EHRA is looking for a technical consultant to collect information on drug laws

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) as a part of the three years project of the International Harm Reduction Consortium “We Will Not End AIDS Without Harm Reduction” is looking for a technical consultant to collect information on drug laws in 19 countries of CEECA region[1], based on already developed methodology and collected information on other 10 countries in CEECA region.

Tasks of the consultant and expected results:

  • To identify list of national focal points in 19 countries, who will support consultant in finding national legal acts.
  • To do a desk review of current regulations related to drug consumption, possession (with and without intent to distribute) and supply; as well as collect information for drug calculator.
  • To analyze collected information in 19 countries and prepare it for EHRA website, based on EHRA methodology.

Proposed timeline:

All tasks should be completed in the period from 3rd November till 13th December, 2020.

Evaluation criteria

The submitted applications will be evaluated by the selection committee of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association

A two-stage procedure will be utilized in evaluating the proposals:

  • evaluation of the previous experience (portfolio) via technical criteria – 80% in total evaluation
  • comparison of the costs (best value for money) – 20% in total evaluation.

Cost evaluation is only undertaken for technical submissions that score a minimum 70 points out of a maximum of 100 as a requirement to pass the technical evaluation. A proposal which fails to achieve the minimum technical threshold will not be considered further.

To assess submitted applications, the following technical criteria will be used (80%):



Experience in analyzing legal documents

40 points

Wide range of contacts on regional level to identify list of national focal points to collect information

40 points

Literate written English and/or Russian

20 points

 Cost proposal (20%):

EHRA will allocate same importance to the provided portfolio and recorded experience as to the cost of the services. The cost proposal will be evaluated in terms of best value-for money to EHRA in EUR, price and other factors considered.


This announcement and its attachments shall not be construed as a contract or a commitment of any kind. This request for proposals in no way obligates EHRA to award a contract, nor does it commit EHRA to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the proposals.

Terms of payment and other conditions same as a final timeline will be indicated in the agreement which EHRA will sign with the winner.

How to apply

The candidates are invited to submit their CV and letter of interest with suggested national focal points list and suggested consultancy fee for all work by e-mail referenced under title “Consultant to collect information on drug laws” to Eliza Kurcevic at by 27th October 2020, 24:00 EET.

Results will be announced by 30th October 2020. Each candidate will be contacted individually.

Any questions regarding the participation should be sent to

[1] Countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, the Kosovo territory, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan