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

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There are currently no requests for tenders.

Request for Proposal: Event Management for Micronutrient Forum 2016 Global Conference

The Micronutrient Initiative has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the Micronutrient Forum. The RFP is for the event management of the MN Forum 2016 global conference which will take place in October 2016. Deadline for RFP submission is September 28, 2015 at 2pm, local time Ottawa, Canada.

All information pertaining to this RFP are below:

Respondents are to submit their proposals by the deadline, in an electronic PDF format to:

Dr. Luz Maria De Regil
Micronutrient Initiative
Director, Research and Evaluation/CTA

Request for Proposal: Media Relations Specialist Consultancy 

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) has issued Request for Proposals (RFP) No: 09-08-0016 with an invitation to prospective bidders to submit proposals for a Media Relations Specialist Consultancy, ideally based in Ottawa. The Consultancy is part-time, 15 – 25 hours per week, and would run from September 2016 to March 2017. Deadline for RFP submission is August 26, 2016 at 4pm, local time Ottawa, Canada.

All information pertaining to this RFP are below:

MI – RFP – Media Relations Specialist Consultancy 

Respondents are to submit their proposals by the deadline, in an electronic PDF format to:

Katia Theriault
Micronutrient Initiative
Senior Communications Manager, Global

Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI): Vitamin A Soft Gelatin Capsules – Deadline Ended

The deadline for the 2015 EOI and evaluation have passed. Documents will remain available on this page for information purposes only. Please note that the documentation may be subject to change from year to year.


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

Key References

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

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

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

Question 1:
We currently have Six months accelerated stability data from last three primary batches. But we will only have 12 months of stability data for submission during the EOI. Our 18 months data will be available for review by August-September, 2015. Till date we have not found any major changes in stability.

Please confirm if we can participate in the current EOI process, as we have met all the other MI-UNICEF requirements?

Answer 1:
MI/UNICEF do require an Eighteen-month long-term stability data and extrapolation of results to 36-months using stability testing protocols for climatic conditions of high temperature and humidity, Zone IVa and/or IVb from at least three primary batches. However, we strongly encourage you to submit your existing stability data for review as a part of the EOI submission for this year.

Our EOI technical review panel will review your submission and advise you further on the status of your submission.

Supplies, Procurement and Tenders

How can my company become a supplier for the Micronutrient Initiative?
MI posts all of its Expressions of Interest and Tenders in Tenders section of the website.

How can my program procure supplies or equipment from the Micronutrient Initiative?

Vitamin A Supplements: Since 1997, MI, with funding support from the Government of Canada, has provided more than 8 billion doses, both capsules and syrup, of vitamin A. The vitamin A we supply is distributed primarily through UNICEF and national ministries of health as part of existing public health programs. Please contact your local Ministry of health office or UNICEF office to determine how you can coordinate your work with existing health programming.

Zinc: MI works through national health and nutrition services for zinc programming. Please contact your local Ministry of Health to find out if there is a zinc supplementation program in your region or country.

Supplies for salt iodization: MI works with salt processors, both large- and small-scale, to ensure proper and adequate iodization. Please also consult the Iodine Network website for more information about salt iodization, and your local salt producers´ associations for more information on sources of supply of potassium iodate.

Double-fortified salt, fortified foods, iron-fortified rice, etc.: MI works with the local food producers, the food industry and national ministries of health or nutrition to develop food fortification guidelines and provide technical support. We do not manufacture fortified food directly and therefore cannot offer supplies of food.