for Companies and Delegations
Supplier Arrangements Following Termination of the
Oil-for-Food Programme on 21 November 2003
Pursuant to Security Council resolution 1483 (2003), the Office of
the Iraq Programme will terminate its activities on Friday 21
November 2003. All subsequent responsibility for contracts will be
transferred from OIP to the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) at
The CPA has established a coordination centre in Baghdad to manage
these activities from 22 November
Inquiries may be submitted to the centre via email (email@example.com)
or by telephone (1 914 509 6888).
All inquiries regarding the status of contracts formerly processed
by OIP should be directed to the CPA Coordination Unit.
prioritized for delivery to Iraq with approved, amended, contracts
list of prioritized and amended contracts
details 2,790 contracts which have
been prioritized for delivery to Iraq and for which the United
Nations agencies and programmes have concluded amendments approved
by the Office of the Iraq Programme. All approved amendments have
been forwarded to the United Nations Treasury so that a letter of
credit may be issued or revised in accordance with the amendment.
Although the processing deadline for amendments has passed, the UN
Treasury will continue to issue and process amendments to letters of
credit after 21 November 2003. Similarly, all queries concerning
changes, amendments and extensions of letters of credit for
prioritized and amended contracts should be sent directly to the UN
To contact UN Treasury:
or fax 1-917-367-2116.
prioritized for delivery to Iraq without amended contracts
table of prioritized and non-amended contracts
lists 251 contracts which have been
prioritized for delivery to Iraq but for which the UN agencies and
programmes were unable to finalize contractual amendments prior to
OIP’s processing deadline. The case files for these “live”
contracts will be transferred by the relevant UN agencies and
programmes to a CPA team of negotiators. The CPA team will contact
suppliers and negotiate amendments to the listed contracts in due
contracts with amendments not approved by OIP
The list of
unapproved amended contracts
details 19 contracts for which the
UN agencies and programmes had concluded amendments which OIP was
unable to approve by the 21 November 2003. The case files for these
contracts will also be transferred to the CPA negotiations team for
removed from the list of amendable contracts
contracts removed from the list of amendable contracts
identifies reasons why 728 prioritized contracts were not amended
prior to termination of the Oil-for-Food Programme. The UN agencies
will transfer case files for contracts in this category to the CPA.
It should be noted that the “relative utility” of such contracts has
not been affected by their removal from the list of amendable
contracts and suppliers should contact the CPA Coordination Centre
if they wish to reactivate negotiations concerning these contracts.
Reasons for the removal of contracts from the list of amendable
contracts are detailed in Column X of the spreadsheet.
contracts considered not to have relative utility
paragraph 16 (b) of Security Council resolution 1483 (2003) details
762 approved and funded
contracts which have not been prioritized for delivery to
Iraq. As cited in resolution 1483, action concerning contracts in
this category is postponed until an internationally recognized,
representative of the Government of Iraq is in a position to
determine whether such contracts shall be fulfilled.
Please note that the table is divided
into three categories as follows:
Approved and funded contracts of questionable utility, as agreed in
the tri-partite review process between UN agencies and programmes,
the CPA and Iraqi ministries;
Category B: Approved and funded contracts where there was no
participants in the tri-partite process concerning relative utility,
Category C : Approved and funded contracts where the Iraqi
ministries refused to deal with the concerned suppliers in further
contract implementation at this stage, due to their allegedly
Approved,funded and unapproved contracts with small balances
identified a number of contracts with small balances pending
delivery (less than 5 per cent). Suppliers were requested to
express any interest in shipping the remaining goods. Only a small
number of suppliers responded in connection with this request. The
remaining 709 contracts are
specified in the table of approved and funded contracts with
prioritization process carried out in accordance with paragraph 16
(b) of resolution 1483 pertains to approved and funded contracts for
which an approval letter had been issued by OIP. In cases where an
exceptional need was identified the Committee established by
Security Council resolution 661 (1990) approved the prioritization
of previously unfunded contracts.
The table of
approved and unfunded as
well as unapproved contracts details all
contracts which were not eligible for prioritization unless an
exceptional need for the goods was determined.
supplied CPA and the Iraqi Ministries with copies of all approved
and unfunded as well as unapproved contracts in the event that
Ministries wish to pursue them in the future.
Nations Treasury and BNP Paribas will continue to effect payments
for goods delivered to Iraq after 21 November 2003.
Cotecna S.A. will
continue to authenticate the arrival of goods, on behalf of CPA and
the Iraqi Ministries. The revised authentication mechanism will
remain in place unless CPA advises otherwise. For further
information regarding the revised authentication mechanism
see the notice to suppliers concerning revised authentication
procedures and recent deliveries to Iraq (16 October 2003).
Any inquiries regarding
the authentication of goods should be directed to the CPA
Suppliers should also
regularly monitor the CPA web site
for any revisions to the authentication arrangements.