Results: Procurement in the Field

This initiative builds on the work that has been done in the “Delivering as One” countries of Tanzania and Mozambique in the area of harmonized procurement at the local level.

To lay the groundwork for the potential savings in this area, the HBP Plan of Action is funding a project led by UNICEF to put the required tools in place.

Time-frame: Implemented by December 2012 Anticipated

Benefits & Results

Results: Vendor Eligibility

This project seeks to introduce a common communication platform for the UN procurement community to facilitate knowledge-sharing regarding the suitability of vendors to act as official UN suppliers.  It promotes the view that the United Nations system of organizations shall not conduct business with vendors that have been identified and confirmed to be doing business in an unethical and/or corrupt manner. Currently there is no common policy framework and very few organizations have a formal policy for dealing with vendor sanctions.

Results: Collaborative Procurement of Vehicles

The effort to identify opportunities for consolidating and standardising vehicle procurement across the UN system will be put into action over the next 18 months. Currently the UN system spends approximately $300 million annually on soft-skinned and armoured vehicles. Coordination and collaboration could lead to significant savings.

Timeframe: August 2011 -February 2013.

Anticipated Benefits and Results

The UN System is undertaking a number of inter-agency initiatives in the areas of programme and management in the field and at HQ to enhance the effectiveness of operations and the impact of its work.  Benefits and results are seen as measurable changes from the current situation improving either effectiveness, efficiency or providing financial benefits.