Terms of Reference: Request for Proposal (RFP) For the Provision of Diagnostic Services in OR Tambo District

AQUITY Innovations NPC has been appointed by the National Department of Health to serve as one of the GLOBAL FUND TB Sub-Receipients (SRs) in South Africa. The project activities are implemented in Mpumalanga (Ehlanzeni District) and Eastern Cape provinces (OR Tambo and Buffalo City Metro districts). Amongst other interventions, the program seeks to improve TB testing at community level.

AQUITY Innovations NPC, through this grant, is procuring 3 Xray containers to be stationed in selected facilities in OR Tambo District. One of the containers will have a GeneXpert Machine (16 Modules) for TB Testing diagnostic activities to be conducted at site level. The purpose of the Request for Proposals (RFP) is to invite potential bidders, who are registered laboratories, to submit proposals for the provision of human resources (secondment of their staff) to run the diagnostics at this location. This staff will be responsible for GeneXpert testing at site. All consumables will be provided by AQUITY.

In order to increase testing, we anticipate that this container will move between rural sub-districts of OR Tambo (Port St Johns, Mthlontlo and Ingquza Hill) for case finding. We further estimate that it will be in each area a minimum of 2 months. Bidders are therefore encouraged to factor relevant travel costs for their proposed staff when drafting their cost proposal.

Bidders must be fully registered to provide diagnostic services with relevant authorities. Preference will be given to bidders already operating in OR Tambo District.

NEW CLOSING DATE: 26 October 2020, 16:00HRS.
The full tender documents, including the detailed specifications and quantities can be downloaded on the below links:

  1. Terms of Reference
  2. Additional Documents

All the bid documents must be completed and submitted together with the application to the submission address below.

Important Updates:
NB: No tender briefing will be made for this tender. Bidders with questions for additional information must submit their requests as indicated below.

Submission Information:
All submissions must be made to tenders@aquity.org by the stipulated deadline.
For enquiries, please write to AQUITY Innovations NPC on tenders@aquity.org before the by the 20 October 2020. No further questions will be answered post this date. Responses to all questions will be posted on this website on this date.

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