Procurement

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 WHO mandate. In order to fulfill its mandate and achieve its vision WHO must procure a significant volume of goods and services. As a public organization entrusted with donor funds and committed to supporting developing economies, the objective of procurement activities within the WHO is the timely acquisition of goods and services while addressing the following guiding principles;

On average, WHO buys approximately USD 1,490 million worth of goods and services every year to maintain operations in the field and to react to upcoming and recurring demands. While the needs vary, services account for approximately 75% of demand.

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WHO buys goods and services from various countries through WHO Headquarter, Regional Offices and different Country Offices in the following six regions:

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Make sure you are qualified and eligible
WHO is a public organization and as such must diligently follow its financial regulations and rules. All WHO procurement is subject to the relevant policies set forth in the eManual. All WHO suppliers must abide by the UN supplier code of conduct. Under this framework, all vendors must be qualified, as well as eligible.

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All WHO vendors must abide by the UN Supplier Code of Conduct and comply with WHO General Terms & Conditions.
WHO issues tenders to their pre-qualified vendors for goods and services but occasionally publishes some of its procurement opportunities directly on this website, online tender portals and two printed newspapers in Bangladesh.

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Opportunities to Tenders and Expression of Interests can be viewed in the following link. For inquiry, please email; sebanregistry@who.int

Best value for money

The overall guiding objective for all WHO procurement is to obtain the best value for money for the Organization. 'Best value for money' is defined as the responsive offer that is the best combination of technical specifications, quality and price. 'Best value for money' is the result of several factors, including quality, experience, the vendor’s reputation, life-cycle costs, benefits and parameters that measure how well the good or service allows the organization to meet its social, environmental or other objectives.

Fairness, integrity, transparency and equal treatment:

The WHO procurement process must allow for transparent competition among prospective providers. All prospective providers must be treated equally. All individuals and entities directly or indirectly associated with the procurement function are responsible for protecting the integrity of the process and maintaining fairness, transparency and equal treatment of all prospective providers. All potential vendors should be treated equally, and the process should feature clear evaluation criteria, unambiguous solicitation instructions, realistic requirements, and rules and procedures that are easy to understand

In order to promote transparency of the procurement process and accountability, WHO expects its providers to adhere to the principles, and meet the standards, set forth in the UN supplier code of conduct.

Effective competition

The objective of WHO’s competitive process is to provide all eligible prospective providers with timely and adequate notification of WHO’s requirements and an equal opportunity to tender for the required goods and services.

Interest of WHO

All procurement conduct and acquisitions must always be in the best interest, and consistent with the objectives and expected results, of WHO. Any business transactions must conform to the mandates and principles of WHO and the United Nations.

Environmental concerns

WHO subscribes to a "Green" procurement policy, WHO will seek to procure goods and services that lessen the burden on the environment in their production, use and final disposal, whenever possible and economical.

To effect “green” procurement, WHO supports the “4 R" strategy to:

WHO subscribes to a "Green" procurement policy, WHO will seek to procure goods and services that lessen the burden on the environment in their production, use and final disposal, whenever possible and economical.

To effect “green” procurement, WHO supports the “4 R" strategy to:

  • Re-think the requirements to reduce environmental impact;
  • Reduce material consumption;
  • Recycle materials/waste; and
  • iReduce energy consumption

Before finalizing the procurement of goods and/or services, the environmental concerns must be considered, including the following:

  • Energy consumption
  • Toxicity
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Radiation

The applicable ecolabel ratings, including Energy Star, EU Ecolabel, etc. should be evaluated to determine how environmentally friendly the goods and/or services are.

The aim is to identify environmentally friendly ("green") goods and services.

Contact details

World Health Organization, Bangladesh
Address: Country Office for Bangladesh,
United House (GF to 3rd Floor),
10 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-1,
Dhaka-1212,
Bangladesh PO Box: 250.
Tel: 88 0960 40 27200 (Hunting) or 880 2 883 1415 (Hunting)
Fax: (880 2) 8831423
Email: sebanregistry@who.int
Web: www.searo.who.int/bangladesh