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Tools Development to guide oral and/or topical ARV- based prevention programme design decisions


The purpose of this RFP is to select a suitable contractor as a consultant to develop tools to guide prevention programme design decisions on oral and/or topical ARVs, as part of a WHO and UNAIDS project entitled “ARV-based HIV prevention technologies: Setting the stage for introduction and scale up”, for an initial period of six months, with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional period of one year, if duties are performed to the level of satisfaction.

The provider is expected to exhibit technical expertise and excellent understanding of the technical basis for PrEP and the clinical and public health issues arising from its introduction. The provider should also have good experience in coordinating partnership development and consensus development processes.

The proposed period for the consultancy is for a probationary period of six months, from March to August 2014, renewable for up to an additional period of one year, if duties are performed to the level of satisfaction.

The proposed work needs to fit within the ongoing work of the WHO HIV department and with the UNAIDS Science Panel team. Over the next 18 months, it is envisaged that an average commitment of 3-5 days per week (0.6 -1.0 FTE) will be required on a flexible basis. Time spent on duty travel will be included in the days included in the contract.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-04

Closing Date: Fri, 7 March 2014

Revised Date: Wed, 19 February 2014

Reason for revision: Extension of tendering period for additional 2 weeks. Closing date changed from 21-February to 7-March 17:00hrs Geneva Time

Expression of Interest for Photography and video production services


The responsibilities of the Communications and Global Advocacy department within UNAIDS includes effectively positioning UNAIDS and our issues with key audiences, and to create, manage and share knowledge with partners and potential partners in the AIDS response.

This Expression of Interest (EOI) is published to identify individuals or organizations interested in submitting their offers to a Request for proposals exercise.

The future contract would cover multiple assignments during the contractual period, where each assignment is expected to be delivered between two to five days from the date it is requested with frequent prioritized interactions and usually a fixed deadline, defined by the nature of the task, agreed to at the beginning of each assignment.

UNAIDS has estimated a potential volume of work of about 42 two-working days assignments per annum for photography services and 29 two-day assignments each per annum for video production services during the contractual period.

Following the results of the EOI, a Request for Proposals will be published with refined terms of reference (TOR) based on feedback received in the EOI. Participation in the EOI does not guarantee been eligible for participating in the RFP nor it eliminates other potential bidders from participating in the RFP, however it allows UNAIDS to establish a contact for communicating the launch of the RFP and assess the geographic coverage of interested suppliers.

Please consult the document below for all details. UNAIDS has provided a response document published below to submit your expression of interest.


RFP Reference: EOI-2014-02

Closing Date: Fri, 31 January 2014

Promising approaches for HIV prevention for sero-discordant couples


The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder to document promising HIV prevention programs for sero-discordant couples in Sub-Sahara Africa

A consultancy is required to document promising HIV prevention programs for sero-discordant couples in Sub-Sahara African countries. The consultancy’s deliverable must show how the different countries have selected and combined different interventions for optimal prevention outcomes for discordant couples, how those interventions were managed and financed and indicate the estimated prevention reach of the program.

The deliverable of the consultancy is a draft brief of promising country programs and projects on preventing HIV among discordant couples of 30-40 pages plus annexes.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Reqeust for Proposals document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-01

Closing Date: Fri, 31 January 2014

Revised Date: Fri, 10 January 2014

Designing, Producing, Managing and Dismantling the UNAIDS Joint Exhibition Booth


The purpose of this RFP is to select a suitable contractor to carry out the task of designing, producing, managing and dismantling the Joint UNAIDS Exhibition Booth at the XXth International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25 July 2014.

The XXth International AIDS Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (MCEC) located in 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006, Melbourne. The exhibition space during the conference will be open to the public from Sunday 20 July to Thursday 24 July 2014. An estimated 18,000 delegates will visit the exhibition area over the five conference days.

UNAIDS Secretariat is responsible for coordinating the engagement of UNAIDS at the conference and seeks to commission the design, production, management and dismantling of an exhibition booth to accommodate publications, electronic media and other display materials of the eleven Cosponsoring organizations and the UNAIDS Secretariat.

