CORE Group + NeedsList Matching Platform Information Session for New Users - Shared screen with speaker view
Thanks Julie, very glad to hear that non-tangible resources are included in this platform.
Thank you everyone for joining today. This is Lisa Hilmi, Executive Director of CORE Group. I lost my voice, so can't speak, but welcome you all. Please have your questions ready.
Hi this is Alex from Global Communities. How do you evaluate offers in the system to show that the procurement process was fair and transparent? For instance in the "needs" section is there a place to add evaluation criteria?
@Alex- There is a section to put your comments for evaluating the product after you receive it
Here’s the link to the demo video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJHRmoK3NL8&t=22s
Hi Jim from Good360. This looks great - especially with the focus on Africa. 1) Can Ben talk a little more about Logistics and Connections? 2) Will you be open to a broader set of products - apparel, shoes, furniture? thanks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJHRmoK3NL8 Here is the demo link!
We are working with MOH also, because we want to ensure all products meet country standards and regulations.
This is NOT a system to bypass MOH, but to reach a wider population, so end-users could be hospitals, CSOs, INGOs and more.
Can you attach documents to the needs and offers? Let's say for instance you're looking for a contractor to do rehabilitation of a health facility or provide a COVID response hygiene kit. Could you include a BoQ and then have a vendor fill their offered prices for each item in excel and reupload or could you have them fill a chart directly in the system?
There may be country-country offers- like Kenya to Somalia or Ethiopia to Kenya
Free offers and discounted offers would then need the organization to cover the costs of transport if it is not included in the offer.
For example, IN Narok county, there is a mask maker coalition with young women- they may want to join as a supplier.
Put Hygiene kit" with description
We have in-country parnters
Interaction isn't at country level.
Each country will have a logistics focal point
And we have long standing relationships with the countries we are rolling out in
Any additional questions?
Any things you see that are needed?
Can you elaborate on how you plan to work w/ MOH to ensure products meet country standards? Is this a role for the in country logistics coordinator?
What’s the range of services or supplies that people/organizations can post on the platform?
After an organization registers is there a limit to the number of users they can have in the system? Can users from the same organization use the platform simultaneously? Does this software integrate with any financial systems? It's great that we can confirm if something is received in the warehouse, but can we also track if we've paid a vendor in this system?
Is there a potential to expand to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the near future? Or the focus of the project at the moment is in Africa?
Thanks so much to all for joining!
Tom Cotter - Project HOPE
I have to drop off, but thanks so much to CORE Group and NeedsList. Excited to support this rollout.
If anyone has additional questions after specifically around the platform, please feel free to email me at tasha@Needslist.co
I have to drop off as well for another call. Thank you very much for the presentation. I'm looking forward to registering and using the system!
Thank you all for the great questions, we look forward to working with you and building this platform out in the coming weeks and months to assist you in your response efforts.
Thank you all for an excellent presentation. I look forward to learning more about CORE group
Thank you all for the great presentation. We’re excited to see this platform take shape!