Tender: Supply of Dignity Kits

Company name: International Rescue Committee

City: Libya

Category name: Supplies /

Issued: 2021-07-06

Tender type: Free

Close Date: 2021-07-19

Cost: 0.00

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International Rescue Committee

(Libya )



Request for Proposal (RFP)



(Master Purchase Agreement for Dignity Kits- LIBYA)



Planned Timetable

Issue Intent to Express Interest

07th July -19th July 2021

Closing of public advertisement 

19th July 2021 at 15:00 

Questions from Provider due date

07th July-15th July 2021 from 10:00 to 15:00 daily only on working days from Sunday to Thursday.

Deadline for reply to Bidders’ Questions 

15th July 2021 at 15:00

Deadline for submission of Bid Documentation

18th July2021 at 17:00 Tripoli local time 

Deadline for submission of Bid samples 

19th July 2021 at 17:00 Tripoli local time

Evaluation of Proposals

20th July –25th July 2021

HQ review and approvals

25th July – 2nd Aug 2021.

Communication to suppliers about the outcome results and finalisation of contract

5th Aug 2021

Contract start date

15th Aug 2021






  1. The International Rescue committee 

The International Rescue Committee, hereinafter referred to as “the IRC”, is a non-profit, humanitarian agency that provides relief, rehabilitation, protection, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees, displaced persons and victims of oppression and violent conflict.


  1. The Purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP)

It is the intent of this RFP to secure competitive proposals to select Supplier(s) for the International Rescue committee (Libya country program/ Tripoli Office ) to supply (Dignity kits supplies as per Annex.1 for one year) to or at the following locations (list locations annex.1).   All qualified and interested Suppliers are invited to submit their proposals. 


The winning Bidder(s) will enter into a fixed price Master Purchase Agreement (MPA/MSA) for one (1) year. Bidders shall be domiciled in and shall comply with all Government Regulations to operate in (Libya ).  Bidders shall be regular tax-payers, and shall furnish a copy of their operating license/certificate of registration valid for the calender year (2021/2022). Bidders shall not be under a declaration of ineligibility for corrupt or fraudulent practices.


  1. Cost of Bidding

The Bidder shall be responsible for all costs associated with the preparation and submission of its bid, and IRC hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser”, will in no case be responsible or liable for those costs, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the bidding process.




  1. The Bidding Documents

The Bidder is expected to examine all instructions, forms, terms, and specifications in the bidding documents prepared for the selection of qualified suppliers. Failure to furnish all information required as per the bidding documents or to submit a bid not substantially responsive to the bidding documents in every respect will be at the Bidder’s risk and may result in bid rejection.



The Bidding documents shall include the following documents:

  • The Request for Proposal – RFP (Annex 1);
  • List of Dignity Kits supplies Specification (provided on each item). (Annex 2)
  • Supplier Information Form (Annex 3)
  • IRC Conflict of Interest and Supplier Code of Conduct form (Annex 4)
  • Price offering sheet (space provided on the list) (Annex 6)
  • Intent to Bid Form (Annex 5)

IRC Buyer to edit the list as appropriate based on the type of good or service being procured.



  1. Clarification of Bidding Documents

A prospective Bidder requiring clarification of the Bidding Documents may notify the Purchaser in writing at (mohamed.jomma@rescue.org) and copy (mohamed.elmegry@rescue.org). The request for clarification must reach the purchaser not later than (07th July-15th July 2021 from 10:00 to 15:00 daily only on working days from Sunday to Thursday.). The Purchaser shall respond by e-mail providing clarification on the bid documents no later than (07th July-15th July 2021 from 10:00 to 15:00 daily only on working days from Sunday to Thursday.). Written copies of the Purchaser’s response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) shall be communicated to all prospective Bidders which express an intention to submit bids.


  1. Language of Bid

The Bid and all related correspondence and documents exchanged between the Bidders and the Purchaser shall be written in (English/Arabic language).  Any printed literature furnished by the Bidder and written in another language shall be accompanied by a (English) translation of its pertinent passages, in which case, for purposes of interpretation of the bid, the (English ) version shall prevail.


  1. Documents Comprising the Bid 

The submitted bid shall include the following information.  Failure to provide all requested information or to comply with the specified formats may disqualify the Bidder from consideration.


  • Valid Certificate of Business registration or Trading License in (Libya)
  • Profile of the company
  • Tax payers documents in (Libya)
  • Bank details outside Libya
  • The Request for Proposal – RFP (applied to this document); (Annex1)
  • List of Dignity Kits supplies, Specification (provided on each item) in USD. (Annex 2)
  • Supplier Information Form(Annex 3A)
  • IRC Conflict of Interest and Supplier Code of Conduct form (Annex 4A)
  • Intent to Bid Form (Annex 5A)
  • Cover letter explaining interest to be a contracted vendor or supplier
  • Three (3) References from current or past clients (at least in the last one year)
  • Other important document bidder feel need to be attached to support their bid.
  • A Bid detailing the goods or services and their unit prices only in the sheet given for the purpose; (Annex 6)
  • Explanations of delivery lead-times, warrantees, transport, storage, and handling requirements, and other important information;


IRC Buyer to adjust the content based on country context & the nature of the procurement.


