Invitation for Request for Expressions of Interest    Status:Approved


Ministry/Division : Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Agency : Health Economics Unit
Procuring Entity Name : Director General, HEU
Procuring Entity Code :
Procuring Entity District : Dhaka
Expression of Interest for Selection of : Consulting Firm (National)  (Lump-Sump)
Title Of Service : Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Recruiting Research Organization/ Consulting Firm for the Study “Identification and Listing of BPL Households for Shasthyo Suroksha Karmasuchi (SSK) in Barishal District”
EOI Ref. No. : 45.05.0000.
Date : 18/05/2022


Procurement Sub-Method : Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS)


Budget and Source of Funds : Development Budget GOB
Development Partners :


Project/Programme Name : Shasthyo Suroksha Karmasuchi (SSK)
EOI Closing Date and Time : 06/06/2022 14:00
Publication Date : 22/05/2022


Brief Description of Assignment : Bangladesh Government introduced Health Care Financing Strategy (HCFS): 2012-2032 in 2012. The second strategic objective of this HCFS is to improve equity and increase health care access especially for the poor and vulnerable. Hence, as a strategic intervention to meet the aforementioned objective, Health Economics Unit (HEU) has been piloting a scheme called Shasthyo Suroksha Karmasuci (SSK) for the health care of Below Poverty Line (BPL) population in three upazilas of Tangail since 2016 and expansion of SSK to rest of the upazilas are underway. An independent evaluation conducted by icddr,b and funded by USAID has found that SSK is successful in mitigating its financial objectives of reducing Out-Of-Pocket (OOP) expenditure, Catastrophic Health Expenditure (CHE) and impoverishment of SSK cardholders who received healthcare services using SSK card. Under such circumstances, to achieve the target of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by utilizing knowledge and experience of SSK piloting, the government has decided to expand SSK activities in Dhaka City and six new Districts including Barishal. To do that, it is necessary to conduct a study titled "Identification and Listing of BPL Households for Shasthyo Suroksha Karmasuchi (SSK) in Barishal District" to identify and prepare the BPL household list for Barishal District.
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : To be selected, the organization must have the following: • Familiarity with the Health, Nutrition, and Population Sector Program • Having experience in identification and listing of targeted group for different safety net programs • Proven ability to manage and conduct large data set • Expertise in use of STATA/SPSS statistical software for data analysis • Proven expertise in quality report writing & policy recommendations in English
Other Details (if applicable) : EOI should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Request for EOI for the study on Identification and Listing of BPL Households for Shasthyo Suroksha Karmasuchi (SSK) in Barishal District” to the undersigned.
Association with foreign firms is : Not Applicable
Eoi Detail Information
Ref No Phasing Of Services Location Start Date Completion Date
45.05.0000. Not Applicable Dhaka 25/07/2022 30/11/2022


Name of Official Inviting EOI : Dr. Mohd. Shahadt Hossain Mahmud
Designation of Official Inviting EOI : Director General (Additional Secretary), Health Economics Unit, Health Services Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW)
Address of Official Inviting EOI : Health Economics Unit, 14/2, Topkhana Road (3rd Floor), Dhaka 1000
Contact details of Official Inviting EOI : Phone : 9586822, Fax : 9582207, Email :
The procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders