UNFPA is the lead agency within the UN system for the procurement of reproductive health commodities. We actively seek to establish new relationships with suppliers of these commodities. Vendors wishing to do business with UNFPA should register with UNFPA through the UN Global Marketplace.


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Procurement Capacity Development for Governments and External Partners


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UNFPA Procurement - Supplies for Reproductive Health Results

For more than 30 years, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has been procuring contraceptives and related commodities for the developing world. Through its extensive experience and solid track record, UNFPA is today the largest public sector procurer of these items. Our unique expertise in this area and the significant volume of contraceptives procured annually allows for access to the most favourable international pricing. As the leading procurement agency for contraceptives and related commodities, UNFPA invites partners in development to benefit from our unique knowledge base and market influence.

12 November 2014

​All presentations from the "UNFPA/WHO Workshop to introduce the ERP and WHO Pre Qualification Programme processes" are now available in the QA Resources section. Please contact Ms. Eva Mata or Ms. Isabel Lucas Manzano in case if you have any questions or suggestions.

22 October 2014

All presentations from the WHO/UNFPA Prequalification Workshop for Male and Female Condom Manufacturers are available in the QA Resources section.

Please also note that there will be transition period of approximately 6 months to implement the new ISO 4074:2014 into the prequalification programme. The new requirements will be in effect April 1st 2015. Please click here for detailed information.

12 September 2014

An updated list of prequalified male latex condom manufacturers was posted on September 12th 2014. Please contact for inquiries regarding the list.

05 September 2014

Joint WHO-UNICEF-UNFPA Meeting with Manufacturers and Suppliers of Diagnostic Products, Finished Pharmaceutical Products, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Vaccines

22-25 September 2014  - UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark

For second time, UNFPA will join WHO and UNICEF in organizing a Joint Meeting for diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and vaccines manufacturers and suppliers. Together with quality, safety and efficacy experts, procurement agencies, and international donors working in public health can come together to discuss issues around production and supply of quality products needed for treatment for vulnerable populations.

The aim of this meeting is to offer manufacturers and suppliers a platform to interact with international procurers and quality of medicines experts as well as international donors working within the health field. In this occasion, special attention will be given to vaccines and for that, the last day will be devoted to that topic.

Find hereby the agenda. Due to the high number of participants received, registration for this meeting is closed since 5th September. In case of any questions, please address them to Mrs. Seloi Mogatle, Mrs. Isabel Lucas Manzano or Mrs. Eva Mata.

08 Aug 2014

An updated list of prequalified male latex condom manufacturers was posted on August 8th 2014. Please for inquiries regarding the list.

11 June 2014

Female Condom and Male Condom Prequalification Workshop

September 29th 2014 to October 3rd 2014:  UNFPA will hold a Male and Female Condom Prequalification Workshop. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum to review in detail the requirements of prequalification for manufacturers in order to strengthen the quality of applications as well as introduce new developments to the processes. In addition, one afternoon is reserved for the discussion of UNFPA’s newly developed strategy for green procurement. The workshop is targeted to manufacturers that may be interested in applying or re-applying for male and/or female prequalification as well as those that currently have prequalified products and site(s). Please email for detailed information and registration information. UNFPA cannot provide monetary support for participation in the workshop and participants will be expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

27 May 2014

An updated list of prequalified male latex condom manufacturers was posted on May 27th 2014. Please contact for inquiries regarding the list

 07 May 2014

WHO/UNFPA Female Condom Technical Review Committee

WHO and UNFPA will convene the WHO/UNFPA Female Condom Technical Review Committee June 16 & 17, 2014 in Copenhagen to evaluate new female condom products for prequalification. The committee will evaluate the products based on the below criteria described in Female Condom: Generic Specification, Prequalification, and Guidelines for Procurement, 2012.
1. Design: acceptability, suitability, dimensions, suitability of material, barrier properties, retention features, failure modes, testing requirements
2. Product Specification: materials, dimensions, components, testing requirements
3. Manufacturing and packaging process: manufacturing process, quality control procedures, certification of systems
4. Product and process validation: assessment in accordance with ISO 10993
5. Clinical Evidence: clinical failure modes, contraceptive efficacy, disease prevention

For more information or if you would like to submit products information for review, please contact

23 JANUARY 2014

An updated list of prequalified male latex condom manufacturers was posted on January 23, 2014. Please contact for inquiries regarding the list.

 16 DECEMBER 2013

 UNFPA PSB  has recently launched its Green Procurement Strategy. This ambitious document establishes specific environment goals and outlines the environmental focus areas for UNFPA. This strategy will guide the set-up of processes and requirements which suppliers will be expected to demonstrate compliance with. The Green Procurement Strategy is just the beginning of a project that aims to improve both UNFPA and its suppliers environmental footprint. 

04 OCTOBER 2013

As part of UNFPA’s global efforts to strengthen Census support, PSB has consolidated into one document the list of common items typically procured during the various census phases. Items that are covered by valid Long Term Agreements (LTAs) have been marked accordingly. More LTAs are under development and in the longer run it is expected that all goods and services will be covered by LTAs. This document aimed to assist the government, country offices, and other stakeholders during census procurement planning stage. It is desirable to procure for items under LTA, as it has undergone technical evaluation, and competitive bidding process to ensure the best value of money.

UNFPA has established an Inter-Division Working Group for Census Support , consisting of representatives from Population & Development Branch, PSB, MIS, Resource Mobilization Branch, Regional Offices, as well as the UN Statistic Division. The aim of that group is to provide integrated solutions and packages to census projects through the combined technical, procurement and programmatic skills and expertise that this group offers.

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07 AUGUST 2013

An updated list of prequalified male latex condom manufacturers was posted on August 7, 2013. Please contact inquiries regarding the list.