• Guide to Writing PSM Plans

    Once a proposal has been approved, the PR must describe in a PSM Plan how it will adhere to the Global Fund’s procurement and supply management requirements. The Global Fund developed a guide to writing a PSM plan (template) with input from Fund Portfolio Managers (FPMs), Local Fund Agents and various technical agencies with procurement expertise.

    The objective of the PSM plan for health products is to outline how the PR will adhere to the Global Fund’s procurement and supply management policies. The PSM plan will also be used to measure performance during implementation.

    The PR should obtain a full understanding of the “Guide to the Global Fund’s Policies on Procurement and Supply Management” before preparing the PSM plan.

    The PSM plan should:

    • Indicate which entity or entities will implement relevant procurement and supply management activities;
    • Describe how the PR will ensure adherence to each of the Global Fund’s PSM policies;
    • Include a list of key health products with their respective estimated quantities, cost, registration status;
    • Include details about technical assistance requested;

    Once a PR has completed its PSM plan, the Local Fund Agent (LFA) will conduct a PSM assessment.