INVITATION TO BID: Ethnographic Study of Males who have Sex with Males (MSM) based on the Results of the Venue-Specific Analysis of the 2013 IHBSS

Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI), an organization currently working as Sub Recipient on the Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Treatment, Care and Support Component to the Global Fund Round 6 (GFR6) HIV and AIDS Project in the Philippines, with the Department of Health (DOH) as Principal Recipient, is currently organizing the hiring of Consultant to implement an Ethnographic Study of Males who have Sex with Males (MSM) based on the results of the venue-specific analysis of the 2013 Integrated HIV Behavioral and Serologic Surveillance (IHBSS).

This study will be designed and conducted under the overall guidance of the National Epidemiology Center – National HIV & STI Surveillance and Strategic Information (NHSSS) Unit. The consultant shall be hired to design this ethnographic study – its methodology, sampling frame, and tools – based on the objectives of the users and will be assisted by NEC-NHSSS on all strategic and operational matters during the implementation of the study.

Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”.

Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any legal time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

Interested bidders may obtain further information from:

Noel S. Palaypayon, RN, MGM-ESP
Department of Health – National Epidemiology Center
Bldg. 19 2nd Flr. San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila
Telephone No. (632) 651-7800 local 2952, Telefax No. (632) 495-0513

Those interested may submit a letter of intent and two (2) hard copies of their bids in a sealed brown envelope addressed to:

Rodel G. Navarra
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI)
2613 Dian Street, Malate, Manila
On or before 5:00 PM of September 11, 2014.