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UNFPA hereby solicits a quotation for the following service:


This Request for Quotation is open to all legally-constituted entities that can provide the requested services and product, and have legal capacity to perform in the country, or through an authorized representative.

The overall purpose of this assignment is to:
a)    Conduct a face-to-face survey on loneliness in older persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina in line with methodology developed by UCL and sampling design to reflect the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina developed by the Bidder as part of the official bid (1,000 older persons 65+, male and female, living in urban and rural areas according to the 2013 Census).

Outputs / Deliverable(s)
The main deliverable of the consultancy is a database (in SPSS format) with responses from at least 1,000 respondents in line with the methodology and questionnaire (cca 50 questions requiring around 15 minutes per respondent in line with a draft questionnaire attached as Annex II to this RfQ) developed by UCL and sampling design developed by the Bidder to reflect the population of people over 65 years old in BiH. Proposed sampling design might be subject to changes in order to align the survey methodology across the region. In preparation for the survey, selected Bidder will participate in a training organised by UCL and consecutively train own enumerators for implementation of the survey. Selected Bidder will also ensure quality control throughout the survey. 

UNFPA and UCL are sole owners of the collected data/database and no data or results could be shared or published without UNFPA’s and UCL’s written consent.

The Bidder is required to have full time staff or staff on hire with adequate experience in implementation of household surveys. The survey is to be implemented using CAPI methodology so the Bidder has to have tablet computers in possession for implementation of the survey.

As the official language of UCL and UNFPA is English, the selected Bidder will be required to translate any open-ended questions in the final data-base, before submission to UNFPA.