Request for Proposal to develop a Pharmacy in Cumoto

By Maryam Williams

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the RFP (Request for proposal) will be created and will outline the following:  Statement of works  Requirements  Budget  Deliverables  List of supply items  Terms of Contract  Submission requirements  Evaluation criteria  Proposal Conditions 2 .Abstract There is a need to open an independent pharmacy in my community. This project will firstly analyse the need for a pharmacy in that area by conducting a PEST (Political. Social and Technological) analysis and then using the Porter five forces model which is a framework for the industry analysis and business strategy development to try to understand where power lies in this business situation. Cumoto. Economical. as this place is not served with a major pharmacy. After this.

Therefore the need to introduce value adding processes is recommended.com/2011/01/a-pestle-analysis-for-thepharmaceutical-industry/ 3 . The market is therefore more likely to grow with increasing health concerns.UK.  Economic policy: debt reduction & economic growth Economical        Social There is an increased number of buying groups putting pressure on pricing.19 TH 2011 [CITED 2013 JUNE 8 ] AVAILABLE AT: http://www. There is also the problem of the increasing obesity amongst the population and its associated health risks.   Falling living standards causing people not to take care of themselves Older generation relatively well off causing them to seek medical attention out of the country 1 Alan Shaw. This means that governments will be looking for savings across the board. STRATEGIC PLANET.PEST Analysis1 Political  There is now growing political focus and pressure on healthcare authorities across the world. Low economic growth Investment and mortgage finance constrained High unemployment especially amongst the young Rising energy prices Cost improvements on medicines will need more time and staff Cost improvement in pharmacies   The increasing aging population offers a range of opportunities and threats to the pharmaceutical industry.JANUARY . Causing loss of business as there is more pressure on pricing. Actions to be taken are: more patient contact for counselling which leads to more information being provided. A PESTLE Analysis for the Pharmaceutical Industry.[Internet].strategic-planet.  Patient surveys: cause increased emphasis on provision of information for patients/ carers.

Technological Technological advancements will create new business prospects both in terms of new therapy systems and service provisions. Social Media for Healthcare. Customized Treatments. An increase in the number of trained technicians is needed to make pharmacies a great place to work. The online opportunities will see the growth in:      New info and Communications technologies. Direct to Patient Advertising. Direct to patient communications. 4 . Inadequate supply of qualified pharmacy staff causes pressure on developing staff.

Porter Five Forces Model Threat of new Entrants Threats of entry posed by new or potential competitors – LOW Threat of New Entry: Power is also affected by the ability of people to enter your market. the uniqueness of their product or service. the more powerful your suppliers are.mindtools. [Internet] US. if no-one else can do what you do.© Mind th Tools Ltd. If you have strong and durable barriers to entry. then you'll most likely have little power in the situation. 1996-2013 [cited 2013 June 8 ] Available from: http://www. Assessing the balance of power in a business situation with porter five forces. or if you have little protection for your key technologies.htm 5 .htm 4 James Manktelow. Assessing the balance of power in a business situation with porter five forces.© Mind th Tools Ltd. and they offer equally attractive products and services. 1996-2013 [cited 2013 June 8 ] Available from: http://www. If it costs little in time or money to enter your market and compete effectively.2 Competitive rivalry Degree of rivalry among existing firms – HIGH Competitive Rivalry: If there are many competitors. On the other hand. 1996-2013 [cited 2013 June 8 ] Available from: http://www. because suppliers and buyers will go elsewhere if they don't get a good deal from you.com/pages/article/newTMC_08.4 2 James Manktelow. if there are few economies of scale in place. Assessing the balance of power in a business situation with porter five forces. and the more you need suppliers' help.3 Bargaining power of suppliers Bargaining power of suppliers – LOW Supplier Power: this is where you can assess how easy it is for suppliers to drive up prices. their strength and control over you.com/pages/article/newTMC_08.mindtools. [Internet] US.mindtools.htm 3 James Manktelow. then you can often have tremendous strength. This is caused by the number of suppliers of each key input. then new competitors can quickly enter your market and weaken your position. [Internet] US. the cost of switching from one to another etc.© Mind th Tools Ltd. The fewer the supplier choices you have.com/pages/article/newTMC_08. then you can preserve a favorable position and take fair advantage of it.

