TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR PREQUALIFICATION OF SUPPLIERS FOR MARIE STOPES UGANDA 2016/2017

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a global organization providing personalized contraception and reproductive health services to men and women. Our local terms of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she is free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

MSU ran a pre-qualification advert for Goods/Supplies, Services and Works for a period of one year (2016 to 2017). We are inviting eligible and credible organizations.
Objectives and Scope
The objective of obtaining services of a Procurement Consultant is to assist in carrying out initial pre-qualification of eligible suppliers.
Methodology
The Consultant shall use the Technical Compliance Selection (TCS) approach that takes into consideration all illegibility criteria agreed upon and put forward by MSU in the advertisement for prequalification. This approach will help in ensuring that eligible, compliant and responsive bids are selected. The following steps will be followed during this exercise;
a. Sorting
b. Checking for Compliance/Eligibility
c. Evaluation of the Bids
d. Pre-qualification & Framework agreements
e. Final Report

Interested organizations should provide information demonstrating that they are eligible and possess the required qualifications to perform the services supported with relevant documentation.
The assignment is estimated to last 6 weeks.

Interested firms should submit the following documentation to accompany their Expression of interest;
1. Company Profile.
2. Memorandum and Articles of Association.
3. Valid Tax Clearing Certificate.
4. Audited Accounts for the last two (2) years.
5. Certificate of Incorporation.
6. Valid Trading License.
7. Powers of Attorney (if any).
8. Reference of Previous works in this regard (LPOs or Contracts). Expression of Interest in English (1 original plus two copies) must be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked on an outer envelope as Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Prequalification of Suppliers for MSU 2016/2017 and addressed to; The Procurement & Logistics Unit, Marie Stopes Uganda, Plot 1020 Kisugu – Muyenga, P. O. Box 10431, KAMPALA. The EOI documents should be placed inside the Tender Box situated in the MSU Procurement Office on or before the close of Monday 31st October /2016 AT 4.00 PM

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR SCALING UP USAGE OF LONG ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVES (LARC) AND PROVISION OF POST-ABORTION CARE (PAC) SERVICES AT 20 SELECTED DISTRICTS IN UGANDA

 

GOAL
Contribute to the increase of the national IUD-specific CPR from 0.5% (in 2011) to 3% (in 2018) and reduce maternal mortality related to abortions.

OBJECTIVES
 To increase the number of facilities (all levels) in the public sector, that can offer quality Family planning services including LARCs, in 20 districts, by the end of the year 2016.
 To increase the number of facilities (all levels) in the public sector, that can offer quality PAC services using Misoprostol, in 20 districts, by the end of the year 2016
 To strength coordination, by the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), of Family Planning (FP) stakeholders on LARCs in 20 Districts by the end of the year 2016.
 To increase uptake of Family Planning services including LARCs, in 20 districts, by the end of the year 2016.
DELIVERABLES
1. Inception report to demonstrate understanding of the assignment.
2. List of facilities that can offer quality Family planning services including LARCs (i.e. with at least 2 services especially midwives trained on FP including LARCs, with no stock-outs for FP commodities all methods, proper FP record keeping, space in the facility for FP service provision that meets standards for infection prevention and privacy).
3. List of facilities that can offer quality PAC services using Misoprostol (i.e. with at least 2
services especially midwives trained on PAC using Misoprostol, with no stock-outs for Misoprostol, proper PAC-related record keeping, space in the facility for PAC service provision that meets standards for infection prevention and privacy).
4. Minutes of the District FP coordination meetings.
5. Bottleneck analysis to service delivery, indicating gaps and proposed strategies to address them.
6. M&E plan for data capture.
7. Quarterly report showing number of FP clients served by method and by facility.
8. End of the project report.

