> REQUEST FOR TENDER - CAPABILITY STATEMENT(China-Australia Health and HIV/AIDS Facility)
China-Australia Health and HIV/AIDS Facility (CAHHF)
REQUEST FOR TENDER - CAPABILITY STATEMENT
AusAID, the Australian Agency for International Development, manages the Australian Government’s official overseas aid program. AusAID assists developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia’s national interest. AusAID is seeking a managing contractor to undertake the following development project in China.
The goal of the China-Australia Country Program Strategy 2006-10 is to “further mutual national interest by supporting China’s balanced development policies and working together in the region”. Key objectives include:
A. building capacity in selected sectors in China (in particular, in governance, environment and health);
B. enhancing the Australia-China relationship by building institutional linkages; and
C. working collaboratively to strengthen the region.
To support the Country Strategy, a China-Australia Integrated Health and HIV/AIDS Program (CAIHHP) has been approved by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The aim is ‘to support the ongoing development of China’s capacity to address HIV/AIDS, emerging infectious diseases and health systems strengthening’. The program has been designed to be more responsive to China’s national priorities, policies, and systems and more relevant to national and local level capacity development priorities. Strategic oversight of the program will be directed by both AusAID and Chinese counterparts.
The China-Australia Health and HIV/AIDS Facility (CAHHF) is a flexible and responsive mechanism within the CAIHHP. The purpose of the Facility is the same as that of the Program. With overall strategic direction of a joint Program Management Committee (PMC), the Facility is an integral component of Australia’s broader health Program in China, which will be coordinated by two Senior Health Advisers (SHAs) – one Australian and one Chinese - working closely to represent the joint management approach in the design. The Facility is intended to support jointly implemented activities, i.e. those which represent a partnership between Chinese and Australian agencies although it will also support some activities without a specific Australian agency partner which are deemed to be priorities within the agreed objectives. The principal areas of collaboration are described as three core themes in the Facility: Theme 1- HIV/AIDS; Theme 2 -Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs); and Theme 3 – Health systems strengthening (HSS).
AusAID will undertake a fully competitive, untied international tender process to appoint a Managing Contractor (MC) to mobilise and manage the delivery of the Facility, including establishing and providing ongoing support to a Facility Management Team (FMT) in all aspects of Facility management and administration.
With an overall value of up to AUD $25 million, it is anticipated the Facility will commence in May 2007, and will be implemented over a 5 (five) year period.
Selection will be on a fully competitive, untied, two-step selection basis.
The closing date for submission of Request for Tender - Capability Statement (CS) is 2 pm Canberra (AEST) time Wednesday 6 December 2006.
Request for Tender - Capability Statement documentation is available on the AusAID internet site. www1.ausaid.gov.au/tenders/
Alternatively, requests for documentation must be made in writing (letter or facsimile or e-mail) to Borhan Ahmed, or Kirsty McMaster, Asia Contracts Section, AusAID, GPO Box 887, Canberra ACT 2601, facsimile +61 2 6206 4877, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries about the project: Paul Roche at email@example.com
Enquiries about contract: Borhan Ahmed + 61 2 6206 4243 or Kirsty McMaster +61 2 6206 4798.
For the purposes of this Request for Tender -Capability Statement, tenderers may submit a Capability Statement in response to this Invitation, irrespective of their citizenship or country of residence.
Full details on the eligibility criteria for AusAID contracts is available on the internet at: www.ausaid.gov.au/business/contracting/eligibility.cfm