Terms of Reference: Request for Quotation (RFQ) for Supply and Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment

The purpose of the Request for Quotations is to invite potential bidders to submit a quotation for supply and delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This equipment is intended for use by AQUITY staff operating in the implementation districts of the Global Fund Grant.

Background and Introduction
AQUITY Innovations NPC has been appointed by the National Department of Health to serve as one of the GLOBAL FUND TB Sub-Recipients (SRs) in South Africa. The project activities will be implemented in Mpumalanga (Ehlanzeni district) and Eastern Cape provinces (OR Tambo and Buffalo City Metro districts). Among other interventions, the program seeks to provide nutritional support to patients with TB and MDR TB and to strengthen services at community level.

This procurement of PPE material is key to ensure safety and protection of AQUITY personnel working in facilities across districts of implementation areas. To achieve this objective, the equipment must meet the Global Fund minimum standards, WHO standards, SAHPRA, S.A.B.S, S.AN.S and any applicable regulatory standards for supplies relevant for medical use. Materials supplied at submission and upon delivery, will be subjected to quality tests to ensure compliance with standards.

NEW CLOSING DATE: 8 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

The Bid documents must be completed and submitted together with the application samples to the submission address below,.

Important Updates:

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

Submission Information:
All submissions together with requested samples, must be made to the tender box at AQUITY Innovations NPC, 114 Sovereign Drive, Route 21 Office Park Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria by the stipulated deadline.

For enquiries, please write to AQUITY Innovations NPC on tenders@aquity.org before the by the 02 October 2020. No further questions will be answered post this date. Responses to all questions will be posted on this website on this date.


All emails should not exceed 10mb. Should you require to send attachments separately, please mark your emails accordingly. For example, Email 1 of 4, Email 2 of 4 etc. Each email must have the above Tender reference number quoted on the subject.

The full tender documents, including the detailed specifications and quantities can be downloaded on the below links:

  1. Terms of Reference (updated version 3)
  2. Questions and Answers for Procurement of PPE

Interested parties are invited to submit their enquiries to tenders@aquity.org. No response to queries will be actioned after 30 October 2020 after 17:00 p.m. Responses to all questions will be posted on AQUITY Innovations website (https://www.aquity.org/invitation-to-tender-aquity-ndoh-10-2020-2022/) to promote equal provision of information.

For issues relating to technical challenges encountered on this website, please contact Aquity Innovations at 012 010 3300. Please note no queries related to the terms of reference and the advert will be addressed telephonically.