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Developing a strategic approach to procurement through appropriate and timely planning is a key element to the successful acquisition of goods, civil works or services at a reasonable cost. Early and accurate planning is essential to avoid last minute, emergency or ill-planned procurement, which is contrary to open, efficient and effective, and consequently fair and transparent procurement. 
Such planning allows Business Units to organize their requirements into requisitions, to enable on-time delivery and to take advantage of economies of scale. A resulting requisition specifies to the Requisitioner, Buyer, Project Manager and Programme Officers, what is required and when it is needed. The requisition enables the search for possible solutions to meet the desired needs and further facilitates the procurement action.

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