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13 Mobile Health Vans O&M in PPP Mode
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World bank had given assistance to buy 13 mobile health vans, fitted with latest mobile diagnostic equipments for pathology, x-ray, ultrasound and ECG. As Government thought it would be more efficient to run such a service with private participation as proved to be the case for Bhimtal Birla Institute run Mobile Health Van, it decided to explore PPP option.


After initial exercise of floating EOI, initially only for NGOs and later including the companies also, DOMHFW approached PPP Cell for assistance at RFP stage. PPP Cell took the data of Bhimtal Birla Institute Mobile Health Van to analyse the financial scenario for such a service. This prepared case for selecting appropriate bid criteria and service level requirements.

PPP cell prepared RFP and DCA which was sent to Finance, Law and Legislative departments. After usual interaction with these Departments RFP was given go ahead for release.

From the EOIs 4 bidders were selected inviting RFP. Each district bid was asked separately. total 26 bids were received. 14 bids were non responsive in nature. 1 was for lack of bid security and other 13 were from a single bidder for lack of signatures on every page of the bid document and lack CVs attachment as required.

Financial bid have been opened and currently under evaluation.

Salient Features of this Project are :
1. Each van is to be run in one of the districts ( Uttarakhand has 13 districts)
2. There are minimum number of camps to be done in a month, covering the entire district
3. Visit days may be permanent ( as days of the month) in order to ensure regularity of service
4. User charges shall be AIIMS rates and small registration fee valid for 5 successive visits
5. BPL shall be free for user charges but registration fee shall be collected
6. Private partner is allowed to carry out services in synergy with these operations eg. carrying pre-approved advertisements and messages etc.
7. Government shall pay support amount as bidded by the private partner on quarterly basis, net of the user charges and 25% of revenue from other sources, to the private partner
8. Performance guarantee in the form of bank guarantee.
9. Mandatory to put in place software for patient data management, which then shall become basis of audit of operations as well

Last Updated on Monday, 19 April 2010 14:52