• UNGM Glossary


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    UNGM account

    User account that is required for accessing the UNGM registration and other UNGM functionalities and services. The creation of a user account on UNGM does not indicate registration on UNGM.



    Takeover of one company by another.



    Process by which UNGM users are required to activate their account by verifying access to the email address provided at the account creation stage. Activation requires a valid email address.

    African Development Bank



    Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement

    UN Procurement Statistics

    Report which provides an overview of the procurement of the United Nations system in support of its operations, projects and programmes. Learn more



    E-procurement system used by UN Secretariat. Learn more

    Asian Development Bank




      Process which authorizes UNGM to automatically submit my information to new UN organizations with matching registration requirements.
    Award   Action taken by the UN organization - based on the evaluation of offers - to approve the selection of a supplier for a specific contract.


    Bid   Offer in response to an Invitation to Bid or in response to an electronic auction.
    Bidder Proposer
    Entity which submits an offer in response to a solicitation. Normally, the term bidder is used to refer to the entity responding to an ITB, RFQ or an electronic auction; the term proposer is used to refer to the entity responding to an RFP.


    Certificate of Incorporation   Legal document which relates to the creation/formation of a company or business entity. Learn more <i class="fas fa-external-link"></i>
    Collaborative procurement Common procurement Procurement arrangement in which several UN organizations combine their efforts to undertake procurement in cooperation or share the outcome of a procurement process.

    The objective of collaborative procurement is to achieve reduced price or better service through economies of scale and to reduce inefficiency and duplication across UN organizations.
    Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization CTBTO https://www.ctbto.org/our-mission
    Contract   Written, legally binding agreement between the UN organization and a supplier, which establishes the terms and conditions, including the rights and obligations of the UN organization and the supplier.

    A contract may take many different forms, e.g. agreement, purchase order, memorandum of understanding, letters of assist.
    Contract award   Notice providing information about the awarded supplier(s) of a particular contract.


    Dashboard   Area accessible to all registered users on UNGM which an overview of activities and information related to the UNGM account such as username, UNGM number, etc. Learn more
    Deadline Closing date Deadline for all bid/proposal submissions. It is the date and time by which all bids/proposals need to be received by the UN organization.
    Declaration of Eligibility   Formal and explicit statement that has to be made on behalf of the supplier.
    Declined Declined status
    Declined registration
    Declined profile
    Registration status that indicates that the registration has been declined based on the information provided in the registration.

    In the majority of cases, registration is declined when the supplier's products and/or services do not match those procured by the UN organizations. Learn more
    Delete Remove Action to remove or eliminate information or documents from UNGM. This action cannot be undone.
    Disability-inclusive suppliers  

    Suppliers which make a dedicated, consistent, and measurable effort to implement disability-inclusive practices.

    Suppliers can show that they are disability-inclusive through a variety of means such as:
    - having an organizational policy on disability inclusion
    - recruiting and hiring people with disabilities
    - offering reasonable accommodation to candidates and personnel with disabilities
    - providing accessible premises
    - ensuring that their supply chains are disability-inclusive
    - manufacturing accessible products following Universal Design principles, etc.

    Learn more about the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy

    Duplicate account Duplicate registration
    One or multiple account(s) which have the same information or similar information as an existing account on UNGM. Suppliers are required to only maintain one UNGM account. Duplicate accounts must be deleted. Learn more


    E-procurement Electronic tendering
    Electronic procurement system which facilitates the procurement processes conducted by UN organizations by handling online (over the internet) sourcing, solicitation, bid opening, evaluation, and award.
    Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP https://www.unescap.org/our-work
    Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA https://archive.unescwa.org/about-escwa
    Economic Commission for Africa UNECA https://www.uneca.org/about
    Economic Commission for Europe UNECE https://unece.org/mission
    Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ECLAC https://www.cepal.org/en/about/mandate-and-mission
    Edit   Action to modify or update information or documents on UNGM.
    Electronic submission Submission via e-procurement system
    Electronic tendering submission
    Response from a supplier to a solicitation submitted electronically, via e-procurement system.
    Email address Username Identification used by a UNGM user to access the UNGM account. The username corresponds to the email address users registered with on UNGM. It must be a valid email address.
    Enterprise Resource Planning ERP System which UN organizations use to manage their day-to-day business activities such as procurement and finance operations.
    Express interest (button)   Action to electronically express interest in participating in a solicitation in UNGM. Once the express interest has been successful, the 'Express interest' button will change to 'View documents' which provides access to the UN organization's e-procurement system where bid/proposal may be submitted electronically.
    Expression of interest EOI Response to a Request for Expression of Interest expressing interest in participating in a solicitation.


