Kingdom of Swaziland

HEALTH, HIV/AIDS & TB PROJECT

REQUEST FOR EOI FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO IDENTIFY OPTIONS FOR MAINTENANCE OF HEALTH FACILITIES & MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Ministry of Health (MoH) owns and controls a stock
of 1National Referral hospital, 5 regional hospitals, 2 specialized hospitals, 5 health centres, 6 public health units and approximately 80 clinics. These health facilities are equipped with a range of medical equipment and instruments and provides for a capacity of over 1700 beds. The maintenance of public buildings including health facilities is currently the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOW) and the maintenance of medical and other equipment is the responsibility of the Bio-Medical Engineering Unit (B-MEU) of the MOH. The MoH owned facility has been increasing over the years with support from Development Partners and direct expansionary policies. In the same regard infrastructure investment is being extended by the Ministry of Health as construction of a referral hospital and a number of clinics are being planned for the future.

OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this consultancy are to:

• Review maintenance procedures and practices in the public sector that directly impact on health infrastructure. 

• Analyse the institutional capacities and resource requirements for undertaking effective maintenance of health facilities

The Ministry of Health now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultancy firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).

THE SHORTLISTING CRITERIA ARE:

1. Evidence of having carried out similar feasibility study to identify options for Maintenance of Health Facilities & Medical Equipment 

2. Evidence of having carried out similar feasibility study to identify options for Maintenance of Health Facilities & Medical Equipment in similar conditions 

3. Availability of skills in Maintenance of Health Facilities & Medical Equipment among staff.

APPLICATIONS: Interested consulting firms may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08.00am to 01.00 pm and from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on all working days. Expressions of interest must be delivered in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for “FEASIBILITY STUDY TO IDENTIFY OPTIONS FOR MAINTENANCE OF HEALTH FACILITIES & MEDICAL EQUIPMENT” to the address below not later than 21 July, 2016. Applications are to be addressed to: The Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health; 7th Floor Dlan’ubeka Building; Health, HIV/AIDS and TB Project Offices, Corner of Mdada and Lalufadlana Street; Mbabane. Postal address: The Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health P.O. Box 5; Mbabane, Swaziland.

Electronic applications should be sent to Project Coordinator; [email protected] copy to [email protected] and [email protected]. All applications will be acknowledged but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contacts: (00268) 24048840; (00268) 24042557; (00268)24043936

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