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Doing Business with UNHCR
In trying to help and protect some of the world's most vulnerable people in so many different places and types of environment, UNHCR must purchase goods and services worldwide. This might range from buying fleets of heavy duty vehicles needed in the most inaccessible parts of the African continent to purchasing needles and thread for a self-help project in Pakistan. UNHCR also hires consultants and specialized companies and their staff for projects. Learn how to do business with us.
UNHCR's Supply Management Service (SMS) comprises the Procurement and Contracts, and Logistics Support and Inventory sections. The service is responsible for global supply chain management, operational support, planning and reporting on the use of resources. This includes the procurement of goods and services to support field operations and headquarters, provision of logistical support to field operations, warehouse, stockpile, fleet and asset management. The service also oversees all supply aspects of the newly implemented Enterprise Resource Planning system and supports the roll-out to the field, as well as provision of functional (supply chain management) training and support.
Information for those wishing to apply for registration as a potential supplier for UNHCR.
The definitive guide for businesses wanting to partner with the UN refugee agency.
Guidelines covering all procurement by partners under UNHCR-funded projects.
Items UNHCR procures on a regular basis, including vehicles and vital aid items.
Guidelines on Cooperation between the United Nations and the Business Sector.
Published January 2011
General Terms and Conditions for doing business with UNHCR
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Announcements inviting suppliers to express their interest in supplying goods and/or services.
Suppliers are invited to bid through procurement notices placed here.
Requests to submit proposals for the provision of goods and services.
UNHCR takes all complaints extremely seriously and has installed an appeals process.
UNHCR decisions to award specific suppliers with a contract worth US$150,000 or more.
UNHCR agreements with suppliers to purchase commodities and/or services for a limited period.