"A Corridor with Zero new HIV infection, Zero discrimination, Zero AIDS-related deaths
and No Obstacle to free movement of people and goods."
SELECTION OF CONSULTANTS AND CONSULTING FIRMS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIVITIES OF THE GLOBAL FUND NEW FUNDING MECHANISM

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ABIDJAN – LAGOS CORRIDOR ORGANIZATION

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

SELECTION OF CONSULTANTSANDCONSULTING FIRMSFOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIVITIES OF THE GLOBAL FUND NEW FUNDING MECHANISM

Funding:Global Fund

Module 4: Reannouncement

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N° 006/12/2016/OCAL/SE/SPM

The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization (ALCO) is a sub-regional organizationcreated by the Heads of State of five (05) West African countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria) to provide cross-border response to the spread of HIV infection and facilitate the free movement of people and goods along the Abidjan Lagos Corridor.

ALCO obtained a new grant from the Global Fundcalled “Project for HIV/AIDS prevention among vulnerable and key populations along the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor”.It is a three (03) yearProject from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.

Within the framework ofthe implementation of theactivitiesof theGlobal Fund New Funding Mechanism, the Executive Secretariat of ALCO located in Cotonou, wishes to select individual consultants and consulting firms for the conduct of various studies plannedwithin theproject.

1. Module4:HIV and key populations

Study 1:Recruit an Expertforthe establishment of theprogram for the reduction of risks and HIV infection in view of supporting the implementation of the pilot projectamong IDP/IDU;

Study 2: Conduct aquick assessmentin view of estimating the size of the population of IDP/IDU, including HIV prevalence in the eight (8)border sites along the Abidjan Lagos corridor

Interested consulting firms and individual consultantsmust have relevant expertisein studies related to HIV/AIDS in general; particularly they must be involved in the technical areas of services above in favor of the following targets:

  • Truck drivers
  • Young girls and women
  • SW
  • PLHIV
  • MSM
  • IDP/IDU

2.The Executive Secretariatis hereby inviting individual consultants and consulting firms to applyin order to provide the services described above.

3.The consultants/consulting firmsmust provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform these services. Information must be provided in two (02) copies including one original copy. In case of disparity between the copies, the original will prevail.

The following documents are required for applications:

For consulting firms

A letter of expression of interest duly signed by the Director of the firm, and addressed to the Executive Secretary of ALCO. This letter must specify the chosen area of services;

A certified copy of Tax IdentificationNumber (TIN) registration certificate;

Duly signed copy of the curriculum vitae of the consulting firm members;

Certified copies of the most relevant qualifications of the consulting firm members (main consultant in epidemiology, public health, or social sciences or equivalent (at least Master’s Degree) - associate consultants, statistician, demographer, socio-anthropologist or social sciences or equivalent (at least Master’s Degree);

Certificates of satisfactory performance issued to the consulting firm or to the consultants at the end of studies conducted in general in the past five years;

Certificates of satisfactory performance issued to the consulting firm or to the consultants at the end of studies conductedin the past five years in line with the area of services in the component of the expression of interest (institution letterhead, stamp and signature);

Excellent mastery of French (oral and written) and good knowledge of English;

Any other references that could attest the experience of the consulting firm in the area of servicesin the component of the expression of interest.

4. The Terms of Reference are available on the web site of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor organization:www.corridor-sida.orgorwww.corridor-aids.org.

Selection criteriaare attached to the Terms of References.

5.For studies concerning Module4, there will be a shortlist of consulting firms upon studies in accordance with the procedures of Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS).

A consulting firm or an individual consultant may apply forone or several studies per area of studies. However, a separate application must then be submitted per area. The request for proposal will be sent to those who are shortlisted.

6.Furtherinformation relating to the mission are available at the address indicated below during the following working hours, or by placing a request via email: Monday to Friday from 9h to12h30(local time) in the morning and 15h to 18h30(local time) in the afternoon. The address is as follow:Executive Secretariat of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization, ImmeubleALAPINI, 234 Camp GuézoCotonou, Benin Tel: (229) 21 31 35 79/ 21 31 35 91Fax: (229) 21 31 36 52 Email:procurement@corridor-sida.org.

7.Applications for expression of interest are either in Frenchor English. They must be submitted to the address above latest by05/01/2017at17H00 pmexactly (local time).All applicationssent by mail are not receivable and no application will be accepted after the deadline:

On each application, we must read“ALCO Secretariat - Expression of Interest forSHORTLISTINGINDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS AND CONSULTING FIRMS IN VIEW OF CONDUCTING VARIOUS STUDIESFOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACTVITIES OF THE GLOBAL FUND NEW FUNDING MECHANISM Module 4 Study N°….. Reannouncement.Do not open until opening session”.

The Executive Secretary

Idrissa KONE


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