Procurement Announcement; Call for Expression of Interest (C-EOI) for Comprehensive EPI Coverage Survey 2021

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Directorate of Procurement

Grants and Service Contracts Management Unit

 

Call for Expression of Interest (C-EOI) for

Comprehensive EPI Coverage Survey 2021

National Competitive Bidding (NCB)

Re-Announcement

Assignment Name: Comprehensive EPI Coverage Survey 2021

Project ID: MOPH-GAVI-HSS3-15 

Grant ID: 1619-AFG-10a-Y

Date: 20 October 2020

The Ministry of Public Health received a grant/ fund from the GAVI under the HSS3 grants and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this fund to implement “Comprehensive EPI Coverage Survey 2021”.

  1. Objectives of Assignment:

This survey aims to estimate the level of immunization coverage and associated factors among children of 11-23 months and mothers of children aged 0-11 months, in the national and sub-national level.

  1. Scope of the Services

The scope of the services is to conduct a household survey using the latest WHO World Health Organization Vaccination Coverage Cluster Surveys  (Reference Manual)[1], to estimate the routine EPI coverage rates, fully immunized children, and factors associated with coverage (including socio economic factors) at national and sub-national levels. Additionally, the survey will assess the quality of EPI services in 34 provinces.

The implementation period of this assignment is 8 months.

  1. 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 similar projects:
    1. General qualification of the consultant/ firms in terms of:
      1. The Consultant should be registered legal entity. The consultant should provide a copy of bidder’s license, certificate of incorporation, trading license, and other documents with its EOI.
      2. Organizational chart (Organogram)
    2. The consultant shall provide proven experiences of having executed at least [1] contract of similar nature during the last [5] years.  The consultants are required to provide copy of the contract and its report with their EOI.
    3. The consultant should provide a copy of similar project contract.

Note: Similar projects are defined such as: the AHS, EPI coverage survey, MICS, Nutrition survey, AMS DHS, NRVA and any other health related survey conducted in Afghanistan.

    1. Annual turnover of 41000000 Afghani in any year of the last 5 years of any project.
      1. For the annual turnover: financial report , balance sheet audited or prepared by independent external auditor or any other credible financial documents that shows claimed transactions has taken place.
    2. The consultant is not black-listed by the Government of Afghanistan.
    3. Copies of the bidder’s tax registration, tax clearance certificate of recent year (1398); In case tax for the year 1398 is under process in MOF, the organizations must provide an official letter from MOF indicating the tax payment is under process.

The Consultant should explain the exact role played by the Consultant in the assignment if the assignment was carried out in association with other firms as JV or in sub-consultancy, for carrying out the assignment. In case of JV the amount of annual turnover for lead should be at least 40% and for partner should be at least 25% but the total of both should be 100%.

    1. Eligibility criteria:

Eligibility requirement and documents: Interested consultants must provide the following stamped and signed statements or documentary evidence to certify their eligibility: Consultants found eligible will be evaluated based on the short listing criteria (above):  

      1. A signed statement that the consultant is able to pay the debts and is not going bankrupt or suffer from dissolution;
      2.  A signed statement that the bidder does not have a conflict of interest in relation to the procurement;
      3.  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;
      4.  A signed statement that the bidder, or any of its directors or officers is not subject to debarment pursuant to Article 49 of the Afghanistan procurement law.
      5.  Declaration by the Consultant that the information furnished in EoI is correct and for any misrepresentation detected at any stage of selection process or during execution of the resultant contract if successful, the Consultant to be taken up under the Laws of Afghanistan.
  1. Requirements for Consultants participating as Joint Venture, Consortium or Association:
    1. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associate with other firms, they are advised to:
      1. Clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of their association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.

Deadline for submitting an EOI is 02 November 2020, 11:00 AM Kabul time.

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 along with the soft copy of EOI in a flash memory.

Note: No electronic submission is acceptable.

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

Contact: 

+93 778 260 318

 

 

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