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Procurement of non-pharmaceutical Health Products

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To identify the channel to use for sourcing health products, please refer to the Health Procurement Architecture. If you are unable to find the product category under the Health Procurement Architecture, please contact the GHSC Health Procurement Services Team, based in UNDP, Copenhagen.

The UNDP Bureau for Management Services (BMS) Office of Procurement (OP) has established multiple Long-Term Agreements (LTAs) with commercial partners (manufacturers & suppliers/wholesalers) for the supply of non-pharmaceutical health products, such as point-of-care diagnostic kits, laboratory diagnostic systems, medical equipment and consumables, medical waste management and consumables, medical consumables, and vector control products that meet the minimum UNDP quality assurance requirements.

UNDP has established LTAs directly with manufacturers for insecticide treated nets, a sub-set of rapid diagnostic tests, and a sub-set of laboratory diagnostic systems. UNDP has established LTAs with a range of suppliers/wholesalers for all other non-pharmaceutical health products.

All LTAs for health products that have been established centrally by the GHSC are closed and are only available for use by the GHSC HPS team.

The GHSC procurement team in Copenhagen conducts the procurement process on behalf of the CO for Global Fund programmes and for other health programmes.

Beyond these UNDP LTAs, UNDP engages the services of other UN agencies to support procurement of reproductive health products.

Reproductive health products (including condoms and lubricants)

UNDP has MOU with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for Reproductive health products (including condoms and lubricants). The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNDP and UNFPA can be accessed here.

A Formal written Procurement Services (PS) requests will be submitted by GFPHST to UNFPA request UNFPA[at]unfpa[dot]org

Where UNDP relies on other United Nations agencies to assist with the procurement of specific categories of health products and where there are specific cases in which these UN agencies are unable to provide support, alternative arrangements will need to be made to procure products which are compliant with UNDP quality assurance requirements. In this case, the GHSC Health Procurement Services team will need to be informed, and can advise the CO on how to proceed.

Additional guidance to support this area of work are also available through resources listed below:

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