mindtools. this is driven by the number of buyers. However. if it is a new product the consumer generally will have no choice for an alternative.© Mind th Tools Ltd.com/pages/article/newTMC_08. 1996-2013 [cited 2013 June 8 ] Available from: http://www. Assessing the balance of power in a business situation with porter five forces. then they are often able to dictate terms to you. Again.htm 6 James Manktelow. Customers can find substitute medicine if the original product has an expired patent If substitution is easy and substitution is viable. Assessing the balance of power in a business situation with porter five forces.com/pages/article/newTMC_08.htm 6 .5 Threat of substitutes Closeness of substitute products – MEDIUM  Threat of Substitution: This is affected by the ability of your customers to find a different way of doing what you do – for example. [Internet] US. the cost of buyers to switch from your products and services to those of someone else. the importance of each individual buyer to your business.© Mind th Tools Ltd.mindtools. then this weakens your power. 1996-2013 [cited 2013 June 8 ] Available from: http://www.Bargaining power of buyers Bargaining power of buyers – LOW Buyer Power: tells us How easy it is for buyers to drive prices down.6 5 James Manktelow. If you deal with a few powerful buyers. [Internet] US.

The purpose of this project is to produce a local pharmacy that is easily accessible and is available 16 hours a day without an appointment needed is our main goal. There will be one main entrance and one exit to the car park which will be in front the proposed pharmacy. patient consultation area and public areas of the pharmacy. where 5000 sq ft will be used for parking.sflb. The scope includes:  To construct a modern pharmacy  To adhere to building codes  To allow users to be served quickly  To use modern equipment to better serve customers  To cater for drive in customers Internal premises requirements This applies to all relevant areas within a pharmacy.US:The pharmacy regulator.Background Our company wishes to help the community in Cumoto to stay as healthy as possible by providing easy access to a pharmacy within the neighbourhood.Draft guidelines for public consultation [Internet]. Scope of Works7 A plot of land was already purchased on the main road in Cumoto.ie/Libraries/Consultations/PSI_PREMISES_AND_EQUIPMENT_GUIDELINES_FOR_PUBLIC_CONSULTATIO N_29_05_2012. 000 sq ft. including the dispensary. The land is approximately 15. as convenient retail pharmacies with trusted staff could play an important part in expanding access to healthcare.ashx 7 . lighting and air conditioning should be provided to ensure correct storage and safe dispensing of products. 7 Cumin Cogaiseoiri na heireann. Adequate heating. The opportunities of the pharmaceutical industry provide a chance for the industry to grow in capacity or gain a competitive edge.thepsi. May 2012 th [cited 2013 june 8 ] Available from: http://www.

8 . fittings.Suitable waiting area with seats provided for patients. including the dispensary and public areas and such records maintained for inspection upon request. Provision should be made for toilet and hand washing facilities for both the staff and customers. Sufficient storage space should be allocated to allow the orderly management of stock and effective stock rotation. clean. professional. even surface. walls. free of obstacles and compliant with health and safety requirements All areas of the pharmacy should be kept clean. decor within the pharmacy must be of sound construction. All fixtures. with both hot and cold water. Storage areas within the pharmacy All storage areas and facilities including fixtures and fittings. ceiling and paintwork must be in keeping with that expected from a health care facility and maintained to high standard. floors. no slippery floors. free from dampness and mould. giving consideration to the privacy of others.

Deliverables The following are the deliverables for the pharmacy: EXTERIOR WALLS:  walls with a 160 mm ISOVER wool insulation + 100 mm expanded polystyrene (U=0.135 W/m²k)  elevation ready for plastering  anti-humidity protections  preparation for an electric and plumbing installation inside the walls  Aluminium outer sills  PCV windows. 5-chamber REHAU with a low emissivity glass  external GERDA SX20 class C doors ROOF:  200 mm-thick roof insulation + 80 mm isover (Insulation) and high-quality membranes  steel profile framing for g-k boards in the attic (without assembly)  g-k boards for ceilings and the attic after performing the installation (without assembly)  Brass roof tile with flashing  PCV gutters and downpipes CEILINGS:  covered from the bottom with a framing ready for fixing g-k boards  g-k boards (without assembly) 9 .

INTERNAL WALLS  preparation for electric and plumbing installation inside the walls  double OSB 3 sheeting  sound insulation inside the walls ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS:  thermally insulated attic stairs  external wooden elements painted olive green and white  labor. transport to the construction site (depending on the location)  porcelain tiles to be fitted on the floor 10 .