  1. Bid Prices.

The Bidder shall clearly indicate the unit price of the goods it proposes to supply.  All unit prices shall be clearly indicated in the space provided in the price schedule, and all unit prices quoted in the RFP response shall be agreed to be in effect for a minimum of twelve (12) months beginning on the date when the contract is executed, with the exception of products or services which are subject to significant and unavoidable market forces which prevent this, in which case the Bidder shall describe and justify the driver(s) of potential price fluctuation during the first twelve (12) months of the agreement. The Bidder shall sign the price schedule and shall stamp the price schedule with the Bidding Company’s seal where feasible.



  1. Bid Currencies

All financial rates and amounts entered in the Bid Form and Price Schedule and used in documents, correspondence, or operations pertaining to this tender shall be expressed in (United States Dollar - USD)


  1. Document Establishing Goods Eligibility and Conformity to Bidding Documents

Pursuant to Clause 8, the Bidder shall furnish, as part of its bid, documents establishing the eligibility and conformity to the Bidding Documents of all goods and services, which the Bidder proposes to supply under the Contract.


The Documentary evidence of the goods and services’ conformity to the Bidding Documents may be in the form of technical specifications, literature, drawings, data (tables, graphs etc.), and shall furnish:


  • A detailed description of the goods’ essential technical and performance characteristics. 
  • A clause-by-clause commentary on the Purchaser’s Technical Specifications demonstrating the goods and services’ substantial responsiveness to those specifications or a statement of deviations and exceptions to the provisions of the Technical Specifications.


The Bidder may propose alternate standards, brand-names and/or catalogue numbers in its bid, provided that it demonstrates to the Purchaser’s satisfaction that the substitutions are substantially equivalent or superior to those designated in the Technical Specifications.


  1. Bid Security

For the Purpose of this Tender Process, Bid Security or Bond is not applicable. 


  1. Period of Validity of Bids

Bids shall remain valid for 90 working days after the date of bid opening prescribed by the Purchaser.  A bid valid for a shorter period may be rejected by the Purchaser as non-responsive.


In exceptional circumstances, the Purchaser may request the Bidders to extend the period of validity. The request and the responses thereto shall be made in writing by letter or e-mail. A bidder agreeing to the request will not be required nor permitted to modify his bid.


  1. Format and Signing

The original bid shall be signed by the Bidder or by a person or persons authorized to bind the Bidder to the contract.  Financial proposal pages of the bid shall be initialed by the person or persons signing the bid and stamped with the Bidder’s company seal.


Interlineations, erasures, annotations, or overwriting shall be valid only if they are initialed by the person or persons signing the bid.


Please note: A single bidder may not bid on the same tender via more than one company under his or her ownership. In addition, bidders having close relationships with other bidders (members of the same family, subsidiary, or daughter companies, etc.) may not bid on the same tender. This type of action, or any other action judged by the Purchaser to constitute collusive behavior, will lead to the bidder(s) being automatically eliminated from this tender and disqualified from participating in future IRC tenders. On the other hand, one bidder may submit more than one offer in response to the same tender only if the offers demonstrate clear differences in specifications, quality, lead time, and other characteristic of the goods and services offered.




  1. Submission and Marking of Bids:

Bidder shall submit sealed bids addressed to the Tender committee at Libya.Tender@rescue.org. At the latest date of 18th July2021 at 17:00 Tripoli local time,

Offers submitted to IRC offices will not be considered.).  All bids shall be placed in the box provided for the purpose. Bids submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.  The PURCHASER may, at its discretion, extend the deadline for the submission of bids, in which case all rights and obligations of the PURCHASER and Bidders, as documented in the RFP, will be applicable to the new deadline.



Bidders shall sign the bid register form at the reception of the IRC office indicating their company name, telephone number, and date of submission. 



The Bidder’s proposal shall include a technical proposal and a financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes.


  1. Modification and Withdrawal of Bids

The Bidder may modify or withdraw its Bid after submission, provided that written notice of the modification, including substitution or withdrawal of the Bids, is received by the Purchaser prior to the deadline prescribed for submission of Bids.


The Bidder’s modification or withdrawal notice shall be prepared, sealed, marked, and dispatched. No Bid may be modified after the deadline for submission of bids.






  1. Preliminary Examination

The Purchaser will examine the bids to determine whether they are complete, whether any computational errors have been made, whether required sureties have been furnished, whether the documents have been properly signed and whether bids are generally in order.


  1. Evaluation and Comparison of Bids

Bids determined to be substantially responsive as per section 7 above will be considered evaluated by the IRC Procurement Committee, with the below scoring criteria.




