It is an astonishing fact that a typical young woman will spend an average of 60 days a year managing her menstrual cycle. Although this is a natural thing, many young women in South Africa, especially those from disadvantaged communities, do not have regular access to sanitary feminine hygiene products.
The aim of this RFP is to promote sanitary dignity and to provide the necessary guidance in respect of the provision of sanitary products to indigent persons (eligible AGYW). In order to preserve a woman’s dignity during menstruation it is important that eligible AGWY who are unable to provide themselves access to adequate sanitary products, be supported with these essential products in a dignified manner. This RFP seeks to find a suitable qualified service provider who fully understands woman’s sanitary dignity issues, and is willing to participate in the public private partnership sector which contributes to women’s health and dignity.
OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS
This RFP seeks Proposals for the supply, warehousing and distribution of Sanitary Dignity Pads for the use of AGYW in school, community safe spaces and TVETs in support of Beyond Zero’s AGYW (Adolescent Girls and Young Women) program.
The requirement is for the provision of 4,370,172 Sanitary Pads within the borders of South Africa. Each bundle shall contain 10 or 12 individually sterile-packed environmentally friendly sanitary pads and one 50ml bottle of hand sanitizer. Quantification and distribution shall be provided by Beyond Zero and incorporated into a Service Level Agreement.