Requested the establishment of a task force, which should include the Procurement Network and ideally members of the former HACT advisory committee, and should report on its progress at the spring 2015 session of HLCM, to:
a. Develop definition of use – when an NGO is considered a vendor, and when it should be considered as an implementing partner;
b. Assess the feasibility of adapting the UN Global Marketplace as a platform to track fraud cases related to implementing partners;
c. Explore alternative means of information sharing;
d. Assess opportunities and limitations to expand areas currently covered by HACT assessments, and explore applicability of HACT risk management tools/instruments to vendors and implementing partners;
e. Assess the value and feasibility of adapting procedures from the Vendor Eligibility Framework, as appropriate, for implementing partners; and,
f. Propose common approaches to mitigating risks.
Requested that this work be conducted in full coordination with the relevant bodies on UNDG and the audit and investigation professional networks.