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Procurement for Children

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Students practice playing drums at a primary school in Jamalpur on 26 April 2011.

Disease, malnutrition, lack of clean water and sanitation, conflict and natural disasters continue to cost children their lives. For countless others, these realities, coupled with a lack of a basic education, impact their ongoing development and future.

For more than 65 years, UNICEF has been working hard with other development partners and governments to combat this situation. Together with the global humanitarian community, and in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF is responsible for helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) by 2015. To this end, the work of UNICEF focuses on six core areas:

- Child survival and development
- Basic education and gender equality
- Emergency response
- Child protection
- Policy analysis, advocacy and partnership for children’s rights

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A student reads a story book during his free-reading session at a primary school. UNICEF has distributed millions of supplementary reading materials to schools all around Bangladesh.

UNICEF zonal offices work in innovative ways to reach the poorest and most remote communities with lifesaving interventions and supplies and services. At the country level, UNICEF supports the efforts of governments to increase routine immunization, improve the quality of education and boost school enrolment, and expand access to vital health services, including measures to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child. UNICEF advocates at every level for policies and practices that save and enhance children’s lives.

To achieve the MDGs, vital to our continued efforts is the availability and timely delivery of supplies including vaccines, medicines, nutrition, and water and sanitation supplies. Through improved systems, more accurate forecasting, integration with programmes, implementing partners and suppliers, Supply and Procurement Section is committed to ensuring the availability of these goods and also priority is being in placed on ensuring these commodities reach children efficiently.

UNICEF aims to ensure competitive prices through fair, honest and transparent tender processes that guarantee equal opportunity for all bidders. The procurement process of UNICEF in Bangladesh complies with UNICEF’s global procurement policy.

UNICEF welcomes any feedback or question relating to the procurement process. Email us at



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