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Supplies and Logistics

Become a supplier

UNICEF supplier


  • only purchases goods and equipment to implement its mandate;
    purchases primarily from manufacturers and authorized representatives;
  • evaluates and registers suppliers with which it does business;
  • uses competitive tendering for all procurement;
  • invites an appropriate geographical range of suppliers to tender;
  • purchases products that comply with recognised technical standards;
  • does not purchase from companies employing child labour, nor manufacturers of land mines and their components.
  • does not purchase from companies found to have undertaken unethical, unprofessional or fraudulent activities.

If your company sells items of interest to UNICEF, complies with our procurement policies and has export capabilities, you are invited to send your company profile following the steps described below. If your profile matches our needs, we will contact you for further information.

Application to become a UNICEF supplier

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 http://www.ungm.org, where UN agencies' rosters are conglomerated into one common supplier database. UNICEF does not do business with suppliers that have not been accepted in the UNGM. There is no charge for the UNGM service. Please follow the instructions provided on the UNGM website. 
UNICEF reviews supplier applications and determines whether or not it is interested, based on the relevance of the suppliers' products.

Financial evaluation of suppliers

A financial evaluation may be carried out in order to minimise the procurement risk to UNICEF. In this respect, UNICEF may request suppliers to provide a complete copy of their audited financial statements, with comparative figures for the previous year; signed by their company's auditing/accounting firm. (An English translation is required, if the statements are in a different language). In a supplier evaluation, the following criteria are evaluated:

-Financial viability
-Ethical issues
-Legal issues 

United Nations agencies participating in the UN Global Marketplace strictly enforce a policy of zero tolerance concerning unethical, unprofessional or fraudulent acts of UN contractors. Accordingly, any registered company that is found to have undertaken unethical, unprofessional or fraudulent activities will be suspended or forbidden from continuing business relations with the United Nations.

For more information contact us at: supplierapplications@unicef.org 



Invitations for Expressions of Interest (EOI)

From time to time, Supply Division seeks Expressions of Interest from suppliers of particular products that UNICEF is considering purchasing.

To see the latest Requests for Expression Of Interest click here

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