Sourcing & Management of Health Products

The Global Fund / Karin Schermbrucker

Health Product Procurement

83%
in-country on-time-in-full deliveries in 2018

The Global Fund plays a significant role in global markets for health products used in the fight against the three diseases. As a key financier in public health, we are committed to maximizing our investments through achieving affordable, quality assured, timely delivered health and medical products.

We regularly update our procurement planning and budgeting guides with indicative lead times for key health products and health technologies, as well as reference prices, estimated freight, insurance and quality assurance costs:

  • Category and Product-Level Procurement and Delivery Planning Guide: Indicative Lead Times
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  • Pooled Procurement Mechanism: Freight, Insurance, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Indicative Reference Costs
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  • Reference Pricing

We actively engage in global markets for key medicines and health products used in the fight against the three diseases, and have established long-term framework agreements with suppliers in several product categories. Product category specific information, procurement strategies and past tender documents can be found on each product category page:

With such a significant role to play in the global market for critical health products, we base our procurement strategies for each product category on:

  • Market intelligence
  • Supplier and partner engagement
  • Aligning demand and supply
  • Compliance with Global Fund guidance and requirements on procurement and quality assurance
  • Ensuring sustainable and healthy markets