Mercy Corps Ethiopia

The Daily Monitor Sep18,2020

Request for Proposal 

For All Private Veterinary Pharmacies that Have Interest to Supply veterinary Drugs and inputs to flood Affected Pastoralists in Afar Region 

Background 

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action, helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, perl-urban and urban areas in five regional states – Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, Amhara, Gambella and the capital city of Addis Ababa. 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 communities. 

Currently, Mercy Corps Ethiopia with its Consortium member CARE Ethiopia, is implementing a USAID funded Resilience in Pastoralists’ Areas (RIPA-North) Project in Somali, Afar & East and West Hararghe of Oromia Regional States. Six woredas from from Zone 1 and 3 of RIPA Program targetd, from Afar 

region has been severely affected by flood and that is adversily impacting on communities livelihood and market performance. In the amidst of COVID19 and locust infestation, flood crisis was reported in Afar region, which has further worsened the already deteriorated livelihoods and food security situation of the pastoralist community in the affected woredas. Following multisectorid rapid flood assessment, Afar regional government in coordination with its stakeholders and humanitarian agencies identified priority intervention areas for the flood affected communities. Mobilization of resources for animal health to the flood affected livestock is one of the intervention recommended for short term response. In response call for the regional government , without affecting the existing market system, Mercy Corps- RIPA is planning to facilitate “restricted value voucher based veterinary drugs/inputs marketing and service delivery” to ensure affected pastoralists to access and use veterinary drugs and inputs in partnership with registered Private Veterinary Pharmacies(PVPs) located in those flood affected woredas. This intervention will be undertaken in Afambo, Aysaita, Amibara, Dubti, Gewane and Mile Woredas of Afar region. 

Mercy Corps hereby invites competent and legalized Private Veternary Pharmacies (PVPs) who are interested to participate in the voucher based veternary supply program.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Registered and Renewed (for 2012 E.C) ‘business permits/ trading license including TIN; 
  • At least one year experience in Veternary drugs/inputs trade; *Clearly indicated expersion of intesrt to partciapte in restricted voucher based veternary drugs and inputs supply program targeted flood affected pastoralists in above mentioned targeted areas) 
  • Having bank accout by Business name at any Bank in Ethiopia; 
  • Willingness to handle financial documents as per Mercy Corps complience and procedure for voucher redeemption; 
  • Willlingness to arrange a joint business model with at least 3 Community Animal Health Works(CAHWs) in the delivery of drugs and inputs to the targeted flood affected pastoral households; 
  • Financial Capacity to have sustainable supply of veternary products(i.e. submssion of the dcoument that demonstarte the capaicty); 
  • Support letter from loca government partners that shows technical cpacity and commitment; and 
  • Expersion of willinings to partcipate in required session Mery Corps will organize in cousre of the implimention process. 
  • Submissons note : 
  • Interested companies can collect tender document form from Mercy Cops Ethiopia Semera Field Office. 
  • The RFP shall remain open from September 18, 2020 to September 23, 2020 . 
  • The duly completed propsal documetns should be submited on or before September 24 2020 to the address below:CARE Ethiopia 

Afar Field Office 

Telephone No. 0333660114 

Samara( Next to Commercial Bank of Ethipia, Samara Branch) 

  • The organization reserves right to cancel or change the call, if it gets better option to meet its objectives 

Contact for further clarification: Dadi Gelashe dgelashe@mercycorps.org   for Technical; Aster ateshome@mercycorps.org Procurement related.