Procurement of goods and services and its logistics are an integral part of the practical emergency and development work in DCA. It is therefore an important element in the overall goal to empower the poorest in their struggle for a dignified life.
We believe that proper procurement and logistical management benefit the people we work with, because it supports the honest and efficient use of the entrusted funds received from donors. This propelled the development of the first procurement manual back in 2004 and today the Procurement and Logistics Manuals are important tools in achieving these goals.
The application of the DCA Manuals ensure equal opportunities and fair treatment of our suppliers, as well as responsible procurement through transparency, integrity, sustainability, best quality and value for money. This is in line with international standards and EU requirements.
In DCA we support sustainable development based on knowledge and resources in the country of work. Also, we build the capacity of our partners to help them respond to disasters and to address the root causes of poverty and oppression.
To support the communities and the development of near and regional markets, we aim at purchasing goods and services in the project area whenever possible and pertinent. Our implementing partners and our procurement officers in the Country Offices undertake the majority of procurement for projects and programmes in DCA. The Procurement and Logistics Unit at the headquarters in Copenhagen, is responsible for procurement and logistics for DCA’s self-implementing efforts such as the Humanitarian Mine Action programmes. Furthermore, the Unit offers expert support to DCA’s Country Offices and partners worldwide.