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Procurement notice

ASCEND: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO SUPPORT THE SUPPORT THE DELIVERY OF THE SCHISTOSOMIASIS CONTROL PROGRAMME IN SOUTH SUDAN /

RFP REFERENCE NUMBER: SSRFP04

The Ministry of Health (MoH), Government of South Sudan and the Accelerating the Sustainable Control and elimination of ntds programme (ascend), wish to engage an implementing partner to support the delivery of the schistosomiasis control programme in South Sudan.

Crown Agents Limited, as leader of the consortium managing ASCEND, now invites bids from suitably qualified Bidders to be engaged as subcontractors to support the MoH in South Sudan to deliver Mass Drugs Administration (MDA) in 12 counties subject to bidding the schistosomiasis control programme.

The Contract will be for a period of approximately 3 months, expected to run from March 2021 to May 2021. The contract awarded may be renewed for one year subject to satisfactory performance and FCDO’s approval.

The RFP is divided into 2 lots:

• Lot 1 is for the delivery of Schisto MDA in Unity State
• Lot 2 for the delivery of Schisto MDA in Jonglei State.

There is no restriction on the number of lots for which bidder can bid for delivery of project; bidders may submit bids for any single lot or all lots.

This is an open competition under which bids are invited from any organisation. Bidders may be commercial (for profit) firms, faith-based, and non-profit organisations, either independently or in partnership or consortia.

The full request for proposals (RFP) document is available on request from requestRFP@ascend.crownagents.com. When requesting the RFP, please ensure that your email contains the RFP reference number above in the subject line.

The deadline for submission of bids is 10:00 AM (UK time) on the 3rd  February 2021. Bids must be submitted electronically in accordance with instructions contained in the RFP. Late bids will be rejected.

Bids will be evaluated in accordance with procedures and evaluation criteria described in the RFP. The successful bidder will be invited to negotiate and sign a subcontract based on terms set out in the RFP.