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Ref. Ares(2018)4147635 - 07/08/2018
From: 
 (ECHO Damascus) [mailto:
@echofield.eu]  
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:42 PM 
To:
 (ECHO) 
Subject: FW: Brief update on the milk project 
 
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From: 
 [mailto
@wfp.org]  
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2016 5:44 PM 
To: 
 (ECHO Damascus) 
Cc: 
 



 
Subject: Brief update on the milk project 
 
Dear 

 
As per your request, please find below a brief update related to the milk project. As you can see, everything 
is moving according to plan. 
 
 
 
 
 
Status of carton design 
All designs have been approved, and everything is cleared from WFP for the two suppliers for both the tetra 
pack containers and the carton boxes. Finalized on 19 July 2016.  
 
Status of finalization of product specifications 
Product specifications were finalized in the beginning of June, and the tenders were issued shortly 
thereafter based on the agreed upon specifications. 
 
Brief overview of tendering process and country of origin 
•         The first tender was issued on 8 June covering the requirement for the months of September to 
November 2016. A total of nine companies from the approved vendor list were invited, and two 
companies were awarded contracts: 
-           Hoogwegt, Netherlands - Trader (producer is Lactogal based in Portugal), 
-           Glanbia, Ireland; 
•         The second tender was finalized during the last week of July for the quantity covering the period 
December 2016 to January 2017. A total of ten companies were invited to tender, and the contracted 
was awarded to one supplier: 
-           Hoogwegt, Netherlands - Trader (producer is Lactogal based in Portugal) 
•         Consequently, the countries of origin for the first tender will be Portugal and Ireland and for the second 
tender it will be Portugal 
  
Supply chain 
The first batch is expected to be delivered to Syria in September in time for the school start in September.  
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