IFBNO: MoH/ORD/008/2018 CONSULTANCY:OUT OF POCKET (OOP) STUDY” FOR MINISTRY OF HEALTH UNDER THE SOUTHERN AFRICA TUBERCULOSIS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS SUPPORT PROJECT
Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: _P155658
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: OUT OF POCKET STUDY
The Ministry of Health has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support (SATBHSS) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the consulting services for the engagement of a firm to conduct an Out of Pocket (OOP) Study.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include undertaking a study to estimate Out of Pocket expenditures among TB patients; determining the socio demographic characteristics of patients incurring out of pocket expenditures in the event of TB illness; estimating the burden of household out-of-pocket expenditures for TB co-morbidities such as TB/HIV, TB- diabetes, etc; and estimate the effects of out-of-pocket expenditures on household and individual health care seeking patterns. The survey is further expected to assess the extent and determinants of catastrophic health expenditure on TB related services and thereafter provide recommendations for policy advocacy and action to enhance TB management in the country. More details are in the TORs using the following link: (Provide a link to the TORs or a website where the TORs can be accessed)
The Ministry of Health (MOH) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
1. A track record (7 years’ experience) of and capacity to conduct large-scale studies
2. At least 5 years of experience conducting Population based (Community based) and health-related surveys
3. Institutional capacity and experience in data collection, data management and quality assurance;
4. Experience working with national and district level health management systems in Zambia;
5. Work experience in Southern Africa in health systems
6. Experience in health economic research will be an added advantage
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 11 Revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
The Expression of Interest must be delivered in a written form (In person in the Tender box, or by mail, or Fax or by email) to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Attention Head Procurement and Supplies Unit,
Ministry of Health, Ndeke House,
P.O Box 30205,
Telephone numbers: +260 211253040-5; telefax numbers 260 211
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; cc Gift.Sachihongo@MoH.co.zm, email@example.com
Closing date for submission of the initial application package is the end of business day on or before 31st May 2018 at 10:30 hours
All expressions of Interest must be in the English language or certified copies of the English language must be provided.
Interested bidders can find full information regarding this tender on NEPAD regional website http://www.satbhss.org/zambia
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours:
Head- Procurement and Supplies Unit,
Ministry of Health, Ndeke House, Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 30205, Lusaka. Zambia
Telephone: +260 211 253949
Facsimile: +260 211 251404
Electronic mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
From Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700 hours
Mr. Wilson Lungu
Head Procurement & Supplies Unit
For/ Permanent Secretary.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH