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World Meteorological Organization

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About WMO

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources

WMO programmes facilitate and promote:

  • the establishment of networks of observational stations to provide weather, climate and water-related data;
  • the establishment and maintenance of data management centres and telecommunication systems for the provision and rapid exchange of weather, climate and water-related data;
  • the creation of standards for observation and monitoring in order to ensure adequate uniformity in the practices and procedures employed worldwide and, thereby, ascertain the homogeneity of data and statistics;
  • the application of science and technology in operational meteorology and hydrology to aviation, transport (air, land and maritime), water resource management, agriculture and other focus areas;
  • activities in operational hydrology as well as closer cooperation between National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in states and territories where they are separate; and
  • the coordination of research and training in meteorology and related fields.

Common goods and services regularly procured by WMO include the following items:

  • Specialized weather radars
  • Hydrological equipment and services
  • Weather sensors 
  • Technical equipment services related to meteorology and hydrology
  • Engineering services related to meteorology and hydrology

In addition, the WMO also procures corporate services, which include, but not limited to:

  • Catering
  • Travel services 
  • Conference and translation services
  • Hotels
  • Facilities management services
  • Training
  • Public relations services
  • Telecommunication services
  • IT equipment and services.

The WMO follows the board principles of the UN procurement policy, including the concept of Best value for Money. In particular , at a strategic level, our procurement processes is about:

  1. Full accountability and documentation;
  2. Fair, open and international competition;

Promotion of ethical trading through procurement that supports the environment and the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact

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