    Financial statements Financial documents

    Documents which report financial information and financial activitities of a specific company. Registration at level 2 requires suppliers to upload audited company's financial documents for the last three years.

    These should include the following:
    - Signed audit report
    - Balance sheet
    - Profit and loss account (income statement)
    - Statement of opinion
    - Notes to accounts

    Learn more

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO https://www.fao.org/about/en/


    Geographical scope Countries or areas of business Term which refers to the geographical area in which suppliers are interested to doing business in.
    Goods Products Objects of every kind and description including raw materials, products and equipment and objects in solid, liquid or gaseous form, and electricity, as well as services incidental to the supply of the goods if the value of those incidental services does not exceed that of the goods themselves.
    Grant support-call for proposal CFP Solicitation method used to announce a new grant and define criteria for the grantee selection process.


    In progress In progress status
    In progress registration
    In progress profile
    Registration status that indicates that the registration is currently being reviewed and evaluated by the UN organization. At this stage, the registration form may not be amended. Learn more
    In-tend   E-procurement system used by mutliple UN organizations.
    Individual consultant Consultant Individual with a specific expertise who provides services to organizations in a capacity other than as an employee.
    International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA https://www.iaea.org/about/mission
    International Bank for Reconstruction and Development IBRD https://www.worldbank.org/en/who-we-are/ibrd
    International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ICSID https://icsid.worldbank.org/about
    International Centre for Theoretical Physics ICTP https://www.ictp.it/about-ictp
    International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO https://www.icao.int/about-icao/Council/Pages/vision-and-mission
    International Court of Justice ICJ https://www.icj-cij.org/en/court
    International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD https://www.ifad.org/en/about
    International Labour Organization ILO https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/mission-and-objectives/
    International Maritime Organization IMO https://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/HumanElement/Pages/VisionPrinciplesGoals-Default.aspx
    International Monetary Fund IMF https://www.imf.org/en/About/Factsheets/IMF-at-a-Glance
    International Organization for Migration IOM https://www.iom.int/mission
    International Procurement Seminar IPS
    UN business seminar
    Business seminar - organized in collaboration with governmental Trade Promotion Organizations from Member States - which brings together multiple UN organizations and suppliers interested in doing business with the UN. Learn more
    International Seabed Authority ISA https://www.isa.org.jm/about-isa
    International Telecommunication Union ITU https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/information/Pages/mission-statement.aspx
    International Trade Centre ITC https://intracen.org/about-us/who-we-are
    International Training Centre of the ILO ITC-ILO https://www.itcilo.org/about
    International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ITLOS https://www.itlos.org/en/main/the-tribunal/the-tribunal/
    Invitation to Bid ITB Formal method of solicitation where prospective suppliers are requested to submit a bid for the provision of goods or services. Normally used when the requirements are clearly and completely specified and the basis for award is lowest cost.
    Invited contact   Person who has been invited to access the UNGM account but has not accepted the invitation to access the account yet.


    Jaggaer   E-procurement system used by multiple UN organizations.
    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS UNAIDS https://www.unaids.org/en/whoweare/about


    Knowledge Center KC Knowledge base available on UNGM managed by UN organizations providing information and tools about UN procurement.


    License number Business License number
    Tax ID number
    Official identification number
    Fiscal number
    Reference number from a city, state and/or official number which grants the bearer the ability to engage in specific business activities within the designated area. Learn more
    Limited international competition   Type of competition which only allows for the participation of selected suppliers in the solicitation process. In these cases, the UN organization will establish a shortlist of qualified suppliers to invite to tender.
    Login Sign in Process by which UNGM users access or log into their own personal UNGM accounts.
    Long Term Agreement LTA
    Framework agreement
    A written agreement between a UN organization and a supplier that is established for a defined period of time for specific goods or services at prescribed prices or pricing provisions and with no legal obligation to order any minimum or maximum quantity.


