Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Context and Purpose of the Consultancy:
In 2016, UNICEF procured $3.519 billion in supplies and services for children in 147 countries and areas. Partnerships, competition, and strategic procurement delivered price reductions for vaccines and other supplies that saved $588.2 million for governments and donors. Much of UNICEF Supply Division’s (SD) work focuses on working with suppliers and a range of partners to ensure the availability of life-saving products. SD’s work in product innovation and markets effort enables the development of new products or the improvement of existing ones, driving adoption and scale up of new products, and ensuring value for money and the availability of fit for purpose products that can benefit children around the world.
900 million people around the globe is in need of one or more assistive technologies, this is an area in which UNICEF has committed to do more as part of the AT2030 programme . With funding received from DFID, through the AT2030 programme and in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF will add different assistive technology product ranges into our global supply catalogue , one of the first of which is hearing aids. The range of hearing aids will be both pre-programmable and programmable products covering the full range of hearing loss.
For that reason, UNICEF Supply Division is seeking an experienced consultant with a strong understanding of technical specifications and public procurement processes for hearing aids. The consultant will be responsible for specific technical aspects of crafting procurement documents and subsequent evaluation of offers in order to introduce the above-mentioned range of hearing aids into the UNICEF Supply Catalogue, through Direct Order Long Term Agreements with manufacturers/suppliers of the products
Under the supervision of the Disability & Innovation Specialist, Product Innovation Center, and working closely with the Health Technology Centre at UNICEF, the objective of this consultancy is to provide technical support throughout the tendering process for a full range of hearing aids - from the creation, review and finalization of tender specifications up until Direct Order Long Term Arrangements (DO LTAs) are in place for these products
The ambition is to complete and evaluate the tenders within 2020, but the contract is for 9 months to allow for delays in releasing the tenders given the currently unpredictable nature of global procurement. If there are significant delays, the contract length may be extended further, in consultation with the consultant.
The consultant will be responsible for ensuring the following deliverables are achieved:
Pre-tender deliverables (approx. 40 days):
Deliverables during tender process and technical evaluation (approx. 40 days):
Professional Experience and Knowledge:
Further, the following areas are an asset and will be factored into the evaluation of applicants:
Qualified candidates are requested to submit all of the following attachments: