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End of Year message to our Business Partners Friday, 4 December 2015

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 2015, your support has been a critical successRead 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...

Electronic Bid Submission Pilot Thursday, 23 April 2015

The United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD) is currently conducting a Pilot project to evaluate the feasibility, challenges, and benefits of using an electronic tendering (e-tendering) solution as an integral component of its procurement process.Read full story...

2014 Statistics for the United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD) Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The United Nations Procurement Division is pleased to make the 2014 UNPD Procurement Statistics available on its Internet website.

The overall procurement volume has increased with 7% from US$2,997.08 million in 2013 to US$3,207.16 million in 2014.Read full story...

New edition of “Doing Business with the United Nations Secretariat” booklet Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The United Nations Procurement Division has published a new edition of the “Doing Business with the United Nations Secretariat” booklet in all six official UN languages. The new edition contains updated information aiming to help suppliers get familiar with the process of becoming a supplier of goods/services to the United Nations.Read full story...

Chief Procurement Officers meet in New York for 2015 annual conference Monday, 9 March 2015

The 2015 conference of the Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) of the UN Secretariat is being held in New York from 23 to 27 February 2015.

The conference aims to facilitate a professional exchange of information among a community of practitioners who carry out the same functions around the world, so that they are better equipped to be responsive to clients’ needs.Read full story...

UNPD launches new Mobile App for Apple smart phones and tablets Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The UN Procurement Mobile App offers real-time access to information related to United Nations Procurement Division, such as business opportunities, business seminars schedule and contract awards. The “UN Procurement” Mobile App, originally released in 2011, has now received a major update for Apple devices. The new release provides our users with a completely redesigned interface that works equally well on both tablet and smart phone devices.Read full story...

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...

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