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Overview of Our Activity

UNOG procures requisite commodities through competitive solicitations from qualified vendors. Depending on the complexity of a requirement and the value of the commodity to be procured, the solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP), an Invitation to Bid (ITB) or as a Request for Quotation (RFQ).
  • RFPs are issued when the requirements are not specific and price may be only one of other considerations in awarding the contract;
  • ITBs are issued when the requirement is specific and evaluation of offers is based on price and other price-related factors;
  • RFQs are issued for low-value procurement normally where the requirement is specific and evaluation of offers is based on the price and other price-related factors.
As a general practice most requirements for US$ 40,000 or more are procured through either an RFP or ITB.

Requirements for goods and services

Information on future requirements and recent ITBs and RFPs issued by the Purchase and Transportation Section is posted on this site. The Purchase and Transportation Section also posts Requests for Expression of Interest, ITBs and RFPs for current requirements on this site. Only vendors that are registered with the UN Secretariat in the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) will be invited to participate in procurement opportunities. Vendors who are interested in participating in future solicitations are encouraged to register in UNGM.