Procurement at the WTO

The WTO Procurement Section is responsible for obtaining, in a timely and cost-effective manner, goods and services which meet the needs of the organization. These goods and services include, among others, informatics software and hardware, security products and services, reprographic and publishing equipment and material, various consulting services, as well as goods and services related to the functioning of the WTO buildings in Geneva.

The WTO reserves its right to publish a given request for Expression of Interest (EOI), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) or Request for Proposal (RFP) on the UNGM website based on the interest of the organization and at its sole discretion. The WTO shall accept no liability for not having placed a given EOI, RFQ, ITB or RFP on the UNGM website.


Throughout the entire procurement process, WTO applies the following principles:

a. Efficient and effective use of the Organization's resources
b. Non-discriminatory, fair, impartial and open competition
c. Transparency
d. Best value for money
e. Accountability
f. Integrity
g. Respect for the Organization's Regulations and Rules.


Business opportunities / Vendor registration

Suppliers interested in business opportunities with the WTO are invited to consult our tenders published on the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM).

The WTO encourages potential vendor to register at the basic level through the UNGM.

The system provides registered companies with secure access to information enabling them to participate in WTO tenders such as Expression of Interest (EOI), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) and Request for Proposal (RFP).


General Terms and Conditions of contracts entered into by the WTO


Gifts and hospitality

The WTO applies a "zero tolerance" policy to the staff involved in the procurement activities and expects suppliers not to offer any type of gift, favor or hospitality.