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UNOPS procurement policies
Procurement in the United Nations system is governed by the established regulations and rules of each United Nations organization. The regulatory framework of UNOPS procurement policies and procedures is set out in the UNOPS Procurement Manual. A summary of UNOPS procurement policies is presented on the Procurement Policies page of this website.
United Nations procurement policies
In addition to the regulations and rules specific to individual organizations, all entities in the United Nations system follow common guidelines, as set out in the General Business Guide for Potential Suppliers of Goods and Services with Common Guidelines for Procurement by Organizations in the United Nations System.
The United Nations Procurement Practitioners Handbook provides a broader, descriptive account of good procuring practices in the United Nations system.
Publicity and use of the name, emblem or official seal of the United Nations or UNOPS
Vendors are reminded that United Nations General Assembly resolution 92(1) 1946 restricts the use of the name and emblem of the United Nations and UNOPS.
Vendors shall not advertise or otherwise make public for purposes of commercial advantage or goodwill the fact that they have a contractual relationship with the United Nations or UNOPS.
Furthermore, vendors shall not in any manner whatsoever use the name, emblem or official seal of the United Nations or UNOPS, or any abbreviation of the name of the United Nations, in connection with its business or otherwise without the written permission of the United Nations or UNOPS.
Mandatory requirement for doing business with UNOPS
As a condition of doing business with UNOPS, it is necessary that suppliers, their subsidiaries, agents, intermediaries and principals cooperate with the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) of the United Nations, UNOPS Internal Audit and Investigations Group (IAIG) as well as with other investigations authorized by the Executive Director and with the UNOPS Ethics Officer (during preliminary reviews in line with UNOPS whistle blower policy) as and when required. Such cooperation shall include, but not be limited to, the following: access to all employees, representatives, agents and assignees of the supplier; as well as production of all documents requested, including financial records.
Failure to fully cooperate with investigations will be considered sufficient grounds to allow UNOPS to repudiate and terminate the contract, and to debar and remove the supplier from UNOPS’s list of registered suppliers.