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CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF NATIONAL CIVIL REGISTRATION & VITAL STATISTICS (CRVS) POLICY AND STRATEGY (RE-ADVERTISED)


Ministry of Health

Category:
Sub-category:
Health
Bid notice date:
May 10th, 2018
Bid closing date:
May 30th, 2018
Bid document fee:
0 UGX
Bid security:
0 UGX
Procurement Ref No:
MOH-URMCHIP/SVCS/2017-18/00064

. The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the implementation of the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project herein after referred to as the "Project'. The objectives of the Project are to: (i) to improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target districts; and (ii) Scale up birth and death registration (BDR) services. The project is composed of the following components: (i) Results-Based Financing for Primary Health Care Services; (ii) Strengthen Health Systems to Deliver RMNCAH Services; (iii) Strengthen Capacity to Scale-up Delivery of Births and Deaths Registration Services and (iv) Enhancing Institutional Capacity to Manage Project Supported Activities. The Project is being implemented through the existing institutional arrangements of Government whereby the respective departments at Ministry of Health and NIRA will be responsible for implementation of the respective components.

2. Under component III, the Project seeks to hire a consultant to develop and disseminate the National Civil Registration & Vital Statistics (CRVS) Strategy under the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA). NIRA was established by the Registration of Persons Act 2015 (ROPA) as a specialized Authority for the registration of persons, the registration of births and deaths and the issuance of the appropriate certificates.

3. Scope of the consultancy services:

a) Conduct a situational analysis for CRVS to identify main stakeholders, strengths, threats, opportunities, challenges and lessons. In addition, review best practices from the region to identify applicable lessons for the local context. This should specifically include: review the CRVS processes in NIRA, Local Governments, the health sector and existing processes on birth, death and causes of death, and adoption, and marriage, and divorce, considering the full life-cycle of CRVS from vital event notification / declaration to collation and dissemination of vital statistics reports.

b) Undertake business process analysis of existing civil registration processes for deaths and causes of death, adoptions, marriages and divorces; observation of formal and informal registration practices at a local level; identification of existing opportunities i.e. pilot projects that could be scaled for civil registration.

c) Develop objectives, actions and implementation arrangements for the CRVS Strategic Plan. The implementation arrangements should include: stewardship, coordination and accountability structures, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, implementation risks and the mitigation measures.

d) Describe financing of the Strategic plan including a detailed costing of proposed strategies, mapping of available resources and strategies on bridging the financing gap.

e) Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework and implementation road map for the CRVS Strategic Plan with clear outputs and outcomes, performance indicators and corresponding targets over the life of the strategic plan and should make provisions for reviewing performance of the strategic plan.

4. The Ministry of Health on behalf of NIRA now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the above consultancy Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria is:

a. At least 10 years' experience in Development and management of CRVS systems.

b. Evidence of preparation of at least two National CRVS Strategic Plans or Policies.

c. Evidence of handling large sets of data including on CRVS

d. Availability of staff with knowledge in Public Health, Economics, Statistics or Demography, Public Health, Strategic Planning and Social Sciences.

5. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011,Revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.

6. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. The type of association whether a joint venture or a sub consultancy should be clearly indicated in the Expression of Interest

7. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

8. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 08:00 to 17:00 hours (Local time).

9. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or by e-mail) by 10:00 am, on 30th May, 2018.

The Ag. Procurement Specialist,

Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child

Health Services Improvement Project,

Ministry of Health, Room D109,

Plot 6 Lourdel Road, KAMPALA, UGANDA.

10. Planned Procurement schedule (subject to minor changes) is as follows:

a. Publish Bid Notice:             10. May, 2018

b. Bid Closing:                        30. May, 2018

c. Short listing Process and approvals:   27. June, 2018

d. Issue of Request for Proposal:     11th. July, 2018

e. Opening of Technical proposals:   22nd August, 2018

f. Complete evaluation of combined Technical and Financial Proposals:   31st August, 2018

g. Contract signature:      28th September, 2018

Dr. Diana Atwine

PERMANENT SECRETARY

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