Terms of Reference National competitive Bidding For Hiring a third Party Logistics (3PL) Services for transportation of Anti-Retroviral medicines (ARV) Drugs, Testing kits and other commodities at all Levels under NACP in India

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Since 1979, Plan India and its partners have improved the lives of millions of children and young people  by enabling them access to protection, quality education and healthcare services, a healthy environment, livelihood opportunities and participation in decisions which affect their lives.

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Goal of ToR

Request for Bid (RFB) for National competitive Bidding For Hiring a third Party Logistics (3PL) Services for transportation of Anti-Retroviral medicines (ARV) Drugs, Testing kits and other commodities at all Levels under NACP in India

Bid Reference

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Clarifications in regard to queries/suggestions received for Bid Documents for Request for Bid (RFB) for National competitive Bidding For Hiring a third Party Logistics (3PL) Services for transportation of Anti-Retroviral medicines (ARV) Drugs, Testing kits and other commodities at all Levels under NACP in India

(IFB No. Plan001)

The queries/clarifications sought by the prospective bidder, the following Responses are being issued:

S. No. Query raise by bidder Responses of Plan International (India Chapter)
1. Shall we need to submit both hard and soft copy of the bid? As already stated in the bid document, both hard and copy of the technical and financial bid will be submitted in different enveloped.
2. In which name, bid security will be submitted? As already stated in the bid document, bid security will be in favor of Plan International (India Chapter).
3. What do you mean by the organogram? Describing the organisation staff and reporting structure.
4. How the amount of the performance security would be calculated? As already stated in the bid document, the successful bidder shall submit an irrevocable bank guarantee of 5% of the total bid cost as performance security which should be valid for entire contractual period and addition six months after the date of completion of contract.
5. What is the 70% of coverage in minimum eligibility criteria? As already stated in the bid document, bidders should have current operations covering at least 70% of the country either directly or through associate partners/affiliates.
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In case of the bidder is not present across the country, a detailed plan on how the bidder will cover the remaining part of the country should also be enclosed with the bid
6. What would be the quantum of budget for this project? This will depend on the cost mentioned in the financial bid by successful bidder.
7. What would be the mode of transport for the product distribution? It is depending upon the geographical location coverage either by road or air or shipping.
8. For how many years, audited financial statement would need to submit? As already stated in the bid document, year wise certified audited financial statements for last thirteen years or less applicable. In case, audited financial statement is not available for financial year 2017-18, bidder may submit provisional certificate for F.Y 2017-18.
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Bidder are also requested to submit a certify statement from the auditor certifying year wise annual turnover from logistic business for last thirteen years or applicable.