    Merger   Combination of two existing companies forming a new legal entity.


    Navigation menu Left-hand menu Left-hand menu available on UNGM allowing users to navigate the different functionalities of the UNGM portal.
    Non-Governmental Organization NGO Not-for profit, voluntary citizen’s group that is organized on a local, national or international level to address issues in support of the public good.


    Offer Bid
    Generic term to define bids, quotations and proposals, received from a supplier in response to solicitation documents.
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR https://www.ohchr.org/en/about-us/what-we-do
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR https://www.unhcr.org/about-us
    Open international competition   Type of competition which aims to provide all eligible and qualified suppliers adequate and timely notification of the requirements, and to provide them with equal access to the information and fair opportunity to compete for contracts of required goods, works, or services.
    Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW https://www.opcw.org/about/mission
    Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE https://www.osce.org/whatistheosce
    Ownership   Term which refers to a company's legal form and refers to the control over a company.


    Pan American Health Organization PAHO https://www.paho.org/en/who-we-are
    Parent company   Company which owns controlling interest in another company or group of companies.
    Part of a business conglomerate   Term which refers to a combination of multiple companies or business entities that function as a single organization - usually owned by a parent company.
    Password   Suite of characters that allows access to the UNGM account. The password is selected by the UNGM user at the account creation stage. It should not be shared with any other parties.
    Portable document format PDF File format used on UNGM.
    Pre-bid notice   Notice for pre-bid or pre-bidding conference.
    Primary contact   Person who serves as the main contact point for the UNGM account regarding communication with UN organizations. Learn more
    Privately-owned   Term which refers to a company which is not publicly traded. The company has a share structure which is held and traded privately.
    Pro-forma invoice   Preliminary invoice which is used to request payment from the UNGM user before the Tender Alert Service subscription his being paid.
    Procurement   Acquisition through purchase or lease of real property, goods or other products (including intellectual property), works or services.
    Procurement officer Buyer
    Procurement official
    Individual or personnel designated by an authorized official to undertake all activities necessary for the procurement of goods, works, or services in accordance with the applicable regulations, rules, policies, and procedures.

    The term buyer is also used to denote the UN organization that is a party to the contract.
    Procurement opportunity Procurement notice
    Business opportunity
    Tender notice
    Generic term that refers to the advertisement of a sourcing and/or solicitation process.
    Procurement process   Steps necessary to acquire goods and services, inter alia, through identification and development of requirements, planning, budgeting, conducting solicitations, obtaining approvals, entering into contract negotiations and carrying out contract fulfilment.
    Proposal   Offer in response to a Request for Proposal.
    Publicly-traded   Term which refers to a company which is publicly traded. The company has a share structrure that is owned and traded by the general public on the stock market exchange.
    Purchase order PO Type of contract that documents the purchase of goods and/or services.


    Quotation   Offer in response to a Request for Quotation. However, if it is in response to an enquiry, it is simply
    a statement of price and availability.


    Receipt   Written acknowledgment from UNGM which confirms reception of payment from the subscriber for the Tender Alert Service subscription. Learn more
    Reference Reference number Suite of characters that allows to identify a specific procurement opportunity or contract award.
    Reference Recommendation Contact details of an independant and non-affiliated supplier's client. 
    Reference letter Recommendation letter Letter in which a reference usually assess, in a positive way, the supplier's capabilities and performance to do business. Learn more
    Registered Registered status
    Registered profile
    Registration status that indicates that the registration at the indicated level has been evaluated and approved by the UN organization.

    The supplier's profile is now visible to UN staff members when sourcing for potential suppliers. Registration does not imply pre-qualification. Learn more
    Registration Register
    Registration at Basic level
    Basic level registration
    UNGM registration
    Supplier registration
    Vendor registration
    Registration form
    Registration process

    Process thereby suppliers fill out a registration form and provide information about their entity to become potential suppliers to UN organizations.

    Registration on UNGM refers to the registration at Basic level which is the common registration level for potential suppliers.

    Registration on UNGM allows the supplier's profile to become visible to all UN procurement officers when sourcing for potential suppliers and in most cases to participate in procurement opportunities.

    Learn more

    Registration at Level 1 Level 1 registration

    Additional registration level which is required by some UN organizations for participation in specific procurement opportunities.

