HEARTLAND ALLIANCE LTD/GTE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP NO.: HA LTD/GTE/KP CARE 1/NOV 19/001
PERFORMANCE DATE: JANUARY, 2019 TO SEPTEMBER, 2020
RFP SUBMISSION DEADLINE: ONE WEEK FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION (AND NOT LATER THAN 20 DECEMBER 2019)

1.0 BACKGROUND
The global rate of new HIV Infections is not declining quickly enough to reach the 2020 targets, as the disease remains a global public health problem (UNAIDS, 2019). The HIV/AIDS epidemic has exerted great social and economic impact globally, requiring substantial financial resources to combat Since the beginning Of the global epidemic about 30 years ago, 32 million deaths have occurred from AIDS related illnesses and roughly 75 million people have become infected with HIV. In 2018 alone, 5,000 new infections occurred daily, totaling 1.7 million infections in the year. Key populations contributed over 50% of these new infections (UNAIDS, 2019).

In Nigeria, there has been a sharp decline in HIV prevalence from 3.4% to 1.5% (1.9% among females, 1.1% among males) (NAIIS, 2019) and a 26% percent reduction in AIDS-related deaths, bringing the total number of persons living with HIV to 1.9 million (UNAIDS, 2019) out of an estimated population of 198 million (National Population Commission, 2018). Mirroring global trends where female sex workers (FSW), and MSM are 21 and 22 times respectively more likely to acquire HIV than adult women and men in the general population, in Nigeria. HIV prevalence among FSW (14.4%) and MSM (23%) is about 10 and 15 times respectively higher than the national prevalence (UNAIDS, 2019).

Heartland Alliance LTD/GTE have been in the forefront of service provision for key populations, leading the efforts in mitigating physiological, Psychosocial and Economic impact of HIV/AIDS, injustice and abuse experienced by vulnerable persons through the application of progressive and inclusive approach to protecting and promoting the rights of extremely vulnerable populations.

Goal
The goal is to ensure that key population in need are reached with products: those in the poorest communities through free distribution, those with slightly greater resources through partially subsidized commodities, those with greater ability to pay through commercially distributed commodities without subsidy.

Job Summary
In 2016, a condom market landscape assessment was conducted to ensure better understanding of the condom market in Nigeria including the identification of opportunities and weaknesses of the market. The result of the assessment led to the implementation of several intervention to address the identified market failures and to explore the existing opportunities. Some of the interventions were focused on strengthening the core supply and demand functions of the market. Specifically, targeted demand creation for condom and lubricants among key population groups and ensuring improved access to quality condoms in the general population. Other interventions were targeted at strengthening the support functions of the condom market including gathering of reliable market intelligence to guide decision and investments and creation of strong coordination platform led by government agencies.

A total market approach (TMA) employs a market -based approach to program strategy and investments. This approach leverages on the comparative advantages of the public, social marketing and commercial sector to support sustainable access to consistent use of application of TMA to condom and lubricants programming was introduced in Nigeria in 2017.

2.0 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Heartland Alliance LTD/GTE calls for suitable applicants to continue the implementation of TMA to condom programming in Nigeria and to provide the under-listed services for a 9-month period from January 2019 to September 2020.

A. Technical or Other Specifications/statement of Work
Vendors must submit Price Proposals for the services that meet the truncations listed below;
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(1) Support the coordination of TMA efforts through realistic approaches that ensure partners and market players are contributing to TMA strategies.
(2) Utilize currently available evidence to design and lead the roll out of condom use campaigns while leveraging social media platforms to increase consistent and correct condom use among key population groups in Nigeria.
(3) Support the optimization of free distribution of condoms and lubricants through provision of technical assistance on planning and distribution of USG-procured free condoms. This will also include support for the implementation of an effective standard operating procedure to manage condoms and lubricants in the public sector.
(4) Improve access to market intelligence for condom, HIV Self-test kits and PrEP market actors to support decisions and activities towards a sustainable condom, HIV Serf-test kits and PrEP market in Nigeria.
KEY GUIDELINES FOR THE EXECUTION OF- TERMS of REFERENCE

