MARYLAND GLOBAL INITIATIVE CORPORATION (MGIC)

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
MARYLAND GLOBAL INITIATIVE CORPORATION (MGIC)

INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND
Maryland Global Initiative Corporation (MGIC) – Nigeria is seeking Proposals from qualified firms to supply 34,957 units of 1 Litre Plastic Sharp Containers for disposal of sharps for the 2018 Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey.
Date: 10th July, 2018.

University of Maryland Baltimore – Maryland Global Initiative Corporation (MGIC) – Nigeria is pleased to issue this competitive request for proposals to provide 1Litre Plastic Sharp Container for Nigeria AIDS Indicator Impact Survey (NAIIS) activities. These services will be supporting a University of Maryland Baltimore prime cooperative agreement U2GGH002108-01 on NAIIS. Please submit any questions regarding the solicitation to [email protected] on or before 5pm WAT, July 13th 2018.
BID DUE NOT LATER THAN 12 PM WAT, July 13th 2018.

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DELIVERY OF PROPOSALS
Bids must be submitted via email latest by 12pm WAT, July 13th 2018, addressed to: Maryland Global Initiative Corporation
Subject: Supply of 1Litre Plastic Sharps Container
Procurement Unit: [email protected]
Late proposals will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the responding firm to confirm that the proposal was delivered on time. There will be a formal bid review. Award will not be determined at the opening.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL OVERVIEW
Maryland Global Initiative Corporation (MGIC) Nigeria is currently seeking proposals from qualified vendors for the supply of 34,957 units of 1Litre Plastic Sharps Containers for the nation-wide HIV/AIDS Survey.

ABOUT MGIC NIGERIA
The Maryland Global Initiative Corporation (MGIC) is a non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). In Nigeria, MGIC implements several projects to monitor and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS.

BACKGROUND
In 2018, University of Maryland Baltimore – Maryland Global Initiative Corporation (MGIC) – Nigeria in partnership with the Government of Nigeria and United State Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) commenced in planning and for conducting the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS). NAIIS is a cross-sectional survey that will assess the prevalence of key human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – related health indicators. This survey is a two-stage cluster survey of 88,775 randomly-selected households in Nigeria, sampled from among 3,551 nationally-representative sample clusters.

The survey is expected to incude approximately 168,029 participants, ages 15-64 years and children, ages 0-14 years, from the selected household. With a strong focus on incorporating biomarkers, the 2018 NAIIS will characterized HIV incidence, prevalence, viral load suppression, CD4 T-cell distribution, and risk behaviours in a household-based, nationally-representative sample of the population of Nigeria, and will describe uptake of key HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. The 2018 NAIIS will also estimate the prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infections, and HBV/HIV and HCV/HIV co-infections.

The vendor is expected to provide the following information:
i) Unit cost item
ii) Total cost item
iii) Payment terms
iv) Expected delivery date

PROPOSAL AND PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
Proposals should also detail the applicant’s experience in Nigeria and the provision of similar services/consultations to other international organizations, firms, NGOs, etc. working in that environment.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
The evaluation of each response to this RFP will be based on the requirements set out in the solicitation and any addenda thereto. At the sole discretion of MGIC, the top proposals may be selected for follow-up questions or to provide an oral presentation.

MGIC reserves the right to award the contract to the organization whose proposal is deemed to be in its best interest.

The firm with the winning proposal will be notified in writing. Those who were not selected may or may not be notified, at the sole discretion of MGIC.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. The Request for Proposal is not and shall not be considered an offer by MGIC.
2. All responses must be received on or before the date and time indicated on the RFP. All late responses will be rejected.
3. All unresponsive responses will be rejected.
4. All proposals will be considered binding offers. Prices proposed must be valid for entire period provided by respondent.
5. All awards will be subject to MGIC contractual terms and conditions and contingent on the availability of donor funding.
6. MGIC reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal or cancel the solicitation process at any time, and shall have no liability to the proposing organizations submitting proposals for such rejection or cancellation of the request for proposals.
7. MGIC reserves the right to accept all or part of the proposal when award is provided.
8. All information provided by MGIC in this RFP is offered in good faith. Individual items are subject to change at any time, and all bidders will be provided with notification of any changes. MGIC is not responsible or liable for any use of the information submitted by bidders or for any claims asserted therefrom.
9. MGIC reserves the right to require any bidder to enter into a non-disclosure agreement.
10. The bidders are solely obligated to pay for any costs, of any kind whatsoever, which may be incurred by bidder or any third parties, relating to the Response. All responses and supporting documentation shall become the property of MGIC, subject to claims of confidentially in respect of the response and supporting documentation, which have been clearly marked confidential by the bidder.

FORMS/CONTENT OF RESPONSE
All Proposals Shall:
1. Be submitted in English
2. Contained detailed cost in Naira, with applicable Tax/Charges identified.
3. Provide requested payment terms and conditions
4. Include a contact name, email address, and telephone number to facilitate communication between MGIC and the submitting firm.
5. A brief outline of the firm and services offered, including:
• Full legal name, jurisdiction of incorporation and address of the company
• Full legal name and country of citizenry of company’s President and/or Chief Executive Officers, and all other officers and senior managers of the company
• Year business was established
• Complete CAC document including form CO7 and CO2 with TIN

6. Proposals should be no longer than two (2) pages total.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

 

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