    Registration at Level 1 requires the upload of:
    - the company's certificate of incorporation
    - provision of three references
    - information on ownership structure

    Learn more

    Registration at Level 2 Level 2 registration

    Additional registration level which is required by some UN organizations for participation in specific procurement opportunities. Registration at Level 2 requires the upload of:
    - audited financial documents for the last three years
    - three reference letters

    Learn more

    Request for Expression of Interest REOI Advertisement to identify suppliers that wish to participate in a forthcoming solicitation.
    Request for information RFI Instrument to conduct a market survey to obtain information from the market that can be used to identify available or potential solutions for fulfilling identified needs which may include information on cost and delivery time.
    Request for pre-qualification   Formal method of assessing suppliers of particular goods, services or works against predetermined qualification criteria, and only those suppliers who comply with the criteria are invited to tender.
    Request for proposal RFP Formal method of solicitation where prospective suppliers are requested to submit a proposal for the provision of goods, works or services, based on specifications, scope of work, or terms of reference included in the solicitation documents.

    Normally used in cases where the requirements are complex; cannot be clearly or completely specified, where detailed technical evaluations are to be performed, and/or where pricing or cost may not be the sole basis of award.
    Request for quotation RFQ Informal method of solicitation whereby suppliers are requested to submit a quotation for the provision of goods or services.

    Normally used for standard, off-the-shelf items, where the value of the procurement falls below the established threshold for formal methods of solicitation.
    Resubmitted Resubmitted status
    Resubmitted registration
    Resubmitted profile
    Registration status that indicates that the registration has been resubmitted for evaluation. The registration will be reviewed and re-evaluated by the UN organization. Learn more


    Search   Action to look for and identify some information on UNGM.
    Services   Work, duty or labour performed by a contractor pursuant to a contract. Rendering of services may involve the associated provision of utilities or facilities if specified in the terms of the contract.

    Typical examples of services include security, catering, cleaning, travel management, event management, IT services, training, freight forwarding, and consulting.
    Settings User settings
    Account settings
    Collection of information and preferences which controls a UNGM user's profile. Settings can be configured by the UNGM user at any time.
    Site map   List of pages within the UNGM's portal intended to help users navigate the site.
    Solicitation   Generic term for a request to suppliers to offer a bid, quotation or proposal.
    Solicitation documents   Documents issued to describe procurement requirements and to invite suppliers to submit a bid, quotation or proposal.
    Sourcing   Process of identifying suitable suppliers that could provide required products or services for the procuring UN organization.
    Special Tribunal for Lebanon STL https://www.stl-tsl.org/en/about-the-stl
    Specifications   Description of the technical requirements for a material, product or service. Usually referring to the defined requirements for materials or products, but can also relate to the requirements for services (Terms of Reference), or works (Statement of Work).
    Submission status Registration status
    Profile status
    Supplier status
    Evaluation of the supplier's registration at a specific registration level on UNGM. The evaluation process is conducted by UN organizations. Learn more
    Submit Resubmit Action to send the information provided in the registration for review to the UN organizations.
    Submitted Submitted status
    Submitted registration
    Submitted profile
    Registration status that indicates that the UN organization has received the information provided in the registration form.

    Submissions for Level 1 and 2 registrations will be evaluated as part of a tendering process. The status of these registrations will thus remain 'Submitted'. Learn more
    Subscription plan TAS plan Plan which refers to the subscription to the Tender Alert Service on UNGM. Each subscription plans differs in length and in price. Learn more
    Subsidiary Daughter company
    Subsidiary company
    Affiliated company
    Company owned or controlled by another company. To register a subsidiary on UNGM, suppliers may follow the regular procedure to register a company on UNGM. Learn more
    Supplier Vendor
    Business entity
    Entity that potentially or actually provides goods or other products (including intellectual property), services and/or works to UN organizations. A supplier may take various forms, including:
    - individual person, a company (whether privately or publicly held)
    - partnership
    - government agency
    - non governmental organization
    The terms ‘supplier’ and ‘vendor’ are considered equivalent and used interchangeably.
    Supplier name Company name Name of the company or business entity as written in the Certificate of Incorporation or equivalent document verifying the supplier's legal status/capacity.
    Supplier to update Vendor to update
    Vendor to update status
    Vendor to update registration
    Vendor to update profile
    Registration status that indicates that the registration has been reviewed and evaluated by the UN organization, and some information is insufficient, incorrect, or obsolete.

