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 and procedures to all staff members involved in the various stages of the procurement actions conducted by the UN in all offices and all locations, and is not intended to be exhaustive.
In view of constant changing procurement practices and technology, the Procurement Manual is subject to periodic updating and refinement by the Organization, as and when necessary.
The United Nations reserves the right to make exceptions to the provisions contained in the Procurement Manual, if and when necessary, and in the best interests of the Organization.
Please find below the links to the Procurement Manual in different languages.
The most recent version of the Procurement Manual is Revision 7.0 published on 1 July 2013. In case of any discrepancy between the English version of the Procurement Manual and the French or Spanish version, the English version of the Procurement Manual prevails.