Request for Proposals (RFP)

PF No. and Title: PR#19-02-04; CHT Contextualization of Curricula and Training- SAPLING Project

RFP Issue Date: February 6, 2019

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 16, 2019 by 17:00 (5PM) Bangladesh Local Time

Contracting Entity: Helen Keller International (HKI)

Place of Performance:  Dhaka base with travel to Cox’s Bazar or Chittagong and 5 upazilas of Bandarban

Helen Keller International (HKI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving the sight and lives of the world's vulnerable by combatting the causes and consequences of blindness, poor health and malnutrition. On September 30, 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded Helen Keller International (HKI) cooperative agreement No. AID-FFP-A-15-00010 to lead the Development Food Security Activity, (DFSA) Sustainable Agriculture and Production Linked to Improved Nutrition Status, Resilience, and Gender Equity (SAPLING). This DFSA, implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, (MOCHTA) is designed to enable families living in five sub-districts (upazilas) of Bandarban District of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh to improve their resilience capacities and have sustained, gender equitable food security and nutrition.

As the prime agreement holder, HKI is responsible for representation, strategic vision, management and compliance and is the strategic and technical lead on maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN), resilient livelihoods, gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and environment. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) provides strategic direction and oversight of disaster risk management (DRM), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), local capacity building and Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC). Caritas Bangladesh is responsible for operational and technical management of field-level activities in three upazilas, while also providing technical oversight on WASH, DRM and SILC in all five upazilas. Three local implementing partners (IPs), Tahzingdong, Toymu and GRAUS, directly implement all field activities in all five upazilas (Rowangchari, Bandarban Sadar, Ruma, Lama and Thanchi).

HKI invites all eligible Bidders to submit proposals to provide expertise on cultures of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) to contextualize curricula.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a vendor that will provide best value to HKI, when both technical and cost factors are combined.

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