Dowload the full document here: consultancy-tors

PRE-QUALIFICATION OF PROVIDERS FOR GOODS, SERVICES AND WORKS FOR MARIE STOPES UGANDA

PREFACE
Pre-qualification is a pre-tender process that provides for a short-list of providers from which providers are obtained to bid. Pre-qualification is used where works, services or supplies are of a routine nature or bidding is for a group of similar contracts. Pre-qualification shall be open to all providers and providers shall be invited using a pre-qualify notice.
A pre-qualification notice shall be published in at least one publication of wide circulation to ensure effective competition.
The pre-qualification document is divided into:
• Part I: General Part
• Part II: Instructions to Bidders
• Part III: Preparation of Applications
• Part IV: Submission of Applications
• Part V: Evaluation of Applications
• Part VI: Pre-qualification
Appendices:
A: Application Submission Sheet
B: Statement of Requirements
C: Evaluation Criteria

Download full document here: msu-prequalification-document-v1-msu-oct-2016

 

International Youth Day 2016

In celebration of the International Youth day on August 12, 2016, Marie Stopes launched and opened up its Youth corner for young people at Kavule Health Center. This was witnessed by a number of youth leaders from various organisations.  The day was celebrated with pomp and colour as various youth showcased their talents in music, dance and drama.

Youth taking part in a dance challenge at Kavule centre

Youth taking part in a dance challenge at Kavule centre

Marie Stopes Uganda has set up 2 youth friendly spaces in Kampala and Tororo district with the aim of attracting youth to receive information and SRH services like contraceptives use, condoms and STI management. The facilities are set up in a way that promotes an atmosphere of relaxation and are fully equipped with games like table tennis, quizzes, reading materials, education videos and refreshments.

The youth spaces are meant to engage youth through interaction with peer educator counselors and youth volunteers trained in providing youth friendly services. At the youth space, learning activities on primary preventive approaches like contraceptive use to prevent unintended pregnancies and HIV/AIDS are done with the participation of youth themselves which allows expression of their views on issues that affect them.

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Youth watching “Vicky’s dilemma” at the youth corner.

This platform equips youth with correct knowledge and shapes a positive attitude towards health choices not limited to safe sex practices but also life skills and a positive shift in health seeking behaviors.

Youth Friendly spaces are a popular way of passing knowledge to youth which eventually improves their demand for SRH services and is credited most for the friendly interaction that allows active participation of both service provider and youth participants.

World Population Day Celebrations

Uganda will join the rest of the world to commemorate World Population day on 11th July 2016. Uganda has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world; over 78% are under 30 years old. According to the State of Uganda Population Report 2012, Ugandan youth remain at a significant risk of sexually transmitted infections, HIV and unwanted pregnancy.

Investing in Young people’s Sexual Reproductive Health has a direct contribution towards improving their livelihoods. This can be through availing timely Reproductive Health Information, education and services.

To mark World Population Day, Marie Stopes Uganda is conducting a community awareness drive in  Mbarara, Hoima and Kabale. The health awareness community  drive are an opportunity for the public to learn about world population day with regards to their reproductive health. MSU will also be disseminating key health promotion messages in various towns as well as offering free family planning counselling, breast cancer and blood pressure examination. Other services will be at half price at our centers on the day’s below;

Mbarara – 10th and 11th July

Hoima – 15th and 16th July

Kabale – 22nd and 23rd July

MSU  will also be conducting;

–             Community Drives  highlighting Family Planning messages.

–             Free Information Education Communication (IEC) materials on facts on the hotline, and cervical cancer.

–             Cervical cancer screening

–             And HIV testing and counselling.

–             Free physical examination by health workers.

Please call the toll free hotline on 0800220333 for more information.

 

Youth Friendly Spaces Launched In Centres

It is estimated that approximately only 50% of the youth do not use health facilities due to lack of youth friendly services. Many youths fear to discuss SRH issues due to stigma from the health staff, others fear to disclose their conditions to due to traditional factors.

Marie Stopes Uganda has set up 2 youth friendly spaces in Kampala and Tororo district with the aim of attracting youth to receive information and SRH services like contraceptives use, condoms and STI management. The facilities are set up in a way that promotes an atmosphere of relaxation and are fully equipped with games like table tennis, quizzes, reading materials,DSC_0187 education videos and refreshments.

