The procurement process plays an important role in ensuring that a cost-effective and efficient selection and award process is conducted to obtain appropriate and sustainable technologies and supplies to support the health facility’s oxygen therapy needs. To achieve this objective, an integrated approach to procurement should be adopted—one that engages key stakeholders in the appropriate planning and procurement activities.
The Procurement Guide has been developed as a resource to help effectively plan, procure, and sustain oxygen delivery devices for health care facilities. The guide covers the selection and procurement of the different components of an oxygen delivery system, including cylinders, oxygen concentrators, oxygen-generation plants, pulse oximeters, and the required accessories, such as oxygen blenders and flowmeters, consumables such as nasal cannula and oxygen tubing, and spare and replacement parts such as filters for oxygen concentrators and batteries for pulse oximeters. It incorporates references to relevant tools and resources developed as part of the Oxygen Delivery Toolkit, as well as other helpful guidance from international agencies and normative bodies.
This resource is part of the Oxygen Delivery Toolkit: Resources to plan and scale medical oxygen. The materials provided within the toolkit can be used together or separately, as needed. The complete toolkit is available at www.path.org/oxygen-delivery-toolkit.
Publication date: July 2020