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Tools Development to guide oral and/or topical ARV- based prevention programme design decisions

28/01/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to select a suitable contractor as a consultant to develop tools to guide prevention programme design decisions on oral and/or topical ARVs, as part of a WHO and UNAIDS project entitled “ARV-based HIV prevention technologies: Setting the stage for introduction and scale up”, for an initial period of six months, with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional period of one year, if duties are performed to the level of satisfaction.

The provider is expected to exhibit technical expertise and excellent understanding of the technical basis for PrEP and the clinical and public health issues arising from its introduction. The provider should also have good experience in coordinating partnership development and consensus development processes.

The proposed period for the consultancy is for a probationary period of six months, from March to August 2014, renewable for up to an additional period of one year, if duties are performed to the level of satisfaction.

The proposed work needs to fit within the ongoing work of the WHO HIV department and with the UNAIDS Science Panel team. Over the next 18 months, it is envisaged that an average commitment of 3-5 days per week (0.6 -1.0 FTE) will be required on a flexible basis. Time spent on duty travel will be included in the days included in the contract.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-04

Closing Date: Fri, 7 March 2014

Revised Date: Wed, 19 February 2014

Reason for revision: Extension of tendering period for additional 2 weeks. Closing date changed from 21-February to 7-March 17:00hrs Geneva Time

Award Information: Contract awarded to Rosalind Coleman for USD 35,243

Expression of Interest for Photography and video production services

10/01/2014

The responsibilities of the Communications and Global Advocacy department within UNAIDS includes effectively positioning UNAIDS and our issues with key audiences, and to create, manage and share knowledge with partners and potential partners in the AIDS response.

This Expression of Interest (EOI) is published to identify individuals or organizations interested in submitting their offers to a Request for proposals exercise.

The future contract would cover multiple assignments during the contractual period, where each assignment is expected to be delivered between two to five days from the date it is requested with frequent prioritized interactions and usually a fixed deadline, defined by the nature of the task, agreed to at the beginning of each assignment.

UNAIDS has estimated a potential volume of work of about 42 two-working days assignments per annum for photography services and 29 two-day assignments each per annum for video production services during the contractual period.

Following the results of the EOI, a Request for Proposals will be published with refined terms of reference (TOR) based on feedback received in the EOI. Participation in the EOI does not guarantee been eligible for participating in the RFP nor it eliminates other potential bidders from participating in the RFP, however it allows UNAIDS to establish a contact for communicating the launch of the RFP and assess the geographic coverage of interested suppliers.

Please consult the document below for all details. UNAIDS has provided a response document published below to submit your expression of interest.

 

RFP Reference: EOI-2014-02

Closing Date: Fri, 31 January 2014

Promising approaches for HIV prevention for sero-discordant couples

10/01/2014

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder to document promising HIV prevention programs for sero-discordant couples in Sub-Sahara Africa

A consultancy is required to document promising HIV prevention programs for sero-discordant couples in Sub-Sahara African countries. The consultancy’s deliverable must show how the different countries have selected and combined different interventions for optimal prevention outcomes for discordant couples, how those interventions were managed and financed and indicate the estimated prevention reach of the program.

The deliverable of the consultancy is a draft brief of promising country programs and projects on preventing HIV among discordant couples of 30-40 pages plus annexes.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Reqeust for Proposals document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-01

Closing Date: Fri, 31 January 2014

Revised Date: Fri, 10 January 2014

Award Information: Contract awarded to The Regents of the University of California for USD 40,000

Designing, Producing, Managing and Dismantling the UNAIDS Joint Exhibition Booth

28/01/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to select a suitable contractor to carry out the task of designing, producing, managing and dismantling the Joint UNAIDS Exhibition Booth at the XXth International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25 July 2014.

The XXth International AIDS Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (MCEC) located in 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006, Melbourne. The exhibition space during the conference will be open to the public from Sunday 20 July to Thursday 24 July 2014. An estimated 18,000 delegates will visit the exhibition area over the five conference days.

UNAIDS Secretariat is responsible for coordinating the engagement of UNAIDS at the conference and seeks to commission the design, production, management and dismantling of an exhibition booth to accommodate publications, electronic media and other display materials of the eleven Cosponsoring organizations and the UNAIDS Secretariat.

A floor space of 100 square meters will be allocated for the booth. The shape of the allocated space is not yet confirmed therefore the design could be either rectangle or square. Flexibility in the design and cost are highly recommended.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-03

Closing Date: Mon, 10 March 2014

Revised Date: Wed, 26 February 2014

Reason for revision: Extension of tendering period from 3-March to 10-March 2014 due to delay in posting the answers submitted by potential bidders. New closing date is 10-March at 5pm Geneva time.

