Invitation for Expression of Interest (EoI) For the Operation of Pharmacies and Diagnostic Centres (Laboratories & Radiography Units) In the 13 General Hospitals at Cross River State Government (CRSG)
Cross River State Government (CRSG)
Invitation for Expression of Interest (EoI) For the Operation of Pharmacies and Diagnostic Centres (Laboratories & Radiography Units) In the 13 General Hospitals in the State under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Arrangements
The Cross River State Government (CRSG) within its aspiration for accelerated healthcare delivery has embraced Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model as sustainable plank for qualitative and affordable primary and secondary healthcare services across the State.
The 13 General Hospitals across the Local Government Areas in the State are currently owned and operated by the Government through the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the objective of providing access to primary and secondary health care across the State. Keeping faith with this objective, The Government recently procured and took delivery of new diagnostic equipment for some of the hospitals.
To further improve on the efficiency of the General Hospitals and to ensure facilities meet expected service level; CRSG mandated the Bureau of Public Private Partnerships and MoH (the contracting authority) to concession the management of the pharmacies and diagnostic centers (laboratories and radiography units) in the various hospitals to eligible private operators (local and international) using cost based procurement method.
The hospitals for the purposes of this concession project are split into the following three (3) Lots. Each Lot is distinct and expected to be operated separately by a concessionaire.
(A) Lot 1 – Consists of:
1. General Hospital Ogoja;
2. Lutheran Hospital Yahe;
3. General Hospital Okpoma; and
4. General Hospital Sankwala, Obanliku.
The flagship hospital in this Lot in terms of size and average daily traffic volume is Ogoja.
(B) Lot 2-Consists of:
1. General Hospital Ugep;
2. Eja Memorial Hospital Itigidi; and
3. General Hospital Obubra.
The flagship hospital in this Lot in terms of size and average daily traffic volume is Ugep.
(C) Lot 3- Consists of:
1. General Hospital Calabar Municipality;
2. General Hospital Akamkpa;
3. Cottage Hospital Oban;
4. St. Joseph Hospital, Ikot Ene, Akpabuyo;
5. Cottage Hospital Akpet Central, Biase.
6. Dr. Lawrence Henshaw Memorial Hospital, Calabar
The flagship hospital in this Lot in terms of size and average daily traffic volume is Calabar Municipality.
All Lots have pharmacies and diagnostic centers.
2.0 Project Scope & Focus
The project overall focus is value for money for the people and government of the State. The highlights of the project scope include but not limited to the following:
(1) Efficient operations and maintenance of the pharmacies, medical laboratories and radiography units in the hospitals in conformity with best practices using appropriate technology and innovation against established benchmarks of performance;
(2) Full compliance with all statutory regulations, professional standards of related institutions such as the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria, Radiology Council of Nigeria and applicable code of conduct as may be reviewed and required from time to time;
(3) Commitment to the Common Service Level (outline key performance indicators and milestones to be made available to interested bidders).
3.0 Requirements from Interested Bidders
For pre-qualification, prospective bidders must possess relevant and verifiable experience in the development, operations and management of clinical support services in a similar environment. The following information would be required from bidders:
- Background information of the bidding entity including demonstration of competence in the required services;
- Project team CVs indicating core specialization including schedule of planned staff utilization;
- Evidence of at least (10) years satisfactory intervention in the required services stating (I)
(i) Name of projects, brief description of recent services provided and client(s),
(ii) Scope of work,
(iii) nature of contract,
(iv) name and address of related client’s referee.
(v) Proposed business/operational model (methodology/work plan).
(vi) Evidence of good banking support.
(vii) Tax clearance for three years ended 2013.
It is important to note that preference shall be given to submissions that demonstrate exceptional value for money consideration and innovation.
4.0 Submission of Expression of Interest (EoI)
Interested bidders may obtain further background information via e-mail on the project prior to submission of interests within seven working days from the date of this publication on firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
The concession program is for a defined period under the Finance, Operate and Maintain model. Firms or Consortia may submit their EoI for each or a combination of the Lots. EoI submissions demonstrating technical competence only without financials at this stage must include:
Five (5) original hard copies of the technical submission and a soft copy (in CD or flash drive) of the submission to be delivered in a sealed envelope (of 40cm x 30cm) and submitted not later than 4:00 pm Nigerian time on Friday, September 20th, 201 3.
OFFICIAL RECEIPTS, signifying submission would be issued (at the point of submission) for all submissions.
The sealed envelope must be clearly marked:
Technical EoI – Concession of Pharmacies & Diagnostic Centers in CR-General Hospitals and addressed to:
Bureau of Public Private Partnerships
33, Nsefik Eyo Layout,
Off Ndidem Usang Road,
Calabar, Cross River State
Phone number: 081-5567-3995
Submission of the documents shall not entitle any of the interested parties to any claims against CRSG or its agencies by virtue of such bidders having responded to the EoI invitation.