Call for Proposals

Request for Proposals

Project Overview:

The USAID Laos Maternal Child Health and Nutrition (LMCHN) project, implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), is soliciting proposals for a research firm or consultant to implement a quantitative household survey as part of a baseline study in 24 district across 5 provinces in Lao PDR. This RFP is one of two solicitations for the baseline study (please see RFP No. 2022-FGD-01). The contractor may bid for one or both solicitations. The LMNCH project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is subject to all applicable Federal regulations and provisions.
Please submit your most competitive proposal in accordance with the instructions to offerors and terms of reference. Any award issued as a result of this RFP will be subject to all instructions, terms of reference/ specifications, certifications, terms and conditions and funder required clauses.

All proposals, inquiries, and correspondence pertaining to this solicitation are to be directed to the attention of:
USAID Laos Maternal Child Health & Nutrition
Attn: Erin Norris, Program Officer
44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA, 02110
Email: procurement@la.jsi.com

Questions:
All questions or clarifications regarding this RFP must be in writing and submitted to procurement@la.jsi.com no later than 5:00 PM ICT on August 8, 2022. Questions and requests for clarification, and the responses thereto, will be posted on JSI website or circulated to all RFP recipients who have indicated interest in this RFP.
Only written answers from JSI’s authorized representative will be considered official and carry weight in the RFP process and subsequent evaluation. Any answers received outside the official channel, whether received verbally or in writing, from employees of JSI, USAID Laos Maternal Child Health & Nutrition, or any other party, will not be considered official responses regarding this RFP.

Submission of Proposals:
The Offeror’s proposal must be accompanied by a cover letter typed on official organizational letterhead and signed by an individual who has signatory authority for the offeror. The offeror must submit a complete proposal package on or before the due date and time (5:00 PM ICT on August 29, 2022) to Erin Norris at procurement@la.jsi.com. Proposals must be submitted by email only with the subject line “RFP No: 2022-KAP-01” for Quantitative Household Survey Baseline Study or “RFP No: 2022-FGD-01″ for Qualitative Focus Group Discussions Baseline Study”.

For full detail of the RFPs, please refer to the documents attached.

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