• 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.

  • Procurement

    The Procurement Section supports ICAO’s Corporate and Technical Cooperation programmes. We leverage our considerable global and technical cooperation & assistance experience in areas, such as civil aviation infrastructure, aviation security and safety, air navigation, communications and many other categories of goods and services. We support our partners throughout ICAO in their work. Our specialized services and over 60 years experience are critical for the successful implementation of large-scale projects.

    Together with our ICAO partners, we offer end-to-end procurement, including:

    • Supply market analysis
    • Procurement planning and strategy
    • Preparation of solicitation documents
    • Management of tender processes and evaluation of proposals
    • Contracting of suppliers and contract management
    • Definition and implementation of quality assurance and inspection
    • Organization of transportation and inspection
    • Logistics management
    • Installation, testing and verification through the Technical Cooperation Bureau

    ICAO implements best practices in procurement in order to achieve efficient and transparent processes that deliver best value for money.

    Ethical behaviour is a requirement in ICAO procurement. ICAO expends public funds and it is committed to ensuring all procurement actions stand-up to public scrutiny. ICAO staff are responsible for protecting the integrity of the procurement process.  Suppliers must observe and act in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and professional conduct in their dealings with ICAO and must abide by the UN Supplier Code of Conduct.

  • Procurement Opportunities by ICAO

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  • Is the e-Procurement system integrated into UNGM?

    Yes, therefore the user should be automatically taken to the external website when clicking on the blue Express Interest button. The blue Express interest button will change to a green View documents button.

    e-Procurement system used by this UN organization: In-Tend

    Contact email of the e-Procurement system: support@in-tend.co.uk 

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  • What was the procurement volume of ICAO in 2022?
    • Procurement value: 61.50M USD
    • Number of countries the organization procured from: 42
    • Percentage of total UN procurement: <1%
    • Ranking by procurement value: 19th
    • Top category: Motor Vehicles and Parts
    • Top region: Northern America

    To learn more about the procurement volume of each UN organization, visit the Annual Statistical Report and use the interactive dashboard.


  • Contract Awards by ICAO

  • ICAO Procurement Information
  • ICAO Website
  • Contact Information
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