UPDATE: 26/10/2015 — The DEADLINE has been EXTENDED to THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015 at 4.00PM JAMAICA TIME. The email for submission remains the same.
UPDATE: 20/10/2015 — An addendum to the Call for Expressions of Interest: Scoring Criteria for Evaluation of EOI in Response to CVC’s Call for PR Applications has been added to the application package.
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) in partnership with El Centro de Orientation e Investigacion Integral (COIN) and a number of other regional organisations, are in the process of submitting a concept note application to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) for a three-year period worth $8.0 million for a Grant under the NFM. This grant application is focused on Key affected populations and seeks to propose new and innovative approaches to address Human Rights, Stigma and Discrimination and Community System Strengthening (CSS).
The project aims to reduce the impact of HIV on key populations across the Caribbean through reduced stigma and discrimination, improved access to HIV prevention, care and treatment and improved access to Justice. This regional work in the eight countries, will maximize financial investments from national and international donors. Countries included are: Belize, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Principal Recipient Selection Sub-committee of the Caribbean Regional Organization Global Fund Concept Note Development Steering Committee seeks a Principal Recipient (PR) to manage the Project and invites suitably qualified organisations to submit an expression of interest based on the following:
· The PR will manage the funds approximately US$8.0 million from 2016-2019 (Indicative)
· The PR must demonstrate its ability to work effectively with Caribbean regional and sub-regional organisations and with the 8 countries named above in implementation of the grants.
· The selected PR will be required to manage a number of sub-recipients (SRs) and/ or implementing partners to implement the various activities under the Grant
· The selected PR will be required to manage the reporting requirements of the GF and report to partners on the Grant implementation results and/or respond to queries as necessary
The EoI should include acover letter addressed to the Chair, Principal Recipient Selection Sub-Committee, Caribbean Regional Organization Global Fund Concept Note Development - introducing the organisation, briefly indicating their expression of interest as a potential PR as well as contact person with their details for any future correspondence. In addition, a statement confirming the organisation’s legal status entitling it to enter into a grant agreement with the Global Fund and detailing indicative team structure, location and direct management costs anticipated for the management of the grant is requested. Details should also factor in the proposed number and costs of the field visits the Principal Recipient team intends to make in order to support sub-recipients and build their grant management capacities.
Organizations may associate to enhance their qualifications. The nature of their association is acceptable in the form of a Consortium and/ or a Joint Venture; therefore, a letter of expression of interest will be required from both organizations. There must be a clearly designated Lead Organization. The information listed above, needs to be submitted for each of the members of the PR selection committee.
Finally, EOI should be received by 4:00pm (Jamaica time), October 26th, 2015 in electronic format to the following addresses:
Note: Organisations should refer to the Global Fund “Minimum Standards for Principal Recipients and Program Delivery” for more details, available on the GFATM website www.theglobalfund.org