Guidelines: Contracting for Transportation of Public Health Commodities to the Private Sector

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June 24, 2021

In many countries, central medical stores, ministries of health and others responsible for public health supply chain management may choose to outsource transportation to private-sector service providers. This new document from the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project serves as a guide for private-sector contracting, examines the reasons for doing so, describes different options and explains the potential benefits and challenges of each option. Readers will find it useful in making the right decisions, better understanding the contracting process and how strategic planning for contracting can help ensure satisfactory vendor performance and even save money. Examples from Angola, Cambodia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa illustrate key points. Annexes include a sample scope of work, deliverables schedule, requests for proposals, key performance indicators and other tools.


June 24, 2021