Humanitarian Procurement Centre

​Through a partnership with the European Commission, UNOPS is able to provide cost effective, quick, transparent and reliable procurement services to a variety of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

UNOPS and ECHO partnership

Based on an agreement signed in 2013 and renewed in 2014 between the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) and UNOPS, UNOPS is accredited as a Humanitarian Procurement Centre (HPC). This means that UNOPS is eligible to be a procurement and advisory services agent for all ECHO partners, including NGOs that use an expedited single-quote procurement process for our partners.

Benefits for ECHO NGOs

ECHO HPC accreditation enables NGOs to procure quickly and cost effectively through simplified procurement procedures, without the need to engage in complex and lengthy formal solicitation processes. When procuring for projects funded by ECHO, NGOs will be reimbursed for any incurred handling fees. Find out more on the ECHO website.

With HPC accreditation, UNOPS procurement procedures follow international quality and compliance standards, as well as fair pricing structures. Our high procurement volumes and standing supplier arrangements provide NGOs with the best value for money. UNOPS works in over 80 countries and has more than 30 years of experience in delivering procurement services to partners, often in some of the world's most challenging environments.

Which categories of goods and services does UNOPS offer?

  1. Vehicles, trucks, buses (including 4x4s, sedans and armoured vehicles)

  2. Solar panels, generators and hybrid energy systems

  3. Communication devices, antennas and servers

  4. Adapters and batteries

  5. Tents and blankets

  6. Prefabricated homes

  7. Air and sea freight forwarding services

  8. Travel services

  9. Cargo and warehouse inventory insurance

  10. Others


If your organization is an interested eligible ECHO partner, please contact UNOPS Sustainable Procurement Practice Group's product and services team. Email