The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (hereinafter ENHRI) has been designated by the Ministry of Health of the FDRE to play a leading role in coordinating and supporting the National HIV/AIDS Laboratory for the successful implementation of the ART program, including the procurement, distribution and supply chain management of HIV-related laboratory supplies and equipment. This activity is supported by, among others, the Global fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (hereinafter the Global Fund). In order to pre-select suppliers that can ensure and uninterrupted supply of quality reagents and supplies, including the provision, installation and maintenance of HIV-related laboratory equipment, the Institute now invites eligible entities to participate in the Prequalification (PQ) Process for the supply of products listed in section VI of the PQ Document. The products are categorized in four lots, based on their medical and/or technical purpose, and Applicants have the option to enter into the PQ Process for any one or more lots. PQ Criteria are based on the Applicant?s eligibility, contractual non-performance, financial capability, quality standards and experience. Prequalification will be conducted through the procedures indicated in the Instruction to Applicants, following the procurement policies of the Global Fund and the Ethiopian Government procurement rulers, and is open to all applicants from eligible countries.
Directly following the finalization of the PQ Process, and International Competitive Bidding process will be launched: the Invitations to Bid are expected to be issued in August 2006 among the pre-qualified Applicants. Interested eligible applicants may download the PQ document form the EHNRI website (www.ehnri.org/tener/php), or alternatively purchase an authenticated copy (in English) at the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research institute upon the submission of written request to the address below and upon the submission of a written request to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of US $ 20(Twenty US Dollars). The method of payment for the cost of the prequalification document will be Demand Draft/Certified Cheque in favor of the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the documents will be sent by courier/post immediately. Any amendments or clarification toe the PQ document that will be issued before the closing date of the PQ process (see blow) will be posted on the above mentioned website and will subsequently be sent by courier to the address of the parties who have purchased an authenticated copy of the PQ document.
Applications for prequalification should be submitted in sealed envelopes and delivered toe the address given below before 2:00 P.M., the 25th July 2006, and be clearly marked ?Application to Prequalify for the supply of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies for ART Sites in the FDRE?: No. IFP01/06.
Office of the Director General
Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute
Tel. 251 11 275 46 47
Fax 251 11 275 47 44
P.O. Box 1242