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 UNSPSC codes of the procurement opportunity selected by UN staff members when publishing it on UNGM.
Thus, suppliers will receive alerts with an exact code match and all codes under that segment.
For example, if the code 47100000 - Water and wastewater treatment supply and disposal is selected, users will receive procurement opportunities with this code and all the inner codes:
- 47101500 - Water treatment and supply equipment
- 47101600 - Water treatment consumables
Note: the Tender Alert Service does not offer the possibility to filter procurement opportunities by beneficiary country/geographical location or UN organization.
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.