6.1 Market survey

Undertake a rapid market survey of the items required for the emergency interventions, considering local, national and international markets (refer to section 6.2). Check for:

  • quantities available
  • quality
  • pricing
  • source and origin of the items (in particular, check against donor requirements about the origin)
  • technical specifications, including Sphere standards.


  • The market survey can be narrowed down if items and potential suppliers have been pre-identified in the EPP.
  • Check for any donor restrictions (see section 4). In case of funding from United States Government, verify the geographical code and find out if any waivers are required.