Sourcing & Management
of Health Products

Update for PRs on Placing Orders and Procuring COVID-19 Products in 2021

22 January 2021

The Global Fund continues to support countries to process requisitions efficiently and ensure products for the three diseases and COVID-19 are delivered as close to the promised dates as possible.

The COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) can be used for health products that can be delivered until 30 June 2021, regardless of which grant/allocation utilization periods they are integrated into. This means that all products need to be delivered before that date. There is no allowance for slippage for C19RM. All requisitions are required to be placed by 30 January 2021 and approved by 12 February 2021 in wambo.org.

Guidance on Placing Orders for New Grants in 2021

To optimize demand and deliveries in 2021 we are recommending countries to:

  • Adopt a staggered deliveries strategy for large volumes. Instead of placing a single order of full year quanitity for a large volume product, we are asking countries, whenever possible, to split their orders by product category in 2-3 requisitions in the full calendar year to have effiicent logistics and warehouse space utilisation, better shelf-life and timely availability of needed products.
  • Place orders as soon as possible to secure the production slots and avoid stockouts due to any unforseen delays. For grants ending in 2021, requests should be placed early enough to be delivered before the grant end-date and before the needed delivery date, should there be any unforeseen delays as a result of the impact of COVID-19 control measures. Countries are requested to carefully review the Category and Product-level Procurement and Delivery Planning Guide [ download in English | Français ] before placing an order.

For more information on PPE and other updates on health product supply please visit our website.

A letter to Principal Recipients is being shared this week in English, Spanish and French.