decorative metal Openings. terra cotta. decking. cement render. structural steel. artificial stone. acoustic wallpaper. electrical wiring.List of supply items Material      Compressed earth. ceramic tiles. casement. wire rope and cables. woodstain. urbanite. adobe. wood finishing           Fire suppression equipment Heating.wide plank. folding doors Electrical systems and equiptment. double hung. damp (structural). conformal coating. mud brick. wall covering. concrete block. rebar. rammed earth Concrete Composites Thermal protection. brick and brickwork. framing. bay window. circuit breaker. electrical connector. mortar set. curtain wall. metal fabrications. dormer 11 . plaster and gypsum board. mosaics. AC power plugs and sockets. trusses. raised panel. building envelope. wood clad. ventilation and air conditioning Masonary. sliding glass doors. door hardware. switches Surface finishing. metal joist. paint.pavers. dropped ceiling. housewrap. fauz finishing. Metals. waterproofing    Doors. doors and windows Plastics Plumbing fixtures and equipment Specialities (architectural design) Telecommunication equipment Windows. building insulation Moisture protection. stile and rail. floring. skylight.

tools and equipment. © 2011-2012 [cited 2013 June 8 ]. samples. but based on receipt of written invoices from the Consultant for services completed. Available at: http://www. 8 Joint consultive council for the construction industry. His duties include surveillance of all construction work to assure compliance with the contract documents.Project budget The total budget for this project is not to exceed $1.[Internet]. Owner contract Scope of Contract Provide all labor. interpretation of the contract documents. and design-build services necessary for design and construction of a project described here in other specific tasks as further defined by this request for proposal (RFP). The Resident Engineer is responsible for protecting the Company's interest in the execution of the construction contract work. approval of all submittals. with one firm or joint venture (JV) for both design and construction services for a specific project.jcc.tt/ th 12 .  Contracting Officer: The services to be performed under this contract are subject to the general supervision.TnT. approval of changed work. etc. Terms and timelines for payment will be negotiated in the contract for services. materials.org. disbursements and contingencies.200. control and approval of the Contracting Officer. JCC. under one contract. shop drawings.  Resident Engineer: The Contracting Officer's authorized representative at the construction site.000 including all eligible taxes. direction. Definitions 8 Design-Build (DB) as defined by the Joint Consultative Council (JCC) is the procurement by the Government. When more than one Resident Engineer is assigned to a construction project one is designated as being in-charge and is called the "Senior Resident Engineer". The Resident Engineer may issue change orders to the Contractor within the limitations set forth in his delegation of authority from the Contracting Officer.

as used herein. refers to the Contract(s) to perform the design and construction of the project. as used herein. Design Build Contract: This term. 13 .  Contractor: This term. refers to the contractor under this contract.

Please provide the number of properties your company has boarded in the past year. Please provide the number of full-time and part-time employees.  Pricing proposal. 12 point font. Each respondent shall submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of the following documents in a clear. legible. Responses not submitted both via hard copy and e-mail will not be considered.com. Labor will include payments of prevailing wage rates as determined by the Department of Labor and Industries. The company reserves the right to seek additional information to clarify responses to this RFP. Failure to comply with the instructions of this RFP will be cause for rejection of submittals. This should include the mobilization (base) charge and cost per demolition of each property. and 8. Main Proposal Please provide the following information (this information is the main substance for the selection criteria stated above in Selection Criteria):  Years of experience and detailed qualifications in performing the range of construction services on various property types in compliance JCC standards.  Capacity to complete the construction of the structure within a short period of time. Respondents should provide narrative examples of three (3) projects that are similar in nature to projects described in the RFQ. The Contractor will sign a fixed price contract to include all work and services. 14 .5 by 11 inch format. Respondents are advised to adhere to the Submittal Requirements.Submission requirements RFP responses must be submitted both via hard copy and scanned e-mail copy sent to Marianne_Jones@hotmail. including team’s resumes.

Selection Criteria: General proposals will be evaluated and award will be made on the basis of both cost and technical considerations most advantageous to the company. 15 .Evaluation criteria The Selection Committee comprised of company staff will review qualifications in accordance with the evaluation criteria set forth herein and our objectives and policies. past performance. personnel experience. Technical Evaluations: All technical factors when combined are approximately equal in importance to cost or price. schedule and (small disadvantage business participation).schedule 10% . Evaluations will be based on the following technical weightings in descending order of importance: 60% . construction management.small disadvantaged business participation** Cost Proposal: Offers are advised that if the technical proposals are essentially equal. award will be made on the basis of the lowest cost. In descending order of importance evaluations will be based on cost.past performance 10% .construction management including corporate project experience. Proposals that are submitted timely and comply with the mandatory requirements of the RFP will be evaluated in accordance with the terms of the RFP. technical/management approach 20% .

proposal name. Responses to this RFP must be e-mailed to: Moe Jones.Proposal Conditions Responses to this RFP are due by 2.00pm on 3rd August 2013. Moe_Jones@hotmail.com Each Respondent is responsible for labeling the exterior of the sealed envelope containing the proposal response with the proposal number. and your firm’s name. 16 . proposal due date and time.

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