A floor space of 100 square meters will be allocated for the booth. The shape of the allocated space is not yet confirmed therefore the design could be either rectangle or square. Flexibility in the design and cost are highly recommended.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-03

Closing Date: Mon, 10 March 2014

Revised Date: Wed, 26 February 2014

Reason for revision: Extension of tendering period from 3-March to 10-March 2014 due to delay in posting the answers submitted by potential bidders. New closing date is 10-March at 5pm Geneva time.

Production of HIV Testing campaign


The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a suitable contractor that will provide graphic design services for an HIV Testing Campaign for UNAIDS.

The provider shall be a creative communications agency or individual that has the capability to take complex information and create captivating visual designs that tell our story in a simple, unique and bold way.

The overall objective of the contract is to produce for UNAIDS visual materials that will help us encourage young people to get HIV tested. We want to make HIV testing “cool” and create a grassroots movement led by young people.

The successful bidder will be required to produce:

  1. A set of communication tools for the campaign
  2. Graphic design work and production of tools
  3. Campaign strategy

For all details of requirements please refer to the Invitation to Bid document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-06

Closing Date: Tue, 15 April 2014

Revised Date: Wed, 9 April 2014

Reason for revision: Due to delay in posting answers to questions submitted, closing date changed from 11-April to 15-April

Drafting the 34 PCB Background Paper on Thematic Session on “Addressing social and economic drivers of HIV through social protection”


The 33rd UNAIDS Program Co-ordinating Board (PCB) meeting agreed that the themes for the 34th and 35th meetings be respectively Addressing social and economic drivers of HIV through social protection and Halving HIV infections among people who inject drugs. The discussions on the social economic drivers of HIV offer two major opportunities. It comes before the Post 2015 discussions of the September 2014 68th UN General Assembly meeting. Effective positioning of HIV in September meeting is critical. Consolidating the relationship between the end of AIDS and end of poverty discussions is another critical opportunity presented by the 34th PCB meeting.

The final delivery of the consultancy is the draft background paper for the 34 PCB thematic session. The draft background document should be technically sound drawing on leading literature, country experiences, pushing the frontiers of understanding on the subject and leading to logical recommendations. It should reflect UNAIDS co -sponsors, member countries and civil society perspectives. It should also be politically supportable by articulating consensus and managing potential constituency disagreements on the topic.

Final draft must be presented in English.

Interested bidders can respond to this Request for Quotations following the instructions in the document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFQ-2014-07

Closing Date: Fri, 4 April 2014

Design and development of UNAIDS “Investing for Results” web portal


The purpose of this RFP is to suitable contractor to design and optionally also develop the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) web portal.

The UNAIDS web portal, currently with a working title “Investing for Results”, has been proposed to fulfill the following objectives:

  • Increase stakeholders’ understanding of the UNAIDS strategy and results;
  • Enhance transparency on what UNAIDS does, how and where;
  • Tell a story on the Joint Programme’s achievements, on making a difference on AIDS as well as beyond AIDS (global health, social agenda, and broader development)
  • Be accountable on the use of funds and delivery of results;
  • Assure on the available management and accountability systems in place;
  • Offer information on the plans for the future and articulate our financial “ask”;
  • Inspire donors to support UNAIDS and attract more resources

Furthermore, the UNAIDS web portal will likewise serve as a platform to convey the key message that UNAIDS, is a unique entity in the UN system that delivers its mandates and achieve results with great impact on the AIDS epidemic. Through its various elements, the portal should illustrate UNAIDS as an organization with personality, connected to people, civil society, activists and those who do not have voice to articulate their aspirations. The UNAIDS web portal is also expected to demonstrate and chart the continuum of UNAIDS work for the 2014-2015 and beyond.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Invitation to Bid document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-05

Closing Date: Mon, 31 March 2014

Revised Date: Tue, 11 March 2014

Reason for revision: Editorial changes to the RFP to correct the name and acronym of the Communications and Global Advocacy (CMM) Department.