India HIV/AIDS Resource Centre
National AIDS Control Organisation
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
The National HIV/AIDS Control Programme  (NACP) places a high priority on procurement of goods and services & works and effective management of supply chain for successful implementation of the project. The process of procurement is important for ensuring that necessary supplies are available for the project at right time, in right quantity, of right quality, at the right place, and at right cost.

An appropriate strategy for procurement and supply management is formulated before initiating the procurement process. A plan for procurement is then prepared clearly laying down the budget required.

There is a defined guideline for the procurement of goods&services. These “Guidelines for Procurement” provide the essential information and step-by-step procurement procedures in brief to achieve procurement objectives.

Salient Features:

The steps followed in the procurement procedure are: 
The methods of procurement followed are:
  1. International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
  2. National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
  3. Limited International Bidding
  4. Limited Tender
  5. Shopping
  6. Single Tender/ Direct Contracting
  7. Force Account (for Civil Works through Public Works Department)


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