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The National Drug Service Organization (NDSO) – Invitation for Bids: PROVISION OF SECURITY SERVICES

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Invitation for Bids

17th January, 2024

                                                IFB No.: NDSO/PSS/2024/01

PROVISION OF SECURITY SERVICES TO NATIONAL DRUG SERVICE ORGANISATION WAREHOUSES AND SUB-WAREHOUSES.

  1. The National Drug Service Organization (NDSO) is a Trading Account for the Ministry of Health in Lesotho. It is mandated to procure, store and distribute Medicines, Medical Supplies and Laboratory Consumables for the Health Institutions in Lesotho. NDSO is legally gazette through the Legal Notice Supplement No.4 to Gazette No.19 of the 2nd March 2007. The Government Hospitals use their allocated funds for drugs and dressings to buy the supplies from NDSO. These funds are used by NDSO to Procure Medicines, Medical Supplies from eligible Suppliers on annual tender basis.
  • NDSO now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Provision of Security Services to National Drug Service Organisation Warehouses and Sub-warehouses as follows:
DestinationDescriptionUn Armed Security GuardArmed Security Guard
New warehouse
9 Security Guards5 During the Day (Supervisor & armed) & 1 Reliever4
3 During the Night (Supervisor & armed)31
 
NDSO Main Warehouse
4 Security Guards2 During the Day2 
2 During the Night2 
 
NDSO Gates (Main Gate, Procurement Gate & Upper Gate)
   
9 Security Guards5 During the Day {2 at Main Gate (Supervisor & armed), 1 at Procurement Gate & 1 at Upper Gate} & 1 Reliever4
4 During the Night {2 at Main Gate (Supervisor & armed), 1 at Procurement Gate & 1 at Upper Gate}31
  • Qualifications requirements for award include amongst others: (a) business experience of not less than three years in similar jobs, (b) successful completion of similar contracts of not less than M100,000.00 in the past three years. The margin of preference for local suppliers shall be applied in accordance with the requirements of Clause 78 of the Government of Lesotho Public Procurement Act, 2023 during the evaluation. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.
  • Bidding will be conducted through the Open National Competitive bidding procedures based on the current Public Procurement Act, 2023 of Lesotho.
  • It is expected that Bidders will be notified about the outcome of the tender on or before 27th March, 2024.
  • Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at:

   The NDSO Procurement Committee

   National Drug Service Organization

Main South One Road

Mafeteng 900

Lesotho

Email address:            tenders@ndso.org.ls

Telephone:                  +266 222 15 300

Fax:                              +266 227 01 385/340

  • A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested Bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of LSL1,000.00 (One Thousand Maloti only which is equivalent to South African Rand) on or before Thursday 07th March, 2024 at the address below for Bidders who prefer the hard copy of the bidding document. The bidding document will be provided free of charge when shared electronically to the interested Bidders. The method of payment shall be telegraphic transfer to the bank account details below with all bank charges to the account of the Bidder.
  1.   Account details for payment for bidding documents:

Account number:           9080001845574

Account name:               National Drug Service Organization

Bank name:                    Standard Lesotho Bank

Branch name:                Mafeteng Branch

Branch code:                 060667

Swift Code:                   SBICLSMX

  • It is mandatory for bidders to submit bona fide certificate for bidding and their tax clearance certificates together with their bids as well as their trader’s license. These documents shall either be originals or certified copies by Lesotho Revenue Authority and Trade Department. Non-compliance with this requirement may invalidate their bids.
  • Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 1400 hours on 07th March, 2024. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of LSL10,000.00. The Bid Security must be in form of a Bank Guarantee issued by a reputable bank agreeable to NDSO. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at 1430 hours on 07th March, 2024 at the address given below:

The NDSO Procurement Committee

National Drug Service Organization

Main South One Road

Mafeteng 900

Lesotho

17th January, 2024

M.G. Sefali (Mr.)

Chairperson

The NDSO Chief Account Officer

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