USAID INTEGRATED HEALTH PROGRAM (IHP)-
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR EMERGENCY TRANSPORT SYSTEMS CONSULTANCY IN SOKOTO STATE
USAID INTEGRATED HEALTH PROGRAM (IHP)
EMERGENCY TRANSPORT SYSTEMS CONSULTANCY ADVERTISEMENT IN SOKOTO STATE
TITLE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN DOCUMENTING MODELS OF REFERRAL AND EMERGENCY TRANSPORT SYSTEMS IDENTIFY LESSONS AND OUTLINE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A HARMONIZED APPROACH TO REFERRAL AND LINKAGE, WITH ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON THE STATE-WIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF ETS IN SOKOTO STATE.
Palladium invites applications from suitably qualified individual consultants to provide technical support to develop an effective referral system to ensure a close relationship between all levels of the health care levels and helps to ensure people receive the best possible care closest to home. It also assists in making cost-effective use of hospitals and primary health care services.
In this Request for Proposal, Palladium expects applicants to develop a customized solution and proposal to Palladium for consideration. Bidders are required to provide justification for the work proposed or methodology to be adopted. This will be a Best Value procurement.
In fiscal year 2020/2021, IHP in Sokoto will provide technical assistance to PHC teams, LGMAs, and secondary hospitals to improve functionality of referral systems through the Consultant. IHP will use quality improvement processes to analyse the referral system and test solutions to remove barriers. IHP will work to strengthen and expand existing emergency transport schemes through capacity building. Emergency transport would address transport for all emergency danger signs, particularly during pregnancy, intrapartum, the post-natal/newborn period, and for child survival emergencies including severe and life-threatening cases of pneumonia, fever, diarrhoea, and malnutrition. The consultant will serve as a lead in providing technical assistance to the SMOH and its agencies to explore models to strengthen and expand existing emergency transport schemes and document the lessons learnt and recommendations.