UNOPS Procurement Services offer everything from one-time, stand-alone procurement solutions to complete management of the procurement process.
In-house specialists with extensive product knowledge and understanding of the global market provide a range of services adapted to client needs, offering support throughout the procurement cycle.
Supply market analysis and development of sourcing strategies
UNOPS can help clients analyse their needs and potential supply markets to arrive at appropriate sourcing strategies.
Developing specifications and statements of work
With extensive experience supporting projects in demanding operational settings, UNOPS knows what works where, and helps ensure that technical specifications are appropriate to project needs and realities.
Execution of the sourcing process
When flexibility is needed, UNOPS can adopt the procurement rules and regulations of clients who operate under similar, internationally recognized standards of fairness, integrity and openness. Moreover, UNOPS e-sourcing and e-tendering technologies can support sourcing to ensure the process is efficient and transparent.
UNOPS experts can evaluate bids on behalf of clients; manage vendor relations and supplier development; handle bidder communications and clarifications; manage bid protests and disputes; arrange cargo insurance; and monitor progress in delivery of goods and services.
Contracting and contracts management
UNOPS can issue and manage contracts on behalf of its clients. Separate e-reporting tools ensure that clients have access to the latest status information online.
Procurement capacity development
Either at the end of a project or as a stand-alone activity UNOPS can design and deliver development programmes to enhance local procurement capabilities and make them sustainable. Such programmes may include, but are not limited to, training, public procurement reform, implementation of IT procurement systems and advisory services relating to, for example, sustainable procurement.