B. Deliverables
The vendor will complete the deliverables per the following schedule.
Terms of reference (TOR)/ Deliverable
• Improve market segmentation for a more efficient use of funds to increase health impact of key populations in three Nigerian states
• Leads the design and support implementation of strategic plan for the rollout of Total Market Approach for condoms, lubricants, PrEP and HIV Self-Test in a properly segmented key population communities in three Nigerian States of Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Lagos.
• Stimulate and document the usage of Condoms, lubricants, PrEP and HIV self-testing across Key population communities through TMA approaches
• Carry out operational research on current PrEP and HIV- self test kits Market In Nigeria
• Conduct capacity building for personnel of selected CBOs to utilize social media to reach key populations with condom and lubricant messaging, PrEP and HIV self-Testing.
• Coordination roles – to maintain stewardship of the TMA subcommittee by the national program and ensure active partner input including participants during implementation.
• Support Ongoing collection of data and monitor key market trends including, volume, sector share and trends, market entrants, brand share, pricing use, availability and access.
• Populate Donor developed TMA dashboard to support understanding of status and trend toward sustainable condom markets supporting use through presentation of key TMA indicators at country and aggregated level. Dashboard templates will be provided to the IP.
• Strengthen the supply chain management system for managing condoms and lubricants used in HIV and STI prevention by ensuring adoption and use of the recently developed standard operating procedure

C. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please include the following in your quotations:
(A) Approach and Activity Schedule
(B) Project delivery and Implementation timeline
(C) Project Budget and staffing requirement
(D) Evidence of past performance on related field

Please include the following alongside your quotations during submission;
(i) Company’s profile with verifiable address, telephone numbers, email addresses, and organization’s administrative structure where applicable
(ii) Evidence of Corporate Affairs Commission registration (CAC), i.e. Company certificate of incorporation.
(iii) Evidence of TIN, and photocopy of Tax clearance Certificate
(iv) Financial quotation must be in Naira
(v) Reference letters from at least 3 non-governmental organizations.
Submitted quotes should be valid for Ninety (90) days from the day of submission to allow adequate time for organizational approval and proper procurement assessments. All submitted proposals will be evaluated based on certain criteria; this includes, but is not limited to, cost, pricing, terms and conditions, service levels, and all other information. If your organization is awarded the contract, all information in the RFP and negotiation process is contractually binding.

D. EVALUATION CRITERIA
Only vendors which meet the requirements as stated above will be considered. Selected vendors will be based on best value/lowest price and must meet all requirements and specifications listed above,
Best value selection will he based (20%) on price, (30%) on past performance, on technical approach, and (20%) on quality.

E. PAYMENT TERMS
Proposals Submission should include payment terms

F. METHOD OF RESPONSE
Interested Program Implementers submit the Proposal in a sealed envelope quoting RFP No HA Ltd/Gte-KP Care 1/Nov 19/001 and submit to Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte Abuja Office at Block 1 Plot 9. Akunwata Ara Drive, Off Stephen Oresanya Street, Adjacent Starview Palace Hotel, Right turn after Habitat Guest House Setraco Area Gwarinpa, Abuja Please call +234 (0) 9087338160 descriptio of office location, where required.
Application should be submitted one week after the date of publication, Any proposal received after this date and time may not be accepted and shall be considered non-responsive.
Any questions or requests for clarification need to be submitted in writing to these emails: pumoh@heartandalliance.org and ianoruo@heartlandalliance.org on or before December 20, Nigeria of 2pm 2019.

G. CONTRACTING MECHANISM
A subaward agreement/contract will be issued in Nigerian Naira (NGN). In the event quantity or delivery terms need to be shifted during the time-period between the signing of the Subward with the selected vendor and delivery. Heartland Alliance will modify the contract.

H. EVALUATION AND AWARD
Heartland Alliance will review responses received and wilt select a vendor approximately Two-Weeks after the submission deadline

3.0 FALSE STATEMENTS IN OFFER
Implementers must provide full, accurate, and complete information as required by this solicitation and its attachments.

4.0 CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Implementers must provide disclosure of any past, present, or future relationships with any parties associated with the issuance, review, or management of this solicitation and anticipated award. Failure to provide full and open disclosure may result in Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte having to re-evaluate selection of a potential implementer.

5.0 DISCLAIMERS
(1) Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte will not compensate implementers for preparation of their response to this RFP.
(2) Issuing this RFP is not a guarantee that Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte will award an agreement. Heartland Alliance has no contractual obligations with any Implementer based upon the issuance of this RFP
(3) Heartland Affiance reserves she right to issue a subaward based on the initial evaluation of offers without discussion.
(4) Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte may choose to award a subaward for part of the activities in the RFP.
(5) Heartland Alliance may request from short-listed vendors a second or third round of written responses to a more specific and detailed scope of work that is based on a general scope of work in the original RFP.
(6) Heartland Alliance has the right to rescind an RFP or rescind an award prior to the signing of a purchase order/contract due to any unforeseen changes in the direction of Heartland Alliance’s donor, be it funding or programmatic
(7) Heartland Alliance reserves the right to waive any deviations by vendors from the requirements of this solicitation that Heartland Alliance’s opinion are considered not to be material defects requiring rejection or disqualification.

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