Internal Procurement
17 August 2021

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Technical Support and Maintenance for the DHIS2 platform. DEADLINE: SEPT 21st, 2021




COUNTRY – Trinidad and Tobago

OECS Regional Health Project

Loan No. IDA-D5120

Project No.: P168539


Assignment Title:       Technical Support and Maintenance for the DHIS2 platform


Reference No. TT-CARPHA-224888-CS-INDV


The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the OECS Regional Health Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.


The consulting services (“the Services”) is to ensure that the proper elements and commitments are in place to provide consistent DHIS2 service, maintenance of the platform and to provide support and services delivery to the CARPHA IT Manager CARPHA Information Technology Services (ITS) Team. This Consultancy is expected to commence in 2021 for a total period of about nine (9) months.


The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment is attached to this request for expressions of interest. (See Annex A)


The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) now invites eligible consulting individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria is as follows:


Qualification Requirements for the Key Expert

Academic Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or Software Engineering or equivalent from an accredited University.


Specific Experience        

  • Knowledge of the DHIS2 application
  • Knowledge of Ubuntu Server Management
  • Knowledge of Containerisation using LINUX Container Hypervisor (LXD)
  • Knowledge of Logical Volume Management (LVM) LINUX
  • Knowledge of the PostgreSQL database management



General Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working with DHIS2 (uploading, testing, and supporting content in multiple formats) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent organizational, project management, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.



  • Excellent knowledge of English – written and spoken


IT Skills

  • Broad knowledge of Moodle LMS industry language, standards, and ability to communicate with CARPHA ITS and vendors regarding interfaces, system requirements and problem solving.


Other requirements

  • A sound understanding of setting up registries or repositories and electronic surveillance systems
  • Experience working with Caribbean countries will be an asset
  • The Consultant must be independent and free from conflicts of interests with respect to the assignment of responsibilities. 


The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.  In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment (i.e., 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations)


A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection Method set out in the Procurement Regulations.


Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8:00am to 4:00pm Mondays to Fridays. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by e-mail by September 3rd, 2021.  


Caribbean Public Health Agency

Kern Cassell – Procurement Officer

16-18 Jamaica Boulevard, Federation Park

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Tel: 1-868-622-4261

Fax: 1-868-622-2792

E-mail: casselke@carpha.org


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