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About ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).

ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector. These SARPs and policies are used by ICAO Member States to ensure that their local civil aviation operations and regulations conform to global norms, which in turn permits more than 100,000 daily flights in aviation’s global network to operate safely and reliably in every region of the world.

In addition to its core work resolving consensus-driven international SARPs and policies among its Member States and industry, and among many other priorities and programmes, ICAO also coordinates assistance and capacity building for States in support of numerous aviation development objectives; produces global plans to coordinate multilateral strategic progress for safety and air navigation; monitors and reports on numerous air transport sector performance metrics; and audits States’ civil aviation oversight capabilities in the areas of safety and security.




ICAO’s Procurement Section, is responsible for the provision to Technical Cooperation projects of equipment, supplies and sub-contracts services, in accordance with approved specifications and purchasing procedures. The overall objective of ICAO’s Procurement activities is to ensure that procurement of equipment, supplies and services are effected in the best interests of the Organization and/or Assisted States, having due regard to the availability of funds, economy and national, regional or international competition. Procurement activities support the projects initiated and administered by the Technical Cooperation program in assisting Member States to implement ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). The Procurement Section is ISO 9001 certified. The Section’s work is focused on:

  • Investigation of sources of supply

  • Obtaining price quotations

  • Negotiations with suppliers on price and delivery and content

  • Preparation of contracts

  • Arranging of documentation, insurance and shipping, monitoring of the installation and commissioning of procured equipment

  • Conducting Factory and Site Acceptance Testing

  • Project Management of all procurement until final commissioning