ORGANISATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR
Consultancy for Adaptation and roll out of Antigua and Barbuda's key population peer referral card system for outreach testing of Key Populations (MSM, SW, TG) in 5 additional OECS member states.
Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The Contracting Authority for this Consultancy is the OECS Commission.
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is implementing a multi-country Global Fund grant “Strategic Response towards HIV/TB Elimination” Project since 2015. The overall aim of the grant is the reduction of new HIV infections, eliminating TB and ensuring that key populations have equitable and sustained access to quality services. The current grant which commenced implementation in April 2019 is a continuation of the previous grant and builds on the experiences and lessons learned from the former project. The Health Unit of the OCES Commission is the principal Recipient (PR) and is responsible for managing the Multi-country Global Fund Grant for the Eastern Caribbean.
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GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Consultancy for Adaptation and roll out of Antigua and Barbuda's peer referral card system for outreach testing of Key Populations (MSM, SW, TG) in 5 additional OECS member states
Individual Consultants are invited to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants must provide information on their capability and suitability to undertake the assignment.
Consultants interested in undertaking the prescribed services are to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to include:
- Information on the Consultant’s qualifications and technical competence relevant to the assignment and experience in undertaking similar assignments, including a Curriculum Vitae.
- A concept note on the planned framework for undertaking the assignment and a breakdown of the number of days required for each task (as per Table 1).
Expressions of Interests submitted should not exceed 30 pages.
The Consultant shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of his/her Expression of Interest.
The OECS is not bound to accept any Expression of Interest and reserves the right to annul the selection process at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the Consultants.
An electronic copy of the Expressions of Interest should be submitted by 30th August 2021, addressed to:
Dr. Avion Bamodu
Programme Director, Health
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
P.O. Box 1383
At the following email address:
copied to: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
The email submissions should include the name and address of the Individual Consultant and shall be clearly marked in the subject line as “Expression of Interest – Consultancy for Adaptation and roll out of Antigua and Barbuda's peer referral card system for outreach testing of Key Populations (MSM, SW, TG) in 5 additional OECS member states.
An Individual Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualifications (CQS) Selection method as detailed in the procedures set out in the Procurement Manual of the OECS dated November 2013 revised June 2017.
The criteria to evaluate the Expressions of Interest received in relation to this assignment will include:
- Academic qualifications of the Consultant;
- Technical competence in undertaking the assignment;
- Experience in undertaking similar assignments; and
- Planned costed framework submitted for undertaking the assignment.
The Expressions of Interest will be evaluated and the Individual Consultant with the most relevant experience, qualifications and technical competence will be selected and requested to submit a fee proposal, which will be the basis for negotiations leading to a contract.
It is expected that the services will be conducted from October 2021 to December 2021, in keeping with the terms outlined in the Reporting Requirements above.