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 : Expression of Interest (EoI) For “Hiring Scheme Operator (SO) for managing the implementation of the Shasthyo Surokhsha Karmasuchi (SSK) in Barguna district”
EOI Ref. No. : 45.05.0000.
Date : 07/07/2022


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


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


Project/Programme Name : Shasthyo Surokhsha Karmasuchi (SSK)
EOI Closing Date and Time : 03/08/2022 2:00 PM
Publication Date : 13/07/2022


Brief Description of Assignment : As part of the efforts for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, the government has developed the Health Care Financing Strategy (HCFS) 2012-2032. To ensure the access to health care services of BPL (Below Poverty Line) households by reducing out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure and to secure them from catastrophic Health Expenditure, in March 2016 the piloting of Shasthyo Surokhsha Karmasuchi (SSK) has been started in one Upazila and in September 2017 piloting has been extended in two more Upazila of Tangail District. Now it has been expanded in all upazila including Pourashava of Tangail district and North and South City Corporation of Dhaka. SSK (Shasthyo Surokhsha Karmasuchi) is the model of social health Insurance / social health protection. SSK will be implemented in all Upazila and Pourashava of Barguna district. The Scheme Operator (SO) of the SSK will be an implementing agency to manage the SSK project at the field level. The SO will professionally conduct core SSK operations in the following areas with necessary applications of Information Technology (IT), but not limited to: (i) Register Below Poverty Line (BPL) households. (ii) Produce & distribute SSK health cards, (iii) Operate SSK booths (iv) Provide support to the hospitals in claim preparation; (v) Implement SSK’s Information Communication Education (ICE) strategies for awareness building among SSK health cardholder households and other stakeholders.
Experience, Resources and Delivery Capacity Required : The following experience is mandatory; - At least 10 years of experience related to the managing of large public funds in urban and rural settings; - Experience with health insurance/health protection schemes and contracting of health care providers. The following experiences would constitute an advantage: - Use of smart cards for identification of beneficiaries; - Managing cash and in-kind benefits; - Dealing with low-income clients.
Other Details (if applicable) :
Association with foreign firms is : Not Applicable
Eoi Detail Information
Ref No Phasing Of Services Location Start Date Completion Date
45.05.0000. 1522 Not Applicable Dhaka October 2022 with an option for additional 1 year


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 : 880 2223356820, Fax : , Email :;
The procuring entity reserves the right to accept or reject all tenders