WHO is a specialized United Nations agency with a constitutional mandate as the Directing and Coordinating authority on international health work. Procurement is a critical function in support of the effective discharge of the WHO mandate. In order to fulfill its mandate and achieve its vision, WHO must procure a significant volume of goods and services.
On average, WHO buys over US$ 1 billion worth of goods and services every year to maintain operations in the field and to react to upcoming and recurring demands.
As a public organization entrusted with donor funds and committed to supporting developing economies, the objective of procurement activities within WHO is the timely acquisition of goods and services while addressing the guiding principles
A Contractor entering into a contract with WHO is expected to read, accept and agree to comply with the WHO Policies and UN Supplier of Conduct, available as follows:
(i) the WHO Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct; (ii) the WHO Policy Directive on Protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse; (iii) the WHO policy on Preventing and Addressing Abusive Conduct; (iv) the WHO Code of Conduct for responsible Research; (v) the WHO Policy on Whistleblowing and Protection Against Retaliation; and (vi) the WHO Policy on Prevention, Detection and Response to Fraud and Corruption.
Please direct any general questions or comments concerning procurement at WHO to our feedback mailbox on following address: [email protected]
For information or to raise questions on specific procurement actions, please refer to the contact information listed in the procurement notice or in the bidding documents. Contacting the focal points directly is the best way to ensure a timely response.