REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI):
CONSULTANCY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A VECTOR BORNE DISEASE FOCUSED PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN IN ONE CARPHA MEMBER STATE
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), with funding from the 11th EDF Programme for the Support for Health System Strengthening for prevention and control of outbreaks of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases in the Caribbean, is seeking to engage a consultant for the implementation of a vector borne disease focused public education campaign in one CARPHA member state.
Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) such as those caused by viruses and parasites which are transmitted to humans, mainly by mosquitoes, are a major threat to the health and economies of societies globally. Over 80% of the world’s population is at risk of contracting a VBD with mosquito borne diseases (MBDs) having the greatest impact. MBDs such as Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika are diseases that account for approximately 17% of the estimated global burden of infectious diseases, with approximately 700, 000 attributable deaths each year.
The epidemics of Chikungunya (2014) and Zika (2016), current outbreaks of Dengue and other mosquito-borne disease threats show the need to have robust regional health security systems, especially since many CMS depend on tourism as a major source of revenue. There is therefore a need to strengthen the public health workforce and surveillance systems and most importantly educate and empower communities in the region to detect and respond to these public health threats.
Objective of the Project:
The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows:
To contribute to the improvement of public health of the Caribbean population through a reduction in morbidity associated with Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.
If shortlisted and invited to submit a tender,
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Grounds for exclusion
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Tenderers included in the lists of EU restrictive measures (see Section 2.4. of the PRAG) at the moment of the award decision cannot be awarded the contract.
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“Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions” (“PRAG”
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CARPHA invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV’s, brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, business profile, etc.). Suitably qualified consultants will be short-listed and invited to tender for the Project through a competitive procedure.
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Expressions of interest must be delivered in English by email to the address below by 30th September, 2021 at 4.30 pm Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to:
Caribbean Public Health Agency
16-18 Jamaica Boulevard
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