We’re building a new UNICEF.org.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience – please keep coming back to see the improvements.

Supplies and Logistics

For suppliers and service providers

UNICEF Supply Division is responsible for offshore procurement on behalf of UNICEF Country Offices, headquarters and Procurement Services partners, and for oversight of all UNICEF procurement. UNICEF procured $3.46 billion worth of supplies and services for 150 countries and areas in 2017.

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.

Information on key commodities, large contract awards, and top supplier countries can be found in the Supply Annual Report 2017. Please consult the Supply Catalogue for specifications for the 2,000 standard UNICEF commodities.

Suppliers should also refer to pages under the relevant programme areas, e.g. Immunization, Medicines, etc., where other useful information may be posted, such as details of supplier meetings.

Supply Division transition to the UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre

UNICEF is committed to the continuous improvement of its processes in the interest of improved cost-effectiveness and results for children. As such, UNICEF has established a Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC), located in Budapest Hungary to centralize and manage the processing of a number of transactions that have previously been carried out by UNICEF offices around the world. The Centre provides services to UNICEF offices worldwide in the areas of finance, HR administration and IT support. 

UNICEF Supply Division (SD) transitioned to the GSSC on 19 September, 2016. UNICEF suppliers will not experience any changes in terms of service quality and relationships with UNICEF:

Supplier focal points in SD remain the same

Suppliers will not notice any difference in performance when liaising with UNICEF, e.g., invoice payment processing time will remain unchanged

The GSSC transition will not change any processes from a UNICEF supplier perspective – suppliers are still required to send invoices and other relevant documentation to the relevant requesting UNICEF Office as specified in our Purchase Orders, LTAs and any other UNICEF contracting document.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your SD focal point. 




 Email this article

 Printer friendly

UNICEF Supply Catalogue

French and Spanish version of this page

New enhanced search