Award Information: Contract awarded to Impression Communications, India for USD 58,600

Production of HIV Testing campaign

25/03/2014

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a suitable contractor that will provide graphic design services for an HIV Testing Campaign for UNAIDS.

The provider shall be a creative communications agency or individual that has the capability to take complex information and create captivating visual designs that tell our story in a simple, unique and bold way.

The overall objective of the contract is to produce for UNAIDS visual materials that will help us encourage young people to get HIV tested. We want to make HIV testing “cool” and create a grassroots movement led by young people.

The successful bidder will be required to produce:

  1. A set of communication tools for the campaign
  2. Graphic design work and production of tools
  3. Campaign strategy

For all details of requirements please refer to the Invitation to Bid document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-06

Closing Date: Tue, 15 April 2014

Revised Date: Wed, 9 April 2014

Reason for revision: Due to delay in posting answers to questions submitted, closing date changed from 11-April to 15-April

Award Information: Contract awarded to Lola Toscani, Italy for EUR 70,000

Drafting the 34 PCB Background Paper on Thematic Session on “Addressing social and economic drivers of HIV through social protection”

24/03/2014

The 33rd UNAIDS Program Co-ordinating Board (PCB) meeting agreed that the themes for the 34th and 35th meetings be respectively Addressing social and economic drivers of HIV through social protection and Halving HIV infections among people who inject drugs. The discussions on the social economic drivers of HIV offer two major opportunities. It comes before the Post 2015 discussions of the September 2014 68th UN General Assembly meeting. Effective positioning of HIV in September meeting is critical. Consolidating the relationship between the end of AIDS and end of poverty discussions is another critical opportunity presented by the 34th PCB meeting.

The final delivery of the consultancy is the draft background paper for the 34 PCB thematic session. The draft background document should be technically sound drawing on leading literature, country experiences, pushing the frontiers of understanding on the subject and leading to logical recommendations. It should reflect UNAIDS co -sponsors, member countries and civil society perspectives. It should also be politically supportable by articulating consensus and managing potential constituency disagreements on the topic.

Final draft must be presented in English.

Interested bidders can respond to this Request for Quotations following the instructions in the document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFQ-2014-07

Closing Date: Fri, 4 April 2014

Design and development of UNAIDS “Investing for Results” web portal

3/03/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to suitable contractor to design and optionally also develop the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) web portal.

The UNAIDS web portal, currently with a working title “Investing for Results”, has been proposed to fulfill the following objectives:

  • Increase stakeholders’ understanding of the UNAIDS strategy and results;
  • Enhance transparency on what UNAIDS does, how and where;
  • Tell a story on the Joint Programme’s achievements, on making a difference on AIDS as well as beyond AIDS (global health, social agenda, and broader development)
  • Be accountable on the use of funds and delivery of results;
  • Assure on the available management and accountability systems in place;
  • Offer information on the plans for the future and articulate our financial “ask”;
  • Inspire donors to support UNAIDS and attract more resources

Furthermore, the UNAIDS web portal will likewise serve as a platform to convey the key message that UNAIDS, is a unique entity in the UN system that delivers its mandates and achieve results with great impact on the AIDS epidemic. Through its various elements, the portal should illustrate UNAIDS as an organization with personality, connected to people, civil society, activists and those who do not have voice to articulate their aspirations. The UNAIDS web portal is also expected to demonstrate and chart the continuum of UNAIDS work for the 2014-2015 and beyond.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Invitation to Bid document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-05

Closing Date: Mon, 31 March 2014

Revised Date: Tue, 11 March 2014

Reason for revision: Editorial changes to the RFP to correct the name and acronym of the Communications and Global Advocacy (CMM) Department.

Award Information: Contract awarded to Forward Solutions, Philippines for USD 14,810

Design and development of microsites, online communication applications and tools services

11/04/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from web design and development companies to enter into a non-exclusive long term agreement (LTA) for an initial period of 2 years, with a potential extension of 1 year with up to four (4) successful bidder(s) to design and develop online communication tools, applications and micro sites to better organize and disseminate the information produced by UNAIDS.

UNAIDS is looking for a cutting edge web design agency to design specific deliverables such as microsites, one page web sites, Facebook pages, splash screens, blogs, mobile applications, interactive timelines, etc.

