Beware of scams requesting payment for registration as a vendor and promising guarantees of contracts.
The United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) has been made aware fraudulent websites mimicking that of UNGM and of various correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, text messages and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with the United Nations and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.
The United Nations Global Marketplace wishes to warn the public at large about these fraudulent activities being perpetrated purportedly in the name of the Organisation, and/or its officials.
Please note that:
- UNGM does not charge a fee at any stage of its registration from vendors. Registration is free of charge.
- UNGM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
- Registration on UNGM – albeit a requirement from a UN agencies/organization to participate in a procurement process – is not a guarantee of being invited for participation in a tender process or being awarded a contract.
- The Tender Alert Service (not registration), which is a value-added service to vendors, costs USD250 per year. Please note that procurement notices are also publicly available from www.ungm.org without any charge.
- All UN website domain addresses end in .org, not .com.
- UN officials' email addresses ends in .org and they do not use hotmail, gmail, etc for official business.
- If in doubt, please contact us at email@example.com and report suspicious websites and related activities.
The United Nations strongly recommends that the recipients of solicitations such as those described above exercise extreme caution. Financial loss and identity theft could result from the transfer of money or personal information to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence. UNGM is not responsible for any such loss or theft. Victims of such scams may also report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
Use and display of the United Nations emblem and/or UNGM logo are highly restricted and essentially limited to the activities of the United Nations. You may not use any trademark, official mark, official emblem, flag or logo of the United Nations, or any of its other means of promotion or publicity, to represent or imply an association or affiliation with the United Nations without the United Nation’s prior written consent.
Please also refer to these warnings:
UNHCR - www.unhcr.org/4c6d33ed6.html
If in doubt, you are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
UNRWA - May 2016
As part of the electronic agenda to reduce manual transactions, and increase efficiency in the procurement processes, UNRWA will be launching a new E-Procurement system on the 22nd May 2016. In-tend is an Internet based e-procurement system, that covers tendering, contract management, reverse auction, supplier management and performance dashboards. The e-procurement system is linked to UNGM, the main portal for the registration of suppliers that want to do business with UN organizations. As a requirement, all vendors interested in doing business with UNRWA, have to be registered on UNGM, that gives them access to the In-tend portal for participation in UNRWA’s tenders and other procurement opportunities.
For those vendors who are interested in doing business with UNRWA but still not yet registered on UNGM, please complete your registration on UNGM before 22nd May, 2016, to enable your company to access UNRWA tenders thereafter.
For those vendors who are already registered with UNRWA on UNGM, they will be able to access UNRWA tenders and other procurement opportunities (Expression of Interests, Invitation to Bids, Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations and Reverse Auctions etc.), through the In-tend e-procurement system from the 22nd May 2016.
Please note that with the introduction of the In-tend E-Procurement System via the UNGM Portal, UNRWA will no longer be accepting bid submissions through email boxes or bid boxes as before. Vendors will be given specific instructions wherein there are exceptional cases for bid submissions through email boxes, bid boxes, or by hand.