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Table 2 Price comparators

From: Comparative assessment of medicine procurement prices in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Comparator Description
Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) International Drug Price Indicator Guide 2010 http://erc.msh.org Ex-factory prices offered to low- and middle-income countries by different suppliers. Median supplier prices were used (or median buyer prices where supplier prices were unavailable) plus 15% for freight and insurance.
Jordan’s Joint Procurement Department (JPD) 2010 tender prices http://www.jpd.gov.jo Pooled procurement for the Ministry of Health, Royal Medical Services, Jordan University Hospital, King Abdullah University Hospital, King Hussein Cancer Centre and the Prince Hamza Hospital. Prices include freight, insurance, any clearance costs and transport to warehouses in Jordan.
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) 2010 tender prices Pooled procurement for the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar Kuwait, and more recently Yemen. Prices include freight, insurance, any clearance costs and transport to warehouses in each country.
IDA Foundation 2010 prices for bulk packs http://www.ida.nl Not-for-profit supplier of medicines to low- and middle-income countries. Prices include 1.5% handling fee (for orders over Є5000) plus 15% for freight and insurance.