Call for Proposals May 02, 2019


Opening date: May 2, 2019

Closing date: May 23, 2019

Email submission: jln@msh.org


May 16, 2019, 2:00 pm EDT Update: The links below have been updated to include Modification No. 1 to the RFPs and the Network Manager's responses to questions submitted.


The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is an innovative community of practitioners and policymakers from member countries who co-develop, adapt, and put into action global knowledge products that help bridge the gap between theory and practice in working toward universal health coverage (UHC).

The JLN Network Manager is now managing a competitive process to identify and fund new learning activities in the following three topic areas: Primary Health Care (PHC) Financing and Payment, Systematic Prioritization/Efficiency, and Population Targeting.

The three fully detailed RFPs, annexes, and proposal templates are available at these links:

Please send your technical and cost proposals to jln@msh.org no later than May 23, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. EDT. Applicants are advised to follow delivery instructions detailed under Section 4 of the RFP, “Proposal Outline and Guidance.”

The JLN Network Manager will accept questions in writing to jln@msh.org up until May 9, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. EDT. The Network Manager will send directly to all registrant organizations and post all responses to questions on the corresponding RFP pages on the JLN website (linked above) by May 16, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. EDT.

Who can submit proposals?

  • Non-profit entities 
  • For-profit entities
  • Universities
  • Multilateral entities

What is the estimated timeline for submission, notification, award, and implementation?
Awards are expected to be finalized by the first week of July 2019 in order to provide enough advance notice for current collaboratives to plan accordingly.

Applicants can expect to be notified of decisions on or about June 17, 2019. Activities are expected to begin on or around July 15, 2019, pending successful completion of final agreement and award negotiations, results of the pre-award survey, and of the checking of references.

Can a joint venture submit a proposal or can a sub-contractor be included in the proposal?
A joint venture may submit a proposal. Sub-contractors are permitted. However, preference will be placed on having the skills needed within an entity or group and not bringing on sub-contractors. 

What are the minimum eligibility requirements for a proposal?
The following requirements need to be met in order for a proposal to be reviewed:

  1. The proposal must be submitted by the due date and time;
  2. The proposal must be complete (follow submission instructions under section 4 of the RFP);
  3. The proposal must cover all the work required under this RFP; and
  4. The proposal must be submitted by an entity with legal registration status and good standing to perform the type of work required.