CHAI, PATH, Unitaid seek quotes to procure and supply oxygen equipment to 5 countries
Request for Quotation (RFQ) for procurement and supply of cylinders and cylinder accessories for medical use
Updated May 12, 2021 | The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and PATH, with funding from Unitaid, are pleased to invite interested and capable vendors to submit quotes for the procurement and delivery of cylinders and cylinder accessories used for the transportation, storage, and dispensation of medical oxygen to Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia.
The main objective of this project is to facilitate the purchase of respiratory care equipment prioritized by the Ministries of Health in these five countries. CHAI and PATH will work with the appropriate government agencies in each of the countries to fund prioritized equipment for respiratory care used in the management of severe and critical COVID-19 patients.
The recipient countries face significant shortages of cylinders and ancillary devices. These shortages have been exacerbated by oxygen demand surges resulting from COVID-19. Rapid procurement of these prioritized items will strengthen the emergency response in recipient countries, as well as strengthen the long-term ability to provide safe oxygen therapy.
This procurement will be conducted with consideration given to efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and long-term sustainability. The specific procurement requests were developed by the respective Ministries of Health in focus geographies, each corresponding to the national COVID-19 task force plans.
Interested organizations can submit questions to oxygenRFQ@clintonhealthaccess.org. The deadline for receiving final submissions is Tuesday, May 18, 2021.