The selected company should have a great eye for innovative design and be proficient in technologies such as HTML5, Javascript, Drupal, Wordpress, responsive design, parallax scrolling, etc.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-08

Closing Date: Mon, 5 May 2014

Revised Date: Thu, 24 April 2014

Reason for revision: Closing deadline extended 1 week from 28-Apr to 5-May due to the number of questions received.

Final Evaluation of the EC funded project on Capacity Development Planning and Implementation in 6 Sub-Saharan Countries

5/05/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to select a suitable contractor to carry out the Final Evaluation of the European Commission funded project on Capacity Development Planning and Implementation in 6 Sub-Saharan Countries (Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and Swaziland).

The contractor will be expected to undertake the following main tasks:

a) To perform the agreed evaluation of the EC TS/CD project, including;

i. Guide and Monitor assessment of countries’ results in relation to targets, taking into consideration the overcoming of actual bottlenecks (e.g. political, institutional, technical, managerial) having hampered the achievement of the three key results of the project; Countries works will be done mainly by local consultant (funds already provided to each country for these purpose;

ii. Assessing the performance of UNAIDS (HQ/RST/UCO) in responding to country needs, sharing best practices and monitoring technical progress and country spending.

b) To discuss the findings with relevant stakeholders before the departure from the 2 assessed countries (field visits to Ghana and Ethiopia);

c) Obtain the comments from the country –including from the corresponding EU Delegation- to finalize the report;

d) To participate in the one-day debriefing session to be held in Brussels in September 2014 in order to share with EC the final evaluation consolidated results.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-09

Closing Date: Fri, 16 May 2014

Administration & Management of UN Cares website and tools

6/05/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to select a suitable contractor to administer and maintain the existing web-based tools of UN Cares, the UN system-wide workplace programme on HIV, to do layout and distribution of a bi-weekly newsletter and to advise on and develop new tools as required. These websites were developed by external providers and are hosted in an external shared server environment.

More information about UN Cares can be found at www.uncares.org.

A contractor is sought to provide services for 2 years, with possibility of extension for one additional year subject to evaluation of performance (Estimated starting date for services July 2014).

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-10

Closing Date: Tue, 27 May 2014

Award Information: Contract awarded for 2 years to Trigyn Technologies Inc,USA for USD 30,000

Systematic Review and Quality Analysis of HIV/AIDS Related Evaluations

23/06/2014

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor to carry out the following tasks:

  • Extract and systematically review all evaluations related to HIV Prevention and Treatment in PubMed, Medline, and Cochrane Libraries, since 2004.
  • Apply the quality rating tool, developed and endorsed by the Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG) to the evaluations extracted from the libraries.
  • Catalogue the evaluations into the UNAIDS Evaluation Repository, together with the quality rating and other relevant metadata.
  • Conduct a systematic review and analysis of the evaluations in the repository and report on the variability of evaluation quality across dimensions of HIV and AIDS related themes and geographic regions.
  • Propose modification to the navigation and design of the repository to improve access.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-14

Closing Date: Mon, 14 July 2014

Long Term Agreement for Graphic Design Services

3/06/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from experienced graphic design services providers and enter into a non-exclusive long term agreement (LTA) with successful bidders for an initial two years period, to be extended for an extra 2 years subject to acceptable performance and a re-evaluation of the suppliers before extending (for a maximum total of 4 (Four) years). 

The LTA holders will be requested to provide specific services for creative work and template-driven work as specified in section 1.3.1 of hte RFP and will be requested to provide timeframe for specific assignments based on agreed rates during the contract period. 

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-11

Closing Date: Tue, 15 July 2014

Senior consultant - Innovative Finance and Resource Mobilization

26/06/2014

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor for 12 months to provide support to the Resource Mobilization Division (RMO) in:

  1. Liaising in cooperation with RMO, with the partners involved in the initiatives providing specific technical inputs and connect with relevant UNAIDS technical contacts in HQ, regional and country offices;
  2. Initiating new fundraising partnerships, particularly in collaboration with the financial sector, to increase funding for UNAIDS;
  3. Participating in meetings in the above initiatives and other activities related to innovative finance;
  4. Providing managerial coordination of on-going work, including financial, legal and administrative work related to the initiatives;
  5. Providing inputs and supervising any other outputs and needs related to current and future partnerships with private and philanthropic sector, as relevant.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-13

Closing Date: Mon, 21 July 2014

Technical Assistance on HIV costing and technical efficiency, fiscal space analysis and integration into social and health financing schemes

