ADQ, one of the region's largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi's diverse economy, has announced the launch of Rafed, a new Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) to manage and develop the procurement of healthcare-related products and services.
Rafed will initially be responsible for the primary procurement needs of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), which include supplier sourcing and contract management, procurement ordering services, warehousing, and distribution. In the future, Rafed will also aim to incorporate other local and regional healthcare providers into its procurement programme.
The long-term aim of Rafed is to ensure the availability and quality of essential goods and services for the healthcare sector, which include pharmaceuticals, equipment and consumables. In doing so, it will seek to reduce operating costs for healthcare providers and ensure effective procurement and delivery mechanisms by establishing competitive contracts with leading suppliers. Rafed will also collaborate with healthcare regulators on the implementation of enhancement initiatives.