How does the Tender Alert Service work?
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. Please note, the Tender Alert Service does not offer the possibility to filter procurement opportunities by beneficiary country/geographical location or UN organization.
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.
As part of the Tender Alert Service, suppliers receive procurement opportunities matching the following criteria:
- an exact match between 2 codes
- match between a code and another code at one lower level in the UNSPSC hierarchy
- match between a code and another code at one higher level in the UNSPSC hierarchy
Codes that appear in black are the most detailed code level in the hierarchy. Codes that appear in grey are higher-level categories. For more information, read the: What are UNSPSC codes? article.
How often subscribers receive notifications?
On a daily basis, 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. 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.