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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Data Collector for the collaborative effort on the Cost Analysis Study of Key Population Interventions to Fast Track the End of HIV in Thailand (Re-advertised extend closing date)


Organization : FHI 360
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 5 Jun 2018
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Deadline : 15 / June / 2018


Data Collector for the collaborative effort on the Cost Analysis Study of Key Population Interventions to Fast Track the End of HIV in Thailand

Solicitation #: 1


Issue Date: May 15, 2018

Closing Date: June 15, 2018                              

Expected Award Date: June 23, 2018                      



FHI 360 and World Bank are seeking applicants to participate in a costing study in collaboration with numerous organizations who are jointly working together to better understand and document the costs and cost-effectiveness of HIV cascade services provided to key populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender women, and people who inject drugs). HIV cascade services include interventions related to Reach-Recruit-Test-Treat-Prevent-Retain (RRTRPR), including innovations that optimize these services so that they facilitate access by key populations and are more cost-effective.

The organizations collaborating in this Cost Analysis Study of Key Population Interventions to Fast Track the End of HIV in Thailand include the following: UNAIDS and USAID (through the PEPFAR initiative) as the primary donors of the study; The World Bank and FHI 360 as technical assistance providers; and the Ministry of Public Health including the National Health Security Organization (NSHO) and the Department of Disease Control (DDC) as users of the resulting cost data and decision-makers regarding financing options.

On behalf of this consortium, FHI 360, co-financing this study with World Bank, invites applicants to submit proposals for the data collection and analysis components of the study, using the design and sites contained in this announcement.


About FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), FHI 360 manages the “Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES)” Project in more than 28 countries throughout the world, including Thailand. LINKAGES in Thailand focuses on interventions to reduce HIV transmission among key populations, predominantly among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgenders (TG). Most interventions are implemented through community-based organizations (CBOs) and include RRTTPR interventions such as peer-driven outreach, use of social media, HIV testing in community clinic settings, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provision, and increasingly, HIV treatment in community-based clinic settings. The costing study summarized here is partially supported by the LINKAGES Project.


Scope of Work

While the Government of Thailand supports an overwhelming majority of its HIV response, most of the funding for key population (KP) interventions is currently supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria. NHSO is increasingly investing in local NGOs with its HIV budget for the KP interventions, using cost norms that may not reflect the actual costs of services nor with mechanisms that facilitate rapid funding flow and reimbursement.

There are currently three broad models of key population HIV cascade service provision that are currently in operation in Thailand. They include the following:

1) Hospital-based model – In this model, all RRTTPR services for key populations are provided or managed by public hospitals. Some hospitals use NHSO funds to support outreach workers who refer key populations to hospitals for HIV testing, ART, and PrEP.

2) NGOs reach-recruit to hospitals and mobile HIV testing services – In this model, NGOs are supported to provide reach-recruit services to key populations so that they access HIV testing in hospitals and/or mobile vans that offer HIV testing in locations convenient for key populations. ART and PrEP are offered in hospital settings.

3) Key population-led health services (KP-LHS) – In this model, NGOs conduct outreach with cadres of outreach workers and through social media to encourage key populations to seek HIV testing at community clinics that the NGOS operate themselves. PrEP is also provided on-site. Peer navigators help people diagnosed with HIV to access ART at hospitals and to remain adherent long-term. Some community clinics managed by NGOs have started to initiate clients on ART and maintain close collaborations with hospitals to handle more complicated cases.

This study seeks to produce robust, reliable and actionable information on the cost and cost-effectiveness of these three service delivery models. Specific objectives are as follows:

Details of the planned study design and sites to be analyzed can be downloaded at:


Location of Work



Timetable and Address for Submission

Applicants should send their full proposals by 5 pm on June 15, 2018 to the following e-mail address: Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.



A successful applicant should have the following aspects:

  1. Extensive experience in data management, data analysis, and data dissemination;
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of data collection tools development based on our cost analysis models;
  3. Expert on health economic evaluation and analysis;
  4. Experience in optimizing the budget


Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. Applicant’s experience in conducting similar studies and the use of such studies in Government of Thailand decision-making (30 points)
  2. Applicant’s proposed approach (30 points)
  3. Proposed staff’s experience and expertise to carry out study (20 points)
  4. Reasonableness of budget (20 points)


Required Documentation

Proposals must include the following components:

  1. Applicant’s understanding of scope of work (maximum 1.5 pages)
  2. Applicant’s proposed approached approach(es) to address objectives and study design, including potential methods and tools for data collection and analysis (maximum 4 pages)
  3. Applicant’s proposed timeline (1 page)
  4. Budget – detailed budget is needed
  5. Experience of the applicant in conducting similar studies and influencing the Thai Ministry of Health’s financing of health programs (maximum 1 page)
  6. Up-to-date CV(s) for Principal Investigators and major staff members

FHI 360 Disclaimers

    • FHI 360 may cancel the solicitation and not award
    • FHI 360 may reject any or all responses received
    • Issuance of the solicitation does not constitute an award commitment by FHI 360
    • FHI 360 reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on failure of the offeror to follow solicitation instructions
    • FHI 360 will not compensate any offeror for responding to solicitation
    • FHI 360 reserves the right to issue award based on initial evaluation of offers without further discussion
    • FHI 360 may choose to award only part of the activities in the solicitation, or issue multiple awards based on the solicitation activities
    • FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition
    • FHI 360 will be contacting each offeror to confirm contact person, address and that bid was submitted for this solicitation






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