Jacaranda Health Procurement Consultant Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals 
Procurement Consultant
November 9, 2012
To Whom It May Concern:
Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa.
We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women. 
We are launching our first clinics in Nairobi this year, and plan to expand to other locations in the region, with the ultimate goal of being East Africa’s largest low-cost, high quality maternity chain.
Jacaranda is currently seeking the services of a consultant with expertise in procurement of hospital supplies and equipment. 
We would prefer someone who has provided oversight to procurement processes/departments in a healthcare organization previously. 
We seek the following outcomes of a consulting engagement:
  • Reviewing of all current Jacaranda policies and procedures related to procurement and tendering
  • Creating or refining policies and procedures as needed, including a detailed process manual for inventory and procurement
  • Establishing relationships with leading suppliers in Nairobi (making introductions, reviewing product lines, establishing lines of credit, etc.)
  • Making recommendations on how procurement be staffed and managed going forward
  • (Optional) Developing technological tools to automate procurement and/or inventory processes
To submit your interest, please send the following to procurement@jacarandahealth.org with the subject line “RFP – Procurement Consultant”:
  • Name and details of yourself and your firm (if applicable)
  • Description of primary areas of expertise
  • List of health facilities or other organizations with whom you have worked on similar projects
  • Outline of proposed workplan, including key steps and milestones to be achieved
  • Timeline and budget for project
  • Names and contact details of three past clients as references
With any questions please contact procurement@jacarandahealth.org. 
Preference will be given to submissions received by Wednesday, November 21st, 2012.

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