As part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a proliferation of procurement options providing respiratory care equipment and related services to treat severe and critical COVID-19 patients. However, there is limited awareness of the various procurement options available to prospective buyers and how to utilize them.
This summary brief highlights respiratory care equipment procurement options and organizations that play a pivotal role in financing, coordinating, and conducting such procurements. It aims to increase awareness of the various procurement options available to prospective respiratory care equipment buyers—such as public procurement entities at national and subnational levels, public and private health facilities, and nongovernmental organizations—in order to inform purchasing decisions. It also aims to strengthen coordination among the global respiratory care equipment community by increasing understanding of each organization’s offerings and capabilities.
Publication date: August 2021