The Middle East Tender System for Medical Devices

In the Persian Gulf region of the Middle East, the governments of several countries have established a cross-border tender system, the Secretariat-General for Health (SGH) Tender, to provide a more uniform and predictable process for the purchase of pharmaceutical and health products including medical devices. For manufacturers active in the Middle East, marketing devices via the SGH Tender offers advantages in terms of access to a broader array of customers—provided all qualifications for inclusion are met.

In this white paper:

  • The Group Purchasing Program function
  • How to participate in the SGH Tender Program
  • SCH Tender technical committees
  • Letters of award
  • Delivery and payment