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04/07/2018: Deadline has been extended until 16th July 2018 17:00 CET time (see amendment no. 1)
26/06/2018: Attached clarifications no. 1 to ITP ref. HIST 01-2018
To ensure supply of high-quality health products (pharmaceuticals, medical devices etc.) from reliable sources, UNDP will be implementing strengthened Quality Assurance (QA) requirements for all health products. UNDP has recently decided to develop a new Quality Assurance Policy for health products procured by the organization in line with WHO norms and standards for health products.
Therefore, the objective of this Pre-Qualification exercise is to assess the quality assurance system of Procurement Agencies according to the new UNDP quality requirements based on the WHO Model Quality Assurance for Procurement Agencies (WHO MQAS). This prequalification process is to select/confirm for UNDP procurement the Procurement Agencies (PA) meeting the new quality requirements defined by the organization for the supply of health products necessary for the implementation of Global Fund grants managed by UNDP as well as any requirements sought on behalf of Governments in the implementation of national health related programmes.
A procurement agency in the context of this process is defined as any organization/suppliers (distributors, wholesalers, traders, consolidators, etc.) purchasing pharmaceutical products, or other health products or otherwise involved in their selection, purchasing, storage, and distribution.
UNDP is taking a careful approach on selecting Procurement Agencies through several evaluation stages. Pre-qualification application and on-site visit assessments are core to identify pre-qualified Procurement Agencies before proceeding with commercial offerings. This approach is expected to address the general requirements for quality assurance systems, including physical resources such as premises, equipment, and personnel, as well as the documented policies, standards and procedures required to ensure consistency in all the key activities for quality assurance in procurement activities.
It is expected that UNDP will identify multiple Procurement Agencies for health products as per the list of products attached in Annex II. Procurement Agencies are expected to be committed in providing the requested health products at preferential prices to developing countries.
Procurement Agency Information File (PAIF) application as per Annex I shall be emailed to email@example.com on or before 17:00 (CET time), 9 July 2018. Applicants requiring any clarification of prequalification documents and procedure may send written request for clarification to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org