Somali Institute for Development Research and Analysis
Tender for Procurement of Thermometer (measuring temperatures) for checking symptoms of COVID-19 at school environment prior entry to school compound for safety and referral purpose
Somali Institute for Development Research and Analysis (SIDRA) was conceived by a group of intellectuals, opinion former, research professionals and practitioners with the aim of creating new ways of thinking about and solving the range of complex challenges that face Somalia – from socio-economic development, governance reforms to climate change since 2015. SIDRA since 2015 has been a fully registered and licensed non-governmental research and policy support organization within Puntland State and Federal Government of Somalia.
The institute serves a broad mix of public, private, and civil society organizations. We have established a flexible structure that quickly brings together the right team and experience to effectively address all research and policy analysis needs of our clients. The quality of our people gives us the capacity to fulfill our objectives. We therefore continually identify people with exceptional skills and invest in nurturing their skills and competencies. This diversity of background, expertise, discipline and gender ensures that we are a credible and efficient change facility. Besides research programs SIDRA works on education, democracy and the rule of law, employment, health and energy and environment as well as gender equity and equality. The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child underpins SIDRA’s work and approach.
SIDRA Institute has more than 5 years of experience in successfully managing institutional grants. Gender Policy in Education in Emergency is one the areas that works in partnership to deliver child-focused programming in Puntland to ensure Gender mainstreaming in Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) Policy documents and legal frameworks. Our headquarters is in Garowe and our researches and other development programs cover the whole country.
2.0. BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT
On 16thMarch, 2020, the Federal Government of Somalia announced the first case of COVID-19 thus joining the list of countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus. This has prompted the Government of Puntland to put in place precautionary and preventive measures to curtail the spread of the deadly virus. One such measure included immediate closure of all educational institutions (schools, colleges, Koranic schools and universities) to reduce the risk of exposure and contamination of the school children from the virus. Whereas these measures are good for preventive reasons, this meant that 24 Somali Institute for Development Research and Analysis (SIDRA Institute)supported primary schools and Alternative Basic Education (ABE) centers in Puntland were closed, and disruption of education for 6,514 (3,725 boys; 2,789 girls) primary and ABE children. Most especially at this critical time when the academic year is almost coming to an end and examinations are due to begin in a months’ time. In addition to the education continuity disruption, which is the biggest in which Puntland education has ever faced, Puntland as a state in general, and the education sector in particular is not prepared for dealing with such a pandemic.
Furthermore, as issued by the COVID-19 response task force recently formed by Puntland education stakeholders and led by Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoE&HE), some of the notable existing gaps in the education sector include; that education staff are lacking the necessary expertise for online/radio based education, schools and education sector in general are not materially prepared to handle online/radio based education to ensure continuity of education. In addition to that, most of the schools do not have fully equipped hand-washing facilities with all the necessary items and worst of all, none of the teachers, parents and caregivers are trained/sensitized on the prevention and identification of COVID-19 cases.
The main objective of this activity is the purchasing measuring temperature equipments for measuring and checking symptoms prior to entry into the school premises and referral of suspected COVID19 cases in to MoH to Increased awareness of and cooping -mechnasisms for COVID 19 pandemic.
4.0. Specification Breakdown
|1.||Procurement of Thermometers (measuring Temperature Equipments) for checking symptoms of COVID-19 at school environment prior entry to school compound for safety and referral purpose||Pcs||48||Good quality with affordable cost and easy to use by the personnel at the learning institutions|
|2.||Distribution cost||schools||24||ECW supported schools[Sanag, Nugal, Mudug and Bari/Karkar]|
- Mode of Application and Evaluation
The Bidders are expected to submit the following documents which will form part of the pre-selection process and non-returnable copies with scoring marks each as shown in Table 1 below: