General Procurement Notice for Oecs Regional Health Project

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30133513
General Procurement Notice for Oecs Regional Health Project
ICB
Grenada
21-05-2021

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Oecs Regional Health Project The Project Will Aim To Improve Preparedness Which In The Context Of This Regional Project Refers To A Range Of Health And Non-Health Capabilities And Operational Capacities Put In Place At National And Regional Levels To Ensure Prevention, Protection, Response And Recovery From Public Health Emergencies, Such As Infectious Disease Outbreaks And Extreme Weather Events. The Project Components Are Described Below. Component 1: Improved Health Facilities And Laboratory Capacity (Us$17.42 Million). This Component Will Finance The Activities Geared At Improving The Resilience And Capacity Of Select Health Facilities And Laboratories To Provide Services To Manage A Public Health Emergency, Including An Emerging Disease Outbreak, Extreme Weather Event Or Other Disaster. The Component Will Support The Refurbishment And Equipping Of Select Health Facilities To Ensure Continuity Of Care And Improve Laboratory Infrastructure And Equipment With Corresponding Training. Subcomponent 1.1: Health Facilities Infrastructure And Referral Networks. This Subcomponent Will Focus On The Development Of (I) Resilient Health Facilities In Participating Countries; And (Ii) The Development Of A Facility Inventory At The Regional Level, Which Will Feed Into The Development Of An Emergency Coordination Mechanism At The Regional Level. The Procurement Activities Under This Component Will Comprise Request For Quotation Packages (Rfq) And Relatively Small Request For Bids National (Rfb). Subcomponent 1.2: Laboratory Infrastructure And Capacity. The Project Will Also Support Investments In Laboratory Infrastructure And Capacity With The Aim Of Improving The Efficiency And Quality Of The Laboratory Network In The Region. At The National Level, This Subcomponent Will Include: (I) Expansion Of National Laboratory Services, Including Provision Of Equipment And Reagents. Procurement Activities Will Be Conducted Mostly Through Direct Contracting Due To Compatibility Issues With Existing Lab Equipment And Reagents; (Ii) Improvements In Specimen Handling And Supply Chain Management (Including Cold Chain Transport). This Subcomponent Will Include Mostly Training And Workshop Activities Which Are Categories Of Operating Expenses; (Iii) Technical Support For Laboratory Data Management Systems And Interoperability With Health And Surveillance Information Systems At National And Regional Levels; Under This Subcomponent, Procurement Related Activities Will Be Mostly Installation Testing Commissioning Packages, Software And Systems, Which Will Be Conducted Through Rfq Or Rfb National, Due To The Size And Risks Of The Contract. (Iv) Training And Capacity Building For Laboratory Services; And (V) Strengthened Laboratory Quality Management Systems. A New Public Health Laboratory Will Be Constructed In Svg. Component 2: Strengthened Public Health Surveillance And Emergency Management (Us$9.27 Million). This Component Will Support Efforts To Strengthen Public Health Preparedness, Including Surveillance And Response Through Improvement Of National And Regional Capacities And Promotion Of Cross-Border Collaboration. Subcomponent 2.1: Public Health Surveillance. At The National Level, Activities Under This Subcomponent Will Focus On: (I) Improving The Information Base For Surveillance Through Training And Investments In Health Information Systems (E.G. Strengthening Case Detection And Reporting, Developing Environmental Health Tools, Mapping Communicable Diseases Using Geographic Information Systems To Identify High-Risk Areas); (Ii) Strengthening Points Of Vulnerability Through Improved Surveillance In Targeted Areas (E.G. Food Safety, Port Health And Inspection, Tourism); And (Iii) Support To National Vector Control Programs And Implementation Of The Frontline And Basic Field Epidemiology Training Program (Fetp).This Subcomponent Will Comprise Of Mostly Consultancy Packages Under The Cqs Method, Some Ict Packages Under Rfq And Capacity Building Activities Such As Trainings And Workshops. Subcomponent 2.2: Preparedness And Response. This Subcomponent Will Support Strengthening Of National And Regional Emergency Management And Response Capacities To Respond Swiftly And Effectively To Outbreak Threats. In Addition, Project Interventions Will Provide Support To Improve National And Regional Surge Capacity To Ensure Rapid Response During An Emergency. Specific Activities To Be Supported At The National Level Include: (I) Development And/Or Updating Of Health Emergency Preparedness And Response Plans; (Ii) Establishment Of Isolation Facilities For Response And Containment Capacity In The Event Of An Outbreak; And (Iii) Setup And Equipping Of National Health Emergency Response Systems And/Or Operations Centres (E.G. Staff, Protocols And Procedures, Communications, Equipment). Under Subcomponent 2.2 Procurement Activities Will Comprise Of A Few Qcbs Consultancies, However Most Will Be Consultancy Assignments Under The Cqs Method, Ict And Good/Equipment Packages And Small Works Under Rfq Or Rfb National. Component 3: Institutional Capacity Building, Project Management And Coordination (Us$3.91 Million). This Component Will Support The Critical Building Blocks For Strong Implementation And Coordination Required For Implementing This Project. Specific Institutional Capacity Building Activities Include Technical Assistance For Contract Management, Procurement, Financial Management, Environmental And Social Safeguards, Construction Supervision (E.G. Engineer And/Or Architect), Monitoring And Evaluation, And Project Audits. With Respect To Project Management And Coordination, This Component Will Finance Personnel Necessary For The Execution Of The Project As Well As Regional