    An email from the UN organization evaluating your registration will be sent to your email address to inform you about the required changes. Once the registration has been amended, the registration needs to be manually re-submitted. Learn more
    Supreme Audit Institution SAI Independant oversight body which is responsible for conducting audits of governements or organizations.
    Sustainable procurement SP Procurement which integrates requirements, specifications and criteria that are compatible and in favour of the protection of the environment, of social progress and in support of economic development, namely by seeking resource efficiency, improving the quality of products and services and ultimately optimizing costs. Learn more
    Sustainable procurement opportunity Sustainable procurement notice Procurement opportunity which includes sustainability considerations - addressing at least one of each sustainability pillar (environment, people, and economy). Learn more


    TAS campaign Campaign Promotion of the Tender Alert Service to potential subscribers, usually offering a discounted price on the Tender Alert Service subscription.
    TAS subscriber Subscriber User that is subscribed to the Tender Alert Service on UNGM.
    Tender Alert Service TAS Fee-based service which enables suppliers to receive alerts of relevant procurement opportunities via email. Learn more
    Trade name Business name Name used to conduct business by a company that does not operate under its registered company name.
    Trade Promotion Organization Governement entities
    Institutional organization
    Institutional partner
    Trade promotional entity
    Governmental entity (Trade Missions, Chambers of Commerce, Embassies and other Non-commercial Entities) involved in trade promotion activities.


    UMOJA   UN Secretariat's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. UMOJA is integrated with UNGM.
    UN organization United Nations organization
    UN agency
    UN entity
    Organizational entity within the United Nations system (centres, agencies, organizations, commissions, programmes, etc.) with different institutional and functional structures.
    UN procurement volume   Overview of the procurement spend of the United Nations system in support of its operations, projects and programmes.
    UN staff member UN user
    UN procurement staff
    UN procurement officer
    UN buyer
    Individual from a UN organization who undertakes all activities necessary for the procurement of goods, works, or services in accordance with the applicable regulations, rules, policies, and procedures.
    UN Supplier Code of Conduct Code of Conduct Code of Conduct which outlines the minimum standards expected of suppliers to the United Nations and its organizations. It includes principles on Labour, Human Rights, Environment and Ethical Conduct.

    The provisions of the Code of Conduct set forth the UN’s expectations for all suppliers that are registered with the UN or with whom it does business. Learn more
    UNDP Atlas eTendering   E-procurement system used by UNDP. It is managed by UNDP and is not integrated with UNGM.
    UNGM Help Center Help Center Library of support articles dedicated to all UNGM users providing support and troubleshooting about the UNGM portal. Learn more
    UNGM inbox Inbox Repository of emails sent/received via the UNGM site. Learn more
    UNGM number UNGM ID
    UNGM #
    UNGM profile ID
    UNGM supplier ID
    Six-digit identification number which enables UN staff members to identify a supplier’s account on UNGM. The UNGM number is available under the user's account dashboard. Learn more
    UNGM terms and conditions   Document which outlines the United Nations Global Marketplace site's rules that users must comply with. Learn more
    United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials UNAKRT https://www.unakrt-online.org/about-us
    United Nations Board of Auditors UN Auditors https://www.un.org/en/auditors/board/
    United Nations Capital Development Fund UNCDF https://www.uncdf.org/who-we-are
    United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF https://www.unicef.org/about-us/mission-statement
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD https://unctad.org/about
    United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification UNCCD https://www.unccd.int/our-work/overview
    United Nations Development Group UNDG https://unsdg.un.org/about/who-we-are
    United Nations Development Programme UNDP https://www.undp.org/about-us
    United Nations Disengagement Observer Force UNDOF https://undof.unmissions.org/mandate
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO https://www.unesco.org/en/our-expertise
    United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women UN-Women https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/about-un-women
    United Nations Environment Programme UNEP https://www.unep.org/about-un-environment
    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCC https://unfccc.int/about-us/about-the-secretariat
    United Nations General Terms and
    Conditions of Contract
    UNGCC Set of standard contractual provisions that are incorporated into virtually every commercial contract that the UN, including its funds and programmes, concludes.

