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Request for Proposal

Rolling out Acute Respiratory Infection Diagnostic Aids (ARIDA) Field Studies Rolling out Acute Respiratory Infection Diagnostic Aids (ARIDA) Field Studies 

UNICEF Nepal Country Office (NCO) is seeking proposals from reputed agencies for Rolling out Acute Respiratory Infection Diagnostic Aids (ARIDA) Field Studies.

The United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF’s) Acute Respiratory Infection Diagnostic Aids (ARIDA) project, an initiative led by UNICEF Supply Division with technical assistance from UNICEF NYHQ and implementation support by UNICEF Nepal, aims to introduce automated Respiratory Rate(RR) counting aids for use by frontline health workers in resource limited community settings and health facilities. These RR counting aids aim to offer improved accuracy, effectiveness and acceptability compared to current practices for counting and classifying RR to detect fast breathing pneumonia.

The ARIDA research study aims to provide evidence for the most appropriate and suitable ARIDA products for scale up in low resource settings, environmental extremes common in regions of UNICEF interest, the hands of frontline health workers and appropriate age groups.

The goal of this study is to inform demand side of the market to enable programs to make decisions on procurement and scale up of ARIDA and to inform supply side of the market to provide feedback to manufacturers for second generation devices.  The detailed document together with bidding document related to this project can be downloaded below 

1. Request for Proposal 

2. Terms of Reference 

3. Annex I : Draft Protocol

4. Annex II : Responsibility Matrix

5. Annex III : Site Supply List 

6. Annex IV : Nepal Project Plan CHARM 

   a) EC Certificate 

   b) Clinical Evaluation Report

   c) Instruction Manual 

   d) Job Aid 

   e) Save the Children Report  

7. Annex V: Nepal Project Plan Rad G

   a) EC Certificate

   b) Instruction Manual 

   c) Job Aid  

8. Annex VI: Nepal Project Plan MK2

9. Annex VII: Breakdown of evaluation criteria 

10. RFP Clarification 

Qualifications of Consulting Firm/ Research Institute

The interested agencies should have at least five years of experiences with a proven capacity to conducting similar surveys –particularly in the areas of clinical trials and operational research on integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness (IMNCI) and strong skills in statistics and data analysis.

Sealed offers should be sent to:



Offers MUST be received not later than 14:00hrs on 19 April 2018.