The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Supplier Resource Centre
From information for suppliers to current business opportunities, the resources centre is the one-stop shop for all suppliers who want to do business with UNOPS.
The Supplier Resource Centre is a capacity-building initiative under the UNOPS Possibilities programme, which aims to enhance the diversity of our supply base to ensure that the suppliers we work with share and reflect the values of the people and communities we serve.
How we procure
How we procure
UNGM & eSourcing
UNGM and UNOPS eSourcing
The United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) is the official procurement portal of the United Nations system. It provides a central and unique registration process common to 30 UN organizations.
UNGM also provides a value-added email service – the Tender Alert Service – which enables suppliers to receive alerts of relevant procurement opportunities via email.
UNOPS eSourcing is integrated into UNGM. It is the UNOPS e-tendering system and is used for the vast majority of UNOPS procurement processes. eSourcing handles five procurement process stages online: sourcing, solicitation, management of submissions, evaluation, and procurement review and award.
All current UNOPS procurement business opportunities are on the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM), where suppliers can find a list of all current UNOPS tender notices.
Sustainability at UNOPS
To address the global challenges we face, the United Nations has established a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The SDGs serve as the blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all.Read more
By making procurement sustainable, UNOPS contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – especially targets under SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
Gender-responsive procurement is the procurement of goods, services and works that takes the impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment into consideration.
Sustainable Procurement Framework
We include sustainability criteria in our tenders to ensure our decisions have a lasting positive impact for the environment and the social and economic progress of the communities we interact with.
Disability-inclusive procurement uses policies and processes that consider accessibility, don't create new barriers for persons living with disabilities and promote purchasing from disability-inclusive suppliers.
Supplier Sustainability Programme (DRiVE)
The DRiVE programme ensures that UNOPS vendors operate responsibly and in accordance with high standards of integrity.
The Possibilities programme is UNOPS supplier diversity and social inclusion programme.
Ask for feedback
UNOPS will provide a debrief to unsuccessful bidders if UNOPS receives a written request from the unsuccessful bidder. The bidder has to submit the request within 10 calendar days of being notified that their bid was unsuccessful.
The UNOPS office that ran the procurement process provides the debrief. The scope of the debriefing is to identify the technical deficiencies or weaknesses of the bidder’s proposal. Debriefings do not discuss the following:
Trade secrets or other proprietary information, including the methodology or approach of other vendors
Financial or cost information about other vendors
Evaluation scoring or the ranking of the vendors
Other vendors’ details
Requesting a debrief is a prerequisite for a bidder to file a bid protest.
Suppliers that believe that they have been unjustly treated in connection with a UNOPS procurement process may lodge a complaint through the email@example.com email address. Bid protests are reviewed independently. Bid protests must be filed within 10 calendar days of the supplier receiving the debrief and must meet the other conditions set out in section 10.2.3 of the Procurement Manual.
Suppliers are advised that, following internal organizational changes, UNOPS Executive Chief Procurement Officer decided in January 2024 that the role originally assigned to the Director, Implementation Practices and Standards in respect of bid protests, is now entrusted to the Director, Risk and Compliance Group.