The United Nations Children’s Fund is seeking a contractor to support the Study on Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Transportation of Laboratory Samples in Malawi with the following activities:

  • Assess potential locations, flight paths, geography and terrain, weather conditions, communication coverage, power sources, and safety and security risks
  • Provide three UAVs for use during Phase 1 of the study along with any additional hardware, software, and spare parts necessary to accomplish Phase 1 of the study.
  • Conduct flights between agreed-upon health facilities and laboratories in Malawi over the course of approximately two weeks
  • Document results, including key capabilities, reliability and challenges, and provide recommendations for future operations

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