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.
Why is not it possible to register with a specific UN organization?
UN organizations fulfill different mandates and therefore have different requirements for goods and services. In case a supplier profile does not meet the requirements of a UN organization, the supplier will not be able to register with this specific UN organization on UNGM.
This matching process is done automatically. The specific UN organization will not be listed under the list of UN organizations the supplier is registered with under Manage Agency Submissions.
In this case, suppliers are advised to review their UNSPSC code selection to match the UN organization's requirements for goods and services. 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 if the supplier needs to participate in a procurement opportunity but is not registered with the issuing UN organization?
If a supplier wants to participate in a procurement opportunity but is not registered with the UN organization issuing the procurement opportunity, the supplier is advised to:
1. Check the UNSPSC selection for this particular procurement opportunity from the UNSPSC tab in the procurement opportunity details on UNGM.
2. Only if the supplier is able to provide these goods and/or services, the supplier must update the UNSPSC code selection in the registration form at the Basic level.
3. Once the UNSPSC selection is updated, the issuing UN organization will appear under Manage Agency Submissions. The supplier will be required to manually submit their supplier profile to this UN organization. For more information, read the How to manage registration submissions with UN organizations? article.