RFP 2021_033: Security and Technical Architecture Review for USAID DISCOVER-Health, Zambia
The USAID DISCOVER-Health project, implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), is soliciting proposals to review the security and technical architecture of the JSI’s Real-time Information Management System (RIMS) that is being implemented by the USAID DISCOVER-Health project. The overall purpose of the assignment is to provide recommendations to upgrade security and functionality, support system documentation, establish development operations workflows, and support maintenance of the system for the project during implementation and post-project knowledge management (for audit purposes). The outcome of this consultancy is to support DISCOVER-Health to make decisions about how RIMS can best be sustained during project implementation and replicated in regions (during site transition (scale-up/phase-out).
The objectives of the SOW are broken up in two phases, and this SOW is for Phase 1 only: Phase 1: work is to conduct a review of the source code, establish development operations workflows and procedures, and initiate support for system documentation. We expect that findings from Phase 1 will inform the work planned in Phase 2, which will cover completion of documentation and provision of ongoing maintenance for the system. This work will focus only on currently utilized modules of RIMS and will involve reporting on interim findings and recommendations to the RIMS Steering Committee who will advise on any prioritization of tasks needed.
The final deliverable will be a presentation and report to the RIMS Steering Committee with Interim Findings, no later than September 15, 2021.
JSI may at its discretion and without further competition, award the Phase 2 SOW to the successful applicant of the above referenced SOW based on an evaluation conducted at the end of Phase 1 (see attached scorecard). The applicant must score 90% or higher on achieving the objectives of the SOW in Phase 1 to be considered for an award for the Phase 2 SOW.
The USAID DISCOVER-Health project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is subject to all applicable Federal regulations and provisions.
RFP NO: RFP 2021-033
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.
Due Date for Questions: 07/19/2021 5:00 PM EST
Deadline: 07/23/2021 5:00 PM EST