Reminder - Ethical Behavior of Suppliers and Contractors Monday, 28 February 2022

United Nations suppliers and contractors must comply with the United Nations Supplier Code of Conduct and General Conditions of Contract, in particular the provisions on sexual exploitation, child labour, discrimination, conditions of work, harassment, and mines.

The United Nations Procurement Division reminds the UN supplier community, that as a UN registered supplier you have accepted the United NationsRead full story...

End of Year message to our Business Partners Wednesday, 1 December 2021
End of Year message to our Business Partners

Dear Business Partner,

The United Nations has met the needs of its operations worldwide through the purchase and delivery ofRead full story...

Important notice regarding Public Tender(Bid) Openings Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Further to the notice dated 16 March 2020 regarding Public Bid (Tender) Openings, vendors are advised that the Procurement Division’s Public Bid (Tender) Openings will be resumed effective 1 August 2020 in accordance with the attached Letter.

Vendors shall note the new timeline, following the bid closing time, for the conduct of Public Bid (Tender) Openings.

In case of any concerns or clarifications please contact and full story...

United Nations Technical Flight Service Vendor Registration Process – Expedited Procedures during COVID-19 Global Pandemic Saturday, 11 April 2020

The attached Annex 1changes to the Technical and Operational Evaluation Criteria (TOEC) effective immediately to ensure continued United Nations support during the COVID-19 pandemic, introduce a new expedited technical registration process. 

In addition, for the next 90 days and until further notice, all on-site joint flight service vendor audits required prior to contract award are postponed. MeasuresRead full story...

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 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 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 theRead 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...

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...

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...