26/06/2014

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor to assist UNAIDS in supporting the Economics Reference Group Technical Working groups on costing and technical efficiency, and sustainability of HIV financing as well as document country case studies/best practices related to transitioning towards increased domestic funding for HIV.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-16

Closing Date: Thu, 31 July 2014

Revised Date: Tue, 15 July 2014

Reason for revision: Extension of tendering period from 17-July to 31-July. New closing date is 31-July at 17:00hrs Geneva time

Consultant: In support of the articulation of positioning UNAIDS for the future AIDS response

1/07/2014

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor to produce a set of documents and reports, providing literature research, analytic support and drafting, in support of the efforts of the Chief, Strategic Policy Directions, and others within the Executive Office, particularly in support of the articulation of positioning UNAIDS and the AIDS response for the future – including in relation to 1) UNAIDS’s corporate strategy 2016-2021 and 2) the post-2015 development agenda.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-15

Closing Date: Fri, 1 August 2014

Long Term Agreement (LTA) - Scientific Writing Services

4/07/2014

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with successful bidders and select a suitable contractor(s) to carry out research, writing and editing of public documents in English in close consultation with UNAIDS and its stakeholders. UNAIDS will enter into a Long Term Agreement with each suitable contractor. The agreements will be valid for three years.

UNAIDS currently has Long Term Agreements for Scientific Writing Services with seven contractors. Those Agreements expire in October 2014. All contractors wanting to enter into a new Long Term Agreement with UNAIDS, including any existing suppliers, must make a competitive bid.

Bidders are requested to propose the best and most cost-effective solution to meet UNAIDS requirements, while ensuring a high level of service.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-12

Closing Date: Fri, 15 August 2014

Review of the National Commitments and Policy Instrument (NCPI) and development of a draft new instrument towards 2030

22/07/2014

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor to carry out a review of the National Commitments and Policy Instrument (NCPI) and develop a draft new instrument towards 2030.

UNAIDS is an organization that is dependent on the budgetary and extra-budgetary contributions it receives for the implementation of its activities. Bidders are therefore requested to propose the best and most cost-effective solution to meet UNAIDS requirements, while ensuring a high level of service.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-19

Closing Date: Mon, 1 September 2014

Revised Date: Wed, 13 August 2014

Reason for revision: Tendering period extended from 15-August to 1-September 17:00hrs Geneva time.

Fundraising component for UNAIDS HIV Testing campaign

13/08/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor that will plan and execute the fundraising component for the UNAIDS HIV Testing campaign to be carried out between September 15 and December 31, 2014.

With regards to the latter, this means that the successful bidder will:

  1. Research and report on the fundraising opportunities and options in the three preferred markets, the U.S., South Africa, and Brazil
  2. Develop a campaign strategy/plan with a focus on fundraising in the three markets
  3. Develop a clear call to action for the campaign, including a click-to-donate banner
  4. Create a mechanism to engage and activate people via SMS and possibly other channels in the three markets (young people should be able to send an SMS message and get back a list of local places where they can get HIV tested or to make a donation to UNAIDS via SMS)
  5. Manage the campaign: set clear goals, develop campaign strategies and ensure that the fundraising component is aligned with the creative materials that are developed by a creative agency. Prepare a written report providing fundraising results, other campaign metrics, and a narrative report on the work

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-18

Closing Date: Mon, 8 September 2014

Technical Assistance on HIV Sustainable Financing Frameworks

22/08/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to select a suitable contractor to assist UNAIDS with analysis and technical support in the area of sustainable HIV financing framework and its application for selected countries in the Asia and the Pacific region.

The selected contract would:

  1. Develop a conceptual framework for sustainability of HIV financing within a broader health financing context; specifically explore the relationship and feasibility of HIV financing through Universal Health Coverage financing through looking at their joint resource needs, the extent to which they overlap, their separate and joint scope, resulting expenditure and financing indicators and the challenges of financing HIV through UHC:
  2. Conduct a study on HIV long term financing options for ASEAN and SARC sub-regions of the Asia and Pacific region. Apart from macroeconomic and fiscal space analysis and forward looking recommendations for these regions with regards to HIV financing the study should contain detailed analysis of the funding HIV funding gap and long term HIV financing options (including increased domestic spending, allocative and technical efficiency, integration of financing and service delivery) for 7 ASEAN countries (excluding Singapore and Brunei) and 4 SARC countries (including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal).

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-25

Closing Date: Thu, 11 September 2014