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 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, has procured 3 Xray containers stationed in selected facilities in OR Tambo District. One of the containers has a GeneXpert Machine (16 Modules) for TB Testing activities to be conducted onsite. The purpose of the Request for Proposals (RFP) is to invite potential bidders, who are registered laboratories, to submit proposals for the provision of laboratory support for the GeneXpert laboratory. This will include human resource, quality assurance, and reporting. All consumables will be procured by AQUITY.

In order to increase testing, we anticipate that this container will move between the rural sub-districts of OR Tambo (Port St Johns, Mhlontlo and Ingquza Hill) for case finding every three to four months. Placement of container will take into consideration proximity to health facilities, security and need for services. Bidders are therefore encouraged to factor relevant travel costs for their proposed staff when drafting their cost proposal. The staff proposed should include lab technologists and medical technicians among others. The proposed staff capacity will be evaluated.

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

Tender Reference Description Closing Date
AQUITY/NDOH 01 /2022 -2025 Provision of Diagnostic Services in

OR Tambo District

14th February  2023, 16:00Hrs



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


These are downloadable from . The following SBD forms must be attached:

    • SBD 1
    • SBD 4
    • SBD 6.1
    • SBD 7.2
    • SBD 8
    • SBD 9

A compulsory virtual briefing session will be held on the 3rd of February 2023. Bidders who wish to attend must register on the form link by the 1st of February 2023 in order to receive an invite link.

All bid documents must be submitted on or before the closing time of the bid,  14 February 2023 16:00hrs. Due to load shedding and other potential delays, the onus for prompt submission rests with the bidders. No late submissions will be accepted.

Submission Instructions: Please refer to the detailed Terms of Reference.