The U.S. Agency for International Development Mission to Uganda (USAID/Uganda) is seeking proposals to provide procurement services for HIV commodities to serve the needs of the patients of the Private Not-For-Profit (PNFP) health sector in Uganda as described in the attached Request for Proposal (RFP).
This procurement is restricted to local Ugandan companies that are duly registered with the National Drug Authority (NDA) and meet the criteria for a local partner.
The purpose of this contract is to provide procurement services for HIV related health commodities while establishing and operating a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable procurement management system for HIV/AIDS commodities (pharmaceuticals, test kits, supplies, laboratory reagents) needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS in Uganda receiving care through the Private Not-For-Profit (PNFP) sector. USAID Task Order Contracting Officers (TOCOs) will request specific work through the issuance of Task Orders during the ordering period as specified in Section F of the Contract.
- Ensure efficient and timely procurement of HIV commodities funded by USAID and intended for the PNFP sector, in compliance with USG regulations;
- Ensure that at least 85 percent of all orders are delivered on-time and in-full to the client, i.e., the central warehouse or laboratory that USAID will designate;
- Improve the accuracy of supply and procurement planning of HIV commodities;
- Collect and submit samples for quality testing to the relevant subcontractor, as requested by USAID;
- Ensure the economical and timely shipping from manufacturers to the USAID-designated central warehouse or laboratory in Kampala;
- Ensure timely and cost-effective forwarding and customs clearance processing requirements; and
- Maintain the flexibility to manage commodity transitions including the phase-out of existing commodities and the introduction of new commodities.
Commodities play a crucial role in the provision of health services; pursuing a strategy to ensure their availability will drive successful, uninterrupted service delivery. The purpose of this contract is to establish and operate a safe, secure, reliable and sustainable procurement management system for HIV/AIDS commodities (pharmaceuticals, supplies, laboratory reagents) needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS in Uganda within the PNFP sector.
- Individual: An individual must be a citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of and have his/her principal place of business in the country or region served by the PEPFAR program with which the individual is or may become involved, and a sole proprietorship must be owned by such an individual
- Entity: An Entity other than a sole proprietorship (such as, a corporation or not-for-profit) must meet all three areas of eligibility:
- Either – Must be incorporated or legally organized under the laws of, and have its principal place of business in the country served by the PEPFAR program with which the entity is involved
- Or – Must exist in the region where the entity’s funded PEPFAR programs are implemented.
- Either – Must be at 75% beneficially owned at the time of application by individuals who are citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of that same country
- Or – at least 75% of the entity’s staff (senior, Mid-level, support) at the time of application must be citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of that same country.
- Where an entity has a Board of Directors, at least 51% of the members of the Board must be citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of such country.
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