Guidelines for procuring public health pesticides

March 2012

World Health Organization

Publication details

Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241503426



The objective of these guidelines is to provide guidance on the procurement of appropriate, good quality public health pesticide products. The guidelines promote fairness, transparency, integrity, accountability and quality assurance in pesticide procurement and for implementation of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides. Their aim is to assist Member States and other stakeholders in preparing their own standard operating procedures and to harmonize them.

As procurement procedures vary by country and international procurement entity, these guidelines are also intended to harmonize practices.

They are an expanded, updated version of the WHO 2000 Guidelines for the purchase of public health pesticides and replaces it.

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