    The general conditions of contract cover a range of issues, including:
    - the contractor’s status vis-à-vis the UN organization
    - the use of sub-contractors
    - indemnification
    - intellectual property rights
    - use of the name, emblem or seal of the United Nations
    - termination and events of force majeure
    - dispute settlement
    - privileges and immunities
    - standards of conduct
    - amendments
    United Nations Global Compact UN Global Compact
    Global Compact
    Voluntary international corporate citizenship network initiated by the UN to support the participation of both the private sector and other social actors to advance responsible corporate citizenship and universal social and environmental principles to meet the challenges of globalization.

    It is based on 10 principles related to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Learn more
    United Nations Global Marketplace UN Global Marketplace
    Common procurement portal of the UN System which brings together UN procurement staff and the supplier community. UNGM provides a central registration process for multiple UN organizations and dessiminate relevant UN procurement information to the supplier community. Learn more
    United Nations Human Settlements Programme UN-Habitat https://unhabitat.org/about-us
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO https://www.unido.org/who-we-are/unido-brief
    United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research UNIDIR https://unidir.org/about
    United Nations Institute for Training and Research UNITAR https://unitar.org/about
    United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon UNIFIL https://unifil.unmissions.org/about
    United Nations International Computing Centre UNICC https://www.unicc.org/who-we-are/
    United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute UNICRI https://unicri.it/institute/about_unicri/mission_statute
    United Nations Office at Geneva UNOG https://www.ungeneva.org/en/about/who-we-are
    United Nations Office at Nairobi UNON https://www.unon.org/content/office-director-general
    United Nations Office at Vienna UNOV https://www.unov.org/unov/en/about_unov.html
    United Nations Office for Project Services UNOPS https://www.unops.org/about/our-story/mission-vision-purpose
    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/about-unodc/index.html
    United Nations Population Fund UNFPA https://www.unfpa.org/about-us
    United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean UNLIREC https://unlirec.org/en/about-us/#whoweare
    United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa UNOCA https://unoca.unmissions.org/en/mandate-and-missions
    United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East UNRWA https://www.unrwa.org/who-we-are
    United Nations Research Institute for Social Development UNRISD https://www.unrisd.org/en/about
    United Nations Secretariat UN Secretariat
    United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® UNSPSC®
    UNSPSC® codes
    Global classification system of products and services which is used to classify suppliers' products and services on UNGM and to classify the products and services covered by procurement opportunities on UNGM. Learn more
    United Nations System Staff College UNSSC https://www.unssc.org/about/who-we-are
    United Nations Truce Supervision Organization UNTSO https://untso.unmissions.org/mandate
    United Nations University UNU https://unu.edu/about/unu
    United Nations Volunteers programme UNV https://www.unv.org/about-unv/who-we-are
    Universal Postal Union UPU https://www.upu.int/en/Universal-Postal-Union
    Universal Time, Universal Time Coordinated UT
    Universal Time, Universal Time Coordinated; not usually written out
    Unmatched Unmatched status
    Unmatched registration
    Unmatched profile
    Registration status that indicates that some changes led to the supplier's profile no longer matching a UN organization’s requirements (UN organization may have changed its requirements over time). Learn more
    UNOPS eSourcing   E-procurement system used by UNOPS and integrated with UNGM.


    View documents (button)   Action to view and access the solicitation documents in the UN organization's e-procurement system.
    Voucher code Voucher Code which provides an offer or discount on the Tender Alert Service subscription when applied at checkout.


    Withdrawn Withdrawn status
    Withdrawn registration
    Withdrawn profile
    Registration status that indicates that the registration with the UN organization has been withdrawn/removed by the supplier. The registration may be resubmitted after it has been withdrawn. Learn more
    Women-Owned business WOB Company which is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women. Learn more
    World Bank Group WBG https://www.worldbank.org/en/what-we-do
    World Food Programme WFP https://www.wfp.org/overview
    World Health Organization WHO https://www.who.int/about
    World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/
    World Meteorological Organization WMO https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/what-we-do
    World Tourism Organization UNWTO https://www.unwto.org/about-us
    World Trade Organization WTO https://www.wto.org/