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About Procurement

UNGSC About Procurement
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The UNGSC Procurement Unit is responsible for procuring goods and services that are required for corporate operations. The Procurement Unit ensures that the procurement process respects the principles of fairness, integrity, and transparency through competition.
UNGSC is committed to achieving the best value for money and cost-effectiveness, while diversifying sources to include the Global South, in line with the guidance of the Procurement Division.

Resources for Suppliers

UN Global Market Place

The United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) is the single online portal for the procurement activities of the United Nations System. Vendors wishing to participate in solicitation exercises conducted by UNGSC must be registered with the UN Secretariat on UNGM. Vendors who have already registered in UNGM shall keep their information updated at all times.

Supplier Code of Conduct

All vendors doing business with the UN are required to accept and comply with the UN Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes principles on Labour, Human Rights, Environment, and Ethical Conduct, and sets the minimum requirements expected by vendors across their supply chain.

Conditions of Contract

The United Nations General Terms and Conditions of Contract are a set of standard provisions establishing a legal framework that forms part of the contractual agreement between the UN and the vendors.

Supplier Diversity: Women Owned Businesses

The UN is dedicated to increasing the participation of Women Owned Business in its procurement of goods and services. Find out more about current UN Secretariat initiatives dedicated to providing opportunities to Women Owned Businesses, in line with Sustainable Development Goal #5.

Procurement Manual

The Procurement Manual details the UN Secretariat’s procurement procedures and processes, and provides further guidance for carrying out procurement activities for the UN effectively, and efficiently in compliance with the UN’s Financial Regulations and Rules, and other applicable administrative issuances.

Advertising & Business Opportunities

Procurement Advertising List

Please find below a list of current procurement advertising about forthcoming solicitations UNGSC anticipates to conduct. Interested vendors should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) electronically using the online form to the attention of the referenced Procurement Officer. These notices do not constitute solicitations. The United Nations reserves the right to change or cancel these requirements at any time. The United Nations considers a vendor's qualifications and experience in the particular commodity/service area, and previous performance, when preparing a list of invitees. Thus, submitting an Expression of Interest does not automatically guarantee a vendor will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued. 
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Important announcement to suppliers

Due to coronavirus prevention measures, 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 proposals within 30 days from the date of the Tender opening via email to

The above is applicable notwithstanding what might otherwise be stated in the Procurement Manual, including its Chapter 7, on public opening.

These temporary measures remain in effect until further notice.


More About Procurement

Procurement Sales Of Assets
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Sales Of Assets

Consult the list of current sales of surplus assets conducted by UNGSC on a regular basis.


Procurement - Awards
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Search and find the Contracts and Purchase Orders awarded by UNGSC as a result of a solicitation exercise.

Contact us

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