This manual provides corporations with a deeper understanding of the barriers and challenges preventing women-owned businesses from accessing and fully participating in local and global values chains. It also provides sensible, actionable steps that corporations can take with their strategic sourcing decisions to evaluate the diversity of their supplier base and to increase the share of women-owned businesses in their procurement.
Procurement at UN Women
UN Women procures more than USD 100 million worth of services and goods each year to support its programme of work. UN Women is committed to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide while delivering green results, with an emphasis on transparency and effectiveness. UN Women is also committed to providing tools to, and supplementing the capacity of, its partners—such as governments, other UN entities, and corporations—to achieve socioeconomic objectives through practicing and encouraging gender-responsive procurement. UN Women has therefore taken the lead to integrate gender considerations in its procurement processes.
- Procurement principles
- Gender-responsive procurement
- Doing business with UN Women
- Becoming a UN Women vendor
- Contract templates and general conditions of contract
- Vendor protest procedure
Note: UN Women has launched a new e-procurement platform in 2017. The platform is currently live for procurement activities initiated at UN Women headquarters in New York. It will be rolled out to other locations in phases. For current solicitations initiated in New York, please visit the e-procurement platform.
Solicitations initiated in regional and country offices:
- Request for proposal (RFP): Instructions | Security instruments
- Invitation to bid (ITB): Instructions