General Procurement Notice

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PROJECT NAME: LESOTHO COVID-19 STRATEGIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PROGRAM (SPRP)

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Loan No.

Project ID No.P173939

The Ministry of Health  has applied for financing in the amount of US$7.5Million amount equivalent from the World Bank toward the cost of the LESOTHO COVID-19 STRATEGIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PROGRAM (SPRP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project.

The project will include the following components

Component 1: Emergency COVID-19 Response:

Strengthen COVID-19 Case Detection, Confirmation, Contact Tracing, Recording and Reporting

This component will support the government to enhance disease surveillance, improve sample collection and transportation, and ensure rapid laboratory confirmed diagnoses to promptly detect all potential COVID-19 cases and to carry out contact tracing to quickly contain COVID-19

Following Procurements will be carried out under this project; Are Procurement of medical equipment and supplies, Laboratory machines and consumables, Personal Protective Clothing (PPE) for Healthcare workers, Renovation of hospitals and Isolation centres, establishment of Intensive care units at hospitals, consultancy service to carry out surveillance study.

Component 2: Project Implementation and Monitoring & Evaluation

This component will support program coordination, management and monitoring, operational support and logistics, and project management.  This will include support for the COVID-19 Incident Management System Coordination Structure; operational reviews to assess implementation progress and adjust operational plans; and provide logistical support.

Procurement of contracts financed by the proceeds of the proposed IDA Credit will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (July 2016) (Procurement Regulations), revised in November 2017 and August 2018, and is open to all eligible firms and individuals as defined in the Procurement Regulations.

Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank’s open international approach to market procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business and dgMarket , local and regional newspapers.

Address of the Project Implementing Unit

Ministry of Health Headquarters, Corner Constitution Road & Linare Road, P. O. Box 514, Maseru 100, Lesotho, Tel: (+266) 22323277

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