FAO has recently launched a new Vendor registration system which is accessible through the Internet and interfaced with the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM). This database is the primary source for FAO to identify Vendors to be invited to tender. Please, refer to the instructions on how to register with UNGM.
The Vendor must carefully identify the products or services it supplies and accurately indicate them during the registration process. This will ensure that your organization is correctly classified for invitation to tenders that are relevant to your business.
Submitting a completed application through the UNGM does not guarantee that a Vendor will be invited to tender. Such invitation will depend on FAO's evaluation of a company's experience, its ability to supply/perform, financial soundness as well as the relevance of the goods or services offered.
The UN Supplier Code of Conduct is available for all Vendors that desire to do business, or who are already doing business with FAO. The Code of conduct is enforced as part of an Organization-wide ethics framework.
FAO, in accordance with the policy of UN agencies participating in the UN Global Marketplace, strictly enforces a zero tolerance approach to unethical, unprofessional or fraudulent actions of UN Vendors. Accordingly, any registered Vendor that is found to have engaged in unethical, unprofessional or fraudulent activities will be suspended or forbidden from having business relations with FAO, as per the FAO Vendor Sanctions policy.
In addition, FAO has implemented a strict “No-gifts, no-hospitality” policy which is applicable to all vendors. FAO personnel involved in the procurement process may not accept gifts or hospitality from current or potential Vendors. Vendors wishing to do business with FAO can not offer gifts or hospitality to any FAO staff member.
For any question relating to Vendors please contact FAO-Vendor-Management@fao.org.