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HIST-01-2018 Invitation to Pre-qualification of Procurement Agencies for the supply of health products
Procurement Process :ITP - Invitation to pre-qualify
Office :UNDP Country Offices - DENMARK
Deadline :16-Jul-18
Posted on :11-Jun-18
Development Area :HEALTHHEALTH
Reference Number :47170
Link to Atlas Project :
00072343 - OAI/HQ Quality Assurance and Policy Unit
Documents :
Invitation to Pre-qualification of Procurement Agencies_PDF
Invitation to Pre-qualification of Procurement Agencies_word version
Annex II_List of product categories for pre-qualification
Invitation to Pre-qualification of Procurement Agencies_revised numbering
Clarification to ITP ref. HIST 01-2018
Amendment to ITP HIST 01-2018_no.1
Overview :


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 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: