Request for Applications (RFA) Number DAI-Promote-Women in the Economy-KBL-006


Bidding Ends: 22-Feb-2018 10:05 AM
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Category / Sub Category: General Business Services / Human Resources, Staffing, Training
Type of Solicitation: Request for Applications (Grants)
Contract Type: Grant
Estimated Budget: N/A
Delivery Timeframe: 28 Days
Location(s): Kabul
Bidding Starts: 28-Jan-2018 3:35 PM
Bidding Ends: 22-Feb-2018 10:05 AM
Discussion Ends: 21-Feb-2018 4:00 PM
Current Status: Close Bids


Request for Applications (RFA) Number DAI-Promote-Women in the Economy-KBL-006 DAI/Promote: WIE Medical Technician Trainings – BLS and EMT


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1- Seller: ORCD in partnership with ORCD-Global (its American sister organization: would like to respond to the RFP Subjected as: DAI-Promote-Women in the Economy-KBL-006. We have a request of clarification as below: • The RFP on page 4 states that the applicant should provide a copy of the Certificate issued by the Ministry of Higher Education allowing them to conduct the required training. This is while, on page 6 (Section eligibility criteria), the RFP states that NGOs can also respond to this RFP. We see there is a contradiction because: NGOs are registered with the Ministry of Economy and are not eligible to get registered with the Ministry of Higher Education. This is in fact only a Higher Education Institute certified by the Ministry of Higher Education that are eligible to offer trainings -not NGOs. In the view of this, NGOs are effectively and virtually excluded and thus cannot apply for this opportunity. This is while, as a leading medical organization ORCD has conducted numerous trainings on BLS, ALS, and other health topics for the project staff. Even we are running Community Midwifery Schools and Community Health Nursing Schools in various provinces of the country. Can you elaborate and confirm about this.    05-Feb-2018 1:52 AM

2- Buyer: Yes as an NGO ORCD may submit a proposal.    05-Feb-2018 9:00 AM

3- Seller: But the problem is that we will not be able to submit the certification of the Ministry of Higher Education as required in the RFP. Will that still be OK    05-Feb-2018 1:32 PM

4- Buyer: Hereby, the Avicenna Private University would like to ask the question regarding the RFP announced. As the university has rich experiences in conducting job related training courses, job-Development and Placement. The university has no Medical department to offer medical education formally. But, for offering medical related training courses and job placement we have sufficient human resources capacity and is able to implement this project successfully. The only concern of us is not having medical department in the university campus, so, is the Avicenna University eligible for applying for this project? waiting for answer....    05-Feb-2018 4:55 PM

5- Buyer: Yes as it indicates NGOs can submitt and we know NGOs are managed by MOEconomy    06-Feb-2018 9:01 AM

6- Seller: WIE cost in the budget form means the costs to be borne by WIE?    09-Feb-2018 8:11 AM

7- Seller: Grantee cost is the cost that will be paid to the Grantee for all the services rendered by the Grantee for accomplishing the objectives of the project?    09-Feb-2018 8:16 AM

8- Buyer: yes    11-Feb-2018 1:53 PM

9- Buyer: Question from Avicenna University, still has not been answered, don't know why?    12-Feb-2018 10:31 AM

Buyer: Yes you can    12-Feb-2018 11:33 AM

10- Seller: The French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) is a not-for-profit hospital in Kabul. FMIC believes, it has strong capacity and resources to meet the requirement of the BLS training and is interested to apply for this grant with following concerns to be addressed. Questions/Concerns: • As per the Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan, currently there is no position recognized as emergency medical technician (EMT) nor there is any institution which offers such courses in Afghanistan. Will the Funding Agency accept EMT training if done by institution in neighbouring countries? For instance, Aga Khan University Hospital, which is the parent institute of FMIC. • In case of partnership with any international organization for the EMT course, the course, its curriculum and certificate have to be accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Public Health in order for the participants to get job placements after the completion. This is a process that requires intervention at policy level in order to introduce a new certification course in the healthcare system which may go beyond the timeline of the grant. • FMIC believes that it can easily accommodate 100 participants in different sessions for the BLS trainings, however, does the grant allows international travel of BLS passed participant to acquire further short term (two to three weeks) training placement outside Afghanistan? • Does the grant allow international trainers to come and train for EMT related training if there is no local capacity? • Training via video conferencing is allowed? • What are the minimum number of trainees expected to be trained in EMT? This information is important for developing budget. • Job Placement: FMIC will deeply encourage job placement after the trainings are completed, however, again as there is no defined EMT positions by MOPH in any public or private hospitals, we believe this also requires discussions of MOPH, USAID/DAI and the training institute with other public and private hospitals to assure they will absorb the successful trainees in BLS and EMT in their respective hospitals. Time period defined is relatively small to achieve this.    14-Feb-2018 5:52 PM


12- Buyer: WIE recognizes that there are no Afghan institutions that currently provide BLS or EMT training courses; hence WIE’s interest in introducing these courses to Afghanistan with the intent of improving the skills of healthcare providers. As stated WIE prefers that the training be provided by an internationally recognized training partner with accredited Master Trainers that partner with the applicant. Similarly, WIE acknowledges the role of the Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and its policies and procedures. WIE is not necessarily proposing a new category of medical professionals through this training, and is only offering this training for those individuals currently employed in the Afghan healthcare sector who desire to increase their knowledge and current skills to find employment or better employment under currently available job titles. Subject to USAID approvals, USAID/WIE will only support international travel for Master Trainers to travel to Kabul to conduct the training. We cannot support trainees’ travel to a neighboring country for training or additional training. All trainings must be performed in Afghanistan. Trainings may include video conferencing as identified by the applicant in their curriculum and proposal; however, as specified in the RFA, significant hands-on training under the supervision of a certified master trainer is required. A total of 60 trainees are expected to be trained in EMT under this RFA.    19-Feb-2018 2:57 PM

13- Buyer: In response to line 4, any organization authorized to offer the required courses and partnered with an accredited institution as specified in the RFA is welcome to submit an application    19-Feb-2018 4:12 PM

14- Seller: Given that no local institutions can provide BLS/EMT training, is partnering with an international organization mandatory?    20-Feb-2018 12:32 PM

15- Seller: In terms of ability to provide training for medical professionals, are certificates enabling an organization to establish Midwifery or Public Health institutions sufficient or one SHOULD provide you with those specific for EMT/BLS training?    20-Feb-2018 12:41 PM

16- Seller: The RFA says that cost sharing is mandatory. Could you please shed some more lights on that?    20-Feb-2018 12:47 PM

17- Buyer: The MOPH doesn't regulate private sector firms that provide training, and as BLS/EMT isn't recognized in the MOPH list of professions. We encourage Afghan to partner with accredited international firms.    21-Feb-2018 9:02 AM

18- Buyer: Cost share is defined as that portion of the total grant not funded by WIE and contributed by the applicant. Contributions such as class rooms, salaries and training equipment may be contributed by the applicant and considered cost share.    21-Feb-2018 9:13 AM

Buyer Info

Organization: DAI-WIE
Phone: 0785876997
Street: Shash Darak Pharmacy Road
City: Kabul
Province: Kabul
Country: Afghanistan


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