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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.Read full story...
End of Year message to our Business Partners
Thursday, 5 December 2019
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 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 theRead full story...
Message from the Secretary-General on Technology Fair
Thursday, 19 October 2017
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...
Reminder - Prohibition against sexual exploitation and abuse
Friday, 26 May 2017
The United Nations Procurement Division would like to remind all Vendors of the prohibition against sexual exploitation and abuse.
Each Contractor shall take all appropriate measures to prevent sexual exploitation or abuse of anyone by its employees or any other persons engaged and controlled by the Contractor to perform any services under the Contract. For these purposes, sexual activity with any person less than eighteen years of age, regardless of any laws relating to consent, shall constitute the sexual exploitation and abuse ofRead full story...
End of Year message to our Business Partners
Monday, 12 December 2016
Dear Business Partner,
As the holiday season approaches, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your contributions as a United Nations Business Partner. Throughout 2016, your support has been a critical success factor for the Organisation to meet its goals and I am looking forward to our continued cooperation.Read full story...
Chief Procurement Officers meet in New York for 2016 annual conference
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
The 2016 conference of the Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) of the UN Secretariat was held in New York from 31 May to 3 June 2016.
Participants included UN procurement professionals from Field Missions, Procurement Division at Headquarters, Offices Away from Headquarters, Regional Commissions, as well as TribunalsRead full story...
Critical ERP Milestone
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
The United Nations deployment of its global ERP system, known as Umoja, will reach a critical milestone as the system will be fully deployed at HQ, Geneva, Santiago, and more than 60 other locations on 1 November 2015.
This migration will remove any dependencies on our legacy finance and procurement systems, and represents a significant step forward for the Organization as it moves towards a single, holistic ordering system. The migration requires a 3 week blackout of finance systems beginning 15 October 2015, and ending on 7 November 2015.Read full story...
2014 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement has been published
Thursday, 30 July 2015
The Annual Statistical Report on Procurement by United Nations organizations (ASR) is a publication that has been produced by UNOPS for the last 31 years.
The 2014 report compiles information from 35 agencies in total, increasing the number of 2013. This year the report includes information provided by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).Read full story...
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