IPA Africa was established to provide local service to clients in Africa, with a more personal approach. For our initial client, Malaria Consortium, IPA Africa has been undertaking the procurement agency function of all programmes implemented for over two years. Since 2012, we have started working as the procurement agent for DFID in Uganda, and will support procurement for DFID in Southern Sudan.
IPA Africa has also been working for Advance Aid, a UK based NGO setting up emergency stocks for World Vision in Nairobi, and we are setting up emergency stocks for CORDAID in Uganda.
Additionally, we are performing procurement services for the health and WASH projects of one of the largest multinationals operating in Equatorial Guinea.
Our key asset is a responsive, flexible and pragmatic approach and our capability to integrate in and/or cooperate with the client. Supported by our straightforward organisational structure and our short communication lines, we are able to provide the expected ability matching the required services.
The combination of local service and close cooperation with the international headquarters in the Netherlands provides a comprehensive solution, facilitating local coordination on the one hand, but availability of international services and standards on the other.