As part of its ongoing projects, JSI is often called on to purchase equipment or material. To execute these acquisitions, JSI occasionally puts out requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for applications (RFAs) and requests for quotations (RFQs) for specific projects. Specific information including contact info is included for each RFP/RFA/RFQ listed below.

Current Contracts Available

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

2021/JSI – RFQ714: Consultancy for USAID/SAFE Video Editing in Zambia

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is soliciting quotations to supply professional videography services to edit two videos documenting the experience of HIV patients receiving ART treatment in Zambia. SAFE is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is subject to applicable federal regulations and provisions.

Estimated Level of Effort: Maximum 7 working days
Period of Performance: End July/August 2021
Services Required:

JSI is seeking a professional video editor to edit two videos:

  1. The first video, focusing on the experience of an adolescent ART client, needs to be edited down from 6 minutes to 3 or 3.5 minutes, strengthening the focus and central message of the video. The video needs subtitles added and several text cards to help strengthen the narrative arc.
  2. The second video, focusing on the experience of an adult ART client who has become virally suppressed, needs to be created and shaped from approximately 2 hours of raw footage. JSI will work with the editor to provide the narrative arc and key messages for the video, which will be 3 minutes in length.

Detailed Activities Expected:

  • Review raw footage for video #2, review existing video #1
  • Conference call(s) with SAFE JSI/Boston Communications Advisor to discuss vision/edits for each video
  • Produce first drafts for each video
  • Three-five rounds of reviews and edits per video
  • Perform final edits, package, and submit finished videos to JSI
  • Submit HD and web-friendly versions of each video

2021/JSI – RFQ714

Issuance Date: July 19, 2021
Due Date for Questions: 
July 20, 2021, 5:00 PM ET
Deadline:  July 23, 2021, 5:00 PM ET

RFP No: CHISU-37710.009: Translation BPA

The Country Health Information Systems and Data Use project (CHISU) led by JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), is soliciting proposals for a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for translation services. CHISU is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is subject to all applicable Federal regulations and provisions.

RFP No: CHISU-37710.009: Translation BPA

Issuance Date: July 23, 2021
Due Date for Questions:
August 05, 2021, 2:00 PM ET
Deadline:  August 18, 2021, 2:00 PM ET