Project Title: Operation and Management of URB Primary Health Care Centre
Project Location: Araihazar Upazila of Narayangonj District
Project duration: 1 Year
Funded by: UChicago Research Bangladesh (URB)
UChicago Research Bangladesh (URB) has been registered as an international NGO with the NGO Affairs Bureau Bangladesh. Headquarter of the organization is in Chicago, USA.
The organization is working to save lives by generating the new evidences in global health, strengthening the capacity of health professionals and promoting health education and health-care services in Bangladesh with the approval of NGO Affairs Bureau. The organization is also closely working with the policymakers, scientists, young researchers, health-care professionals, local representatives and community people to improve the health and well-being and develop quality of life through health interventions. URB collaborates with government agencies, educational and research institutions, private sectors, non-profit and civil society organizations to achieve the change in health systems in Bangladesh.
UChicago Research Bangladesh (URB) is running several research projects last 20 years in the project location and research participants need primary health care support at the community level. So far till to date there are more than 37,000 research participants and their family members. It is difficult for URB to run the primary health care support to the research participants. Thus, URB designed this project to provide primary health care (PHC) services through a local organization who is suitable and experienced to running such activities. In this PHC each day more than 160 participants come for primary health care and treatment.
URB has a primary health care centre located at Araihazar Upazila of Narayangonj District. Araihazar Upazila is about 35 kilometer east side from Dhaka city and 20 km north side of Sonargaon Upazila. Any local patient can come to take the services like diagnosis, doctor consultancy, care and treatment. The selected (to be) vendor will have to work in Araihazar Upazila. Since the organization URB is working at Araihazar Upazila for more than two decades, a strong relationship has been builded up with the community people of the area. Expectation to get the services is also very high. So a very good relationship and possible better services will have to provide for the research respondents as well as with the community people.
From the beginning of the organization URB the clinical services was operating/ providing by URB. But due to increasing other research activities, it is not possible for operating and managing the clinical operation by URB itself. URB manpower is more needed to work for field operation work at the village and Union level. So URB felt the need to engage a local level vendor to perform the work who are able to maintain a very good and strong relationship with the URB research participants (37,000 person) as well as local community people who may be (will be) added as new research participants of URB next years. URB don’t want to break/destroy the good relationship with the local community and want to maintain/continue it.
So, URB want to engage a local level Vendor who are able to maintain the strong relationship with the URB research participants and with the local community and provide clinical services. After selection the selected vendor will have to operate and management of the clinic and provide required services as per URB satisfaction.
Research participants and their family members need primary health care for regular basis when they become sick and required treatment by the doctors at the community level. As URB is collecting and keeping all health related symptoms, diagnosis and treatment using the electronic health record system at community level. Using those data, Govt. and policy makers can make plan for the future policy of health in Bangladesh and beyond. Through these primary data, researcher and academicians can get more new evidences for the future nations.
Main objectives of the project:
Selected Vendor will be responsible for overseeing requested clinical activities rendered to individuals seeking care from the clinic including those who are current or may become future participants in the studies conducted by UChicago Research Bangladesh.
Clinical activities will have to conduct under the leadership of medical director and other Vendor’s employees listed in the budget. Staff will be employed by Vendor and will be assigned to work in the clinic to manage all financial transactions related to clinical services and may perform administrative assignments relating to current or future research related activities conducted in the clinic.
Availability of Equipment: Majority portion of the required equipment is already installed/available in the clinic. Vendor (to be selected) will be able to use the equipments for operation of the clinical services. But any repair and maintenance cost (if needed) will need to be borne by the Vendor.
To provide primary health care to the research participants and community people the selected vendor will have to operate and manage the following services for sharing the data to URB:
The Vendor/firm should have the following experience and expertise:
It is understood and agreed that the Vendor shall, during and after the effective period of the contract, treat as confidential and not disclose, unless authorized in writing by URB, any information obtained in the assignment of the performance of the Contract.
UChicago Research Bangladesh URB) will reserve the copyright of all information, findings and the final documents produced through this process. The produced documents cannot be used for any other purposes by the Vendors.
The duration of management services will be for one year.
URB invites proposal will be in two parts: Technical and Financial. Both proposal will have to submit separately by 29 March, 2021 with the subject line: Operation and Management of URB Primary Health Care Centre at Araihazar Upazila. Proposal will have to write in English language.
Required components for Technical proposal submission are:
Required components for Financial proposal submission are:
Any compress file attachment will not be accepted.
Proposals should have to be submitted by soft copy through e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 March, 2021 addressed to Country Representative, UChicago Research Bangladesh. Bidders may submit their hard copy of proposals to our office at House No. 4, Road No. 2B, Sector-4, Uttara, Dhaka-1230 with maintaining same date and time as mentioned above.
Contact person for any query, if needed (up to 25 March, 2021)
UChicago Research Bangladesh (URB)
Phone- 02-48964722, 02-58955708
UChicago Research Bangladesh (URB) preserves the right to cancel any of the proposal or all submitted proposals without showing any reason..