RFP for Diagnostic Connectivity, Tajikistan

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Tajikistan as the implementing partner for two USAID funded projects: Challenge TB and TB Control Program is looking for Diagnostic Connectivity solutions for GeneXpert devices in 30 sites.

Challenge TB (CTB) Tajikistan is a five year project effective from January 2015-September 2019. implemented in partnership with Ministry of Health (MoH) and the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP).

The USAID TB Control Program is five-year program effective from September 2014-September 2019 and implemented by Project HOPE as lead partner and KNCV as sub-contractor to support implementation of objectives and activities set in National TB Strategy. The main goal of the program is to ensure more effective and more accessible TB diagnosis and treatment for population, including vulnerable, so as to reduce the burden of TB and the development of drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) in Tajikistan.

Tajikistan has currently implemented 46 Cepheid GeneXpert devices for the molecular diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). This diagnostic device is capable of producing electronic test information but they currently work standalone and are not connected. Results are mostly reported via paper-based systems using manual transcription. This limits the potential to maximize patient care and program management.

Objective of RFP
To implement diagnostic connectivity for 30 Cepheid GeneXpert devices in Tajikistan to facilitate the automatic transmission and utilization of diagnostic data for a variety of use(r)(s).

Timeline of activities

1st of June 2018 – 30th of September 2018.

The candidate should be capable to start activities within 1 month after contract signing.


This RFP is published from 26th of April– 11th of May 2018 on the Challenge TB (www.challengetb.org) and KNCV (www.kncvtbc.org) website. Review and selection will take place from 14th of May – 18th of May 2018.


Proposals should be submitted to Natalia Andreeva via natalia.andreeva@kncvtbc.org and must be received by 23:59 CET on 11th of May 2018. Proposals received after this date and time shall be invalid and will be blocked from review. Proposals should be submitted in English.


Selection of the application will be based upon independent assessment of the proposals by a review committee consisting of in-country and external specialists. Applications will be scored based on technical, business, implementation, organizational and budget aspects for which both open-ended (descriptive) questions and core and secondary requirements are outlined in this document.

KNCV reserves the right to request further information during the RFP process.

Questions regarding requirements described in this RFP must be directed in writing via email to natalia.andreeva@kncvtbc.org, Andrii.slyzkyi@kncvtbc.org before 3rd of May 2018 23:59 CET. Clarifications originating from such questions that improve the quality of the RFP will be included as clearly marked additions to the published and updated RFP.

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