Chemonics International, Inc., under the USAID Program for Advancing Supply Chain Outcomes (PASCO), with USAID Contract Number 72061123C00001, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the provision of distribution services for public health commodities in Zambia. The purpose of this RFP is to seek proposals from offerors for the provision of last mile distribution services of Zambia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) health commodities between Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) hubs in Luanshya, Mansa, Mpika, and Mongu to district health offices and health facilities serviced by the respective ZAMMSA hubs.

Solicitation number

# 465.001

A description of services requested: Last Mile Distribution of Health Commodities – Hub-level

The authorized USAID geographic code for this RFP is Code: 935.

Chronological List of Proposal Events. Offerors must strictly follow these deadlines.

Chemonics Contact Information 

Offerors shall submit their offers electronically only, via e-mail at the following address:

To: PASCO Procurement Team

Subject:  465.001

The Project: PASCO

The e-mail:

RFP_In-Country Distribution 465.001_PASCO_Hubs_FINAL

Amendment 01_RFP 465.001_Last Mile Distribution_Hub-level_Final with Slides

Purpose of the Amendment:

A. To clarify language around the 60% and 40% split between primary and secondary vendors.

B. To clarify language around offerors demonstrating financial capacity that they can meet the 50% threshold for order lines to be serviced using directly owned fleet (as opposed to leased, hired, or second-tier subcontracted fleet) during implementation of any resulting IQS.

C. To include a requirement for offerors to submit a summary of their gender strategy and to modify the technical evaluation to incorporate a scored section related to the gender strategy.

D. To respond to questions received in response to the RFP – both in writing and during the proposal conference.

E. To provide a copy of the proposal conference PowerPoint slides used by Chemonics during the conference held on October 4, 2023.

Annex 001_RFP 465.001_Cover Letter

Annex 002_RFP 465.001_Cost and Pricing Guide

Annex 004_RFP 465.001_Required Reps and Certs

Annex 03 (1)_PASCO_3PL Historical Usage

Annex 03 (2)_Zambia_Consolidated_Health_Facilities_List_PASCO Supported Hubs

Annex 005_RFP 465.001_Past Performance Template

Annex 006_RFP 465.001_UEI and SAM Registration

Annex 007.a Daily Vehicle Inspection Checklist

Annex 007.b PASCO vehicle inspection checklist

Annex 008_WHO Good Storage and Distribution Practices May_2019

Annex 009 WHO Model guidance_storage and transport

Annex 010 Guidance_Loading a Truck

Annex 011 WHO Tech Supplements_storage and transport

Annex 12 (1) POD (Delivery Note) Sample

Annex 12 (2) POD (Trip Manifest) Sample

Annex 12 (3) POD Vendor Trip Register Sample

Annex 12 (4) POD Reverse Logistics_Supply Voucher_Samples

Annex 12 (5) Report for Returning Products


Annex 013 Sample Distribution Plan

Annex 014_3PL distribution KPIs


Annex 016_Sample Pricing Agreement Template

Annex 017_Sample Purchase Order Template

Annex 018_Sample Custodianship Agreement Template

Annex 19_Pricing Tables and Per Drop Price List

Annex 020_Draft Indefinite Quantity Subcontract Template