NATIONAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NPHCDA)

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NPHCDA, Plot 681/682 Gimbiya Street, off Port-Harcourt Crescent, Area 11, Garki, FCT, Abuja

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANTS FOR ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES ABOUT CHILDHOOD VACCINATION AND OTHER KEY HEALTH / HOUSEHOLD PRACTICES IN NIGERIA

  1. INTRODUCTION
    Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in Nigerian initiated in 1979, was restricted as National Programme on Immunization (NPI) in 1997, as an effort to enhance its effectiveness and to meet the global challenges of immunization. NPHCDA has the mandate to protect children from vaccine preventable diseases through the provision of vaccines, devices and technical guidance to the subnational levels. To further strengthen efforts to enhance Routine Immunization (RI) vaccination coverage, new structures like National Emergency Routine Immunization Center (NERRIC) has been established at the country level, while states have SERIC and at the LGA level LERIC have been established. According to the recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) as National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) survey conducted in the country, RI vaccination coverage is below the desired target, while vaccination coverage varies dramatically across Nigeria, improvement is needed in every prevalent vaccine. Immunization performance was reported weakest in North East or North West Zones where every state falls below 50% pentas 3coverage. Children in rural areas were reported half as likely to be vaccinated as those in urban areas. Children of younger and less educated caretakers are at greatest risk. The children missed vaccination due to a variety of reasons, related to the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of the caregivers which are adversely influencing vaccination coverage, resultantly leaving the children vulnerable to the childhood vaccine preventable diseases. There is need to explore in detail about the KAP of the communities in Nigeria about childhood vaccination and plan intervention to change the behaviours to positive to enhance acceptance and vaccination coverage.
    To get this end in view, a survey needs to be conducted to assess KAP of the community about childhood vaccination in the country.
  2. DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE OF WORK
    Overall purpose of the survey is to assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of the community about childhood vaccination and other health/key household practices.
    The specific objectives of the survey are to:
  3. Assess KAP of communities regarding childhood vaccination and other health/key household practices in the sampled areas
  4. Compare status of KAP of the caregivers in the areas where volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCM) are working and those areas where VCM are not available (12 northern polio High Risk states)
  5. Establish baseline and monitor the change in KAP of communities through the survey to be conducted in future.

Geographic Scope
The survey will be conducted in 18 states of all six (6) geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

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Estimated time of implementation
The survey will be completed in estimated 20 weeks

End Product
Brief report of the survey with findings/inferences from data and recommendations and power point presentation on top line findings and implementation of the dissemination plan.

  1. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    Interested firms should submit two (2) bound EoI documents duly signed, paginated, separated by dividers and arranged in the order outlined hereunder:
    i. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including form CAC2 and CAC7;
    ii. Evidence of Firm’s Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years valid till 31st December, 2018;
    iii. Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2018;
    iv. Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2018;
    v. Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2018;
    vi. Evidence of Registration of the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring 30/06/2019 or valid Certificate issued by BPP;
    vii. Evidence of Firm’s Registration with relevant professional body;
    viii. Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of National Primary Health Care Development Agency or Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
    ix. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years 2015, 2016 & 2017;
    x. Evidence of financial capability to execute the project including Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed;
    xi. Company profile with the curriculum vitae of key staff to be deployed for the project including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications;
    xii. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including, letters of award, valuation certificate, job completion certificates and photographs of the projects: Research institutions/agencies/individuals with extensive experience in designing, planning, organizing and conducting research studies in rural settings, preferably KAP type assessments associated with health and immunization issues;
    xiii. All documents for submission must be transmitted with a covering/forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Numbers (preferably GSM No.), and e-mail address. The Letterhead Paper must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorized officer of the Firm.
  2. SUBMISSION OF EOI DOCUMENTS
    All interested and eligible Institutions/Agencies/Individuals should submit their Expression of Interest (EoI) providing relevant information proving their qualification and experience to perform the aforementioned task. Documents should be in sealed envelope indicating the corresponding geographical zone /sof interest (not more than two zones) and addressed to:
    The Executive Director/CEO,
    National Primary Health Care Development Agency,
    Plot 681/682 Gimbiya Street, Off Port-Harcourt Crescent,
    Area 11, Garki, FCT, Abuja.

Closing date for submission: 12 noon on Monday, 18th March, 2019.
All completed Expression of Interest (EoI) documents should be dropped in the Tender Box provided at the Procurement Office Room 301, NPHCDA Headquarters Office, Plot 681/682 Port-Harcourt Crescent, off Gimbiya Street, Area 11, FCT, Abuja.

  1. OPENING OF BID
    The EoI documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission 12:00 noon Monday, 18th March, 2019 at the address in 4 above, in the presence of bidders or their representatives. Please, ensure that you sign the Bid Submission Register as the Agency will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted EoI. For further enquiries, please contact the Head Procurement on e-mail: [email protected]
  2. PLEASE NOTE THAT:
  3. The NPHCDA reserves the right to reject any document it considers to be of doubtful authentic.
  4. Late submission will be returned un-opened.
  5. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to annul the procurement process at any time without incurring any liabilities in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act 2007.

Signed:
NPHCDA – Management

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST

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