Procurement is the process of obtaining goods and
services from external sources against payment.
How can I
register as a supplier in ESCWA Procurement Unit?
Registration is a simple process; registration documents
can be downloaded from ESCWA Procurement & Travel web site.
Please Note that application to register will promptly
evaluated and vendor will be notified in writing by the result
Why must I
code my products/services?
procurement use UN commodity codes to identify suppliers
that provide the products/services in which they are
interested. Without the commodity codes the supplier
will not be visible to UN procurement staff.
the United Nations ESCWA pay suppliers?
Nations ESCWA payment terms are normally net 30 days
upon receipt of invoice and delivery of goods or
performance of contractual services, whichever is later.
Advance payments (such as for subscriptions) and
progress payments prior to delivery of goods or
performance of contractual services ordered may be
approved on an exceptional basis at the discretion of
Escwa, if such payments are required pursuant to normal
commercial practice or considered to be in the interest
ESCWA does not issue letters of credit.
What are ESCWA Conditions of Contract?
business with ESCWA must accept
the general conditions that apply to all contracts and
purchase orders. For details see
Does ESCWA purchase tax/duty free?
The Convention on the
privilages and immunities of the United Nations provides
that ESCWA , is exempt from all divect taxes, customs and
duties for articles imported or exported for
Is it all right for advertisment to say
that I supply goods or Services to ESCWA?
Suppliers and Contractors may
not advertise or make public that they provide goods or services to ESCWA and
may not use the name,emblem or official seal of the United
Nations or ESCWA for any purpose without express permission.
require performance guarantee?
require a successful contractor to furnish performance
bonds in the United Nations standard format or similar
forms of guarantee. The amount of performance
bonds/guarantees will vary depending on the nature of
the requirements. For example, in case of construction
contracts, ESCWA calls for performance bonds and labor
and material bonds in sums equal to the total contract
price. ESCWA may also include a liquidated damages
clause in its contractual documents in case adherence to
the schedule of delivery of goods or performance of
contractual services is critical to meet the
requirements of ESCWA.
information on requests for bids/proposals?