UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is a non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), MGIC works to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in the areas they operate. They currently have offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia.
MGIC’s operations support the research and clinical programs of Institute of Human Virology, a research center within UMB’s School of Medicine.
Manage, Analyze data and Communicate findings in written documentation and presentations
MGIC is seeking a Data Manager to support the COVID-19 Seroprevalence Survey with a population-based survey of about 2,040 randomly selected households and about 10,200. Support the development of routine data freezes and analytical data sets Integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms into routine data use of patient level data from the NDR.
SCOPE OF WORK
Relevant education and experience in Data Management and Analysis
Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or related scientific field is required. A PHD is an advantage.
Experience: Minimum 5 years working experience doing data analysis or epidemiology
Specialized knowledge: Expert use of at least 2 data management and analysis toots
Skills: Strong mathematical skills, Statistics skills, Problem solving, Adaptability, Written and oral communications skills, Strong teamwork skills, Critical thinking, and Strong computer background
Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity
Professional Certification: Certification in any applicable Health care professional body is desirable.
|TASK||DELIVERABLE||ESTIMATED LEVEL OF EFFORT|
|Work with COV1D19 Sero Surrey team on Data Management||The Data Manager will support the COVID-19 Seroprevalence Survey. This is a population-based survey with about 2.040 randomly selected households and about 10,200 individuals in the selected states of Nigeria.||20%|
|Track sample transfers and ensure that results from NRL are properly documented and added to field data sets.||10%
|Track and ensure that the cross-sectional survey data set and the longitudinal follow-up data as well as the results from the NRL and correctly linked.||10%
|Support the analysis of complex survey data||10%|
|Provide survey statistics support, consultation, and analysis||10%|
|Support data management processes including data cleaning||10%|
|Develop and use macros or other procedures for automating statistical analysis||10%|
|Communicate findings in written documentation and presentations||10%|
|Assisi in country report writing and writing peer- reviewed papers||10%|
|Support in the development of materials for public release of the COVID-19 Scroprevalence Survey datasets||5%|
|Re available to support on other activities within UMB portfolio.||5%|
|Support the development of routine data freezes and analytical data sets||5%|
|NDR||Integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms into routine data use of patient level data from the NDR||30%|
All proposals will be evaluated and scored on the following criteria:
Availability – 20%
Cost – 20%
Experience & Qualifications – 30%
Capacity to provide service – 30%
CONTENT OF RESPONSE
A complete proposal will include the following sections:
(I) BUDGET AND COST
List Fees in cost per hour at 8 hours per day
Please attach reference including names, organization, and contact information for three (3) clients who can provide insights regarding skills, qualification and delivery of requested training services.
Include in your response the anticipated date to start service.
All responses must be in English
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(1) The RFP is not and shall not be considered an offer by MGIC.
(2) All Responses must be received on or before the date and time indicated on the RFP, All late responses will be rejected.
(3) All proposals will be considered binding offers. Prices quoted must be valid for entire period provided by respondent.
(4) All procurement will be subject to MCIC contractual terms and conditions and contingent on the availability of donor funding
(5) MGIC reserves the right to accept or reject or reject any quotation or cancel the procurement process at any time, without, assigning any reason, and shall have no liability to any vendors submitting RFP’s for such rejection or cancellation of the procurement.
(6) MGIC reserves the right to accept all or part of the proposal when awarding the purchase order/contract.
(7) All information provided by MGIC in this RFP is offered in good faith. Individual items are subject to change at any time and all bidders will be provided with notification of any changes. MGIC is not responsible or liable for any use of the information submitted by bidders or for any claims asserted therefrom.
(8) MGIC reserves the right to require any bidder to enter into a non-disclosure agreement.
(9) The bidders are solely obligated to pay for all costs, of any kind whatsoever, which may be incurred by bidder or any third parties, in connection with the Response. All Responses and supporting documentation shall become the property of MGIC, subject to claims of confidentiality in respect of the Response and supporting documentation, which have been clearly marked confidential by the bidder.
INSTRUCTIONS ON BID SUBMISSION
Offerors may submit complete proposals electronically to Procurement@mgic-nigeria.org by 16 October, 2020.
Electronic Proposals must be submitted in PDF format. Proposals received after this date will not be considered.
Questions regarding this request may be addressed to Obalogun@mgic.umaryland.edu and must be received not later than 9 October, 2020. Responses to questions will be distributed to all interested parties not later than 13 October, 2020.