The youth spaces are meant to engage youth through interaction with peer educator counselors and youth volunteers trained in providing youth friendly services.

At the youth space, learning activities on primary preventive approaches like contraceptive use to prevent unintended pregnancies and HIV/AIDS are done with the participation of youth themselves which allows expression of their views on issues that affect them.

This platform equips youth with correct knowledge and shapes a positive attitude towards health choices not limited to safe sex practices but also life skills and a positive shift in health seeking behaviors.

Youth Friendly spaces are a popular way of passing knowledge to youth which eventually improves their demand for SRH services and is credited most for the friendly interaction that allows active participation of both service provider and youth participants.

Marie Stopes International at 2016 Women Deliver Conference

From May 16-19, experts from around the world traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark to take part in the Women Deliver conference. A delegation from Marie Stopes proudly participated in this year’s conference, sharing their knowledge at some of our sessions and running our exciting photo exhibition, “Universal access: One woman at a time.”

Thanks to the successes of Women Deliver’s three previous conferences- London (2007), Washington, DC (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2013)- the 2016 Conference was highly anticipated. This meeting gathered world leaders, advocates, policymakers, young people, journalists and researchers across geographic regions and development sectors. Together, they demonstrated the power of putting girls and women at the forefront of development efforts. The 2016 Conference focused on the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to implement them as they relate to women and girls, with a specific focus on health. In particular, how the SDGs relate to the maternal, sexual and reproductive health rights of women and girls around the world, with an emphasis on the inter-connectedness of women’s health, gender equality, education, economic empowerment and the environment.

Marie Stopes International was proud to attend the 2016 Women Deliver Conference; we are sent a delegation comprising MSI staff members from across our global partnership- Uganda, the U.S., China, Kenya, the U.K. and more.

Did you be attend Women Deliver 2016? If so, we hope that you enjoyed at our sessions and visited our photo exhibition, “Universal access: One woman at a time” at the exhibition hall C2, stand 012.

Vodaphone joins Marie Stopes in boosting reproductive health among University Students

Marie Stopes Uganda, in conjunction with Hostalite Cyber Academy and Vodafone have organised the first ever inter-university hackathon on health with emphasis on sexual reproductive health due to take place on 13th and 14th May in Kampala.

 

 

Dickson Mushabe- Regional Manager Hostalite Ltd and Faith N. Kyateka- Communications and External Relations manager Marie Stopes Uganda receive the shs8 million dummy cheque from Jackie Namara Rukare- Marketing Manager Vodafone Uganda for their joint partnership challenge dubbed “Hackathon” at the Vodafone head office.

Dickson Mushabe- Regional Manager Hostalite Ltd and Faith N. Kyateka- Communications and External Relations manager Marie Stopes Uganda receive the shs8 million dummy cheque from Jackie Namara Rukare- Marketing Manager Vodafone Uganda for their joint partnership challenge dubbed “Hackathon” at the Vodafone head office.

 

The hackathon that has attracted local developers and innovators from 12 universities across Uganda, is in response to the growing commitment to leverage information and communication technologies to empower young people, complimenting Marie Stopes Uganda’s ongoing work in the area of reproductive health.

Speaking at the launch of the Challenge today, Faith N. Kyateka, the Communications and External Relations Manager, Marie Stopes Uganda, said, “Reaching young people with Sexual Reproductive Health information and services is one of the key focal priorities of Marie Stopes Uganda. This is because youth makeup majority of Uganda’s population. Developing an APP is therefore essential because 80% of youth in Uganda have access to media through mobile phones.”

Faith N. Kyateka- Communications and External Relations manager Marie Stopes Uganda shows to the press a copy of the medical card that will be rewarded to winners of the “Hackathon”, an app innovation challenge hosted by Vodafone Uganda, Marie Stopes and Hostalite E.A.

