How to Identify Business Opportunities
Where to find Business Information –
The Annual Statistical Report
– UN Procurement by country
– UN Agency procurement by country, commodity
or service
– Purchase orders and Contracts (over USD
30,000) placed by agency, by country of
vendor, value and description of goods or
– Top Ten items procured by Agency
The General Business Guide
– Lists all UN Organizations, fields of activity,
contact persons, procurement activities and
requirements and registration procedures
United Nations Global Marketplace
UNGM Objectives
– To provide suppliers with a global portal to UN system
– To provide UN purchasers with a global supplier sourcing
– To conglomerate UN Agencies potential supplier rosters
into a single on-line common suppliers database that
facilitates the exchange of information
UNGM – What is it?
United Nations Global Marketplace
is the procurement portal of the UN System
brings together UN procurement staff and the supplier community
acts as a single window, through which potential suppliers may register
with the 24 UN Agencies using the UNGM as their supplier roster.
These agencies account for 95% of the total UN procurement spent
 the UNGM therefore provides an excellent springboard to introduce your goods
and services to many UN organizations, countries and regions by only
completing one registration form.
The United Nations represents a global market of over USD 10 billion annually
for all types of goods and services
United Nations Global Marketplace
Global & Agency supplier rosters
– Individual agency roster as subsets of global UNGM roster
– Suppliers register with Agencies whose procurement
needs match their supply offerings
– Help and information available throughout the entire
registration process
Targeted supplier registration
Registering as a potential UN supplier at
Free of charge
Used by 24 UN agencies when sourcing for suppliers
Can register with several organizations at the same time
15 step process
Can ‘Save” and return to complete process
Help? [email protected]
Significant amount of information available, including links to
individual organizations websites
Use an e-mail
address which will
continue to be
Procurement Notices on
 UN Agencies & Int.
Organizations post
procurement notices
 Clear overview, allows for
sorting and searching in
current and past notices,
exporting Excel.
 New Service - Receive
relevant procurement
notices in your Inbox
 Tender Alert Service
USD250 annually
Tender Alert Service on
Receive relevant business opportunities with the UN published on the
UNGM straight on your Inbox via the Tender Alert Service
UNGM identifies suitable business opportunities for you that
correspond to your company’s activities
UNGM emails them straight to you every day
No need to regularly check the procurement notices posted on
No risk to miss a bidding opportunity
The Tender Alert Service ensures you to be notified of tenders in a
reasonable timeframe that allows you to participate to bidding
Did you know?
On average 10 new business opportunities are published everyday on
Agencies supporting UNGM
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)**
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)**
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
United Nations Procurement Division (UN/PD)
United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Health Organisation (WHO)**
Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
** Additional / prequalification criteria
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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