Office of the Inspector General

Audit of The Global Fund’s Procurement Platform:

03 August 2022 is a digital procurement platform, launched in 2016 to provide Global Fund grant implementers with access to competitive prices, increased transparency, and reliability in the supply of quality health products.

The Global Fund has continuously enhanced online procurement and the entire ecosystem, improving processes and controls for its Pooled Procurement Mechanism. This has facilitated the continuous procurement and delivery of products, including COVID-19 related products, to Global Fund supported countries despite pandemic-related disruptions.

In this audit, we found easy to use, capable of managing transactions and approvals, and having a good mix of preventive and detective controls. Its product offering has diversified, and the number and volume of both transactions and users has constantly increased.

Alongside these key achievements, auditors identified three key findings for improvement and proposed management actions for remediation.