One of the objectives of the UNGM registration process is to ensure that the procurement needs of UN organizations and the capability of potential suppliers to meet these needs are matched.
How does the matching process work?
UN organizations fulfill different mandates and therefore have different requirements for goods and services. To reflect this on UNGM, UN organizations use a selected list of UNSPSC codes corresponding to the products and/or services that they may procure.
The UNGM system automatically matches or unmatches suppliers and UN organizations based on the UNSPSC codes selected by the respective parties.
Why does not the supplier profile match a UN organization?
A supplier's profile may not match one or more UN organization(s) in the following cases:
The UN organization(s) do(es) not procure the type of goods and or services selected by the supplier or;
The UNSPSC codes selected by the supplier need to be reviewed. For more information, read the: How to select UNSPSC codes? and How to select UNSPSC codes when relevant codes may not be found? articles.
What does the unmatched status mean?
UN organizations often review their requirements for goods and services, reflected by the list of UNSPSC codes used by the UN organizations on UNGM. UN organizations frequently update their list of UNSPSC codes corresponding to the products and/or services that they may procure.
Suppliers with products and services that are no longer part of the UN organizations' list of UNSPSC codes become unmatched with this organization on UNGM. It means that the supplier profile is no longer registered with this specific UN organization.
TIP: The declined and unmatched status are not the same. For more information, read the: What are the registration statuses, and what do they mean? article.