What is the Tender Alert Service?
The Tender Alert Service sends notifications of relevant procurement opportunities to suppliers subscribed to the service. The Tender Alert Service is triggered by the UNSPSC code selection, i.e. products and/or services. For more information, read the: What are UNSPSC codes? article.
How does the Tender Alert Service work?
Tender Alert Service notifications are sent when there is a match between:
- the supplier's UNSPSC codes selected in the TAS settings, and
- the UNSPSC codes of the procurement opportunity selected by UN staff members.
Thus, suppliers will receive alerts with an exact code match and all codes under that segment.
For example, if the code 20100000 - Mining and quarrying machinery and equipment is selected, users will receive procurement opportunities with this code and all the inner codes:
- 20101500 - Cutting equipment
- 20101600 - Screens and feeding equipment
- 20101700 - Crushers and breakers and grinders, etc.
New! Filter by beneficiary country or territory: Based on feedback from end-users, subscribers can now be notified about opportunities in countries or territories of their choice. For more information, read the: How to add beneficiary countries or territories to the Tender Alert Service subscription? article.
How often do subscribers receive notifications?
The Tender Alert Service screens procurement opportunities that have been newly published or newly revised and compares them with the supplier's UNSPSC code selection on a daily basis. Therefore:
- An email will be sent to the supplier's contacts if one or more procurement opportunity matches the supplier's UNSPSC code selection.
- There will not be any email sent to the supplier's contacts if there is no procurement opportunity that has been published corresponding to the supplier's UNSPSC code selection.