Sourcing & Management of Health Products


3.8 million
people receiving ARV treatment
IN 49 COUNTRIES procured through the
Pooled Procurement Mechanism in 2017

The Global Fund is working to increase access to all the needed World Health Organization-recommended antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) and formulations at the optimum price while simultaneously maintaining a sustainable competitive market. We have framework agreements with a number of manufacturers to ensure prices and availability, based on anticipated market demand.

Documents related to our strategy, past tenders and reference prices are available for download here.

  • Strategy Development Presentations

  • Past Tenders

  • Tender Process and Outcome Documents

  • Reference Prices and Documents

ARV Procurement Working Group

The Global Fund's Market Shaping Strategy was approved in May 2011 and directs the Global Fund to "secure the pediatric ARV market" by adopting a coordinated approach to the procurement of pediatric ARVs in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The ARV Procurement Working Group was established in September 2011 with a focus on the procurement of pediatric ARVs. Since 2016, this group has evolved its scope to include ARVs for adolescents and adults. It is comprised of diverse partners and stakeholders organized into two inter-linked groups: the ARV Procurement Working Group and the Procurement Consortium.

The ARV Procurement Working Group is the umbrella group including all stakeholders and partners of various interests and mandates in supporting the collective efforts toward securing the ARV market. The working group is chaired by the Global Fund and includes:

  • The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
  • Ethiopia Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA)
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Kenya Medical Supply Agency (KEMSA)
  • Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
  • Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM)
  • Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management Program
  • The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Unitad

The working group observers are:

  • Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
  • Enfants et VIH en Afrique (EVA)
  • International AIDS Society (IAS)
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)

The Procurement Consortium is a sub-set of the working group focusing on the alignment and coordination of procurement operational activities. The consortium aims to achieve the coordinated procurement approach defined and agreed upon by the ARV Procurement Working Group.

Documents from the working group are available here for download.

  • ARV Procurement Working Group Documents