Request for Quotation 1666-XX Hiring of Services of a Laboratory to Validate Protocol Developed for Identification of Iron Compound for Wheat Flour Fortification

Dear Potential Bidders,

Fortification of industrially processed wheat flour when appropriately implemented is an effective, simple and inexpensive intervention for supplying vitamins and minerals to the diets of large segments of the population. This program in Indonesia is expected to contribute to improving the nutritional status of population, especially by addressing iron deficiency anemia.

Though the Government of Indonesia mandated fortification of wheat flour in 2002 through Indonesian National Standard (SNI) 01.3751-2001, several studies indicated that the intervention has not significantly contributed to reduction of anemia prevalence in the country. The Indonesia standard i.e. SNI 3751:2009 did not specifically mention the type/compound of iron that can be used to fortify wheat flour. This led the millers to either use electrolytic or elemental iron that is not recommended by WHO for countries where wheat flour consumption level is below 75 gram/capita/day. For this consumption level, the WHO recommended iron compounds for fortification of low-extraction wheat flour are NaFeEDTA (at 40 ppm iron), and Ferrous Sulfate and/or Ferrous Fumarate (at 60 ppm iron).

In 2016, the Government of Indonesia (GoI) initiated a process to revise standard for fortified wheat flour to align the SNI with the WHO recommendations and finally in July 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) revised the SNI for wheat flour fortification and this revised SNI was issued by BSN i.e. SNI 3751:2018. The regulation mandating the implementation of the revised SNI 3751:2018 will soon be issued by the Ministry of Industry (MoI).

During meetings and field visits with stakeholders specially from governments there is issues on method to differentiate type of iron that using in wheat flour. For this purpose Nutrition International (NI) is planning supporting Government of Indonesia to develop a protocol to identify the type of iron in the fortified wheat flour by seeking a laboratory to validate the developed protocol and facilitate the laboratory space for the finalization and contextualization of the protocol and orientation of government inspectors on the developed protocol. The orientation of this test protocol will be undertaken by an NI appointed international expert.

NI invites firms/institutions to submit proposal with link as below:

RFQ_1666-XX_hiring of Services of a Laboratory to Validate Protocol WFF | Iron | Micronutrient

Deadline for submission: 3 October 2019, 17:00 West Indonesia Standard Time.

Please submit the documents to: using subject line:

RFQ No. 1666-XX Hiring of Services of a Laboratory to Validate Protocol Developed for Identification of Iron Compound for Wheat Flour Fortification

Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation.


Nutrition International

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