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2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement now available Tuesday, 15 July 2014

With the collaboration of 33 UN agencies providing their own procurement information, UNOPS has published the 2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement.

The overall procurement volume of UN organizations during 2013 increased to US$16.1 billion from US$15.4 billion in 2012.

UNPD (US$ 2.997 billion), UNICEF (US$ 2.741 billion), UNDP (US$ 2.269 billion) and WFP (US$ 2.477 billion) are topping the list and together account for 65% of the total procurement volume of UN organizations...Read full story...

UNPD launches new website Thursday, 3 July 2014

The United Nations Procurement Division website is a meeting point for current and potential UN Suppliers, Requisitioning Offices, UN Member States and UN staff members, and other parties interested in UN Procurement Activities. An important objective of the Internet site is to meet the increasing demands of Vendors seeking Registration and Business Opportunities with the UN.

The previous United Nations Procurement Division Internet Site was...Read full story...

Chief Procurement Officers meet in New York for annual conference Monday, 3 February 2014

The 2014 annual conference of the Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) of the UN Secretariat was held in New York from 27 to 31 of January 2014.

The five-day conference aimed to facilitate a professional exchange of information among a community of practitioners who carry out the same functions around the world so that they would be better informed and equipped to be responsive to clients’ needs.Read full story...

Notice on Expressing Interest In Planned Solicitations Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Companies can only participate in solicitations of the UN Secretariat after completing their registration at the United Nations Global Marketplace.

As you express interest in a planned solicitation by submitting an EOI response form, please verify and ensure that your company is registered under its full legal name with the UN Secretariat on the United Nations Global Marketplace.Read full story...

Air Charter Conference (18 Dec 2013): presentation and form for additional feedback Wednesday, 18 December 2013

The UN held an Air Charter Conference on 18 December 2013 at UNHQ New York with approximately 85 companies from 30 different countries.

Kindly refer to the attached presentation, which focuses on the ongoing transition in solicitation methodology for long-term air charter requirements, including the preliminary review of the received industry feedback.Read full story...

Notice on use of outside consultants and intermediaries Monday, 7 October 2013

Vendors are advised that the United Nations does not promote, recommend or consider the engagement of outside consultants or intermediaries necessary during any step of the procurement process. This includes the preparation of bids, advice on the UN's processes and policies, and award or contract implementation stage. The Procurement Manual and the respective information on the Procurement Division's website outlinesRead full story...

Procurement Manual Revision 7.0 (Published: 1 July 2013) Monday, 1 July 2013

The United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules, as promulgated by Secretary-General's Bulletin ST/SGB/2003/7 dated 9 May 2003, govern the procurement functions of the United Nations.

The provisions in the Procurement Manual should be read as subordinate to the provisions in the United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules. The Procurement Manual is intended to provide guidance on procurement policies andRead full story...

New version of UN Procurement Mobile App for iPhone/iPad/iPod launched Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The United Nations Procurement Division has launched a new version of its UN Procurement Mobile App for the iOS platform (iPhone/iPad/iPod).

This new version adds access to statistics such as procurement volume by major commodity and top 20 countries. The added functionality will soon be made available to Android and BlackBerry users also.

The "UN Procurement" App offers real-time accessRead full story...