:00 hrs Kabul time.The EOI must be submitted before the submission deadline to the aforementioned address.

Interested Consultants may obtain further information from the contact provided below before Dec 07, 2016.

Grant and Services Contract Management Unit (GCMU)

Ministry of Public Health

Kabul, Afghanistan

E-mail: info@gcmu-moph.gov.af

 

Table 1: List of the package under SEHAT

No

Province

EOI EPHS

1

Nangarhar

EPHS-01