This page is designed to provide basic information on UNESCO procurement and to answer the questions of potential vendors (i.e. companies/entities) seeking registration and Business Opportunities with UNESCO.

If you are an Individual Consultant, please go to the Consultant Roster to register your CV in order to be considered for potential consultancy work with UNESCO.

To view Requests for Proposal issued by UNESCO Iraq Office, please go to the end of this page.

  • Major Procurement Requirements :

UNESCO procures goods, works and services at estimated USD 250 Million per year. An estimated 70 % of the total procurement expenditures are related to acquisition of professional services.

In addition to the requirements for the implementation of the programmed activities under the main themes of Education, Natural Sciences, Social & Human Sciences, Culture, Communication & Information, UNESCO requires goods, works and services for general administration including Information Technology, Building Maintenance & Renovations as well as Conferences, Languages & Documents Services. Please also refer to UNESCO Worldwide, a section presenting the main activities of the Organization country by country.

  • Vendor Registrations :

If your company/entity provides goods, works or services of interest to UNESCO and complies with UN procurement policies, you are invited to register your company as a potential supplier with UNESCO via the United Nations Global Marketplace UNGM website.

Although registration on UNGM does not automatically guarantee receipt of any enquiries or tender documents from UNESCO, it is an important procurement tool for UNESCO staff looking for potential new suppliers.

UN Global Marketplace

  • Procurement Policies :

UNESCO follows the Common Guidelines for Procurement by Organizations in the UN System. The selection process for contractors is governed by the principles of economy, effectiveness, competition and transparency.

United Nation System General Business Guide (PDF file - 139 pages - 1,1 mo).

  • Business Opportunities :

UNESCO procurement needs and requirements of an estimated value of USD 100,000 and above are announced on the UN Global Marketplace (UNGM). Please select “Procurement Notices” under “Notices” and type “UNESCO” under “agency abbreviation starts with”.

United Nations Global Marketplace: Procurement notice.


  • Contract Awards :

All UNESCO contractual arrangements are subject to UNESCO Financial Rules and Regulations and its Administrative Manual.


  Requests for Proposal (RFPs/RFQs)issued by UNESCO Iraq Office

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) would like to invite qualified firms to submit their sealed proposals for:

CFP - Technical Vocational Qualification Framework, Curriculum and Quality Assurance Expert Consultant and Team Leader - Iraq - Deadline: 15 June 2017

Expression of Interest: TVQF Curriculum Experts (ref: EoI Consultants/17/9) - Deadline: 21 June 2017

CFP - Training Needs' Assessment at Ministry of Water Resources Baghdad and Erbil - Deadline: 15 June 2017 
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RFP - ASHRI2 - Capacity Building in Geophysical Site Investigation for Hydro-geological Surveying - Deadline: 28 May 2017
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RFP - ASHRI2 Quality Assurance Consultant - Deadline: 26 May 2017 - 
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CFP - Access to inclusive quality “primary and secondary education” for IDPs and Refugees in crisis-affected areas in Iraq - Deadline: 18 March 2017

RFP-Individual Consultant-TVET Governance Advisor to the GoI and KRG -10 April 2016

RFP-Individual Consultant Labour Market Specialist-8 April 2016

RFP-Individual-Consultant-Senior Hydrogeologist - 1 March 2016

RFP - Individual Consultant specialized in Culture - 19 February 2016

RFP - Governance Advisor to the GoI and KRG - 7 February 2016

RFP - Individual Consultant specialized in NVQF Development - 7 February 2016 

RFP - Preparation of communication messages for the safeguarding of Iraq's cultural heritage - UNESCO/IRQ/INF-RFP/15/003

RFP - Provision of a training course on architectural conservation and management of historic religious heritage  - UNESCO/IRQ/INF-RFP/15/002

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