United Nations Global Marketplace

Becoming a
Potential Supplier
to the
United Nations
On behalf of United Nations Global Marketplace www.ungm.org
UNGM, the UN procurement portal: Background & Definition
New UNGM website – www.ungm.org
How to use UNGM
1. Information available on UNGM
2. Register online to become a part of the UN database of potential suppliers
3. Access Business Opportunities with the UN
4. Subscribe to the Tender Alert Service
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United Nations Global Marketplace - UNGM
UNGM brings together UN procurement staff and the vendor community
Through UNGM potential vendors can register with 24 UN Agencies that
use UNGM as their vendor roster
UNGM provides and excellent springboard to introduce your goods and
services to UN organizations by completing
only one on-line registration process
The United Nations represents a global market for goods and services of
over USD 15.3 billion annually
UN agencies supporting UNGM account for 99.5% of the annual UN
procurement volume
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UNGM – the UN Global Procurement Portal
Initially developed in the 90’s under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Procurement Working Group:
To provide vendors with a single point of entry to the UN procurement market
To create a global vendor sourcing portal for the UN procurement system
To consolidate UN agencies’ vendor rosters into one common vendor database
The UNGM has a UN General Assembly mandate to:
Enhance transparency and increase harmonization of procurement practices
Simplify and streamline the registration process for vendors
Increase procurement opportunities for vendors from developing countries
Create one common UN global procurement website
Publish procurement notices, contract awards and other relevant information
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UNGM – Quick Facts
UN agencies supporting UNGM account for 99.5% of the annual UN procurement volume
(US$ 15. 2 billion in 2012)
1600 new vendor registrations are posted monthly
More than 25 new procurement notices are posted daily
More than 300 active procurement notices are on UNGM at any one time
More than 1500 UN procurement staff of more than 34 UN or like organisations in more than 196
countries using UNGM
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2013 – Redesigned UNGM – www.ungm.org
In late 2013 a new and improved UNGM will be available •
Further supporting the UN procurement principles of Transparency, Fairness and Integrity.
Harmonizing and Simplifying the vendor registration process
Focusing on vendors from the developing world – assisted registration, multi-lingual, on-line help, intuitive
Improved technology to improve site responsiveness
Automated matching of Vendors offerings to UN agencies requirements
Significant reduction in evaluation time due to improved & harmonised processes.
Types of registration with the UN agencies:
Basic Registration : Common and simple registration process
Qualification Levels: some UN agencies will require additional information to qualify for participating in
tender process with potentially high contract values.
All this translates into a simpler, easier and faster registration process!
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UNGM – 29 Supporting Agencies
• African Development Bank (AfDB)
• Asian Development Bank (ADB)
• United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO)
• Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
• United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the
Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
• International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
• United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
• International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
• International Labour Organization (ILO)
• United Nations Industrial Development Organization
• International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
• United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
• International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC)
• United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
• Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
• United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
• Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
• United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
• Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)
• Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-TestBan Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
• United Nations Procurement Division (UN/PD)
• United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
• World Food Programme (WFP)
• United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
• World Health Organisation (WHO)
• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
• World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
• United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
• World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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• Vendors
• UN procurement
• Wider UN
LTA Repository
Vendor Database
• Basic registration
• Level 1 and 2
Procurement Notices
Tender Alert Service
Contract Awards
Vendor Eligibility
Knowledge Center
• Procurement
• Sustainable Procurement
• Harmonization
Business Information
• Annual Statistical Report
• General Business Guide
UNGM – The Information Portal
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 services
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
Supplying to the UN : General information on UN procurement procedures
General information on Sustainable Procurement
Links to all UN participating agencies’ websites
Link to Global Compact’s website
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UNGM – Registration
Supplier Code of Conduct
Adopted by all UN agencies and constitutes a mandatory requirement for registration
Deals with 22 points covering
Supplier Relationships
Promoting the Principles of the Code of Conduct
Environmental policy
Chemical and hazardous Waste
Wastewater and Solid Waste
Air Emission
Minimise waste, maximize recycling
Bribery and Corruption:
Conflict of Interest
Gifts and hospitality
Post Employment Restrictions
Labour :
Freedom of Association
Forced labour
Child labour
Working hours
Human Rights:
Human rights
Harassment, Harsh and Inhumane Treatment
Health and Safety
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UNGM – Registration Process
On-line assistance
New features
Automatic match with
relevant agencies
Inbox with all
communication from
UN agencies
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UNGM – Registration
Monitor your progress
Complete the registration
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UNGM – Registration
Completing the registration on UNGM:
 Registration free of charge
 Only one application for 25 UN agencies
 A UNGM Interactive Guide to assist you in the registration process
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UNGM – Access Business Opportunities &
Contract Awards
UNGM consolidates UN tender notices and contract awards from UN agencies into one easily
accessible location.
User-friendly and specific searches based on vendor’s selected criteria
Tender notices are published on a daily basis
Access to tender notices do not a require login or registration with UNGM
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UNGM Tender Alert Service notifies vendors about
relevant tender notices
UNGM – Tender Alert Service
Receive relevant tender notices via email through a simple sign-up
All tender notices are matched against vendor’s selected codes and
relevant notices are emailed to one or more contacts daily
Prevents vendors from missing opportunities and saves time
searching for relevant opportunities
Tender Alert Service (TAS) normally costs US$ 250 per year
Need help?
Use the inbuilt Help ? Function, or
Two UNGM Guides are available for further assistance on how
best to take advantage of UNGM available soon.
UNGM Interactive Guide
UNSPSC Codes Guide
For further assistance:
Remember to mention:
-Your UNGM username
- Your UNGM Registration Number
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Thank you!
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