PEPFAR Implementing Partner
About SCMS
For people with HIV/AIDS in developing countries, cost-effective, reliable, secure and sustainable supply chains can save millions of lives. For more than six years, the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) has been saving lives through stronger supply chains.

SCMS is managed by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, which also holds the contract for the Global Fund's Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM), previously known as Voluntary Pooled Procurement (VPP).

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Working With Us
Opportunities include:
  • Ordering from our e-catalog
  • Supplying medicines and products by responding to RFPs
  • Partnering on improving supply chain efficiencies through technical assistance
  • Vendor support
  • Other collaborative opportunities
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Tools You Can Use!

The National Supply Chain Assessment Toolkit: Use this comprehensive toolkit to assess the capability and performance at all levels of a health supply chain. The results of the assessment help supply chain managers and implementing partners develop their strategic and operational plans and monitor whether activities are achieving their expected outcomes. Access Toolkit.

Health Care Waste Management: Learn how SCMS builds technical and operational capacity and infrastructure to support sound management of hazardous waste. Our helpful resources include Health Care Waste Management Visual Aids and the SCMS Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Health Care Waste Management Toolkit. More Info

Community Center: Access an array of supply chain resources, including links to tools, In Briefs, guidelines and reports.

What's New

SCMS contributes to policy brief on transitioning to new HIV/AIDS pediatric regimens: This Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) and WHO policy brief advises implementers that it will be increasingly difficult to procure specific ARVs on their own as of the end of 2014. If countries require these specific ARVs it is recommended they go through the Pediatric ARV Procurement Working Group to pool their orders to achieve sufficient order batch sizes.

Optimizing the laboratory supply chain: The key to effective laboratory services: SCMS, in collaboration with USAID, has been published in the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine. The paper highlights the cost differences between low, medium, and high utilization rates of common CD4 testing instruments that have been procured though PEPFAR funding.

DELIVER and SCMS Collaborate on the Last Mile Blog
On Wednesdays, you can now check out SCMS photos on the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT photo blog. Here you will find photos from the field documenting the work of both projects to ensure commodities are delivered to clients on time and when needed.
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Saving Lives Through Stronger Supply Chains
SCMS's submission, Saving Lives Through Stronger Supply Chains was selected as one of five Science of Delivery Award Winners in the World Bank's Procurement for Complex Situations Challenge.

Open to individuals from institutions and organizations from public and private sectors, civil society, all sectors and countries and donor or multilateral organizations, the Challenge aims at collecting and disseminating practical experiences with and lessons of failure or success from designing and implementing procurement in complex situations.

Check out the winning case story on page 12 of the Procurement for Complex Situations Challenge publication.


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RFQs 15440 &15441: Toners and A4 paper

SCMS has issued a RFQ 15440 & 15441 for 435 Toners and 456 Boxes of A4 paper (5 Reams) to be delivered in Mozambique.

The Supply Chain Management System (scms) is implemented by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, Inc. This website was made possible through the support of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of contract no. GPO-I-00-05-00032-00. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of USAID or the US government.