Delivering our life-saving programs around the world requires many hands, so Nutrition International (formerly the Micronutrient Initiative) often relies on qualified and reliable suppliers for their products and services.

Appraisal of the NLIFT Model and Investments

N-LIFT (Nutrition Leverage and Influence for Transformation) is a pioneering initiative that seeks to integrate nutrition interventions into existing development programs, platforms or networks that do not already focus on nutrition. To date, N-LIFT has made 12 investments with 18 co-investing partners across 16 countries, leveraging $25M in financial resources and in-kind contributions from partners. Through N-LIFT, over seven million vulnerable women and girls – those who are in greatest need of nutrition services – will be reached.

The objective of this Request for Proposal is to conduct an appraisal in order to assess the strategic and operational strengths of the N-LIFT model, and its effectiveness, efficiency, and economy (value for money) to deliver intended outcomes.

The results of this appraisal will be used for program improvement and future directions.

The submission deadline for 4-page concept notes is April 5, 2019.

Appraisal of the NLIFT Model and Investments

Nutrition International is an international not-for-profit organization based in Canada, dedicated to eliminating vitamin and mineral deficiencies worldwide.

Every year since 1998, Nutrition International has procured over 500 million vitamin A soft gelatin capsules and donated them to UNICEF as In-Kind-Assistance (IKA) for use in national supplementation programs targeting children 6-59 months of age in developing countries.

This year, 2017, Nutrition International plans to procure a total of approximately 500 million vitamin A soft gelatin capsules, in both 500-and/or 100-count bottles.

Nutrition International therefore invites manufacturers to submit expressions of interest in the supply of vitamin A soft gelatin capsules.

Interested manufacturers must submit an EOI, all prerequisite documents and product samples to be received on or before 16:00 EST on Monday, March 27th, 2017. Manufacturers are responsible for all costs associated with the EOI preparation, including customs clearance of samples. (See INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI) for full text)

EOI documents:

Please note that Adobe Reader 9 is required for completing the forms in Attachment A and Attachment B. Adobe Reader 9 is free software that can be downloaded here.

Key References

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All enquiries regarding this EOI must be submitted in writing and should be directed to:

Leeza Sharma
Program Officer, Child Survival Commodities
Nutrition International
Fax: +1 613-782-6838

All questions posed and answers provided will be shared by email and posted without attribution on this page.