The National Agency for the Control of AID is the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund Supported project – HIV. The agency is poised to strengthen the National health systems towards becoming more resilient and sustainable.

1.0     Background

Key populations (KPs), including female sex workers, men who have sex with men, Transgender (TGs), Persons in custodial settings and people who inject drugs and their sexual partners contribute a largest share of the HIV transmission in Nigeria (IBBSS 2020). In this regard, greater focus has been put in place for reaching KPs with prevention (biological, behavioural & structural), testing, care & support and treatment services. There are also greater efforts and investments to accurately estimate the size of KPs in Nigeria. Integrated Biological Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBSS) is also periodically conducted (in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2020) to understand the size of the epidemic as well as behavioural information on key populations with a view to deliver improved HIV prevention and care programmes. Planning for the next IBBSS is expected to begin in late 2023 and continue into 2024.

2.0 Rationale

While important investments and progress have been made to reach KPs with services, some of the results from the 2020 IBBSS indicate the need for a review of KP program design and delivery of services and make needed adjustments to further advance efforts towards epidemic control. Some of the 2020 IBBSS results include:

  • Increasing HIV prevalence among MSM;
  • increasing HIV prevalence among PWID (steady increase for the age group 15-19 years);
  • Increasing HIV prevalence among FSW for non-brothel based FSW;
  • Low consistent condom use for all KP groups – FSWs, MSM, PWIDs and TGs;
  • Knowledge by KPs of places to receive HTS, medication for HIV/AIDS, information/education about HIV, STI and condoms showed huge variation among the states and the different KP groups;
  • Referral to One Stop Shop (OSS), Drop-in-Centre (DICs), KP Friendly Facilities and other contacts with peer educators or outreach workers who provide HIV/AIDS related services also remain very varied and lowest among PWID;
  • Harassment or threats of arrest by law enforcement or beaten by mobs also remains frequent for all typologies;
  • Age of sex debut is low: mean age of sexual debut is about 17 years both for FSWs and MSM; 15.9 years for TGs and 17.9 years for PWIDs.


Although investments towards KP interventions have consistently increased in scope and scale and programs have reported overachievement on KP indicators over the years, the 2020 IBBSS results call for a review of the design, service delivery packages and an examination of how KPs are being reached to understand their needs and how they can be reached better.


3.0     Objectives of the Review

  • To examine the progress of KP programs and its contribution to the epidemic control;
  • To identify replicable good practices to accelerate the progress, including opportunities for GF grant reprogramming, NFM4 funding request and PEPFAR COP;
  • To identify challenges and bottlenecks that hamper implementation of KP programs.
  • To provide recommendations from the review that will foster improvement and learning for KP programs.
  • To review how the results of the IBBSS 2020 have been incorporated in the current design of the KP programme interventions.
  • To set KP program priorities for the next 2 years.


4.0  Scope of the review

  • The scope of this review is expected to be national, with a focus on states and LGAs covered by KP programs over the last 3 to 5 five years (January 2016 to December 2021) (through support from GF, PEPFAR, GoN or other partners). The review will cover 18 KP program states in Nigeria which are: Niger, Kogi, Delta, Bayelsa Adamawa, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Imo, Oyo, Gombe, Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Kano and Taraba. These include states that were sampled for IBBSS 2020 to allow for adequate comparisons. Selection was also based on KP size estimates and the extent of availability of KP programs.
  • The review will cover KP program areas including defined package of prevention services, testing, treatment care and support, and human right aspects.
  • This work will include a review of i) operational guidance for delivery of services (including defined package of services), ii) operational plans and KP targets, iii) programmatic results/data over the past 3 – 5 years, and iv) an analysis of all these and triangulation with IBBSS and other study findings/results.


5.0 Terms of Reference for the TSO

  • Conduct data scouting and scooping for the evaluation
  • Develop a succinct literature review of the Nigerian HIV KP programme
  • Working with the technical committee develop a research protocol for the study
  • Recruitment of the Field officers including data collectors
  • Ensure capacity building for the study including support in the development of training materials and facilitation of training sessions.
  • Conduct field assessment of the programme in 18 states:
  • Review the KP program areas including defined package of prevention services, testing, treatment care and support, and human right aspects.
  • Review the following:
  1. operational guidance for delivery of services (including defined package of services),
  2. operational plans and KP targets,
  • programmatic results/data over the past 3 – 5 years, and
  1. An analysis of all these and triangulation with IBBSS and other study findings/results
  • Monitor data collection exercise and ensure adherence to data quality standards throughout the process.
  • Submit a programmatic review report to the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)
  • Jointly facilitate a dissemination of the findings from the review through a dissemination meeting and
  • Working with the technical committee, develop at least one manuscript from the primary data collected to share with the scientific community.
  • Submit all data collected for the research to the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and should not use it expect with express approval from the Agency.
  • Perform any other functions that contributes or supports the achievement of the set objectives for the KP programme review as directed by the steering or technical review committees.

