See the handling fees that are applied to supplies and services procured by UNICEF.
Handling fees are charged in order to defray the incremental direct and indirect costs that UNICEF incurs by providing services. The fees are established based on total projected annual procurement for a commodity group. However, special fees may be applied when:
- procurement for a specific partner is projected to exceed $100 million per year or
- a multi-year agreement is established.
See below fees for least developed countries and, further below, for UN agencies, GAVI the Vaccine Alliance and UNITAID.
Fee for LDCs* (%)
Fee for non-LDCs* (%)
|Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) vaccines||4||4.5|
|New and under-used vaccines||3||3.5|
|Auto disable (AD) syringes||8||8.5|
|Cold chain equipment||8||8.5|
|Long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)||3||3.5|
|Diagnostic test kits||4||4.5|
|Water, sanitation, hygiene||8||8.5|
* Least developed countries
3% and 5%
|all||The fee takes into account the joint work that may be done with other UN agencies. The specific handling fee charged depends on the volume of procurement and the amount of collaboration/joint activities.|
|Gavi||1.4%||vaccines||The handling fee is paid as a fixed upfront payment for the current multi-year agreement. The percentage represents the annual fee as a percentage of the annual projected procurement. At the end of each year, Gavi and UNICEF review actual procurement and other cost-driver activities to be sure the fee represents a reasonable recovery of costs.|
|UNITAID||5%||HIV-related commodities||For a project to accelerate access to innovative point of care HIV diagnostics.|
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