Mercy Corps is seeking expression of interest from Private Veterinary Pharmacies

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Overview

  • Category : Pharmaceutical Products/Medicines
  • Posted Date : 02/02/2022
  • Phone Number : 0111110777
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 02/09/2022

Description

 CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EoI) – Veterinary Pharmacies / livestock drug suppliers

Mercy Corps is seeking expression of interest from Private Veterinary Pharmacies interested in livestock drug supply voucher intervention for targeted drought affected households in selected woredas of East and West Hararghe Woredas of Oromia and in selected woredas of Somali region.

Background.

Mercy Corps is an international humanitarian and development organization whose mission is to reduce suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. The organization has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in five regional states: Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, Amhara and Addis Ababa City Administration.  We engage in both development and humanitarian work, and seek to integrate approaches, programs, and geographies as much as possible.  Our partners include government, academic institutions, development and private sector actors, civil societies, and participating public.

Shocks and stresses are a frequent occurrence in the lowlands of Ethiopia. Environmental shocks, including drought, flooding, Desert locust, animal, and human disease outbreaks, alongside conflict shocks, often undermine the development gains made at household and market levels. Recent droughts have ravaged the lowlands regions, resulting in widespread livestock loss and income drops. Incidents of violence and recurrent inter-ethnic conflict are also prevalent, creating downstream disruptions, including destruction of livestock assets, market closures, food shortages, displacement, and psycho-social trauma, which negatively impact resilience capacities and all aspects of individual, household, and community well-being. The current drought outbreak in Somali and Oromia has further weakened the coping capacities of the low land communities. This situation is already creating huge problems for populations in these areas. Large numbers of people are facing lack of animal feed, milk production is estimated to be below normal levels which is severely impacting household nutrition, food sufficiency and the decline in livestock condition means households are unable to sell their animals and purchasing power has dropped. Considering the situation, the drought related shocks and stresses must be addressed timely to reduce the impact through integrated drought response.

Mercy Corps implementing Feed the Future USAID funded Resilience in Pastoral Area (RiPA) north program is exploring mechanisms to support selected drought affected pastoral HHs to reduce the impact of shocks to program targeted communities. RiPA team field level assessment in program targeted areas, Government and NGO joint assessment report, government pre harvest assessment report and extensive government reports released indicated the critical importance of immediate response intervention. Livestock veterinary medicine supply is one of the priority support areas identified in the selected woredas of the Somali and Oromia regions. Hence, RiPA is planning to supply livestock veterinary medicine partnering with private sector actors to highly drought affected households through livestock veterinary vouchers in order to save reproductive herds and mitigate the risk of livestock mortality. Therefore, this EOI is developed to select interested veterinary medicine suppliers/ private veterinary pharmacies to distribute veterinary medicine to drought affected areas.

The veterinary medicine will be distributed/marketed to target communities using veterinary medicine vouchers that will be distributed to target HHs.

Objective of the call. To select an interested private veterinary pharmacy that can partner with Mercy Corps to supply Animal Health Input/Services for drought affected HHs through a voucher system.

   Specific objectives:

  • To introduce and create market linkage among suppliers and pastoralists for continuous access to the veterinary medicine and business networking.
  • To partner with Private Vet Pharmacies that supply Animal Health Input/Services for selected households through voucher-based arrangement in Kebribeyah and Degahabour woredas of Somali Region and also Gursum and Gumbi Bordede woredas of Oromia region (150 Households in Oromia and 250 Households in the Somali region)
  1. Target area and duration of program
  • The Animal Health Input/Services providers through voucher intervention will be implemented in Kebribeyah and Degahabour woredas of Somali Region and also Gursum and Gumbi Bordede woredas of Oromia region (150 Households in Oromia and 250 Households in the Somali region) for a maximum of three months. This intervention is expected to reach a minimum of 400 Households in the two regions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proven experience on the supply/retail of animal health services in the area/region
  • Legally registered animal health service delivery business licenses
  • Capacity and commitment to avail a quality animal health service in selected program areas for targeted communities to redeem their vouchers (i.e. purchase drug)
  • Interest to partner with Mercy corps to engage in voucher-based livestock drug sales and willingness for maintaining required documentation.

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated financial capacity to deliver required livestock drug on timely basis (bank balance confirmation or related support doc required)
  • Prior experience on voucher-based intervention/sale
  • Potential to supply animal health services to specific geographic areas. Applicants should specify woreda/locations interested to create access for animal health services for targeted HHs to redeem their vouchers.
  • Support letter from local government partner on capacity to handle the intervention/service provision.
  • Clearly indicated location to create access to animal health services aligned with program target area

How to apply:

  • Interested and experienced suppliers/service provider should collect the tender package/bid document from the Mercy corps Addis Ababa office located at Hayahulet near Gollagul Square, in front of Shola Taxi station, Afro House, Tel No. 011-1110777, P.O. Box: 14319, Addis Ababa,

from Mercy Corps Jigjiga office Kebele 06, House No.2079, Tel.No.+251-25-775-7477, P.O.Box:   225 and from Mercy corps Dire Dawa office, Kebele 04, House No.2295, Tel.No.+251-25-113-1220/21    P.O.Box: 974 from the date the bid is advertised till 9th Feb 2022 5:00PM

  • Applicants fulfilling the above requested eligibility criteria can submit expression of interest concept note in maximum of three pages including:

(i)  brief information about the organization (s) that could be involved in the action (max. 1 page).

(ii) brief information about the proposed services with indicative market price (max. 2 pages); and

(iii) Annex with this business legal documents and support letter

Please refer the tender package for more information.

  • Those fulfilling all the criteria listed on the bid document/Tender package can submit expression of interest concept note to Mercy corps Addis Ababa office located at Hayahulet near Gollagul Square, in front of Shola Taxi station, Afro House, Tel No. 011-1110777, P.O. Box: 14319, till 10th2022 5:00pm
    • Bid documents submitted after this date may not be considered.
    • Bidders should collect the bid document to be considered; and see the detail from the bid document/tender package
    • Mercy corps reserves the right to cancel the bid fully or partially