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Grant to Implement HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Activities for Adolescent Girls and Young Women, AGYW in the Anambra State of Nigeria
NOTICE: Bidder’s Questions
• AHNi will accept requests for clarification submitted by email at the following
• Questions must be received by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday,
September 15, 2022.
• Responses to questions will be shared by Monday, September 19, 2022.
For more detail on this advert go to AHNi website. www.ahnigeria.org
National Aligned HIV/AIDS Initiative (NAHI) is a three-year, FHI360 project Funded by the GFTAM, with a period of performance from January, 2021 to December, 2023. NAHI Project is led by FHI 360 with 4 sub-recipients: Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNI), Society for Family Health (SFH), Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) and Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS Nigeria, (NEPHWAN).
Through the NAHI project, GFTAM has committed funding to support and expand key population (KP) programming in in thirteen States (Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Edo, Gombe, Taraba, Kaduna, Kano, Oyo, Plateau, and Kwara) in Nigeria. The goal of NAHI KP program is to promote the acceleration of high-quality HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services for KPs. The Project will extend the ability for local KP-led, trusted and competent KP- friendly community-based organizations (KP-CBOs) to contribute to FHI360’s KP scale-up of differentiated HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services. The funding will scale up innovative, evidence-based strategies to achieve epidemic control for KPs while supporting greater involvement of KP-led and KP- friendly focused local organizations at the community level. FHI360 will work closely with Global Fund, Country Coordinating Mechanism, (CCM), National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA,) Sub-recipients and KP-led and KP- friendly focused community-based organizations to introduce new strategies that address barriers for KPs accessing these services. The following KP groups will be prioritized under this program: Female Sex Workers (FSWs), Men-who-have-Sex-with-Men (MSM), People Who in Inject Drugs (PWID), prison inmates and adolescent and young persons.
FHI360 recognizes that KP-led and KP- friendly competent local organizations working in HIV/AIDS are critical to the epidemic response in Nigeria. This announcement is a call for expressions of interest (EOI) for Nigerian Community based organizations (CBOs) to join the NAHI project in providing tailored HIV services programming for KPs for up to eighteen months period beginning September 1, 2022. Through this competitive process, FHI360/AHNI/SFH/ECEWS intends to select and provide funding and technical assistance to Nigerian CBOs which meet the required qualifications.
Goal and Objectives
The objectives of engaging the KP- Friendly Community based Organizations are:
III. Roles and Responsibilities / Scope of Work
The CBO among others is expected to implement the following activities:
Community Systems strengthening and Monitoring
Anticipated Period of Performance
IV. Eligibility Criteria & Selection
To respond to this EOI, an AGYW organization must meet all the following minimum eligibility criteria:
Any Organization that does not meet these minimum eligibility criteria will not be considered. Applications will undergo a preliminary review for completeness and responsiveness. Incomplete applications, applications judged to be unresponsive to the EOI, and applications submitted after the due date and time will be considered ineligible and will NOT be considered for an award.
NOTE: Interested AGYW NGOs may express their interest as a single NGO or as a “consortium.” Consortiums should select partners to complement the organizational strengths in providing a comprehensive cascade of HIV services to AGYW in Anambra. Consortiums are when NGOs and/or community-based organizations (CBOs) team up with other organizations based on their areas of collective strength. If other NGOs are being brought into the consortium, then the strengths of each consortium member need to be detailed in the application. The lead for the consortium should be the lead applicant and as such will assume the overall financial and technical responsibility for any funds received as well as all risk for the funds that are sub-granted to other NGOs in the consortium.
V. Application Instructions
Applications should be no longer than 7 pages, excluding the budget and appendices, and include the following information:
A. Organizational Background (2 pages maximum)
The applicant should briefly detail the following information in the organizational background section. This information can be presented in a table format if needed.
B. A list of current and recently completed HIV/AIDS projects. Please include for each project the technical and geographic areas of focus, the groups served, and numbers reached. Please emphasize any work that you have done related to AGYW; HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment activities; human rights; stigma and discrimination; increasing health service access; gender; and gender-based violence.
C. Sources and funding levels for the last three years. Indicate if the sources are private/foundation or government (Global Fund, US, Nigeria, other).
D. Organizational structure and staffing/membership level.
If applying as a consortium, this information should be provided for the lead applicant/lead consortium member (clearly indicated) as well as each additional member organization in the consortium.
A. Technical Proposal (5 pages maximum)
Applicants should detail the following in the technical proposal:
B. Applicants should organize this section as follows:
C. Management Approach and Institutional Capabilities
Applicants should include the following in this section:
Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
Applicants should include the following in this section:
D. Illustrative Budget (no page limit)
Applicants should prepare and submit a proposed budget for their proposed interventions for the period of Ocober1st, 2022 to December 31st, 2023.
