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National Medical Stores


NMS/CONS /19-20/00012



1.  The National Medical Stores has allocated funds to be used for the acquisition of Public Relations/ Communication Consultancy services.

2.  The Entity now invites eligible consultancy firms to submit sealed expressions of interest for reviewing the existing and work out an appropriate stakeholder management execution plan, establishing annual goals, achievable and measurable targets, with a focus on enhancing NMS stakeholder’s relationships.

    Objectives of the Assignment are to:

         i.        To strengthen NMS’ collaboration and visibility among external stakeholders.

       ii.         To  support  and execute NMS  stakeholder networking  activities

      iii.          To  increase  awareness  of  NMS’s  work  externally  and  thus  increase   visibility  for  the  organization  and  its  activities

      iv.          To  build  NMS’  staff  communication  skills  so  that  they  can  communicate  externally  and  represent  NMS effectively when dealing with stakeholders.

Scope of work

Review existing and work out an appropriate stakeholder management execution plan, establishing annual goals, achievable and measurable targets, with a focus on enhancing NMS stakeholder`s relationships. The consultancy firm shall undertake duties to include but not limited to;

                   i.          Media Management

                 ii.          Branding

               iii.          Corporate Social Responsibility

               iv.          Crisis Management

                 v.          Social Media Management

               vi.          Events Management

             vii.          Communication Advisory


3.         The short listing criteria will include the following requirements and documents:

    1. A copy of valid trading licence or its equivalent;
    2. A copy of the certificate of registration or its equivalent;
    3. A signed statement indicating that the consultancy firm does not have a conflict of interest in the subject of the procurement;
    4. Registered/Notarized power of attorney that is specific to the tender.
    5.  Tax clearance certificate for 2018
    6. PPDA certificate of registration.
    7. Experience of the consultancy firm in assignments of a similar nature  in terms of scope and value undertaken with reputable clients in the last three years (attach contracts and reference letters addressed to the General Manager ,National Medical Stores);
    8. Certified audited financial reports for the FY 2018-19, 2017-18 and 2016-17. last three years;
    9. Skills of the Lead consultant that are relevant to the assignment ;( CVs must be attached.

NOTE: A concept note on the proposed public relations consultancy assignment must be attached.

4. Consultancy firms may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture to enhance their qualifications. The form of association, where applicable, should be indicated in the Expression of Interest.

5. Interested eligible consultancy firms may obtain further information at the address given below from Monday to Friday between 0800hrs to 1700hrs:

       The General Manager,

       National Medical Stores,

       Plot4-12 Nsamizi Road,

       P.O. Box 16 Entebbe –UGANDA

       Tel: 256 414 320542

      E-mail :

6.  Sealed Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the address above by 11:00AM local time on 5th November, 2019 and opening shall be held the same day at 11:30AM

7. The notice of expression of interest is available at the Entity’s website at and at

8. The planned Procurement schedule (Subject to changes) is as follows:



  1. Publication of Notice of Expression of Interest

7th October, 2019

  1. Pre Expression of Interest Meeting shall be held at NMS Entebbe

25th October,2019 at 11:00 AM

c.      Closing date for receipt of Expression of Interest

5th November,2019 at 11:00AM

d.      Evaluation of Expressions of Interest

Within 15 working days after closing date.

e.      Display of shortlist

Within 2 working days after Contract Committee`s approval










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