ITU's Procurement Division is responsible for the timely and efficient acquisition of all goods and services required by the organization in compliance with ITU's procurement policies and procedures and best practices of procurement within the UN system. ITU's procurement processes are governed by the principles of fairness, integrity, transparency, effective competition, best value for money and the interest of the Union.
ITU purchases a wide range of goods and services from companies located worldwide and for an estimated value of CHF 30 Million per year and concludes contracts with more than 600 suppliers located in more than 80 countries on a yearly basis.
ITU Procurement Division purchases for ITU's Headquarters and its Regional Offices. ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people, wherever they live and whatever their means. Within this framework, the Procurement Division also supports the implementation of technical cooperation projects with beneficiary countries in the field of telecommunications.
The main categories of goods and services purchased by ITU are the following:
> IT equipment and services.
> Insurance services.
> Travel management services.
> Facilities management services.
> Translation and captioning services.
> Consultancy services.
> Training services.
> Catering services.
> Office supplies.
> Public Relations and Branding Services for ITU's Events.
For additional information on procurement statistics please consult the Annual Statistical report on United Nations Procurement