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Supplies and Logistics

Target Product Profiles

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Community health volunteer Mariam Diarra uses a device to time the breathing of eight-month-old Gimbala in Mali

UNICEF creates Target Product Profiles (TPPs) to communicate requirements for products which are currently not available on the market but which fulfil a priority need to be used in the unique context in which UNICEF and its partners operate. TPPs include information on how the new product will be used, by or for whom, and the minimum and ideal performance criteria. The purpose of TPPs is to guide industry to develop products that meet UNICEF’s needs, however it does not act as the final procurement specifications.  TPPs are therefore less prescriptive, to allow for creativity and innovation in the development process.   

The process that follows the release of a TPP varies pending the maturity of the market/technology however the following steps are an example of the typical process: 
1) A stakeholder/industry consultation or webinar is held after a TPP has been released to provide clarity on UNICEF’s requirements, share knowledge, and learn of any challenges stakeholders may have in order to accelerate product development. 
2) UNICEF monitors the progress of the market and when the market is mature, a tender is launched to identify solutions meeting the performance requirements of the TPP to be field trialled in UNICEF’s context. 
3) The products which yield positive field trial results, will be considered for procurement.

Below are a list of TPPs developed by UNICEF and partners, which informs on product requirements for a new/improved solution. For UNICEF bidding opportunities, please go to UNICEF’s Bidding Opportunities page or United Nations Global Marketplace.

Target Product Profiles:

Height/length Measurement Device- issued December 2016
Introduction: UNICEF is seeking solutions for portable and accurate height/length measurement devices as feedback from the field and recent reviews of household survey data quality have shown that the current device used to measure height and length of infants, children and adults do not yield accurate results.
Status: The TPP is open for questions and will be followed up with a request for proposal Q2.
Comments: If you are developing devices responding to the requirements outlined in TPP and interested in proposing those to UNICEF, then please consult the TPP brief for further information.
Resources: TPP BriefProject Page

Emergency Structures: Multipurpose Tents - issued December 2016
Introduction: UNICEF has received feedback from Country Offices calling for emergency structures that can serve a variety of purposes. This project is therefore looking for a suitable emergency structure which meets UNICEF needs for a multipurpose tent.
Status: The TPP is open for questions and will be followed up with a request for proposal Q1.
Comments: Suppliers should be checking the page regularly to stay informed of any additions or edits to the TPP brief and TPP. 
Resources: TPP Brief Project Page, Q&A

Emergency Structures: Staff Office and Accommodation - Issued December 2016
Introduction: UNICEF has received feedback from Country Offices calling for emergency structures that can serve a variety of purposes. This project is therefore looking for a suitable emergency structure which meets UNICEF needs for Staff Office and Accomodation.
Status: The TPP is open for questions and will be followed up with a request for proposal Q1.
Comments: Suppliers should be checking the page regularly to stay informed of any additions or edits to the TPP brief and TPP. 
Resources: TPP Brief, Project Page, Q&A

Real Time E. coli Detection - issued September 2016
Introduction: UNICEF is seeking a solution for innovative and easy to use detection methods that can accurately determine faecal contamination as rapidly as possible.
StatusUNICEF Supply Division and the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme convened a global stakeholder consultation November 22nd 2016, to discuss the TPP and potential solutions. As a result of feedback from this meeting, the TPP will be revised.
CommentsPlease look for updates in early 2017.
Resources: Project Page, Stakeholder Consultation

Accessible Latrine Slab for Emergencies – issued April 2016
Introduction: Current sanitation products (including latrine slabs and super-structures) used in emergencies do not include components for enabling access by elderly or persons living with disabilities (including children). UNICEF is seeking solutions to improve access to latrines in emergency contexts
Status:
 UNICEF will be field trialing designs in 2017.  A RFP to solicit prototypes for field trials will be issued in early 2017.
Comments: Please look for updates in early 2017.
Resources: Project Page

Zika Vaccine – issued July 2016
Introduction: UNICEF Supply Division is working together with partners to advance R&D and the commercial environment to address gaps in the vaccine market urgently required to fight Zika Virus (ZIKV).
Status: WHO is currently updating a revised Zika Vaccine TPP. 
Comments: This is the first UNICEF-WHO joint TPP developed. 
Resources: Project Page

Zika Diagnostic Test – issued April 2016
Introduction: There are limitations of current diagnostic tests for Zika. Market scoping from both partners in PAHO, WHO as well as SD has shown gaps of current diagnostic tests that meet the programmatic need. With no accurate (sensitive and specific) Point of Care (POC) diagnostic available on the market, UNICEF is seeking innovation for ZIKV diagnostics (POC). 
Status: Please look for updates in early 2017.
Comments: This is the first UNICEF-WHO joint TPP developed.
Resources: Project Page

Acute Respiratory Infection Diagnostic Aid – issued November 2014
Introduction:
Status: Field trial preparations are underway. 
Comments: Since the launch of the TPP, UNICEF has had many discussions with different manufacturers, academia and developers of ARIDA devices on product clarifications and queries beyond the TPP. Consult the Q&A document for further information.
Resources: Project Page, Q&A

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