What are e-procurement systems?
E-procurement systems facilitate the procurement processes conducted by UN organizations by digitally handling the different steps of the procurement process: sourcing, solicitation, bid opening, evaluation, and award.
How do UN organizations use e-procurement?
UN organizations use different e-procurement systems and may use them differently:
either as a stand-alone system;
or integrated with UNGM.
Currently, 17 UN organizations have their e-procurement systems integrated with UNGM: FAO, IFAD, ICAO, ILO, ITC, ITU, PAHO, UN Secretariat, UNESCO, UNICC, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNRWA, WIPO, WTO, WMO, and WHO.
How is it reflected in UNGM?
Integrating the UNGM and e-procurement systems enables potential suppliers to electronically submit their bids or proposals for procurement opportunities published on UNGM.
Suppliers may electronically express interest in a procurement opportunity on UNGM.
Suppliers may access procurement opportunity details and documentation in the UN organization's e-procurement system.
Suppliers may electronically submit their bids or proposals in the UN organization's e-procurement system.
In case any issues arise after clicking on the View documents button and/or after being redirected to the e-procurement system, suppliers are required to contact the UN procurement officer in charge of the procurement opportunity.