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About UNGM

The United Nations Global Marketplace - UNGM - is the common procurement portal of the United Nations system of organizations.

It brings together UN procurement staff and the vendor community. The United Nations represents a global market of over USD 17 billion annually for all types of products and services.

The UNGM acts as a single window, through which potential suppliers may register with the UN organizations using the UNGM as their vendor database. These organizations account for over 99% of the total UN procurement spent. The UNGM therefore provides an excellent springboard to introduce your products and services to many UN organizations, countries and regions by only completing one registration form.

The UNGM also enables vendors to keep abreast of upcoming tender notices. By subscribing to the Tender Alert Service, vendors can receive relevant business opportunities emailed directly. The UNGM facilitates the interchange of vendor information within the UN system as information is made available to all UN organizations. The UNGM also acts as an important procurement tool to shortlist suppliers for competitive bidding.

Initially developed in the 90’s under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Procurement Working Group (now the High Level Committee on Management's Procurement Network)
  • To provide vendors with a single point of entry to the UN procurement market
  • To create a global vendor sourcing portal for the UN procurement system
  • To consolidate UN agencies’ vendor rosters into one  common vendor database

UNGM has a United Nations General Assembly mandate to:

  • Enhance transparency and increase harmonization of UN procurement practices.
  • Simplify and streamline the registration process for vendors.
  • Increase procurement opportunities for vendors from developing countries.
  • Create one common UN global procurement portal.


Information about registration levels on UNGM

Most UN organizations require vendors to register at Basic level only. Some UN organizations may require vendors to provide documentation and additional information in lieu of qualifying the vendor for registration at Level 1 or 2. The level of registration and accompanying requirements are determined by the monetary value of potential contracts. The system is intuitive and will automatically only allow vendors to register for Level 1 and 2 with UN organizations which make use of these additional qualification levels.

You can find more information about the registration level requirements under the Registration process page


General overview of UN agencies’ registration criteria on UNGM

ADB: Basic

AfDB: Basic

CTBTO: Basic

FAO: Basic

IAEA: Level 2

ICAO: Basic

IFAD: Level 2

ILO: Basic

ITC: Basic

ITU: Basic

IMO: Basic

OPCW: Basic

PAHO: Basic

UN Secretariat: Level 2

UN Women: Basic


UNDP: Basic


UNFPA: Basic

UNHCR: Level 2

UNICEF: Level 2

UNIDO: Basic

UNOPS: Level 1

UNRWA: Level 2

WFP: Level 2

WHO: Basic

WIPO: Basic 

WMO: Basic

WTO: Basic



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