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Important notice regarding Bid submissions and public openings due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Monday, 16 March 2020

Bid/proposals submissions: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, effective immediately, the UN Secretariat will only solicit submissions of bid and proposals via electronic means. The solicitation documents issued by the procurement officials of the UN Secretariat will identify such mode of submission. Vendors are requested to follow the latest bid/proposal submission instructions sent by the respective procurement officials, and contact them should they do not receive new instructions for submission of bids/proposals. Vendors are advised that the UN will neither require nor accept physical bid/proposal submissions, whether by courier, FedEx, DHL, personal delivery, or similar physical means.

Public Bid (Tender) Openings: All public bid openings are cancelled effective immediately. Vendors who submitted bids as a result of Invitation to Bids may request the Bid Abstract Sheet (which includes the List of Vendors who submitted bids and the total price of their bids) within 30 days from the date of the Tender opening via email to pdbidsubmission@un.org. Vendors who submitted proposals as a result of a Request for Proposals may request the List of Vendors who submitted proposalswithin 30 days from the date of the Tender opening via email to pdbidsubmission@un.org.Read full story...

End of Year message to our Business Partners Thursday, 5 December 2019
End of Year message to our Business Partners

The United Nations has met the needs of its operations worldwide through the purchase and delivery of goods and services from over 189 countries*. As the holiday season approaches, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your contribution as a United Nations Business Partner and supporting the United Nations in meeting its goals; I am looking forward to our continued cooperation.

The holiday season is an occasion when many people exchange gifts. I would however like to take this opportunity to remind all registered and potential vendors of the UN Secretariat's expectations of compliance with the highest ethical standards of conduct of its business partners. The United Nations prohibitsRead full story...

The 16th Annual EU-UN Procurement Seminar Friday, 24 May 2019

The 16th Annual EU-UN Procurement SeminarThe 16th Annual EU-UN Procurement Seminar took place on 1-2 April 2019 in New York City, organized by the European Union Procurement Forum in collaboration with the United Nations Procurement Division.

Mr. Serge Christiane, Minister Counsellor of the...Read full story...

Message from the Secretary-General on Technology Fair Thursday, 19 October 2017

SG Message
The Department of Field Support and the U.N. Procurement Division are hosting a technology fair at the United Nations Support Base in Valencia, Spain on 23-24 October 2017.

The technology fair presents an invaluable opportunity to partner with and learn from each other. Industry will learn more about the needs and challenges of the United Nations, and we will learn about innovative solutions.

The entire message from the Secretary-General isRead full story...

2016 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement Published Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Annual Statistical Report on Procurement by United Nations organizations (ASR) is a yearly publication that has been produced since 1984.

The report provides an overview of the procurement of the United Nations system in support of its operations and provides a range of information about the categories of goods and services procured by the United Nations system, as well as the countries from which these goods and services were procured.

The 2016 report compiles information from 39 UN entities in total, which is an increase from 36 entities that provided data for the 2015 report.

The data is organized in procurement of goods and services based on the country supplier or country contractor. The categorization of countries and territories is based on the one used by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations. In 2016, the UNRead full story...