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.
These e-procurement systems are the following:
- Ariba: UN Secretariat utilizes the Ariba e-Tendering solution to facilitate the electronic submission of solicitations from its suppliers. This is an integral part of the Procurement process. For more information, check this page from the UNGM Knowledge Center: Ariba
- eSourcing: The UNOPS e-procurement system that facilitates the procurement processes conducted at UNOPS by handling online sourcing, solicitation, bid opening, evaluation, and award. For more information, check this page from the UNGM Knowledge Center: UNOPS eSourcing
- In-Tend: For more information, check the In-Tend page.
- Jaggaer: For more information, check the Jaggaer page.
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.
e-Procurement portals of other UN organizations
Several UN organizations use standalone e-procurement portals that are not integrated with UNGM.
Moreover, certain UN organizations use API web service to publish procurement opportunities from their system. For example, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women, UNCDF, UNV, UNU, UNITAR, and UNSSC use Quantum.
UNGM may not be in the position to provide guidance on the use of Quantum, and requests should be directed to the respective organization and procuring unit. For more information about Quantum, please check the following information: