AccessRH on track for orders
22nd December 2010
A memorandum of understanding was signed between UNFPA’s Finance Branch and Procurement Services Branch (PSB) in late November and subsequently, $10 million USD was transferred on November 26 to establish an AccessRH revolving fund at PSB. With this funding in place, the first order for condom stock was initiated with Qingdao for 250,000 condoms (gross). Approximately 165,000 gross will be available at the Qingdao plant in February, therefore AccessRH is on track to accept its first orders from clients at that time.
Additionally, a proposal for simplifying UNFPA third party procurement has been sent to UNFPA headquarters, and if agreed upon, will enable PSB, and thus AccessRH financial transactions, to become more simplified and transparent. PSB buyers are currently undergoing training in utilizing AccessRH’s new procurement processes.
Fore more information on AccessRH, including a revised background document, please visit the AccessRH page.