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R -- Next Generation Zambia HIV Treatmeant, Care, Prevention - Sources Sought - Word Version

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
541990 — All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Contracting Office
Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions, Zambia USAID-Lusaka, Department of State, Washington, District of Columbia, 20521-2310
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Cecilia N. Kasoma, Phone: 260211254303, Ayana W. Angulo, Phone: 260-211-357000
E-Mail Address
ckasoma@usaid.gov, aangulo@usaid.gov
(ckasoma@usaid.gov, aangulo@usaid.gov)
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Word Version of Sources Sought Notice This is a Sources Sought notice. This is not a request for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. It is a survey to identify potential sources. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is performing this market survey to determine if an adequate number of organizations are interested in and capable of implementing and managing a complex project aimed at providing HIV/AIDS technical expertise to the Government of Zambia (GRZ). Purpose/Objective For the past eight years, USAID has been supporting the GRZ's Ministry of Health by assisting with the provision of integrated of HIV/AIDS services throughout the GRZ health system. Historically we have worked in nine PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) programs in the Prevention, Care and Treatment areas, and implemented activities at public health facilities in six provinces of Zambia. Key activities include HIV counseling and testing; Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), treatment services, care and support, laboratory support services and strategic information. Project Requirements There are two main areas for the HIV/AIDS program: 1. Advance and deliver state of the art technical expertise in effective and tested approaches to provide integrated and comprehensive HIV/AIDS services  Provide integrated HIV/AIDS clinical care and treatment services  Scale up universal access to HIV biomedical interventions such as Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision and HIV Testing and Counseling  Scale up integrated family planning services using existing HIV/AIDS platforms  Contribute to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health's plan for strengthening the national health system  Assist in policy formulation and development of protocols and guidelines in HIV/AIDS clinical areas 2. Research and Development include:  Continuous Monitoring and evaluation of the program  Collaborate and build capacity with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (Ministry of Health and Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health)  Leverage Private Sector contributions  Collaborate with current USG programs  Build capacity and support to local HIV/AIDS organizations and HIV/AIDS grantees  Conduct studies as necessary   Anticipated Period and Place of Performance The anticipated period of performance is for five years (2014-2019) for a total estimated amount of $US125 Million subject to funds availability. Submission Guidelines Interested organizations should submit a statement addressing the following points:  Capacity of your organization to perform the work described above  Sample of challenges encountered and creative solutions employed to overcome those challenges when implementing similar projects  Experience quickly responding to unanticipated PEPFAR opportunities  Description of past clients (governmental, non-governmental)  Success/failure forecasting costs associated with technical assistance, equipment (durable goods costing more than $5,000 per unit with a useful life of more than one year), and travel needs Statements sent in response to this Sources Sought notice should not exceed three (3) single- sided pages (including attachments and charts) using an 11-point font size minimum. Send the statements electronically in Microsoft Word or Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf) by Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 17:00 local Zambia time to: Cecilia Kasoma Acquisition and Assistance Specialist USAID/Zambia oaa-solicit-lusaka@usaid.gov Disclaimer and Important Notes This notice does not obligate USAID to award a contract or cooperative agreement or otherwise pay for the information provided in the response. USAID reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Respondents are advised that USAID is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published on the Federal Business Opportunities website www.fedbizopps.gov or Grants.gov website www.grants.gov. Responses to this notice will not be considered responses to a solicitation. Confidentiality No proprietary, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. USAID reserves the right to use any non-proprietary information in any resulting solicitation(s).
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