Kenya: Consultancy Service to Evaluate Proposals for an Emergency Ambulance Communication Center

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Organization: PharmAccess Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 May 2018

CALL FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO EVALUATE PROPOSALS FOR AN EMERGENCY AMBULANCE COMMUNICATION CENTER

PHARMACCESS Group

The PHARMACCESS Group is dedicated to affordable access to quality health care in Africa, by stimulating investments through partnerships with the private sector and government institutions. This group of non-profit organizations has a shared goal, working towards achieving inclusive health care for Africa. In doing so, we contribute to healthier populations and social and economic development.

Our integrated approach consists of complementary initiatives that aim to increase investments and resources, efficiency and effectiveness within the healthcare system. By combining standards for quality improvement, loans for healthcare providers, health plans and in-depth impact research we simultaneously stimulate the demand for and supply of healthcare services. The expertise within the PHARMACCESS Group includes health plans, healthcare quality, healthcare financing and healthcare infrastructure. Our work also includes consultancy and HIV/AIDS corporate programs as well as mobile health (mHealth) applications.

In our view, the journey towards inclusive healthcare begins with enabling quality improvement at healthcare facilities. Once hospitals and clinics can demonstrate quality of care through improvements like shorter waiting times, well-trained staff, functioning equipment and readily available medicines, patients and investors will gain trust in the healthcare system. We build institutions and create standards that help patients to make informed decisions about healthcare. Such systemic changes stimulate healthcare providers to improve their quality through targeted interventions, motivate performance-based financing mechanisms by (inter-)national donors and investors, and enable local and national healthcare authorities to monitor and regulate healthcare providers.

Please visit http://www.pharmaccess.org to learn more about PHARMACCESS.

Background of Uzazi Salama Project

In June 2013, M-PESA Foundation launched Uzazi Salama project aimed at improving maternal and newborn health out-comes in Samburu. The project is implemented in partnership with PHARMACCESS Group, Safaricom, AMREF and the Samburu County Health Management Team. The partners designed and are implementing solutions to address the main barriers for pregnant mothers in Samburu County to access quality maternal and neonatal health services.

Phase II of the project is currently being implemented in Samburu Central, East and Northern sub-counties. The main goal of Phase II project is to significantly decrease maternal and new-born health morbidity and mortality rates.

The ambulance command center is an important component of the project as transportation is one of the largest drivers or “success factors” for components of mother-and-child projects, namely:

i) transport for routine maternal & child health services

ii) transport for normal delivery at the closest health center in an ambulance

iii) emergency transport for delivery cases that need to be referred

PHARMACCESS is looking for an experienced individual to:

i) evaluate proposals sent to PHARMACCESS by interested companies

ii) score the proposals based on a defined criterion

iii) present the results to an independent panel for approval

Interested individuals should have the following minimum qualifications:

i) An advanced degree in a medical profession such as nursing, emergency medical services, health management systems or occupational health & safety

ii) 5 years of experience managing an emergency call center

iii) Training in emergency medical services

iv) 3 years’ experience overseeing management and maintenance of an ambulance fleet

v) Experience conducting training of Emergency Medical Technicians in various courses

vi) Experience working in Emergency medical dispatch

Preparation of the Proposal

A Service Provider/ Consulting Firm Proposal shall have two (2) components:

  1. Technical Proposal.

  2. Financial Proposal.

Technical Proposal

When preparing the Technical Proposal, Service Providers/ Consulting Firm must give particular attention to the following:

· A brief description of the Service Providers/ Consulting Firms organization and an outline of recent experience on assignments of a similar nature if it is a joint venture, for each partner. For each assignment, the outline should indicate the profiles of the staff proposed, duration of the assignment, and firm’s involvement.

· A detailed description of the approach, methodology and work plan for performing the assignment

· A time schedule estimates of the total staff input Professional staff time needed to carry out the assignment

· The technical proposal shall not include any financial information.

Financial Proposal

In a separate document all items and activities described in the Technical proposal must be priced separately. Activities and items in the Technical Proposal not priced shall be assumed to be included in the prices of other activities or items.

Service Providers/ Consulting Firms shall express the price of their financial proposal in Kenya shillings inclusive of VAT. The Financial Proposal shall be valid for 90 calendar days.

Submission, Receipt, and Opening of Proposals

Service Providers/ Consulting Firm may only submit one proposal. If a Service Provider/ Consulting Firm submits or participates in more than one proposal such proposal shall be disqualified.

How to apply:

All qualified service providers/ consulting firms should send their profiles to info@pharmaccess.or.ke on or before Wednesday16th May 2018 with the subject Consultancy service for Uzazi Salama proposal evaluation”.

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