Faith N. Kyateka- Communications and External Relations manager Marie Stopes Uganda shows to the press a copy of the medical card that will be rewarded to winners of the “Hackathon”, an app innovation challenge hosted by Vodafone Uganda, Marie Stopes and Hostalite E.A.

Each university will be represented by four individuals and the winning team will walk away with mega prizes in addition to 3 months incubation at the Hostalite Cyber Academy, and exposure to funding from Marie Stopes Innovation fund.

Marie Stopes Health App Challenge

App Challenge_PosterUniversity students are set to gather with tech enthusiasts at a two-day health hackathon scheduled to take place on 13th and 14th May 2016 in Kampala.

The first ever inter-university hackathon on health, specifically sexual reproductive health is being organized by Marie Stopes in conjunction with Hostalite Cyber Academy.
Young people from different universities, along with innovators, developers, partners and Marie Stopes Uganda will gather for a two-day hackathon dubbed #Hcahack.
It will be a collaborative event that aims to have the participants develop a mobile health app solution that promotes young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services.
This event will witness participants from 12 universities and they code programs and applications to meet the objectives of the hackathon. Each university will be represented by a group of four individuals.
Developers from the different universities who can code along with the association of young people who can make successful mobile application solutions are encouraged to apply.
The participants will spend 24 hours building a new mobile app. Four teams will develop the app which is designed to increase uptake of Sexual Reproductive Health Services in Uganda. On completion, each team will present a demo their project (app) to other hackers taking part in the hackathon and to an audience of over 100 local supporters gathered to hear/learn about the best app and to celebrate the launch of the top app selected.
The winning team will walk away with mega prizes in addition to 3 months incubation at the Hostalite Cyber Academy, exposure to funding from Marie Stopes Innovation fund.
“It is our duty to support, shape, encourage and help the young Innovators reach their potential.”
Powered by Marie Stopes Uganda, sponsored by Vodafone and organized by Hostalite Cyber Academy, the hackathon responds to a growing commitment to leverage information and communication technologies to empower young people, complimenting Marie Stopes Uganda’s ongoing work in the area of reproductive health.
Using methods drawn from design thinking and creative problem solving, the hackathon will encourage participants to think outside-the-box and design unconventional solutions to promote young people’s sexual reproductive health. The hackathon will follow principles of “user-centred design”, actively engaging young people in the development of solutions that are based on their real needs and experiences. After two days of designing and developing, the hackathon will conclude with a pitch session, where an expert panel of judges will select the winning app prototype(s)

Introducing to you our first baby on the URHVP project

Under the voucher HBBH158772, the first project baby has come from Nyakatsiro health Centre III located at Kagorogoro village, Bitereko Sub-county, Mitooma district. This is a private not for profit (PNFP) facility owned and managed by the Catholic Church. The first baby is a girl born on 26/03/2016 at 3:30am, weighing 3.5kgs. Both the mother and the baby are in good condition. Parents of the baby are;
• Nduhukire Racheal 28years (mother)
• Muhumuza Francis 32years (father)
The couple resides in Kagorogoro – Bitereko Sub-county. Nduhukire Racheal has had 5 pregnancies, with 4 children alive. 1 died due to severe malaria, she had an abortion at 8/52.
“We are happy, the voucher has finally come to our rescue. I and my husband were worried how we were going to foot the whole bill of the hospital. We are now thinking of stopping to produce babies for a long time. Thank you very much for the voucher, may God bless you” Nduhukire Racheal

On the same day of 26/03/2016 at 9:00pm, we received a second baby boy from same facility of Nyakasiro HCIII. Born in good condition.
• Birth weight 2.3kgs
• Mother – Nayebare Annet
• Father – Karimu Abdu
The couple comes from Sherere – Kiyanga Sub-county- Mitooma District. This is the first child of this couple.
“We can’t express our joy for this voucher, it has done wonders to us”. Karimu Abdu father of the baby