International Procurement Agency

 
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The Procurement Service Provider of Choice.

 
IPA is an international independent organisation providing a wide range of services to international donors, aid organisations and financing institutions worldwide.

IPA is offering its clients a professional organisation with our Head Quarters in the Netherlands and offices in Canton, Ohio (USA) and Kampala, Uganda. For first point of contact nearest to you, please check-out the address details as mentioned under CONTACT on the IPA web page.

IPA distinguishes four sections of activities: Supply services, Procurement services, Consultancy services and Emergency Response. IPA’s unequivocal commitment to quality is reflected by the certification of our procedures according to ISO 9001:2008 standards.

We trust the information provided on this Website will convince you that using IPA as Supplier, Procurement Agent or Consultant can, and will be, to your benefit.
 

 

 

 
 
 




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IPA support KalaCORE with Procurement and Supply Chain expertise

We are proud to have delivered the procurement and supply chain expertise for KalaCORE in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the past year and are looking forward to continue our work in 2017. IPA supports KalaCORE with procuring and supplying diagnostic equipment, pharmaceuticals for treatment and other essentials.

The Consortium for the Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis, known as KalaCORE, is a partnership between the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Médecins Sans Frontières and Mott MacDonald. The consortium has been appointed by the Department for International Development (DFID) to tackle Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) in South Asia and East Africa.

KalaCORE which brings together the world’s leading scientific experts and practitioners in VL, delivers the UK aid-funded programme over four years in six countries supporting national efforts and coordinating with national VL control programmes.

Countries in South Asia have almost eliminated the illness. KalaCORE concentrates on supporting these areas with solutions to ongoing problems, such as poor diagnosis, mistreatment, and inefficiency of local institutions.

The disease has reached epidemic proportions in East Africa. The region’s poor national health infrastructures, an HIV epidemic and large displaced populations make it more susceptible to visceral leishmaniasis. Here, KalaCORE focuses on treating patients and improving control methods.

To date, the programme has provided treatment for more than 15,000 patients; information, education and communication interventions have reached more than 3 million people; and more than 10,000 health workers and clinicians have been trained.

To find out more, please visit the website: http://www.kalacore.org

 

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Updated Status of the Pharmaceuticals Procurement and Distribution

A Procurement and distribution plan for Consignment 3 has been started and will be presented to the Ministry of Health for approval before the end of February. Once this is given we can start the process of obtaining approvals for transport from the ONS and JVMM.

Distribution Status

Consignment 3 is being kitted. This will be fully completed FCA by 14th March. Discussions are ongoing with DFID regarding altering the transport factor from sea/land freight to air freight. This is in an effort to reduce the gap in the supply chain that was discerned in November. We expect a decision on this any day.

for a full update, please click on the link below:

HPF Supply Chain Bulletin 20170213

For more pictures of our work in South Sudan, please see our facebookpage:

IPA Facebook Page - Official

 

Health Pooled Fund 2

Under the HPF Phase II (HPF2), IPA  supports the Government of the Republic of South Sudan with the essential components of the supply chain for pharmaceuticals and medical consumables. CHDs are supported in strengthening the supply chain management and utilisation of quality pharmaceuticals and medical products in the county. Presently, most of the pharmaceuticals are delivered in a “push” system in the form of pre-packed kits, but this will move this to a “pull” system according to the needs of the facilities, while still aligning to the MOH Essential Drugs list. This will require coherent strategies that will oversee quantification, procuring, financing, storage and distribution of drugs and supplies. This will mean using standard requisition and reporting forms, stock cards and monitoring the utilisation of drugs at facilities.

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IPA joins HPF2 team and continues its procurement and supply chain services to the Republic of South Sudan

http://www.hpfsouthsudan.org/

Click on the logo to go the HPF2 website

History South Sudan

When the Republic of South Sudan came into existence on 09 July 2011 it immediately became one of the poorest countries in the world. Years of conflict had prevented the establishment of physical and social infrastructure, eroded what infrastructure existed, caused the death and displacement of millions of people, and made South Sudan one of the most underdeveloped regions of the world. The health needs of the people of South Sudan are immense and are a direct result of pervasive poverty and a long history of conflict. South Sudan has a very basic health care system which was weakened by each successive conflict, a severe shortage of health workers, and lack of access to health facilities. South Sudanese returning from Sudan since independence have increased the burden on these health facilities, particularly in border counties.

