Preferred Vendor, Local Benefits for Staff and Dependents *Deadline Extended*


Lebanon Country Programs

Preferred Vendor, Local Benefits for Staff and Dependents


RFP Schedule


RFP Issue Date:

January 21, 2021

Intent to Propose (due by 5PM EST)


Written Questions (due by 5PM EST)

February 17, 2021

RFP Closing Date: (due by 5PM EST)

February 24, 2021

Interview Finalists 

March 01- 05, 2021

Selection of Finalist 

March 12, 2021

Notification sent to Selected Provider and All Bidders

March 15, 2021


The purpose of this RFP


The Near East Foundation (NEF) Lebanon invites qualified vendors to submit bids for the requested services outlined in this RFP.  NEF is soliciting bids from established vendors who can assist the Near East Foundation in meeting financial objectives and provide high quality medical, prescription, optical, dental, and ancillary benefits and services (e.g. cancer benefits, international medical services).  The winning Bidder(s) will enter into a contractual agreement for one (1) year. Bidder shall furnish a copy of their operating license in the country of incorporation.


The Near East Foundation is soliciting bids from vendors able to provide local national plans for NEF Lebanon Country Programs in the following geographical locations:


  • Beirut
  • Mount Lebanon
  • North Lebanon
  • South Lebanon
  • Bekaa


Potential vendors are encouraged to read this RFP in its entirety and to submit a response even if only able to provide services in some of the locations listed above. Issuance of a solicitation does not obligate NEF to award a contract or pay for any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of a bid. 

How to apply

Please see the attached NEF RFP - Lebanon National Health Benefitd - Jan 2021 and Annex A Benefit Price Schedule - Jan 2021 for full RPF details.  Please email the contacts listed below if you would like a copy of Annex A in Excel format.


All questions, inquiries, and requests for clarifications must be submitted in writing to the designated contacts listed below no later than February 17, 2021


Points of Contact



Marwan Harb


Logistics Officer


[email protected]


Michel Boueiz


Logistics Assistant


[email protected]


NEF may, at its sole discretion, contact vendors to solicit responses, verbal briefing or discussions if beneficial to the success of the RFP. 


Issuance of this RFP in no way constitutes a commitment by NEF to award a contract. NEF reserves the right to reject any or all bids or portions of bids received in response to this RFP, to request modification or clarification of any part of aproposal, or to cancel this RFP if it is in the best interest of NEF to do so. NEF may reject any bid if it is considered incompleteor conditional, contains irregularities, or does not meet qualifications, requirements, or specifications. Failure to furnish all information may disqualify the proposal.

Bid Preparation Instructions


Interested vendors must send bids in electronic copy via e-mail, on or prior to February 24, 2021 to [email protected] (subject line: Lebanon (Local National) Health Benefits).

The bid should provide a straightforward, concise description of the vendor’s ability to meet the requirement of this RFP. Bids should not exceed 20 pages including annexes and should not contain duplicative information. The Bid and all related correspondence and documents exchanged between the Bidders and the Purchaser shall be written in English.  Any printed literature furnished by the Bidder and written in another language shall be accompanied by an English translation of its pertinent passages, in which case, for purposes of interpretation of the bid, the English version shall prevail.

Wednesday, 24. Feb 2021
Type of Call
Calls for Tenders
Intervention Sector(s):
Conflict Resolution, Labor & Livelihoods, Training & Capacity Building