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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: https://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
CHAI, in partnership with its India affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF), works in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States’ levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently CHAI works across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, Pneumonia, Diarrhoea, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Cancer, VBDs, Immunization & Tuberculosis. Through its Health Financing and Digital Health programs, it helps ensure access to and continuity of appropriate, quality care.
Talent is the fundamental driver of CHAI’s success in helping save lives and reduce the burden of disease. CHAI’s organizational values reflect its relentless endeavour of hiring, nurturing, empowering, and celebrating diverse and high-calibre individuals who come together to work as cohesive teams. CHAI places a high premium on providing its staff with an enabling environment that encourages entrepreneurship, humility, respect, equal share of voice and fosters high impact innovation to address some of the most challenging healthcare issues.
The Global TB incidence and deaths in 2021 have increased to levels last seen in between 2013 and 2016, respectively – implying a setback of at least 5-8 years in the fight against TB due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Stop TB communique, March 2021). In India, this impact is manifold and clearly reflecting on the already high burden of tuberculosis, giving rise to the need for targeted interventions to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
As part of the Global Fund’s C-19 Response Mechanism Grant (C19RM), William J. Clinton Foundation is procuring 50 ultraportable chest Xray devices along with Computer-aided Detection (CAD) and PACs. These units will be deployed in a mix of active and passive case finding activities in rural and urban geographies across the country. The pilot aims to address the delay in care-seeking and TB diagnosis by decentralizing access to chest X-ray (CXR).
To that end, WJCF rolled out an Invitation of Expression of Interest in February 2022, and shortlisted four vendors in the process, to invite for proposals for this procurement.
WJCF seeks the expert consultation of a radiologist to lend their support through the procurement process, in order to ensure we are going with the best fit for our project.
Review of technical specifications:
- The project team has drafted a list of technical specifications for the procurement including specs for the Xray unit, CAD software, PACs, licenses, accessories, and service level agreements, relying heavily on the WHO guidelines. The Expert shall review these specifications to see if they are specific enough and sufficient for the purpose of the study.
Review of the evaluation criteria & evaluation process:
- The Expert shall review the evaluation criteria developed by the project team for (a) objectivity (b) correct weight assignment (c) overall criteria methodology.
- The Expert shall also advise the Evaluation Committee reviewing the proposals on key criteria criticality.
Assistance in evaluation of vendors in on-field demonstration of the device+ software unit:
- The procurement process involves an on-site demonstration by the vendor of the proposed device and software unit. The Expert shall assist the team in development of a scorecard for thorough evaluation of vendors for the on-field demonstration.
In addition, the Expert shall participate in the on-site demonstrations of shortlisted vendors [maximum four vendors]. The Expert shall guide the procurement committee on the performance of the proposed unit with respect to (a) quality of images (b) usability and (c) integration of the x-ray and CAD software. [Four onsite meetings]
Estimated number of hours: A maximum of 60 working hours over a period of 3 months, as required. Payments to be made on actuals.
- Final technical specifications
- Finalised evaluation criteria
- Detailed scorecard of on field performance of proposed units for each vendor.
- Evaluation of on field performance of proposed units for each vendor.
- Commentary/expert opinion on best fit among proposed devices
- Candidate must be a qualified radiologist
- Must have at least 10 years of experience in the field of radiology
- Must have relevant knowledge of X-Rays and imaging
- Demonstrated knowledge of integration of X-Ray machine with CAD software
- Prior experience with ultraportable/portable HH X-Ray device operations
- Prior experience in procurement of Xray machines
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