What We Do
We concentrate on supplementing humanitarian supply chain operations with a set of tools and controls to ensure they are risk-free in addition to the standard internal controls applied by organizations.
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Market research is the first phase of a procurement cycle. It is so much essential that it forms a great tool in fighting corruption and fraud. This vital activity can be conducted before the project starts or during implementation. Organizations willing to implement a project need many resources of goods and services, which should be identified at this stage, not later. Needs to be identified at this phase are:
- Products or services availability in the market
- Funding availability and limitation
- Details and specifications of products and services
- Suppliers interested in providing the goods or services
- Estimated costs
- Which products and services needed are under valid contracts
- How other peer organizations do purchase equivalent products and services
- Historic price hikes to anticipate market trends and norms
- Anticipated future shortage in the products
- Supplier feedback on the organization to surface factors of disinterest that may hinder competitiveness
- Any other issues with the market or legal legislations that may hinder competitiveness
Our sourcing service is customized based on the clients’ demands. We have already identified suppliers providing products and services for the targeted business. Our top priority is to secure the lowest price with the highest quality products.
- Product sourcing
- Historic prices
- Quick reach
- Supplier engagement
- Market trends
Many factors and variables affect the price of products and services provided to humanitarian organizations. During our souring and market research activities, we analyse what drives the cost for suppliers and provide a solid base for NGOs for supplier negotiations.
- Payment terms and schedule
- Currency effects
- Transportation and risks during the process
- Maintenance, warranty, and substitution
- Procurement process complexity
Identify the risks that may accompany a procurement process prior to initiating it, design convenient solutions, and monitor implementation effects.
- Products availability
- Supplying disruption
- Aid diversion
- Market risk assessment
- Market trends
The suppliers’ diversity is an advantage for you but who knows, you may enter into an agreement with a poor reputation supplier who may delay or deliver low-quality supplies to your business.
- Challenges identification
- Audit program
- Performance history
- Supplier risk assessment
- Fraud/Scam prevention
The in-depth verification procedure will ensure the suitability of the supplier for contracting. Companies are keeping losing cash resulted from supplier fraud and scams.
- Staff skills
- Quality control
- Inventory & storage
- Financial viability
Our program is designed to meet non-for-profit compliance obligations as well. Our team is well-qualified with public and different non-profit donor regulations.
- Legal status
- Data Protection
- Preventive controls
- ISO certifications