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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Technical Advice Connect LTD/GTE (TAConnect) is a non-profit organization registered in 2021 and based in Nigeria to bring innovative solutions to the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) services across Africa. TAConnect was established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to deliver tailored and cohesive support for states in Nigeria by streng...
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    Request for Information(RFI): Intention to be Registered as TA Connect Technical Advice Provider


    Technical Advice Connect LTD/GTE (TAConnect) is an innovative Technical Assistance (TA) delivery platform, conceptualized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to respond to State TA priorities to promote sustainable improvements in State Primary Healthcare (PHC) systems' performance and increase the uptake of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services. TAConnect curates and deploys comprehensive, cohesive technical assistance and institutional strengthening support to State Governments, using a tailored and coordinated approach to promote sustainable PHC systems strengthening and enhanced service delivery. We operate by matching requests for TA from states to compatible TA supply from donors and TA providers.
    The TAConnect strategic approach is to work with States, partners and donors to define issues, identify solutions, and facilitate the skills/expertise needed to strengthen PHC systems and improve coverage and quality of services to positively impact on health outcomes This enhanced coordination of TA deployments will lead to increased cost efficiency, technical efficacy, more effective system strengthening and ownership by states, long-term sustainability, and increased local capacity.
    TAConnect is requesting for interested and qualified organizations with the requisite expertise that meet the requirements below to express their interest as Technical Assistance providers by submitting a detailed organizational profile that highlights key areas of expertise including other requirements as listed in the qualification criteria section.
    TAConnect priority areas include RMNCAH+N, PHC System Strengthening, Health Care Financing, Supply Chain /Procurement Supply Management, Formative Research and Gender integration.

    TAConnect will intentionally (through marketing of opportunities and evaluation criteria) favor local (Nigerian) service providers, or international service providers with a local presence for subawards. TAConnect shall apply the following definition to determine if an organization is Nigerian or not, in the event of a multinational corporation. The Nationality of an organization/supplier is defined by the following criteria:

    • The firm is organized under the laws of the country or place of legal organization: and
    • The organization is conducting business as an "ongoing concern" (functioning business entity for foreseeable future) in of the country: And either a. or b. below:

    a. The organization is managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are citizens or residents of the country, OR
    b. The organization 's employment of citizens or residents of the country in more than half of its permanent full- time positions and half its principal management positions.

    Subawards may not be awarded to individuals, only entities or organizations. Grants will only be awarded to private sector firms when:

    • A private sector firm is clearly best placed to carry out an activity.
    • Where they have the capacity to implement or have already received TA and are now in a position to implement.
    • Where they forgo any generation of profit
    • They have been vetted/assessed by TAConnect as having the necessary financial management systems and reputational assets to be held accountable for results
    • There is a clear sustainability plan in the form of continued feasibility and the wide adoption of the technology or service delivery approach to promote adoption and change.

    Please read this section carefully and ensure that the entire requested information is included in your submission.
    Evaluators will neither make assumptions nor draw inferences regarding missing or incomplete information. The submission of incomplete information may result to rejection of your application.
    Submission should be comprehensive and address all requirements as stated below:

    • Detailed Company Profile and Prospectus with registered address, functional email, telephone numbers and point of contact for the organization, organogram, and CVs of key staff.
    • Evidence of valid and active company registration (i.e., Certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission and other bodies

    Method of Application


    All documents required by this RFI should be sent to on or before February 14, 2023. Organizations must clearly mark their submissions with the title RFI FOR TACONNECT TA PROVIDER. TAConnect will be available to respond to any clarifications/questions from the date of this publication through 5:00pm (WAT) February 7, 2023, in relation to this RFI via

    This RFI and the related documents are non-binding and in no way obligates TAConnect to give any award. TAConnect reserves the right to make an award afterwards in whole or in part, or not to make an award, in accordance with the best interests of TAConnect. Organizations commitment to purchase is not established until a written order/contract is issued.

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