Within the framework of the Rural Health Programme II financed by KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German government, the People’s Republic of China aimed to improve medical care for the population in the province of Anhui through the procurement of medical equipment for the four hospitals located in the towns of Dingyuan, Huoshan, Mengcheng and Zongyang. A total of €14 million was budgeted to enable the international procurement of sophisticated medical equipment to be utilised by the four county hospitals for their combined catchment population of 5.4 million people. The objective of the measures was to improve the diagnostic and treatment services in these hospitals as they play a crucial role in the reference system in their respective areas.The overall goal of this programme was to improve medical care for the population in the project area through the procurement of medical equipment for the selected hospitals.
Activity 1: Preparatory (pre-Tender) Phase;
Activity 2: Tendering Phase - Assistance in the tendering procedure and evaluation.
The objective of the measures was to improve the diagnostic and treatment services in the four target hospitals which play a crucial role in the reference system in their respective areas.
Measures related to activity 1:
Preparation and meetings, finalisation and standardisation of equipment lists;
Coordination of Commercial Documents with Window Company;
Preparation of the Technical specifications, price estimations, and elaboration of tender documents, translation into Chinese;
Check of technical tender docs by end-users, Integration of end-users' comments, translation, finalisation of technical tender document;
Submission to and approval of Tender Documents by KfW.
Measures related to activity 2:
All tender publications were published on www.chinabidding.com by the Window companies and in Germany Trade and Invest, arranged by the KfW.
Project management activities:
Project planning and monitoring;
Community and key stakeholder liaison;
Financial monitoring, procurement of goods and services;
Coordination of short-term experts’ inputs.
The Window Company was in charge of implementation of the tender procedure, the programme executing agencies were the individual hospitals themselves. The Consultant was supporting the Window Companies in assisting the end-users;
Review of the hospital’s medical equipment list by department and function to optimise the benefits of the project;
Review/Elaboration of detailed technical specifications for medical equipment;
Assistance to the hospitals in the preparation of the tender documents;
Assistance to the hospitals and window companies in the tendering procedure and evaluation;
Support in regular reporting to KfW.