Request for Proposal to assess WASH Facilities, Functionality and Usage in Schools and Health Facilities in Tanzania

Date: 13th August 2013

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Request for Proposal


To assess WASH Facilities, Functionality and Usage in Schools and Health Facilities

for the

Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzania (UMATA) Programme in Dodoma Region


  1. Background


The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) established the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) to provide grant support to scale up successful sanitation and hygiene approaches targeting poor people in areas of greatest need.  The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

In Tanzania, the GSF’s Programme Coordinating Mechanism (PCM) is the National Sanitation and Hygiene Coordination Unit, which is mandated to oversee the efficient and effective operationalization of the National Sanitation Policy.  The WSSCC supported the GSF’s PCM in Tanzania to develop a GSF Country Programme Proposal (CPP) to achieve the objectives of increasing sanitation coverage and improving associated hygiene behaviours.  The PCM developed a programme focused in Dodoma Region and entitled Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzania (UMATA).

Plan Tanzania, an international non-governmental organisation dedicated to the rights of children and to working with the most marginalized groups, was selected through a competitive process to act as the GSF’s Executing Agency (EA) in Tanzania.  Plan has the responsibility to identify sub-grantees to implement different elements of the programme to achieve the overall programme objectives and targets.  The procurement process and contractual conditions of consultants will be in accordance with the rules and procedures laid down in the Sub Grant Management Procedures developed by Plan for the GSF.


  1. Invitation

Plan Tanzania acting as Executing Agency (EA) for the Global Sanitation Fund in Tanzania now invites sealed applications from eligible registered firms/organisations to submit detailed proposals to undertake the assessment of WASH, functionality and usage in Schools and Health Facilities in Bahi District.

The timeframe for submission of proposals to Plan Tanzania will be 21 calendar days. Therefore the deadline for submission is 04/September/2013.  The assignment is expected to take 10 weeks.


  1. Eligibility


The applicant must be a legal entity registered in Tanzania or in their country of origin with the right to enter a contractual agreement with Plan Tanzania. It must have no history of legal proceedings related to fraud or corruption.  The applicant could be any type of firms/organisations that fulfills the above criteria. The applicant must demonstrate that it has the necessary technical skills and experience to manage and deliver the project.

  1. Plan Tanzania acting as the Executing Agency for the GSF Grant Programme in Tanzania is seeking qualified offers for Assessment of WASH facilities, functionality and usage in schools and Health facilities consultant. Your organisation/firm is kindly invited to submit your best technical and financial offer for the requested services. Your proposal could form the basis for a contract between your organisation/ firm and Plan Tanzania.
  2. To enable you to submit a proposal, in addition to the Instructions to Offerors, please find a list of the Annexes to support the application process:


  1.        Annex I: Full Proposal Submission Form
  2.        Annex II: Budget Template for Financial Offer
  3.        Annex III: Cover Letter
  4.        Annex IV: Assessment of WASH facilities, functionality and usage in schools and Health facilities TOR
  5.        Annex V: Country Programme Proposal (CPP)
  6.        Annex VI: Global Sanitation Fund Results Framework
  7.        Annex VII: Sample Consulting Agreement
  1. Instructions for Submission
  • Any request for clarification should be referred to the Country Director before close of business on 29/August/2013 at the following e-mail address
  • Interested organisations should submit two hard copies of the submission and an electronic copy of the submission saved on CD-Rom by 04/September/2013, 1400 hours Tanzania time by registered mail, courier service or by hand delivery to the address below, opening of the bids will be thereafter in public at 14.30hrs the same day at Plan Tanzania Country office and all applicants are invited to attend.


Country Director
Plan Tanzania
Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzania (UMATA)
Global Sanitation funded Program in Tanzania
P.O.BOX 3517
Dar Es Salaam


Kindly include reference “RFP_PS6/TANZANIA/2013” in the submission


  • Plan Tanzania is not bound to accept any highest or lowest bid.


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