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Procurement of Surgical Services for Elective Surgeries

Download: RFP Elective Surgeries – Enchancing Health Care

The Ministry of Health & Wellness is implementing the Enhancing Health Services Delivery Project, designed to improve access to services provided at public health facilities. This initiative reaffirms the Government of Jamaica’s commitment to the abolition of user fees in public health facilities and builds on previous efforts to reduce wait times for services and will result in shorter wait times for admissions as well as shorter hospital stays. The project is being implemented under three components: (i) Diagnostic Radiology services (ii) Elective surgeries (iii) removal of social cases from hospitals.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness requires private firms to undertake elective surgeries for patients registered in public healthcare facilities and are currently awaiting these surgeries for a period of between six months and three years. The areas of focus for the elective surgeries as it relates to specific surgeries are the treatment of:

  • Inguinal Hernias
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Gallstones


1. Eligibility Requirements: The firm must submit the following documents in order to be considered eligible:

  • Tax Registration Number
  • A valid Tax Compliance Certificate or valid Tax Compliance Letter with expiry date
  • Evidence of a minimum of at least 3 years’ experience in providing the services being proposed
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Requisite medical malpractice insurance or other relevant insurance coverage
  • Able to demonstrate that personnel/staff are (i) registered with the appropriate professional regulatory body (i.e current practising certificates, licenses etc); and (ii) possess the appropriate qualifications, experience, skills and competencies to perform the duties required of them. Curriculum Vitae of each team members is to be submitted.
  • Infection Prevention and Control Measures
  • Emergency Contingency Plan


2. Technical Proposal: Firms are required to submit a technical proposal which outlines among other things the following:

  • (i) Technical Approach, Methodology for the delivery of services including the scheduling of surgeries, treating with emergencies, proposed service delivery wait times and post-operative care. Explain understanding of the objectives of the assignment as outlined in the Technical Specifications outlining the technical approach and the methodology to be adopted for implementing the tasks to deliver the expected outputs (ii) Organization of the Consultant’s/Firms team describe the structure and composition of your team. The response excluding the Workplan and CVs should not exceed 5 A4
  • Work Plan and Staffing. This should outline the plan for the implementation of the main activities/tasks of the assignment, their content and duration, phasing and interrelations, milestones and tentative delivery dates of services and reports. The proposed work plan should be consistent with the technical approach and methodology, showing understanding of the Technical Specifications and ability to translate them into a feasible work plan and work schedule showing the assigned tasks for each team expert. A CV for each of the Experts proposed should be provided using the format provided.
  • Comments on the Technical Specifications – suggestions should be concise and to the point, and incorporated in Proposal.
  • Capacity for services (standard operating hours, facilities/locations being proposed, number and types of surgeries to be conducted, pre and post-operative care).
  • Cost Schedule per surgery providing a breakdown of fees – professional fees per team member, consumables, equipment costs, operating theatre costs. This should be inserted in the template provided.


The Request for Proposal document inclusive of detailed Technical Specifications can be accessed on MOHWs website at moh.gov.jm. Enquiries regarding the Request for Proposal should be emailed to greenm@moh.gov.jm or sappletona@moh.gov.jm .

Expression of interest in the form of a Proposal (inclusive of cost schedule, proposed location for services and supporting documentation mentioned above) must be submitted via email, on or before Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. and should be addressed as follows:

The Senior Public Procurement Officer
Ministry of Health and Wellness
RKA Building
10-16 Grenada Way
Kingston 5


The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to accept or reject any tenders/expression of interest or to abandon the tender/expression of interest process without any explanation to prospective bidders/applicants.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.