The 15th Annual EU-UN Procurement Seminar took place on 9-10 April 2018 in New York City, organized by the European Union Procurement Forum in collaboration with the Procurement Division.
Ambassador Joanne Adamson, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation, Mr. Atul Khare, Under Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support, Ms. Jan Beagle, Under-Secretary General for the Department of Management, and Mr. Christian Saunders, Assistant Secretary-General for the Department of Management, all welcomed the participants and conveyed the United Nations Procurement Division’s mandate of carrying out our mission while obtaining best value for money.
The seminar was attended by 140 participants representing 83 companies from 14 EU countries and featured theme-specific workshops such as Logistics and Transportation, Waste Management and Power Generation/Environmental Management, IT & Cybersecurity, Construction & Engineering, and Water & Sanitation.
The seminar also featured an interactive case study as well as one-on-one meetings with company representatives. A total of 71 one-on-one meetings with the United Nations Procurement Division were conducted. Also in attendance were representatives from UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, the Department of Field Support, and UN Global Compact.
The objective of the seminar was to provide attendants with valuable information on the goods and services required by the UN to execute its mandates, explain the vendor registration process and how to stay abreast of, and participate in, upcoming business opportunities, and to expand the UN’s supplier roster with new companies interested in supplying to the UN.
We hereby want to extend our sincere thanks to the European Procurement Forum for organizing a very successful event and are looking forward to the 16th edition!