Fumigation and Maintenance of Bio- Safety Cabinets

Country: Fiji
Language: EN
Number: 4433706
Publication date: 25-09-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)


Fumigation and Maintenance of Bio- Safety Cabinets
Procurement Process : RFQ - Request for quotation
Office : UNDP Fiji - FIJI
Deadline : 02-Oct-17
Posted on : 25-Sep-17
Development Area : HEALTH
Reference Number : 41155
Link to Atlas Project :
00090225 - Western Pacific Integrated HIV /TB Programme
Documents :
Request for Quotation
Overview :


UNDP is the Principal Recipient for the ‘Western Pacific Integrated HIV/TB program’ and ‘Sustaining Universal Coverage of LLINs in Vanuatu’ grants that are implemented under the Global Fund New Funding Model. Both grant agreements cover the implementation period from the 1st of July 2015 until 31st of December 2017. The following countries are supported through the Global Fund grants: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

The TB laboratories are the backbone of the TB prevention care and control services. A good quality assured laboratory is essential for diagnosis and follow up of the TB patients. It is therefore essential that the proficiency and quality is maintained. Recent impacting issues for the pacific region include a rapid progress in uptake for the newer diagnostic tool for TB, the Gene Xpert assay, and the continuing need for culture and DST as a supporting tool for drug resistant TB with its growing prevalence. The increase in demand for accurate, reliable and timely TB diagnosis put huge pressure on laboratory biosafety and biosecurity.

Issues of biosafety and biosecurity have taken on an increased role in the international dialogue. Recent incidents of emerging TB infections (MTB and XDR TB) diseases and at biocontainment laboratories have contributed to a heightened awareness in the lay world of safety issues in clinical and diagnostic laboratories. To reduce and prevent such incidents and allay fears, laboratories must adopt and implement effective biosafety procedures. This requires proper containment facility design, consistent use of primary containment equipment, and good laboratory practices. BSCs are the primary means of containment used in laboratories worldwide for the safe handling of infectious microorganisms. They provide protection to the laboratory worker and the surrounding environment from pathogens. To ensure the correct functioning of BSCs, there is a need to be properly maintained beyond the daily care routines of the laboratory. This involves annual maintenance, fumigation and certification (NSF/ANSI 49 standards or EN12469:2000) by a qualified technician in accordance to the international standard.

Scope of Work

A)Maintenance Service

A complete maintenance service must be carried out on all BSC’s which may include replacement of HEPA filters and UV lamps. Refer to pre- maintenance checklist for maintenance requirement (annex 1-7) and other specification. Vendor may need to liaise with the counterpart to determine specific maintenance requirement.


Maintenance tasks must include:

HEPA Filter Leak Test

Inflow Velocity Check

Down flow Velocity Check

Airflow Smoke Pattern Test

Florescence Light Intensity Check (where applicable)

UV Intensity Test