Terms of Reference for Producing Kit Box for Community Paramedics


Swisscontact, Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation, is headquartered in Zurich and was founded in 1959 by leading figures from the Swiss private sector and Swiss universities. It is exclusively involved in international cooperation and since 1961 has carried out its own and mandated projects. A part of the organization, Swisscontact – Bangladesh, is registered as an international non-governmental organization (INGO) under NGO Affairs Bureau, Government of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh, carrying out various development projects in the areas of Skills Development (Achieving Sustainability Towards Healthcare Access or ASTHA, B-SkillFUL, Skills and Employment Programme – Bangladesh or SEP – B, Uttoron), Enterprise Promotion (Making Market Work for Jamuna and Tista Chars or M4C), Inclusive Finance (Sarathi, Surokkha) and Climate-smart Economy ( Action Research for Energy Efficiency or AREE) from its office based at House 19, Road 11, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.

As an initiative to support Bangladesh in reaching the target of ensuring quality healthcare services at rural level communities, Swisscontact in association with Novartis Global and Julius Baer Foun-dation is implementing the ASTHA project. The overarching objective of the project is to establish a wide and functional network of Community Paramedics (CP), which will render quality basic healthcare services for rural community, with special emphasis on maternal and child health (MCH), family planning (FP), adolescent healthcare services (AHS) and basic primary healthcare services.

ASTHA is currently in its Phase II (January 2019 to December 2022) which will emphasise on business viability of Community Paramedic Training Institutes (CPTIs) and Community Paramedics (CPs) and on acquiring important partnerships for nationwide scaling up and sustainability. The project operates in seven districts, namely, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Barguna, Lalmonirhat, Rangpur, Nilphamari and Patuakhali. This phase is targeting to ensure quality healthcare treatment of about 183,250 rural poor people in the aforementioned districts.

To support the self-practicing Community Paramedics of the aforesaid districts, ASTHA will appoint a supplier who will need to produce medical kit box that contains a few essential equipments and the branded kit box as “CP Kit box.

Submission Details

  • It is mandatory for bidding organisations to submit documentary evidence demonstrating their legal, taxation and financial status. This includes:
    • A certificate of incorporation (for individual companies, a trade license);
    • Joint stock registration certificate (if applicable)
    • An organizational organogram of key personnel, inclusive of the names of such personnel;
    • Tax Identification Number (TIN);
    • VAT registration number;
    • Proof of a segregated account (providing the name and address of such an account);
    • Other valid papers (Provided by Government institutions)
  • VAT & TAX should be deducted at soruce as per governemnt rules
  • Percentage of VAT and total amount of VAT should be mentioned in the proposal.
  • Interested vendors are requested to submit samples of the items (mentioned in the last page of this ToR) with budget for above mentioned task by October 17, 2019 before 4:00 pm to the address below:


Coordinator – Finance & Procurement, Swisscontact
House 19, Road 11, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh


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