For suppliers and service providers
Find everything you need to work with UNICEF as a supplier or service provider
UNICEF purchases goods and services to support goals and priorities for children and their families. We commit to the highest levels of integrity, transparency and accountability in our procurement activities, and we work with suppliers that comply with the highest ethical standards of conduct.
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Becoming a supplier to UNICEF
UNICEF is interested in diversifying its supplier base and finding new suppliers that can provide quality goods at competitive prices. Here is how you can take part in our work to serve children around the world as a new supplier or service provider.
Business opportunities are posted on the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM), where tender notices from other UN organizations are also available. To see UNICEF opportunities, click on “Show more criteria” and enter UNICEF as the selected UN Organization.
All applications to become a supplier with UNICEF must be made via UNGM. There is no charge to register as a supplier.
All procurement follows public procurement principles, and products must comply with recognised technical standards.
UNICEF reviews supplier applications and determines interest based on the relevance of products and services. For reference to products procured by UNICEF, please view our Supply Catalogue.
UNICEF strictly enforces a policy of zero tolerance concerning unethical or fraudulent acts of suppliers. Accordingly, any UNICEF supplier suspected of involvement in proscribed practices may be suspended or forbidden from continuing business relations with UNICEF. More information can be found in our Procurement Policies.
Suppliers may be requested to provide a complete copy of their audited financial statements, with comparative figures for the previous year. UNICEF evaluates financial viability, ethical and legal issues to identify and mitigate fiduciary risks.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
See what UNICEF Supply Division procured offshore and from whom in the latest years.
Financing sources for manufacturers
Explore potential financing options and sources that target small and medium-sized enterprises aiming both financial and social impact return.
Key supply markets dashboard
Explore a summary of UNICEF’s market assessment of 72 strategic essential products for women, children and young people.
Market notes and updates
Explore market and product updates highlighting trends in supply, demand, shortages, surplus and availability of key strategic products procured by UNICEF.
Read about the policies that guide our procurement activities. Suppliers are expected to have reviewed and comply by these policies.
Supplier and technical meetings
Strengthening collaboration for the development and improvement of key supplies and services for children.
Explore specifications and indicative prices of more than 2,000 products procured by UNICEF.
Target product profiles (TPPs)
TPPs communicate requirements for products that are not available on the market but that fulfil a priority need.
Target services solutions
UNICEF seeks to work with the private sector to strengthen supply chains for children.
Technical standards and requirements
Consult the international standards and regulatory frameworks that UNICEF applies to ensure the safety and quality of products for children.
This page contains the plans for issuance of tenders by UNICEF Supply Division.
Tender notices on the UNGM tender notices page
Explore bidding opportunities with UNICEF and other United Nations organizations on the UN Global Marketplace (UNGM).
UNICEF standard contractual texts
The main standard texts that are part of UNICEF’s purchase orders, service contracts, arrangements and solicitation documents.
United Nations Global Marketplace
All UNICEF suppliers must be registered and approved with the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM)
Feedback and complaints
Your views are important to us. For any issues regarding a procurement process with UNICEF, please contact: email@example.com
Ethical complaints concerning UNICEF staff, consultants, non-staff personnel and vendors can be reported by email to the UNICEF Office of Internal Audit and Investigation (OIAI) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.