Some donors (in particular the US Government) require CARE to seek formal authorisation in the form of waivers variations from normal procurement requirements. Waivers are not granted automatically, but must be applied for on a case-by-case basis.
Each donor has a specific process to request waivers, which differs from one donor to another. It is essential to refer to specific guidelines. As a general rule, the procurement unit should always confirm and obtain a copy, of the waiver that has been obtained by the programme unit. Do not confirm an order without a waiver. A copy of the waiver should be placed in the respective procurement file.