Annexes (no page limit)
The following annexes should be submitted with the application:
1. CVs for senior staff who will work on the project.
2. Certificate of Registration or Incorporation Papers
3. Audited Financial Statements, if available (if no recent audit has been conducted, a revenue and expense statement and balance sheet for the previous financial year must be attached)
VII. Application Submission Process and Timeline
Questions on this Call for EOIs may be submitted to GF_Advert@ahnigeria.org by 5 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) by September 15, 2022. AHNI will respond by September 19, 2022.
Completed application packages are due to AHNi by 5:00 pm EST on September 23, 2022. Applications must be submitted by email to GF_Advert@ahnigeria.org to be considered. Microsoft Word, Excel (for the budget) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files are all acceptable. Please do not include attachments over 15 MB.
In the subject line of the email, please indicate AHNi EOI – [insert name of your organization or consortium]”. Only one application may be submitted per organization or consortium.
Following the EOI review process AHNi may contact applicants with questions to clarify aspects of their applications. For full detail of this advert, go to AHNi website: www.ahnigeria.org
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOT AN OFFER
This call for EOI represents only a definition of requirements. It is merely an invitation for submission of applications and does not legally obligate AHNi to accept any of the submitted applications in whole or in part, nor is AHNi obligated to select the lowest priced application. AHNi has no contractual obligations with any applicants based upon issuance of this call for EOI. It is not an offer to contract. Only the execution of a written award shall obligate AHNi, in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in such award.
DISCUSSIONS AND AWARD
AHNi reserves the right to seek clarifications, enter discussions or negotiations, or to make award on initial submissions without discussions or negotiations of any kind. AHNi reserves the right to exclude any applicant from further consideration at any time, including after discussions or negotiations have been entered.
FALSE STATEMENTS IN OFFER
Applicants must provide full, accurate and complete information as required by this call for EOI and its attachments. At any time that AHNi determines that an applicant has provided false statements in the EOI, AHNi may reject the EOI without further consideration. The English language version of this call for EOI and any resulting award shall govern, and all notices pursuant to the provisions of this call for EOI and any resulting award shall be in English.
AHNi may contact applicants to confirm contact person, address, bid amount and to confirm that the bid was submitted for this call for EOI.
CERTIFICATION OF INDEPENDENT PRICE DETERMINATION
(a) The applicant certifies that–
1) The prices in this EOI have been arrived at independently, without, for the purpose of restricting competition, any consultation, communication, or agreement with any other applicant, including but not limited to subsidiaries or other entities in which applicant has any ownership or other interests, or any competitor relating to (i) those prices, (ii) the intention to submit an offer, or (iii) the methods or factors used to calculate the prices offered; 2) The prices in this application have not been and will not be knowingly disclosed by the applicant, directly or indirectly, to any other applicant, including but not limited to subsidiaries or other entities in which applicant has any ownership or other interests, or any competitor before bid opening (in the case of a sealed bid solicitation) or contract award (in the case of a negotiated or competitive call for EOI) unless otherwise required by law; and
3) No attempt has been made or will be made by the applicant to induce any other concern or individual to submit or not to apply for the purpose of restricting competition or influencing the competitive environment.
(b) Each signature on the application (if any) is a certification by the signatory that the signatory–
1) Is the person in the applicant’s organization responsible for determining the prices being offered in this application, and that the signatory has not participated and will not participate in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) above; or
2) Has been authorized, in writing, to act as agent for the principals of the applicant in certifying that those principals have not participated, and will not participate in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) above;
3) As an authorized agent, does certify that the principals of the applicant have not participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) above;
4) As an agent, has not personally participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) above.
(c) Applicant understands and agrees that —
1) violation of this certification will result in immediate disqualification from this call for EOI without recourse and may result in disqualification from future solicitations; and
2) discovery of any violation after award to the applicant will result in the termination of the award for default.
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FIRM GUARANTEE
All information submitted in connection with this call for EOI will be valid for three (3) months from the call for EOI due date. This includes, but is not limited to, cost, pricing, terms and conditions, service levels, and all other information. If your firm is awarded a grant, all information in the call for EOI and negotiation process is contractually binding.
WITHDRAWALS OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTS
Applicants may withdraw EOIs by written notice via email received at any time before award. EOIs may be withdrawn in person by an applicant or his/her authorized representative if the representative’s identity is made known and the representative signs a receipt for the proposal before award.