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Italy-Milan: Evaluation consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Evaluation of the Joint Action on Integrating Prevention, Testing and Linkage to Care Strategies Across HIV, Viral Hepatitis, TB and STIs in Europe (Integrate)
Integrate has the overall objective to improve the understanding and implement integrated activities related to early diagnosis of HIV, viral hepatitis, TB. The objective of this contract is to provide an independent external evaluation of the activities of the Integrate project at the current state of development and to assess the needs for adjustments or improvements in horizontal organization and/or core work.
The purpose of these terms of reference is to give instructions and guidance to candidates about the nature of the offer they will need to submit and will become part of the contract that may be awarded through the services procurement procedure. Fondazione Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro l’AIDS (Italian League for Fighting AIDS) in Milan (LILA Milano) and Public Health England (PHE) in London are the Integrate partners responsible for the related evaluation activities. LILA Milano and PHE are pleased to invite suppliers to submit a proposal to the abovementioned contract.
Work to take place at the supplier's with travel to London/Milan and Copenhagen.
The role of the supplier is to draw up and execute the external review and to bring an outsider’s view to this process. The review will enable the stakeholders to broaden their perspective and will provide the opportunity for joint reflection and a reciprocal learning process.
The suppliers appointed by LILA Milano and PHE must have the following qualifications:
— experience working on European/international programs,
— detailed knowledge within the fields of infectious disease (particularly HIV, hepatitis, STI and/or tuberculosis),
— minimum 5 years’ experience working in evaluation activities and research,
— strong research, analysis, synthesis and drafting skills,
— capacity to collect and organize information efficiently,
— good communication skills,
— an excellent command of written and spoken English.
Specific tasks include the following:
(a) participate in a kick-off meeting with LILA Milano and PHE within 2 weeks after the contract signature. The notes from this meeting produced by the supplier will be used as a basis for the plan of the work;
(b) develop the evaluation methodology with outline of the work and detailed description of the planned data collection. Submit this to LILA Milano and PHE for review and approval within 1 month of contract signature;
(c) collect data for the evaluation (e.g. from the donor, Integrate partners, collaboration partners, advisory board members and other stakeholders);
(d) visit the premises of the coordinating partner (Region Hovedstaden/CHIP) to conduct the document and literature review);
(e) analyze and synthesize data collected and produce the evaluation report presenting:
— a summary of project activities and results so far, both the horizontal activities and the core work packages,
— description and assessment of the project’s progress (as set out in Section 4),
— recommendations for adjustments or improvement in the project implementation.
(f) submit the draft evaluation report to LILA Milano and PHE for review and discussion of the draft report in a meeting/teleconference with LILA Milano and PHE and the coordinating partner (Region Hovedstaden/CHIP) within 3 months of contract signature
(g) Incorporate comments and suggestions and submit the final report to LILA Milano and PHE within 4 months of contract signature.
Joint Action on integrating prevention, testing and linkage to care strategies across HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STIs in Europe (INTEGRATE) For more information go to https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/chafea_pdb/health/projects/761319/
For more information go to https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/chafea_pdb/health/projects/761319 or www.integrateja.eu
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Suppliers who are interested in this contract are invited to submit a proposal of 6 pages maximum. In this proposal
The suppliers are asked to present the following:
— a unit price,
— a list of relevant work done in this area,
— their knowledge of the domains encompassed by the integrate program,
— their knowledge of the integrate program,
— potential conflicts of interests,
— an action plan on how to perform the evaluation.
Section IV: Procedure
Electronically, by email.
Section VI: Complementary information
(a) LILA Milano will advertise the contract for open competition for 3 weeks;
(b) LILA Milano and PHE will make an analysis of the proposals and will select the best supplier, based upon level of experience and subject knowledge, as well as daily rate
(c) The consultant will be contracted by LILA Milano.