How to become a UN Women supplier
Suppliers interested in doing business with UN Women should:
- Regularly check new procurement notices posted in “Current solicitations” feed as well as in the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM).
- Familiarize themselves and comply with the UN Women General Terms and Conditions for:
- Understand and familiarize themselves with UN Women procurement procedures.
- Carefully review the contents of UN Women solicitation documents and instructions while preparing proposal/bid/quotation.
- Keep their company profile and products information up-to-date.
- Respond promptly to inquiries or requests for offers from UN Women.
All UN Women suppliers must abide by the UN supplier code of conduct, which sets forth the expectations of all suppliers with whom UN Women and, in general, all UN agencies do business.
UN Women also strongly encourages suppliers to subscribe to the Women’s Empowerment Principles.
Suppliers shall not be considered eligible if they are:
- under procurement prohibition by the United Nations, including but not limited to prohibitions derived from the Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List; or
- suspended by the United Nations or other organizations in the UN system (including the World Bank).
Common mistakes made by potential suppliers
- Non-compliance with the requirements defined in solicitation documents
- Late submission
- Proposal sent to the incorrect physical or email address
- In case of Request for Proposals (RFP), financial and technical proposals are not submitted separately, or technical proposal contains price information
- Documents not properly signed in the relevant places as per the instructions of the solicitation documents
- Insufficient documents provided
- Documents provided are not in English (depending on the requirements)