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Supplier Registration with the United Nations Procurement Division

Ninety-six countries supply goods and services worth over $3.5 billion dollars to the UN Procurement Division each year.

The major UNPD Vendors/Commodities are:

  • Air Transportation Services
  • Chemical & Petroleum Products
  • Food Rations & Catering; Prefabricated Buildings
  • Motor Vehicles, Parts & Transportation Equipment
  • Electronic Data Processing Equipment & Maintenance
  • Telecommunications Equipment & Services
  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction Services
  • Freight Forwarding & Delivery
  • Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing
  • Building Management & Maintenance
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical Supplies
  • Generators, Power Supply and
  • Security & Safety Equipment and Services, etc.

Scholars Bangladesh and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) jointly in cooperation with Ministry of Commerce and UN Procurement Division organized a day-long Workshop on 'How to Do Business with the United Nations & Vendor Registration' at the DCCI Auditorium on 30 May 2011.

The objective of this workshop was to brief vendors on the procurement activities (e.g. values, policies, process, buying profile, business opportunities, etc.) of the United Nations Procurement Division and to register qualified vendors online by the close of the workshop.

Guide to Supplier Registration

Registration with the United Nations Secretariat begins at the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM). There is NO COST to register and UNGM offers access to all the UN Procurement Offices of the System. The registration process can be start from:


To register for a UNGM account, select "Register as a Supplier" under the tab "Registration" and complete the form to receive user instructions. You will then receive an email from UNGM containing an activation link. By clicking on the link you will then receive a second email from UNGM with your User Name and Password.

For user manuals & to learn how to subscribe, you may download the UNGM Interactive Guide for Suppliers :


Steps of Registration

Step 1- General Information

Step 2- Select Agencies

Select the UN agencies that you wish to do business with. It is recommended to visit the websites of the various UN agencies to research their buying profiles prior to selecting agencies. Information on procurement in the UN system can be found on the Publications page :


Step 3- Agency Questions

Each agency selected will present you with a set of Agency Questions. All information provided at this step must be uploaded to UNGM in a protected format such as .PDF; maximum file size allowed is 3.5MB. Download, complete and sign the Prerequisite for Eligibility form from UNGM and upload the signed document in the required field.

There are four (4) Levels of Registration which allows companies to select the level of business activity that best matches their capacity, business scope and commercial strategy.

LEVEL 1 - Estimated Contract Award less than US $200,000

LEVEL 2 - Estimated Contract Award less than US $1 MILLION

LEVEL 3 - Estimated Contract Award less than US $5 MILLION

LEVEL 4 - Estimated Contract Award US $5 MILLION and Above

Step 4- Address Information

Step 5- Contact Information

Step 6- Financial Information

Step 7- Export Experience

Step 8- Previous Contracts with UN

Step 9- Disputes you have with UN

Step 10- Quality Assurance Certificates

Step 11- Trade Organization Memberships

Step 12- Subsidiaries, Associates and/or Overseas Representatives

(**Note that Steps 8 - 12 are not mandatory)

Step 13- Product Coding

UN Procurement staff use these codes to search for suppliers for bidding opportunities. Therefore it is important to select relevant UNCCS codes representing the goods and/or services you wish to offer to the United Nations. A guide to the proper selection of UNCCS codes can be found at:


Step 14- Submit

Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive a response via UNGM.



Photographs and Media Reflection of the Workshop


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