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UN Women purchases goods and services from vendors and consultants to support the organization’s programme delivery

UN Women procurement policies and procedures.

Procurement Procedures

  • Solicitation procedures for the procurement of goods, services and works

UN Women procures goods and services through competitive solicitations. The following methods are used for the procurement of goods and services:

Request for Quotation (RFQ)

The most flexible and least formal method that is applied for procuring goods, services and/or works. RFQ’s call for a written quotation. RFQ applies to contracts exceeding the range $2,500 but less than $100,000 Invitation to Bid (ITB) An ITB is normally used whenever the entity is not required to propose technical approaches to a project activity, or to offer management or supervision of an activity. ITB’s are used when the entity is to provide its cost requirements to meet precise specifications sought from UN Women. This is normally the case when UN Women buys goods. It may also apply to work contracts and services that can be expressed quantitatively and qualitatively. ITB applies to contracts exceeding $100,000 Request for Proposal (RFP)RFP is used when the inputs and/or outputs cannot be quantitatively and qualitatively expressed at the time the invitation is made, as for example consulting or similar services are sought. A RFP may also be used for purchase of complex goods when you are not sure of the functional specifications and wish to seek proposals.

Conditions of Contract

In order to be a future supplier for the UN Women, you have to accept our General Terms and Conditions. Depending on your deliverables, the following applies:

Current Requirements

RFQ for Safe City Global Stakeholders Meeting-Translation (Closing Date 30-Mar-15)

RFQ-INDIA MCO-2015-05-UNW Safe Cities Global Stakeholders Meeting 10-12 June 2015 (Closing Date 30-Mar-15)


UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women – Call for Proposals

Deadline for submission: 29 January 2015

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 19th grant cycle (2015) from civil society organizations and networks — including non-governmental, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions, and operational research institutions — and government authorities.

Applicants are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of US$50,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million for a period of two to three years. The application deadline for submitting a Concept Note is 29 January 2015.

The complete Call for Proposals detailing criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines is available at: http://grants.unwomen.org/ or via the UN Women homepage.