WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO PARTNER | 2021 - 2027
Partners can purchase from suppliers on other donors’ list as they would purchase from any other supplier, as long as the quality assurance rules of DG ECHO in the document “Provisions on medical and food supplies applicable to actions funded under the EU Humanitarian Partnership Certificate 2021 –2027” are met. The difference is that since these suppliers have been pre-certified by those donors, it should be easier for Partners to obtain the proof that the standards are met.
Pre-certification of suppliers does not fall within the scope of the mission of the PIC/S as  the aim of PIC/S is to develop common standards in the field of Good Manufacturing
Practices (GMP) hence to ensure that the production of medicines meets the required  quality standards.
Mosquito nets are not considered as medical supplies while ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to address acute malnutrition is considered as such.