Quality work & procurement

ForumCiv is constantly striving for quality improvements at all levels, and we obey a comprehensive framework of internal rules and guidelines as a member-based organisation. We are also governed by external rules and requirements issued by Sida and other financing bodies as regards the mediation of grants to other organisations.

Procurement rules

All aid activities must make effective use of resources, promote good administration and transparency in the handling of funds, and actively oppose corruption and financial irregularities. One way of achieving this is to apply a transparent and cost-effective procurement process.

These procurement rules apply to ForumCiv and to other organisations whose operations are funded through the grants that we mediate.

Each NGO is always responsible for the procurements it or its partners make with funds mediated by ForumCiv. The basic guideline is that while every effort must be taken to ensure that the procurement is as economic and appropriate as possible for both the organisation and the recipient of the good or service, all grant-funded procurements must be conducted in accordance with the principles of professionalism, competitiveness, and objectivity.

This means that all NGOs that procure goods and services are to do so in a professional manner. Competition opportunities must be sought and exploited, and tenders and tenderers treated objectively so that competition on equal terms can be achieved.