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|International Tender: Consultancy services for Accreditation and Quality Assurance system for OBA Programme Phase III|
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH & SANITATION and KFW BANKENGRUPPE
Support to Health Financing Strategy Programme BMZ No 2010 65 853
INTERNATIONAL TENDER NOTICE
Consultancy services for Accreditation and Quality Assurance system for OBA Programme Phase III
The governments of Kenya through the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (Programme Executing Agency -PEA) and Federal Republic of Germany through KfW Entwicklungsbank have earmarked funding for Output Based Approach (OBA) Programme since 2005. The intermediate objective of the programme is to improve access to quality reproductive health and provide gender violence recovery services to economically deprived segments of populations. The programme currently operates at six sites in Kiambu, Kitui, Kisumu, Kilifi and unplanned settlements of Korogocho and Viwandani in Nairobi's with three additional sites to be added during the ongoing phase. The first phase of the programme was implemented from 2005 to 2008, the second phase from 2008 till 31 October 2011 while the third phase is ongoing and will end on 31 October 2014.
Successful implementation of OBA programme is dependent on existence of a sufficient number of enrolled health facilities providing quality services to OBA programme beneficiaries. The PEA intends to contract an external consulting agency who will conduct the accreditation and quality assurance function for the remaining period of the current phase (two years). The contracted agency will be broadly expected to;
Apart from having the necessary technical capacity on quality issues, the agency to be recruited is anticipated to have strong local presence and ability to closely interact with Kenya health systems at all levels especially health facilities and their management structures. Capability to mobilize essential technical personnel and financial resources is deemed important for this assignment.
The PEA is inviting legally established and qualified international, regional or national consultancy firms, who are currently not involved with implementation of the programme, to apply for consideration for this assignment by submitting proposals in the format and procedure described in the Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP documents including detailed Terms of Reference and further bidding instructions and procedures can be collected upon registration at;
Completed proposal documents should be submitted in one package containing clearly marked separate envelopes of both original and copy of Technical proposal and Financial proposal to the address specified in the RFP by 10.00 hrs, 30 October 2012 East African Time. Bids received thereafter will not be accepted.
Only Technical proposals will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of bidders or representatives who may choose to attend.
HEAD, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT