07 April 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. This update provides guidance on placing orders and procuring health products for new grants in 2021.
1. Adopt a staggered deliveries strategy for large volumes. Instead of placing a single order of full-year quantity 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 efficient logistics and warehouse space utilization, better shelf-life and timely availability of needed products.
2. Place orders as soon as possible to secure the production slots and avoid stockouts due to any unforeseen 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.
3. Before placing an order, countries are requested to carefully review the Category and Product-level Procurement and Delivery Planning Guide [ download in English | Français ] .