6.0   DURATION : This assignment has a duration of 6 months .


  1. General Eligibility Criteria
  • Evidence of company registration (certificate of incorporation of the company) including Forms CAC2 and CAC7 OR CAC evidence of list of share capital and appointment of directors;Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years (2019, 2020 & 2021) valid till 31st December 2022;;
  • An Average Turnover of N300,000,000.00 for the 3 years (2019, 2020 & 2021).
  • Copy of Company Audited Accounts for the last 3 years (2019, 2020 and 2021);
  • Evidence of PENCOM Compliance Certificate expiring by December 2022;
  • Evidence of ITF Compliance Certificate expiring by December 2022;
  • Evidence of NSITF Compliance certificate expiring by December 2022;
  • Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the National Agency for the Control of Aids or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars. The affidavit should be dated within August 2022 but not after the advert or submission closing date.
  • The minimum validity period of the Tender should be One Hundred and Twenty (120) Days;
  • Evidence of financial capability to execute the contract by submission of Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed. The letter must be addressed to NACA and dated from July, 2022.
  • Company’s Profile;
  • Verifiable documentary evidence of at least Three (3) similar by showing copy of either Letters of Awards, or Job Completion Certificates or Contract Agreement.
  • All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company Letter Head Paper using the Tender Submission Sheet template in Form G-1 and bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (Preferable GSM No.), and e-mail address, duly signed by the authorized officer of the firm. An unsigned bid will be disqualified.
  • Copies of four (4) key staff academic certificates should be provided by firm in their submission.
  • Accompany your submission with details methodology and work plan for the assignment

The Standard Bidding Document (SBD) can be downloaded from this link;





Prospective consulting firms are to submit two (2) hard copies (one original & one copy) of the requested documents and financial bid. Thereafter, the Tenderer shall enclose the original in one (1) envelope and all the copy of the Tender in another envelope, duly marking the envelopes as “ENGAGEMENT OF TSO FOR THE KEY POPULATION PROGRAMME REVIEW IN NIGERIA.

” and “FINANCIAL.” The two (2) envelopes shall then be enclosed and sealed in one (1) single outer envelope after registration using the NACA bid register.


  1. Prospective bidders can submit their documents as a Joint Venture with relevant documents provided in line with the requirements stated in the SBD.




The deadline for the submission of Tender should not be later than 12 noon of Tuesday 13th September,2022. Clarification can be obtained at the Office of the Head of Procurement, Ground Floor, NACA main building, 3 Ziguinchor Street. Wuse Zone 4. Abuja


  • Bids must be in English Language and signed by an official authorized by the bidder;
  • Bids submitted after the deadline for submission would be rejected;
  • NACA reserves the right to evaluate and award and in the event of exigency, NACA may vary the quantities/quality of the items during the time of evaluation, award and execution of contract with respect to this invitation to tender;
  • NACA is not bound to shortlist any Consultant, and reserves the right to annul the bidding process at any time without incurring any liabilities or providing reason.



Head Procurement

National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) 

Ground Floor Room 1.08

No. 3 Zinguinchor Street, Beside AEDC Office, Wuse zone 4, Abuja

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +234-9-4613726-9 Fax: +234 94613700



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  1. Notes/Disclaimer
  • Late submissions will not be accepted., and kindly note that unsigned bid is a major deviation and attract disqualification.
  • NACA shall verify any or all documents and claims made by applicants and will disqualify consultants with falsified documents and claims.
  • If it is determined that submitted documents and claims have been falsified, the consultant may face prosecution in a court of Law.
  • NACA shall not be held responsible for any disqualified proposal as a result of any omission or deletion relating to the submission guidelines.
  • This advertisement shall not be construe a contract to any Consultant, nor shall it entitle any Consultant submitting documents to claim any indemnity from NACA.
  • NACA is not bound to shortlist any Consultant, and reserves the right to annul the bidding process at any time without incurring any liabilities or providing reason.




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