IDA has extensive experience as a procurement agent (PA), managing entire procurement processes for large-scale programmes. These programmes involve comprehensive services, including issuing tenders to suppliers, freight forwarders and labs; overseeing quality assurance and quality control; arranging transport and logistics; and stock keeping. Specific services vary from one programme to another, and can be customised to the needs of the donor or end user.
IDA is currently the PA for several programmes, each of which has a dedicated procurement and customer support team.
Global Fund’s Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM). IDA is responsible for supplying countries with a range of products, including:
- Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs)
- Indoor Residual Spray (IRS)
- Medicines for opportunistic infections (OIs) (phasing out)
- Non-ACT antimalarial medicines (phasing out)
- Condoms (phasing out)
- Diagnostics and laboratory equipment / reagents (phasing out)
- Global Drug Facility (GDF). IDA is responsible for the procurement of 1st and 2nd line tuberculosis medicines to countries approved by the GDF. We also manage the buffer stock of medication for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) from our warehouse in Tilburg.
- USAID Procurement and Supply Management (PSM). As part of a consortium led by Chemonics, IDA supplies all HIV/AIDS-related health commodities to recipients of USAID/PEPFAR funding.
Past projects include a paediatric ARV project with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and HIV/AIDS and malaria procurement for the government of Togo.