Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Call for Expression of Interest for Community Based Organizations to Develop One-Stop-Shop HIV-AIDS Service Delivery

LoveYourself Inc. (TLY), the Global Fund for HIV and AIDS’ Sub-Recipient for CBO Development of a One-Stop-Shop for HIV-AIDS Service Delivery, requests interested community-based organizations (CBOs) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to serve as CBO Partner for HIV-AIDS Service Deliveryfor the FR-ACER HIV-AIDS Project, in their respective sites.Applications must include the organization’s capacity statement, previous and current work on health and HIV and AIDS programs, and relevant legal documents.

A.  Instructions  
1. Eligibility Criteria  
·      The organization must be registered under the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), or have an equivalent local registration; 
·      The organization has demonstrated experience in designing and implementing HIV and AIDS programs and services for the key affected populations, particularly on the provision of CBO-led or supported HIV-AIDS Service Delivery Centers;
·      The applicant should have demonstrated the ability to set-up and operate CBO-led or supported clinics/centers providing HIV-AIDS-related services, with experience or training in CBS preferred;
·      The organization should have a track record in implementing donor-funded grants that address HIV-AIDS and key affected populations, with Global Fund experience highly preferred.
·      The organization should be recognized locally in their respective sites as an organization of or supporting HIV-AIDS key affected populations
·      Interested organizations should be able to demonstrate experience and capacity in operating and managing activities in their respective site in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao.   
2. EOI Response Format and Submission  
·      The language of EOI must be in English.
·      Applicants/Interested Parties should submit the following:
o  Completed EOI following the template provided (see Annex A)
o  Capacity Statement to include:
§  Organization’s profile
§  Brief organizational background (vision, mission, goals, objectives and strategies, reach)
§  Registration status
§  Organizational structure and staffing level
§  CV’s of the Organization’s Executive Director and Finance director and/or manager
§  Detailed experience on related/similar projects
§  Current geographical coverage
§  Proof of sound financial status
§  References
o  Curriculum Vitae of key personnel for the Funding Request components (CBO President/Head and its Key Officers)
·      The EOI should be submitted by post, or personally delivered to TLY’s Office at the address above, and must also be submitted electronically. 
·      The EOI and other supporting documents MUST be received at above address by September 14, 2018, Friday, 5PM. Applications received after the stipulated date and time will be invalidated. 
3. Evaluation
·      Applications will be initially reviewed by a panel of TLY and Save the Children staff, as well as invited key stakeholders. The evaluation panel will look into the completeness of the requirements. Organizations that were not able to meet the requirements will be rejected at this stage without further consideration.
·      Qualified applicants who fulfilled the requirements will be endorsed to HIV technical Working Group for the first phase of evaluation.
·      All applications will be objectively reviewed and scored against the eligibility criteria.      
·      Shortlisted applicants will undergo onsite assessment using TLY’s CBO Assessment tool: The Gem of Champions model (see Annex B). 
4. Terms and Conditions 
·      EOIs and supporting documents shall be considered property of TLY and will not be returned to the applicants. In submitting the EOI, the applicants will accept the decision of TLY (Global Fund HIV-AIDS Sub-Recipient) as to whether the proposal meets the requirements stated in the Call for EOI.
·      Criteria Points (Total of 100 points)
o  Organizational Capability: 30 points
§  included past and current projects on health and HIV and AIDS
o  Technical Capacity: 30 points
§  specifically track record in developing and operating CBO-led or supported clinics/HIV-AIDS Service Delivery Centers
o  Financial Management Capacity: 25 points
o  Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity: 15 points
o  TLY reserves the right to accept and reject any EOI. Interested applicants should agree and be bound by the decision of TLY.
o  Specifically, TLY reserves the right to:
§  Contact all references
§  Visit and inspect premises of the applicants’ office
§  Arrange interviews with the applicants
§  Reject any or all EOI submitted
§  Negotiate with most favorable applicants
§  Award contract to qualified organizations  
5. Deliverables of the CBOs to be engaged
·      Engagement of key staff for the CBO-led or supported HIV-AIDS service delivery centers
·      Development of operational protocols and forms for the centers
·      Procurement of goods and services for the service delivery center
·      Monthly report of accomplishments to TLY
·      Semestral report of accomplishments to TLY

Please click link for details: EOI Champion

Sealed EOIs must be addressed and sent (digitally and hard copies delivered) to:
Dr. Ronnievinn G. Pagtakhan
Executive Director
LoveYourself Inc.
Rm. 9 3rdFlr. Anglo Bldg., 715-A Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

The reference EOI/GFATM FR-ACER HIV AIDS Philippines (indicate that you are applying for CBO Partner for HIV-AIDS Service Delivery: Date Submitted __/___/2018) must be shown on the envelope containing the Expression of Interest, Capacity Statement and with other legal documents. The EOI MUST be received at above address by September 14, 2018, Saturday, 5PM. Applications received after the stipulated date and time will be invalidated.