Coordination Platforms For Knowledge Sharing Among The Implementing Entities And Collective Monitoring Of Implementation Status. Staff Needed For Project Management Will Be Hired Through Individual Consultants Selection, Local Or Regional. Component 4. Contingency Emergency Response Component (Cerc) This Zero-Cost Component With The Objective To Provide Immediate Surge Funding In The Event Of A Public Health Emergency, Such As A Disease Outbreak. The Cerc Is Only Triggered In The Case Of A Public Health Emergency And When Certain Actions, As Agreed By The Government And Bank Teams, Are Met. These Actions Can Include: (I) The Country Has Determined That An Eligible Emergency Has Occured And (Ii) Presents A Sound And Actionable Country-Level Response Plan. Having The Cerc In Place Provides A Compelling Platform For Country-Level Discussions On The Importance And Need For Country-Level Readiness To Respond To Disease Outbreaks. Once Triggered, The Cerc Is Implemented Following The Exceptional Policy Requirements Set Out In Paragraph 12 Of The Ipf Policy (Projects In Situations Of Urgent Need Of Assistance Or Capacity Constraints) And Enables Rapid Reallocation Of Funds Between Project Components Following An Emergency. Together With The Operational, Fiduciary, Procurement, Disbursement And Financial Management Arrangements That Underpin Its Implementation, The Cerc Provides A Conduit For Flow Of Pef Funds (In The Form Of Grant Funds) Into The Project. Procurement Activities Will Comprise: Works · Upgrade Works For Health Facilities Goods · Procurement Of Software For Database Of Inventory And For Gis Mapping · Furniture/Equipment For Upgraded Health Centers · Waste Management Vehicle And Refrigerators · Equipment For District Hospitals Laboratories · Supply And Installation Of Components Of Existing Lab Information System · Solar Refrigerators, Regular Refrigerators, Sturdy Icebox Coolers, Shipping Containers · Equipment – Gps Device And Gis Software · Equipment Situation Room Command Centre Communication · Information System Equipment For Health Information Unit · Laboratory Equipment, Reagents, Diagnostics Test Kits, Shipping Materials And Consumables · Office Equipment Such As Laptops, Servers And Furniture · Stationery · Promotional Materials Consulting Services · Consultancy For Health Facilities Inventory- Inventory Of All Emergency/ Urgent Care Facilities In Four Countries And Emergency And Critical Care Services. · Lab Transport System Assessment And Action Plan For Implementation Of Agreements, Policy And Legislation. · Development And Implementation Of Lab Transportation Agreements And Policies. · Consultancy For Recommendations To Oecs Pps For Supply Chain Management Of Pooled Lab Equipment. · Development Of Relevant Policies And Legislation To Facilitate The Oecs Unique Identifier · Risk Assessment And Action Plan For Implementation Of Oecs Unique Id Linked To A Unique Health Identifier · Complete Risk Assessment And Develop And Action Plan For Oecs Health Emergency Services Coordinating Mechanism · Design/Supervision Of The Upgrade Works For Health Centers · Project Support Personnel · Provide Peer Assessors To Conduct National Laboratory Assessments · Address Gaps For Establishing Interconnectivity Among Linking Schuylab (Lis), National Health Information System And Central Repository · Develop And Implement Fhir/Hl7 Interface Module In Carpha Instance Of Senaite Lims · Develop, Implement And Monitor Pt Programme Rollout In Member States · Develop Videos (Training And Promotional) And Brochure On The Operations Of The Laboratory · Develop Training Package For Use In Pt Programmes · Develop Level Iii Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Programme (Feltp) Training Curriculum · Develop The Train The Trainer Programme For Feltp · Upgrade And Maintain Capacity For Elearning Platform For Feltp · Develop Three (3) New Feltp Courses · Conduct Peer Review/Assessment Of Carpha’S Existing Surveillance System · Support Countries To Produce Annual Cmo Report · Update And Produce Carpha Data Appreciation And Monitoring And Evaluation (M&E) Manuals, Materials And Tools · Develop Digital And Print Materials To Support The Tourism Health Information System (This) Mobile Application (App) · Consultancy Service To Identify And Design It Requirements For Carpha Regional Surveillance System · Consultancy Service To Implement Integrate Gis And Data Visualization In The Dhis2 Application · Conduct An It Security Audit And Implement The Recommendation Of The Audit · Consultancy Service To Develop Carpha Senaite Lims Software · Develop An Online Technical Platform To Support Carpha Knowledge Management · Implement Strategy For Grant Visibility · Develop Training Materials And Conduct Training In Icd-11 · Upgrade And Enhance, Mortality Data Capture Tool (Mortbase) · Develop Training Materials And Conduct Training In Morbidity Coding · Conduct A Gap Analysis On Data Sharing Interoperability Between Lims And Dhs2 · Develop And Manage A Carpha Mobile App And Launch It In Cms · Develop The Action Plan For Regional Emergency Response And Preparedness And Conduct Training · Conduct Simulation Exercise On Responding To Public Health Emergencies · Implementation Of Communication And Marketing Plan Seth Fund · Develop Country-Level National Action Plan For Health Security (Naphs) · A Social Media And Internal Communications Consultant For 10 Months. · Consultancy Services For A Graphic Designer · Consultancy Services For Social Media Developer To Set Up Report For Sm Monitoring And Analysis · Consultancy Services For Social Media Developer To Set Up Report For Sm Monitoring And Analytics Non-Consulting Services: · Maintenance Of Laboratory Equipment · Proficiency Testing (Pt) · Broadband Service To Support Increased Internet Capacity · Installation Of Laboratory Information Management Systems, Database Management And Elearning Software · Printing

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