Weight (%)

Financial proposal (price and payment-terms)


Refers to the offer price, including taxes, duties, delivery charges, and payment terms


Delivery lead-time 


Refers to Bidder providing the most advantageous delivery.



Payment terms

Refers to the Bidder providing the most favorable terms of payment. The Purchaser payment terms are to pay within 30 calendar days of acceptance of goods/services and receipt of invoice 


Availability and Eligibility


Refers to availability for immediate commencement of activities after being contracted or goods in stock demonstrated from a physical visit by IRC staff members/ committee.


Refers to Bidder’s ability to demonstrate that they have valid business registration, tax certificate/registration as required by local law.



Past experience

Refers to Bidder’s ability to demonstrate relevant experience and technical knowledge of the goods and services required, experience working with IRC and other INGOs


Additional criterion if any (please fill in this space)


Describe the requirement as needed







  1. Contacting the Purchaser

Subject to Clause 5, no Bidder shall contact the Purchaser on any matter relating to its bid, from the time of the bid opening to the time the Contract is awarded or the selected qualified supplier is announced. 


  1. Notification of Award

Prior to the expiration of the period of bid validity, the Purchaser shall notify the successful bidder in writing or where necessary by telephone that his or her bid has been accepted and, selected for Master Purchase Agreement for the specific goods and/or services.  At this stage IRC may also choose to negotiate with the selected bidder to finalize the offer.




  1. Contract award and notification

The Purchaser shall award the Contract to the notified successful Bidder(s) whose bid has been determined to be substantially responsive and has been determined to be the best evaluated bid considering price and performance factors, provided further that the Bidder is determined to be qualified to enter into a Master Purchase Agreement and perform its obligations satisfactorily.


  1. Warranty

The Supplier shall warrant that the goods to be supplied are new, unused, of the most recent or current models (products), and meet the Purchaser’s specifications.


The warranty shall remain valid for a period of time as may be specified by the supplier in the Bid and this warranty period shall be considered as one of the bid advantages, and shall in no case be less than that which is provided for by (Libya) Law if any.

22. Inspection 

The Purchaser shall have the right to inspect the goods to confirm their conformity to the specification. The inspection will be conducted by assigned staff of the Purchaser or a reputed relevant consultant selected by the Purchaser. 


In the future business relation, should any inspected goods fail to conform to the specification, the Purchaser may reject them and the Bidder shall replace the rejected goods without extension of time except at the Purchaser’s sole discretion.



  1. Price Schedules and Location

Vendors interested in the provision of Goods to IRC Country offices should NOTE that all categories apply to all IRC Offices.


List of Goods and Services for Master Purchase Agreement as per below Categories is attached Annex.1


Payment will made through bank Transfer on satisfactory completion of delivery of services by the purchaser as per payment terms agreed and within 30 days of receipt of invoice in conjunction with Certificate of completion stage by stage.

  1. Service or consultant agreements 

For service or consultant agreements time and material awards are not authorized unless it is the only suitable award, and a ceiling is established. 



  1. Disclaimer


The Purchaser reserves the right to alter the dates of the timetable.


The Purchaser does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any proposal.




  1. Compliance to the IRC Way


The IRC Way: Standards for Professional Conduct (“The IRC Way”), the IRC’s code of conduct, which can be found at: https://www.rescue.org/page/our-code-conduct and IRC’s combating Trafficking in Persons Policy, which can be found at: https://rescue.app.box.com/s/h6dv915b72o1rnapxg3vczbqxjtboyel. The IRC Way provides three (3) core values - Integrity, Service, and Accountability – and twenty-two (22) specific undertakings.


The IRC Way provides, inter alia, that IRC does “not engage in theft, corrupt practices, nepotism, bribery, or trade in illicit substances.” IRC’s procurement systems and policies are designed to maximize transparency and minimize the risk of corruption in IRC’s operations.


IRC requests that a supplier 

  1. informs IRC upon becoming aware that the integrity of IRC’s business has been compromised during the RFP process, and 
  2. Reports such events through IRC’s confidential hotline, Ethics point, which can be accessed at www.ethicspoint.com or via toll–free (866) 654–6461 in the U.S., or collect (503) 352–8177 outside the U.S.


  1. Bidder Non-Collusion Statement

IRC prohibits collusion and will disqualify all bids where collusion is detected. Collusion happens when related parties submit separate bids for the same tender. Collusion includes situations where:


  1. Members of the same family submit separate bids for the same tender
  2. Separate companies owned by the same person submit separate bids for the same tender
  3. Employees of a bidding company submitting separate bids through companies they own for the same tender
  4. Partners in a bidder submitting separate bids under their own names/ companies they own for the same tender


It is collusion for a person to be involved in more than companies/ businesses submitting a bid to the same tender. Collusion will lead to IRC disqualifying the involved Individuals or companies from that tender as well as disqualify them from submitting bids for future tenders. In addition, IRC may share information relating to this collusion with other international aid organizations operating in the region leading to loss of business opportunities for the colluders.



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