The GRSS Health Sector Development Plan 2012–16 (HSDP) states three main objectives:

1) to increase use and quality of health services;

2) to empower communities to take charge of their health; and

3) to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and equity of the health system.

Health Pooled Fund

The HPF launched in October 2012, following the principles of aid effectiveness and public health approaches to support the MOH deliver health services; while increasing ownership, capacity, and accountability of the MOH at all levels. It started with a period of bridging contracts to transition health services from previous funding mechanisms. After the bridging period, long term contracts were issued based on the County Model, covering health service delivery, health systems strengthening and strengthening community ownership. The HPF has supported county hospitals, faith based hospitals, State hospitals, and family planning services in six states. In April 2016, HPF2 expanded its geographic coverage to eight of the ten former states. Up until now, HPF has been funded by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Canada, the European Union, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). IPA has fullfilled the role of procurement agent for the management team as part of its appointment as DFID procurement  agent in South Sudan.

 

Health Pooled Fund 2

Under the HPF Phase II (HPF2), IPA  supports the Government of the Republic of South Sudan with the essential components of the supply chain for pharmaceuticals and medical consumables. CHDs are supported in strengthening the supply chain management and utilisation of quality pharmaceuticals and medical products in the county. Presently, most of the pharmaceuticals are delivered in a “push” system in the form of pre-packed kits, but this will move this to a “pull” system according to the needs of the facilities, while still aligning to the MOH Essential Drugs list. This will require coherent strategies that will oversee quantification, procuring, financing, storage and distribution of drugs and supplies. This will mean using standard requisition and reporting forms, stock cards and monitoring the utilisation of drugs at facilities.

 

for a an update on the current situation, please click on the link below:

HPF Supply Chain Bulletin 20170130

For more pictures of our work in South Sudan, please see our facebookpage:

CAIPA Facebook Page - Official

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Emergency Procurement and Distribution of Priority Essential Pharmaceuticals and Medical Commodities, South Sudan

Emergency Procurement and Distribution of Priority Essential Pharmaceuticals and Medical Commodities, South Sudan

All Consignment 2 - Pharmaceuticals have been received and distribution began on Thursday 28th October 2016.

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consignment 2 distribution status map - by county

 

Current Status of the Procurement and Distribution Process

Contracts have been signed by both parties for the all Consignment 3 & Consignment 4 items for South Sudan. Successful conference calls have been undertaken between suppliers and the project  Team. On-going monthly meetings with each supplier have been scheduled to ensure that the project deliverables remain on track and to discuss the possibility of having items arrive earlier than
contractual dates.

for a full update, please click on the link below:

caipa-bulletin-12-dec-2016

For more pictures of our work in South Sudan, please see our facebookpage:

CAIPA Facebook Page - Official

 

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Free Health Care Distribution for Pregnant Women, Under 5 children and Lactating Mothers, Sierra Leone

Current Status of the Procurement and Distribution Process

Round 2 of CAIPA FHC Q2 distribution has been completed in all Districts this includes, both First and Last Mile:

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Distribution status - Map 31-11-2016

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Procurement and Delivery Status Round 3 of the distribution includes:

-­‐ Goods procured by UNICEF, which were not included in Round 1 and 2 due to late arrival
-­‐ Discrepancies

 

For more information, please see below Bulletin with an update for partners and stakeholders

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About the distribution of Free Health Care Initiative supplies

Ensuring free drugs are available in primary healthcare facilities is critical to encouraging health seeking behaviour. The Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI) in Sierra Leone promises free health services (preventative and curative) to all children under 5, pregnant and lactating women and Ebola survivors. DFID has supported the FHCI in Sierra Leone since its inception in 2010 through support to the procurement and distribution of supplies for the FHCI.

DFID is therefore contracting International Procurement Agency (IPA), as its contracted Procurement Agent (PA) in Sierra Leone, to assist the Ministry of Health to bridge the gap in essential commodities and to aid in delivering this service. This has been due to the evident failures of previously supported National Pharmaceutical Procurement Unit (NPPU), which was managed by original implementer. This implementing partner also failed to provide adequate auditable documentation, and due to these facts DFID has now sourced a pre-established and proven private contractor to provide this service.

 

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