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 Tender Alert Service settings and the procurement opportunity's UNSPSC codes selected by UN staff members when publishing it on UNGM.
Note: the Tender Alert Service does not offer the possibility to filter procurement opportunities by beneficiary country/geographical location or UN organization.
As part of the Tender Alert Service, suppliers receive procurement opportunities matching the following criteria:
- an exact match between 2 codes
- one level up of the codes selected, and everything under that segment
For example, if the code 42191900 - Clinical cabinetry is selected, automatically the upper code 42190000 - Medical facility products will also be selected and all the codes under that segment:
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. If one or more procurement opportunity(ies) match(es) the supplier's UNSPSC code, an email will be sent to the supplier's contacts.
If there is no procurement opportunity that has been published corresponding to the supplier's UNSPSC codes, there will not be any email sent to the supplier's contacts.