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Bid security

Bid security is a form of financial guarantee where the bidder is required to make a deposit at the time of submission of a bid or tender. Bid security is a safeguard against withdrawal of bids before the end of the bid validity period or a refusal to sign the contract.


BL

Bon de livraison


BM

Banque mondiale


Buffer stock

Buffer stock or safety stock is the amount of stock that is kept in reserve in case an item is unavailable from the supplier or a sudden increase in demand occurs. This amount may be determined as x times the average monthly consumption, or calculated as a percentage of the annual quantity consumed, depending on the country and system.


C

CA

Conseil d’administration


CAAMEBO

Centrale d’achat et de distribution des médicaments essentiels de Bas-Congo


CAAMEKI

Centrale d’achat et de distribution des médicaments essentiels de Kisantu


CAMESKIN

Centrale d’achat et de distribution des médicaments essentiels de Kinshasa


CCT

CCT is the acronym of conditional cash transfers. This is cash provided to patients for using specific services, e.g. immunising children.


CDR

Centrale de Distribution Régionale des médicaments essentiels



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