The Obama Administration is planning to build multiple health-services facilities across the African nation of Mozambique, where up to sixteen complexes will be constructed in rural locations. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) this morning unveiled the Health Infrastructure Development Program (HIDP) via the FedBizOpps database, where it issued an announcement seeking to pre-qualify construction firms.
The general goal of HIDP is to support the Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) in the provision of improved health care services, according to the presolicitation notice. Each of the rural health centers will contain "a maternity unit, an attending or exam unit, a house for pregnant mothers and staff housing."
USAID already has selected contracting giant AECOM to:
manage the planning, design and construction of the facilities. Construction, remodeling, and rehabilitation under the HIDP will be carried out by Contractors under a number of separate contracts. AECOM is not a party to those contracts, but will serve as Technical Advisor to USAID, providing independent verification of the quality of the construction and rehabilitation work and the amount and value of work completed.
The estimated cost of the constructrion phase, not including the arrangement with AECOM, is $16 million.
Source document: Solicitation #SOL-656-13-000004.