Preparations kick off on USAID Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project
As part of the consortium led by Chemonics, IDA Foundation has started preparations for its role as procurement services agent of health commodities within the USAID Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project. The project is a new approach to purchasing and distributing life-saving medicine and health supplies. Combining cutting-edge technology, diverse partners, and unprecedented data visibility to improve global health supply chains, the project will reach more people with quality medicines at more affordable prices.
The project’s launch follows the final decision of the United States Court of Federal Claims on December 21st 2015 to uphold the award to the Chemonics consortium, thereby lifting the stop work order which was in place for the past few months.
The U.S. Government has helped hundreds of millions of people worldwide in the last decade, through key initiatives including the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPfAR), the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID | DELIVER. With the potential to reach end users in more than 50 partner countries, the PSM project will build on USAID’s previous work by harnessing new technologies, existing and emerging supply chain infrastructure, and exciting advances in high quality medicines and health products to combat HIV/AIDS and malaria, and support reproductive and family health.
Edwin de Voogd, IDA Foundation’s Managing Director, said: “We are excited about the opportunity to apply highly innovative methods and technologies to improve the procurement and supply chain management of medicines. We are honored to be working with these best in class partners and look forward to contributing to improving access and delivering quality essential medicines to the patients that need them most.”
As a sub-contractor to Chemonics, IDA Foundation will work with partners including IBM, Kuehne + Nagel Inc., Population Services International, SGS Nederland B.V., and McKinsey & Company, among others.
The launch of the programme also means IDA will be expanding its team. For an overview of career opportunities, see www.idajobs.org.
Chemonics’ statement on the launch of the project
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