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All UNICEF procurement supports UNICEF goals and priorities for children and women. UNICEF maintains the highest level of integrity in its procurement activities. The organization evaluates and registers suppliers with which it does business. It also ensures that all potential suppliers are subject to the same conditions and that information received is confidential.
UNICEF follows the Common Guidelines for Procurement by Organizations in the UN System. The objective of procurement activities within UNICEF is the timely acquisition of the right goods, works and services, while addressing UNICEF's mandate; fairness, integrity and transparency, through competition; economy and effectiveness; and best value for money.
- UNICEF only purchases goods and equipment to implement its mandate;
- UNICEF purchases primarily from manufacturers and authorized representatives;
- UNICEF evaluates and registers suppliers with which it does business;
- UNICEF uses primarily competitive tendering for all procurement;
- UNICEF invites an appropriate geographical range of suppliers to tender;
- UNICEF purchases products that comply with recognised technical standards;
- UNICEF does not purchase from companies employing child labour, nor manufacturers of land mines and their components.
UNICEF is interested in diversifying its supplier base and in finding new suppliers that can provide quality goods at competitive prices. By searching in the on-line UNICEF Supply Catalogue, companies can determine if they can supply products that either exactly match, or are similar to the products we procure. All applications to become a supplier with UNICEF must be made via the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) website.