INTRODUCTION TO SAVE THE CHILDREN
Save the Children (SC) is a leading organization to ensure children’s development, betterment and growth since 1919 and having presence in more than 120 countries of the world. Save the Children began working in Bangladesh during the cyclone of 1970 and since then has been working for development and humanitarian contexts.
Save the Children has been working for various thematic areas to increase the capacity, knowledge and skills of children, community and institutions. Save the Children has been working closely with the development sector, government agencies, academia, city corporations, media, the private sector, INGOs and local partners to enhance capacity and advocate for the urban resilience initiatives to be sustainable.
Corona Virus Disease 19 (COVID-19) has been declared pandemic by WHO on 11 March 2020. Globally as of 3 September 2020, there are 26,182,043 confirmed cases out of which 867,347 deaths have been reported (WHO). In Bangladesh, as of 02 September 2020, 3, 17,528 cases have been detected and total 4351 deaths have occurred. Presently with stage 4 community transmission of COVID-19, situation in Bangladesh is rapidly evolving with several clusters of high transmission across the country. Dhaka city, being the badly affected (more than 60 % of all cases), Corona has now extended its epicenter in adjacent three districts (Narayangonj, Gazipur and Narshingdi), In recent times now new epicenter is appearing in some of the districts like Brahmanbaria, Noakhali and Faridpur with increasing number of confirmed cases. Given the unprecedented nature of the disease, any district might become the new epicenter.
As soon as the beginning of pandemic, on 16 March 2020, Bangladesh has developed a National Preparedness and Response Plan (BPRP) for COVID-19 based on country’s previous experiences of the pandemic National Avian Influenza Preparedness and Response, technical guidelines from WHO and Center for Disease Control (CDC), USA on COVID-19. The BPRP has been approved by the world bank recently. All development partners including Save the Children have the responsibility to support the government to implement the plan.
The Health Services Division of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH&FW) constituted a National Technical Advisory Committee to advise the government on curving the pandemic and to improve the quality of health services in hospitals facing the case load of the pandemic. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has set up COVID-19 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) to strengthen the national preparedness and response coordination mechanism.
The national response plan has identified some areas of priority actions like: Coordination and Planning, Surveillance, Laboratory and Point of Entry (PoE), Case finding, Contact tracing and quarantine, Clinical case management and isolation, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), Risk communication and public awareness and Operational research.
The Development Partners (DPs) of MOH&FW aided by several international aid agencies came forward to support the government to share the government’s COVID-19 mitigating plans and activities to reduce the local impact of pandemic. USAID-Save the Children in Bangladesh (SCiBD) has also come forward with COVID-19 Response plan. USAID’s Save the Children’s MaMoni, MNCSP has formed a supplementary project, MaMoni, COVID-19 Response project and started its activities. SCiBD meanwhile has prepared a detailed Work Plan (WP), formed and recruited three members of the COVID-19 Response Team to work on two objectives:
• To enhance the national health system’s capacity to prevent transmission and to improve management of COVID-19 cases in health care facilities and at community level.
• To support the subnational health systems to rapidly analyze and respond to the changing distribution of the burden of the epidemic.
Where appropriate other thematic technical staffs from MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MNCSP) and Humanitarian Sector Programs may have to be engaged to provide technical support for the COVID-19 Response. The finance, HR, administration and operations support are being provided by SCiBD country office.
SCiBD is undertaking all activities in close coordination with Director General of Health Services (DGHS) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH&FW), as well as with other relevant Ministries and departments of Government of Bangladesh, USAID, Bangladesh-supported partners, relevant stakeholders including WHO, UNICEF and members of the other Health Development Partners (DPs). SCiBD has already engaged implementing partner (PNGO), different relevant medical professional societies and ICT/e-health platform and MEAL activities to give all out support to all the COVID-19 designated hospitals in Dhaka and epicenter districts as per approved work plan and budget in the form of Facility readiness, Capacity building (on-site and virtual training/mentoring) of the healthcare providers, social protection to urban slum vulnerable families and Ready Made Garment (RMG) workers.
Save the Children is frequently receiving a number of small and mid-range requests for various types of medical consumable and supplies for its various project under Bangladesh Country Office, Cox’s Bazar Office and other field / project offices & to ensure the proper supplies of this PPE items we are inviting tender for this category
Description of goods or services
- 30 pieces
- Air Purifier with HEPA Filter
- 10 pieces
Delivery Lead Time: Seven days from the day of awarding.
Installation: Vendor will Install all the equipment in designated point mentioned below with necessary accessories within seven days from the day of notification to install.
Delivery Location for Air Purifier with HEPA Filter: House #504, Block # C, Khilgaon Boubazar, Dhaka-1219.
Note: Vendor will need to provide the installation service (at later stage- after delivery for Air Purifier with HEPA Filter) at given locations. SCI will coordinate with vendor regarding the installation schedule later on.
Vendor representative will visit those locations at their own cost in coordination with project team for installation. Distribution of the equipment will complete by SCI to respective healthcare facilities from the warehouse.
Delivery & Installation Location for TV: As per indicated in the attached bid document.
Interested bidders are requested to participate in the Pre-Bid Meeting on September 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM For Participation in the meeting Please login ZOOM using this details:
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89082085975?pwd=cHk3dldoTitZT3QweHlyOUVnUVBIdz09
Meeting ID: 890 8208 5975
Meeting minutes will be circulated within September 21, 2020 at http://procurement.scibd.info/
SUBMISSION OF BIDS
Responses will only be accepted in the requested format. Any incomplete responses or responses not in the format of the provide templates may be treated as void.
Bids can be submitted electronically or by hard copy:
- Hard copies of bid submitted on headed paper
- Bids to be submitted to Save the Children, House# CWN (A) 35, Road # 43, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212
- Bids should be submitted in a single sealed envelope addressed to Sr. Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain.
- The envelope should clearly indicate the Invitation to tender reference number IFT/SCI/BDCO/FY-20/00009; Electric Equipment (Television & Air Purifier with HEPA Filter), but contain no other details relating to the bid.
- All documentation submitted should be done in their own clearly labelled envelopes (e.g.
Bidder Response Document, Financial Accounts, Bill of Quantities etc.), which are submitted in one single envelope as detailed above.
CLOSING DATE FOR BID SUBMISSION
Your bid must be received, either at the specific address or email address, no later than 02:00 PM of September 27, 2020 (All the date & times are in Bangladesh Standard Time). Failure to submit your bid prior to the Closing Date may result in your quote being void.
All Bids must remain valid and open for consideration for a period of not less than 60 days from the Closing Date.
Should you have any questions about Save the Children, this invitation to tender or anything related to this document, please contact the Save the Children contact detailed below. Enquiries should be submitted in writing via email / mail.
Sr. Manager – Procurement & Supply Chain
Save the Children
House CWN (A) 35, Road 43, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh E-mail: [email protected]
Senior Officer – Strategic Sourcing, Procurement & Supply Chain Save the Children
House CWN (A) 35, Road 43, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh E-mail: [email protected]
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