The Kenya Hospital Association (KHA) invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the “Proposal”) from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to execute a feasibility study for the expansion and improvement of healthcare access and services in Kenya. The Proposal submission deadline is July 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $1,047,000 grant to KHA from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
About the Grantee
KHA is a not-for-profit organization that operates a network of hospitals and clinics in Kenya, including one of East Africa’s most advanced medical facilities, the Nairobi Hospital. The Nairobi Hospital is KHA’s flagship entity and one of the largest tertiary healthcare facilities in East Africa by bed count, revenue, and scale of operations. The Nairobi Hospital has cultivated a reputation as one of the highest quality healthcare facilities in East Africa. KHA also operates six outpatient centers in Nairobi, serving over 170,000 patients a year. KHA’s network provides access to a wide range of services that Kenyans need, particularly in cancer, critical care (e.g., emergencies), and neo-natal/maternal health.
As part of its five-year strategy, KHA wishes to implement a $43 million Project consisting primarily of three elements: new medical centers, oncology equipment acquisition, and information technology (IT) upgrades. The Project will establish, by construction or leasing, five new medical centers outside Nairobi to be integrated with KHA’s Nairobi Hospital as part of a network of facilities for services. The Project will include KHA’s purchase of and expansion of services enabled by two pieces of advanced oncology equipment for KHA’s Nairobi Hospital, namely a PET/CT scanner and a cyclotron. Finally, the Project will upgrade the IT system across KHA’s network of current facilities and expand its network to anticipated additional facilities.
About the Study
The Study will analyze the technical, financial, and commercial factors necessary to inform planning, implementation, and financing for (i) the establishment of five medical centers outside Nairobi, (ii) the expansion of oncology and other services among existing facilities, specifically the Nairobi Hospital, through the procurement of advanced equipment, and (iii) the upgrade of KHA’s IT systems throughout its network. The Study would first assess the market demand for health services in five counties in Kenya, including analyzing the breakdown of demand across various demographic patterns, the ability of patients to pay and pricing for each county, and the impact of specific demand drivers on the finances and operating requirements (e.g. engineering designs) for each individual center. The Study will provide recommendations on the necessary steps to acquire and install new oncology equipment. Finally, the Study will analyze how best to build on existing platforms to upgrade KHA’s IT system to innovative and customer centered solutions.