UNAIDS Tenders

Secretariat of the UNAIDS Reference Group for Estimates, Modeling and Projections

15/08/2014

The purpose of this RFP is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor to perform the role and activities of the Secretariat of the UNAIDS Reference Group for Estimates, Modeling and Projections for a period of 2 years with a potential extension of additional 2 years subject to performance and availability of budget.

The Reference Group provides a flexible expert resource reviewing epidemiological data and methods, providing co-ordination for the development of software and analysis of data and a credible, independent point of reference for UNAIDS. The Reference Group provides the relevant technical basis for the UNAIDS global estimates and projections of HIV impact.

The objectives, activities and products of the Secretariat are described fully in the annex at the end of the Request for Proposals in Annext 1 and activities include:

a. Organize, in collaboration with UNAIDS, meetings of the UNAIDS Reference Group on Estimates, Modeling and Projections (approximately two face-to-face meetings and up to a dozen web-based or teleconference-based smaller meetings per year).
b. Write meetings and consensus reports.
c. Develop annual workplan for the Reference Group in collaboration with UNAIDS and base on the recommendations of the Reference Group.
d. Support UNAIDS and Reference Group activities to improve methodologies to produce estimates, including sub-contracting research projects related to improving the assumptions and methods in the models.
e. Maintenance of the website www.epidem.org.
f. Support the production of publications (including bi-annual journal supplements) on the HIV estimates methodology.
g. Facilitate the exchange of documentation, especially of new developments on issues relevant to the work of the Reference Group.

For all details of requirements please refer to the Request for Proposal document attached to this notice.

RFP Reference: RFP-2014-24

Closing Date: Fri, 19 September 2014

Revised Date: Tue, 9 September 2014

Reason for revision: Last day to submit offers changed from 12-September to 19-September at 17:00 hrs Geneva time.

Contact:

Email for submissions of all queries: Bids@unaids.org
Subject: RFP-2014-24

Documents:

Cover Letter

Request for Proposal

Acknowledgement Form

Confidentiality Undertaking

Proposal Submission Form

Answers to questions from bidders