The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is accepting proposals for the creation of a new portal for the Expression of Interest (EOI) system used by MPP and licence applicants. The selected provider will work closely with MPP’s Legal and Business Development teams to produce the new portal, with activities beginning after selection on 8 December 2019. The selected provider will have to finalise the project by 1 February 2020.
The Medicines Patent Pool is a United Nations-backed public health organisation working to increase access to, and facilitate the development of, life-saving medicines for low- and middle-income countries. Through its innovative business model, the MPP partners with civil society, governments, international organisations, industry, patient groups and other stakeholders, to prioritise and license needed medicines and pool intellectual property to encourage genetic manufacture and the development of new formulations. To date, the MPP has signed agreements with ten patent holders for thirteen HIV antiretrovirals, one HIV technology platform, three hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals and a tuberculosis treatment.
The selected provider will be responsible for creating and delivering a new secure and stable EOI portal to the MPP:
The MPP uses an EOI process in selecting licensees for particular licences by inviting qualified product developers to apply for licences to manufacture and sell licensed treatments in low- and middle-income countries. Applicants are expected to complete an online EOI form that features a number of questions designed to probe the applicant’s capacity, capabilities and record for manufacturing quality-assured medicines, regulatory plan, and a number of other factors that assist the MPP in its decision-making.
More about MPP’s EOI process can be found here: https://medicinespatentpool.org/what-we-do/expression-of-interest/
The selected provider will create an online portal that would provide a secure and stable means to accommodate the several workflows inherent to the EOI process, each needing to be walled off from each other as follows:
The portal must be able to accommodate large files being uploaded and downloaded, must be easily customisable by MPP, and must allow for an expandable number of users, each having a secured log-in and access corresponding to the type of user.
All questions, responses, and relevant documents between the applicant/Non-blinded/Blinded teams should be able to be conveyed within the portal.
Each discrete act by any user should send a corresponding email to the relevant user(s) notifying them that the particular action has been taken and/or that an item requires attention or further action.
(For more details, see the EOI Portal flow represented here)
Services should at least include:
Please include in your proposal your suggested system for managing issues/requests (error process, response time, priorities, transparency, client monitoring etc.).
All proposals must include a budget and budget justification for all costs associated with this project. Costs must detail all components of this project.
The proposal will be assessed according to the following criteria:
Please send an email to Hannah Moak (email@example.com) with the subject “RFP – EOI Portal” with your proposal, fees, and proposed timeline for deliverables.