Deadline: 28 June 2019
Mott MacDonald, the Fleming Fund Management Agent for Country Grants, is accepting proposals from qualified licensed/registered entities in Burkina Faso to work towards strengthening antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance and response in Burkina Faso. Work will be carried out in support of Burkina Faso’s Antimicrobial Resistance Coordinating Committee (AMRCC).
The objectives of the grant have been developed and agreed in close collaboration with members of the AMRCC. The objectives are to:
- strengthen AMR and One-Health Governance through supporting the AMRCC and AMRNC.
- strengthen the operational capacities of the two national reference laboratories (Human Health and Animal Health) and the sentinel laboratory sites.
- improve the surveillance capacities (data collection, management, analysis, reporting) for AMR, antimicrobial consumption (AMC) and antimicrobial use (AMU), at central, regional and field levels.
- improve AMU/AMC knowledge and regulation capacity in human and animal health.
During the inception phase, the grantee will:
- Collaborate with AMRCC for the development of the workplan corresponding to the objectives and outputs, as outlined below,
- Collaborate with the Fleming Fellows and their Host Institutions to understand the Fellowship workplans,
- Conduct needs assessments at the remaining laboratory sentinel sites using the tools and methodology provided by the Management Agent,
- Finalize with Mott Macdonald, the management agent, the procurement plans for a) equipment and renovation needs for the surveillance sites and b) consumables and reagents to conduct safe and secure quality bacterial identification and susceptibility testing.
Grant applications should be in the region of £2-3 million, including all capital and recurrent costs, overheads and management costs.
Duration of the Grant
This grant is expected to last 21 months ending no later than September 2021.
Lead grantee applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria before applications can be assessed:
- Eligible lead grantee organizations are: National institutes (such as universities or research institutes); Non-Governmental Organizations; UN Agencies; Private companies.
- Can be a single organization or consortium; if a consortium, lead grantee applicant must evidence it has the appropriate governance, coordination mechanisms, and documented track record to manage sub-grantees.
- Must demonstrate that they are registered to work within the country, including the submission of essential documents such as; current business registration certificate or equivalent, articles of incorporation, current tax clearance certificate, social security certificate, annual audited statements for the past three years.
- Lead grantee applicant must demonstrate they are competent and sufficiently experienced in successfully supporting laboratory capacity development, disease surveillance, capacity building, and One Health in LMICS.
- Lead grantee applicant must demonstrate that they are fully functional in both French and English.
- Lead grantee applicant must be able to provide all information required to demonstrate that adequate and tested financial management controls and levels of authority are in place and are adhered to.
- References from clients for previous work undertaken within the last five years are welcome.
- In line with UK Government financial transparency requirements any for-profit organizations will be asked to declare profit levels.
How to Apply
Prospective lead grantees must register their interest to apply by emailing at the address given on the website to receive an invitation to the Applicant Information Session, and an example of the Application Pack.
For more information, please visit https://www.flemingfund.org/grants/burkina-faso-country-grant/