Procurement

ITC’s Procurement Services provide solutions for our projects around the world. Our team has been involved in everything from providing courses in marketing and distribution in the Caribbean to gathering market data on the agri-food value chain in Iraq.

    Providing procurement solutions for ITC around the World

    Fatou Badjie (right) completed her training in solar installation and is now successfully running her own business in the Gambia. She has become a role model for other young women in her community breaking the glass ceiling for women in male-dominant technical fields.

    To ensure the success of ITC’s work with small and medium-sized businesses in developing countries, ITC purchases goods and services around the world.

    For example, in the Gambia, Procurement Services contracted training providers for ITC’s EU-funded Skills for Youth Employment Fund. All vendors were selected after a competitive tender, accredited by the Gambian government, and successfully trained young men and women in the agricultural, ICT, tourism, construction, textile, and engineering sectors.

    Our procurement work ranges from financial services to evaluation and auditing to customized training. We acquire goods as diverse as weaving, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, machines and vehicles, as well as conference venues, rental of booths at trade fairs and hotel accommodation.

    ITC also acquires more conventional types of services/goods for its headquarters and project offices such as supplies, IT equipment, rental of photocopiers and printing machines, utilities, waste treatment, office leases etc.

    Procurement Business Opportunities

    Title Published on Deadline
    Provision of Subscriptions to an online Business to Business marketplace (2022-46AK) 04 December 2022 Express Interest
    2022-36/WA Conference Ancillary and Catering Services in South Sudan 09 December 2022 Express Interest
    RFQ2200225900 / AK - FORMATION CERTIFIANTE DES FORMATEURS EN COUTURE EN GUINEE CONAKRY 10 December 2022 Express Interest
    ITC ITB 2022-56-GB Laboratory equipment for Burundi (3 lots) 19 December 2022 Express Interest

    Other business opportunities

    Grant Opportunities

    There are currently no grant opportunities.

    ITC Procurement

    ITC’s Procurement and Contracting is carried out by the Procurement Service which follows the United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules as well as the tenets of good public procurement. ITC also participates in the UN Common Procurement Activities Group (CPAG), which strives to achieve economy of scale, and to standardize and pool purchases by adopting common service contracts in Geneva whenever possible. 

    All solicitation documents normally provide generic specifications, terms of reference or scope of work. The main considerations for contract award are compliance with technical requirements and passing defined mandatory criteria.  

    Procurement opportunities in the below forms of solicitations as well as Requests for Expression of Interests (EOI) and Requests for Information (RFI) are advertised through United Nations General Market Place (UNGM), newspapers, or specialized publications.  

    Vendors are to submit submissions for high value and/or complex requirements via UNGM. Interested vendors shall register on UNGM to participate. Formal bids/proposals are recorded in Intend through UNGM. ITC recognizes electronic signatures; most contracts and purchase orders are signed on the secure ITC e-signature platform. 

    All contracts and purchase orders above $10,000 must be approved and signed by ITC Procurement staff only. 

    Types of solicitation

    ITC’s Procurement Services acquired saffron seeds for the Ethical Fashion Initiative in Herat Afghanistan. Farmers, such as Abdul Shakor, increased their revenues by selling saffron threads in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands

    Further information

    Procurement opportunities in the below forms of solicitations as well as Requests for Expression of Interests (EOI) and Requests for Information (RFI) are advertised through United Nations General Market Place (UNGM), newspapers, or specialized publications.


    Visit the UNGM site

    Vendors are to submit submissions for high value and/or complex requirements via UNGM. Interested vendors shall register on UNGM to participate. Formal bids/proposals are recorded in Intend through UNGM. ITC recognizes electronic signatures; most contracts and purchase orders are signed on the secure ITC e-signature platform.

    Find out how to register as a supplier

    ITC’s Procurement Services follow the United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules as well as the tenets of good public procurement. ITC also participates in the UN Common Procurement Activities Group (CPAG), which strives to achieve economy of scale, and to standardize and pool purchases by adopting common service contracts in Geneva whenever possible.

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    Debrief procedures apply only to awards resulting from RFP or ITB above $200,000. The purpose of the debrief is to discuss the unsuccessful vendor’s submission and the applicable evaluation process and procedure. It is not a forum to discuss the submissions of other vendors. An unsuccessful vendor must request a debrief in writing within ten business days after receiving the ITC Letter of Regret. Upon timely receipt, the ITC will notify the bidder/proposer of the scope of the debrief, as well as the date, time, and place for the debrief, which normally will be conducted in person. This is a one-time event. Vendors will receive only one debrief per eligible solicitation.

    Companies doing business with the United Nations are required to accept and comply with the UN Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct informs vendors that they may not engage in corrupt practices; they must disclose information on any situation that may appear to present a conflict of interest; that the UN has a zero-tolerance policy with regards to the acceptance of gifts or hospitality from Vendors, that there are restrictions on the employment by Vendors of former UN staff members.

    View the code of conduct

    Zero tolerance for gifts/hospitality: Since 2009, ITC follows the UN and adopts a "Zero tolerance" policy and does not accept any type of gift or any offer of hospitality. ITC expects the suppliers not to offer any gift or any offer of hospitality. All items received from vendors, even of nominal value, will be returned to the vendor or donated to charity.

    The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to undertake shared responsibility for a better world.

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    The United Nations procurement manual is intended to provide operational guidance on procurement policies and procedures to all staff members involved in the various stages of the procurement actions conducted by the UN in all offices and all locations, and is not intended to be exhaustive.

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    UN Procurement

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    ITC contact

    Pascal
    Taki
    Email
    Taki [at] intracen.org