The UN market
The UN market consists of a multitude of specialized agencies, affiliated programs, funds and many subsidiary bodies.
These UN organizations fulfill different mandates and therefore have different requirements for goods and services. These requirements are dependent upon their areas of intervention and structure. The procurement processes utilized by the UN organizations are largely harmonized with only minor differences between the organizations.
Potential suppliers considering to venture into the UN market may perceive it as a challenging and intimidating market due to its complexity and structure.
What is UNGM's role?
The UNGM portal was developed to increase and facilitate the access of prospective suppliers to the UN market through:
Awareness building and outreach activities (e.g. business seminars);
Simplified registration processes;
Establishing partnerships with the private sector (e.g. through Chambers of Commerce) and Member States institutions (e.g. the relevant Ministry/ies).