Pre-Hospital Emergency Services for Lesotho- Reaching Impact, Saturation and Epidemic control (RISE)



The USAID-funded RISE (Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control) project in collaboration with MOH contributes to the National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan by improving vaccine coverage, strengthen the oxygen ecosystem and support health system capacity for the management of COVID-19 patients.  This is achieved by Reducing morbidity and mortality from COVID-19, mitigating transmission and strengthening health systems, including to prevent, detect, and respond to pandemic threats.  

Through this RFA, the RISE project is seeking the services of experienced and credible organization to work with the RISE case management team to provide Pre-Hospital Emergency services to patients who need it. Organization must have the capacity to respond and assure quality pre-hospital care from pick-up to the delivery of patient to designated hospital.

The anticipated timeframe for implementation will be February- July 2022.


The Scope of work for this consultancy is as follows:

  1. Provide basic and advanced life support Pre-Hospital Emergency services that will optimize safe transportation of Severe and Critically ill patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, from all district hospitals (including CHAL and MoH), Health Centers accessible by road, and Private Sites to the 2 COVID-19 Treatment Centers at Berea and Mafeteng Hospitals.
  2. Provide cost effective ambulance maintenance to prevent unnecessary breakdown and prolong the useful life of the ambulance.
  3. Coordinate with the Jhpiego Case Management Coordinators, Dispatch Nurses, Case Management Focal persons in all districts with regards to transportation of clients
  4. Contribute to reporting and documentation processes for the pre-hospital emergency system by providing daily, weekly and monthly data to Jhpiego
  5. Contribute towards efforts for the establishment of a communication system /call center for pre-hospital referral system
  6. Participate and support training of Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)


Budget Ceiling for the above scope is $200,000

Budget ceiling is the total funding available for this scope of work. The RISE project reserves the right to engage selected organization with less than the award ceiling listed above or not engage any organization depending on proposals submitted and programmatic changes.

Required Qualifications

Interested parties must write to [email protected] to request further details of application. Note the timelines below

Release Date25  January 2022
Bidder’s meeting2 February 2022
Deadline for all questions2 February 2022
Release answers to all registered organization2 February 2022
Application Submission deadline7 February, 4pm
Application review period8 – 14 February,2022
Finalists notified, review comments shared and negotiation meetings with finalist14 – 21 February, 2022
Pre-award assessment and approvals21  February – March 1,  2022
Anticipated start date of Award/Engagement10 March 2022

Thank you for taking interest in supporting National initiatives to respond to COVID-19. The RISE project is not liable for any cost incurred for the preparation, submission or development of the applications. This includes but not limited to costs for preparing and applying and other communication related to the application.

Applicants must be registered in the Jhpiego consultancy database to be considered for the scope of work.

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