/ 15 August 2023

Procurement of Cancer Screening and Pre-Cancer Treatment Equipment – Eswatini

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Specific Procurement NoticeRequest for Bids 


(One-Envelope Bidding Process)

Country: Eswatini

Name of Project: Health Systems Strengthening for Human Capital Development

Contract Title: Procurement of Cancer Screening and Pre-Cancer Treatment Equipment 

Loan No.: 9126-SZ

RFB Reference No.: SZ-MOH-374474-GO-RFB

  1. The Kingdom of Eswatini through the Ministry of Health has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Health Systems Strengthening for Human Capital Development Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Procurement of Cancer Screening and Pre-Cancer Treatment Equipment “For this contract, the Borrower shall process the payments using the Direct Payment disbursement method, as defined in the World Bank’s Disbursement Guidelines for Investment Project Financing, except for those payments, which the contract provides to be made through letter of credit.”

2.       The Ministry of Health now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for Cancer 

          Screening and Pre-Cancer Treatment Equipment, Mbabane, 8-10 weeks delivery.

Item descriptionspecificationsQty
1.Insulated vaginal graves speculum for LEEPSize 115x35mm, self-retainingDouble blade with screw mechanism to keep the blade open, blade length ~115mm, blade width 35mm, insulated blue in color Reusable60
2.LEEP ball electrodesStandard 3/32 connector shaft, 5mmx12mm125
3.LEEP Surgical electrodesLoops used for excisionSmall sizeMedium sizeLarge sizeStandard length 13cm, loop sizes,10mm 15mm and 20mm

250250  50
4.Iugol’s iodine for screening of precancerous lesionsAqueous iodine solution BPContains Iodine 5g/100mlsPotassium iodidev10g/100mls for medical use 500mls 40 bottles @ 0.5litres
5. Cervical punch biopsy forcepsSize10 inch15
6.Gallipot, small size for cotton swabsSmall size 40 x20mm20
7. Kidney dishSmall size 20cm 200x115x3010
8. Sponge holding forceps straightSize 18cm100
9. Teneculum forceps for holding the cervixSingle tooth 10inches (25cm)10
10. Colposcope machine for Cervical cancer screening Digital video colposcope machine5
11. Leep machineFiness +Electrosurgical Generators8

       Bidding will be conducted through international competitive procurement using a Request for Bids (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” 4th Edition of November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations. 

4.      Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Health, 

         attention Nkosithini Masina and e-mail-[email protected] copy 

        [email protected] and inspect the bidding document during office 

         hours 0830 to 1630 hours at the address given below. 

5. The bidding document in English may be purchased by interested Bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of 1,200.00 Emalangeni. The method of payment will be Cash. The document will be available as hard copy sent by email upon proof of payment.

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 11.00 hours Eswatini Local Time, 21 September, 2023. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the Bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend at the address below on 11.00 hours Eswatini Local Time, 21 September, 2023. 

7.     All Bids must be accompanied by a “Bid Security” of: US$2,080.00

8. Attention is drawn to the Procurement Regulations requiring the Borrower to disclose information on the successful bidder’s beneficial ownership, as part of the Contract Award Notice, using the Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Form as included in the bidding document.”

9. The address(es) referred to above is (are): 

Ministry of Health

Nkosithini Masina 

King Mswati III Avenue East, P.O. Box 5, Mbabane, Eswatini

Telephone: +268 2518 4111 

Facsimile number: +268 2518 6279

Email address: [email protected] copy [email protected]