The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
How we procure
UNOPS procurement activities are based on the careful and responsible management of our funds or the funds entrusted to us by a partner.
UNOPS procures according to the following principles:
- Best value for money
- Fairness, integrity and transparency
- Effective competition
- Best interest of UNOPS and its partners
We are committed to making sustainable procurement our default mode of procurement. UNOPS personnel involved in procurement activities consider sustainable procurement to the extent possible within the context of their work, the country, the industry sector and the supply market.
Becoming a UNOPS supplier
UNOPS is a member of the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) — the common procurement portal of the UN system. All UNOPS suppliers must register with UNGM, where suppliers gain access to a global market of over $17 billion annually across UN organizations.
The majority of UNOPS procurement processes are carried out through the UNOPS eSourcing system — an e-tendering platform integrated with UNGM. The platform manages the following procurement process stages: sourcing, solicitation, bid opening, evaluation and award.
Learn more about UNOPS eSourcing system.
UNOPS contract award information can be found on the following sites:
Suppliers who believe they have been unjustly or unfairly treated in connection with a UNOPS procurement process may lodge a complaint directly with the UNOPS Director of Procurement.
General Conditions of Contract
- UNOPS Contracts for Works
General Conditions of Contracts for Works are embedded into FIDIC-based contracts especially adapted to the UNOPS environment in the form of five UNOPS Contracts for Works:
- UNOPS General Conditions of Contract for the provision of Goods and/or Services
UNOPS General Conditions of Contracts signed before July 2017
UNOPS General Conditions of Contract for the provision of Professional Services