REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR ENGAGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY AGENTS (TPAS) AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH NIGER STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH NIGER STATE CONTRIBUTORY HEALTH AGENCY (NiCare)
FIRST FLOOR, BLOCK A, OLD SECRETARIAT, MU’AZU MOHAMMED WAY, MINNA

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The NIGER STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, in compliance with Public Procurement Law (PPL), 2010 and prior to the roll-out of health insurance plans operated by the Niger State Contributory Health Agency, requests expression of interest for the following consultancy/non-consultancy services:

(a) Third Party Agents (TPAs)
(b) Healthcare Providers (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary)

2.0 OBJECTIVES
To leverage on the health maintenance expertise of Thirty Agents (TPAs) towards mobilization and sensitization of the informal sector residents of Niger State to key into the Niger State Contributory Health Scheme.

To offer quality healthcare services thereby increasing access coverage and ultimately ensuring Universal Health Coverage in Niger State.

3A. NEED FOR TPAs:
The Niger State Contributory Health Agency is a regulatory body hence will require the services of Third Party Agents for implementation of some of its programmes especially to the informal sector of the population.

3B. NEED FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
The Niger State Contributory Health Agency need the services of Healthcare providers as enrollees are expected to access healthcare as defined in the health benefits package of the Niger State Contributory Health Scheme

4.0

S/NWORK DESCRIPTION
1Sensitization and mobilization of informal Sector Contributory in the allotted Local Government Areas of Niger State.
2Collection of premium from contributors in informal sector and organized private sector in the allotted Local Government Areas of Niger State
3Enrolment of informal sector and organized private sector contributors in the allotted Local Government Areas of Niger State
4Verification of claims for Secondary Services (both formal and informal sectors) in the allotted Local Government Areas of Niger State
5Other works that might be agreed on.

4.2  HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

(PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND TERTIARY)

1Provision of various levels of Healthcare services as Identified in the health benefit package to enrollees of the Niger State Contributory Health Scheme (NGSCHS)
2Maintenance and reporting of various forms of data relating to NGSCHS
3Sensitization and enlightment of Niger State residents on NGSCHS
4Formulation and implement of quality improvement plans at the facility level

5.0 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

(5.1) Third Party Agents (TPA)
(i) Verifiable track record of not less than 5 years in similar programme with other Healthcare Agencies.
(ii) Clear indication of verifiable Head Office address.
(iii) Audited accounts for the past 3 years (2016,2017,2018)
(iv) Verifiable evidence of successfully managed health insurance targeted at the two extremes of socio-economic life.
(v) Evidence of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
(vi) Evidence of Registration with Public Procurement Board, Niger State.
(vii) Business Premises Registration with Niger State Ministry of Commerce, Trade & Investment
(viii) Current tax clearance of the Company for the past 3 years (2016, 2017 and 2018)
(ix) Evidence of current Accreditation by NHIS TPAs
(x) Evidence of Guarantee/Indemnity Insurance Cover.
(xi) Evidence of at least 50% indigenous members of staff to be deployed to the State office of the TPA
(xii) Brief description (not more than 3 pages) of the proposed methodology.
(xii) Availability of Internet access of ICT facilities at the operating (office(s) of the TPAs
(xvi) At least 2 operational vehicles in the state office of the TPAs

(5.2) Healthcare Providers (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary)
(i) Evidence of Registration as a Healthcare Provider with the Niger State Ministry of Health
(ii) Evidence of availability of all cadres of Health staff appropriate for the level of care being applied for.
(iii) Evidence of required number of medical equipment and infrastructure for the level of care applied for.
(iv) Evidence of stock of essential drugs as contained in the current Niger State Essential Drugs List.
(v) Evidence of current practicing licenses for all Health Professionals engaged by the Healthcare Provider.
(vi) Current Tax clearance for the past 3 years (2016, 2017 and 2018). (for private practices)
(vii) Evidence of capacity to adopt modern electronic medical record system.
(viii) Evidence of dedicated bank account for the scheme registered in the name of the facility

6.0 COLLECTION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORMS
Interested Third Party Agents can obtain the form from the NiCare office after payment of non-refundable processing fee of Fifty thousand naira only in bank draft (N50,000.00) made in favour of Niger State Contributory Health Agency.
Interested Healthcare Providers can obtain application forms from Nicare Office after payment of non-refundable processing fee of
(i) Fifteen thousand naira only (N 15,000.00) for primary Healthcare Provider, and
(ii) Fifteen thousand naira only (N 15,000.00) for each department being applied for Secondary and Tertiary Healthcare Providers.
To be paid in bank draft drawn in favour of Niger State Contributory Health Agency

7.0 DURATION OF THE ENGAGEMENT
The engagement is proposed for a period of 2 years but however renewable on satisfactory performance by engaged TPAs and Providers.

8.0 SUBMISSION OF FORMS
The requested information and any supporting documents should be submitted in 1 original and 4 photocopies labeled appropriately, stamped, sealed and delivered to:

The Office of the Executive Secretary,
Niger State Contributory Health Agency,
First Floor, Block A,
Old Secretariat,
Mu’azu Mohammed Way, Minna, Niger State

Expression of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address above in person between Monday 1 July and Monday 17 July 2019

For Further Enquiries
Call us on: 07067313557 and 08051069658
Email on ngchs18@gmail.com and ngcha@yahoo.com

DISCLAIMER
This Publication and the ensuring qualification process neither create any commitment by the Niger State Government/NiCare nor establish any legal relationship with responders.

All cost incurred as a result of expression of interest to this advert and any subsequent request for information shall be on the TPA/Service Provider’s account.’

Niger State Government/NiCare reserves absolute right to either accept or reject any document and it shall not be required to assign a reason for refusal to invite any applicant or enter into any correspondence concerning the selection of ant TPA/Service Provider.

SIGNED
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
NIGER STATE CONTRIBUTORY HEALTH AGENCY (NICARE)

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