Procurement and Contract Management

Procurement and Contract Management

The objective of the procurement activities within the WMO is to achieve best value for money for the acquisition of goods and services in a manner that supports fairness, integrity and transparency, and is directed towards maximum economy and effectiveness within, and in accordance with, the objectives of the Organization.

Best value for money is defined – with respect to the goods or services sought – as the most advantageous balance between:

  • Compliance with the technical requirements
  • Quality
  • Cost, including total lifecycle cost when applicable
  • Compliance with WMO standard contractual conditions
  • Warranty and long term sustainability arrangements
  • Ethical and environmental considerations

As part of this process, the following principles are followed:

WMO, in accordance with the policy of United Nations agencies participating in the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM, link below) , strictly enforces a zero tolerance approach to unethical, unprofessional or fraudulent actions by Vendors.

WMO promotes procurement from developing countries and countries with economies in transition, provided that this effort remains compatible with the objective of achieving best value for money. 

Fairness and transparency are fundamental principles for WMO procurement activities. Bidders that believe they were not treated fairly in connection with a WMO procurement action may submit a Letter of Protest. In addition, WMO has a strict “No-gifts, no-hospitality” policy which is applicable to all Vendors. WMO personnel involved in the procurement process may not accept gifts or hospitality from current or potential Vendors.

Business opportunities:

To do business with the WMO, a Vendor must first be registered using the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM), Vendor registration portal. Details of the Vendor registration process can be found on the Vendor Registration page. Here you can find detailed instruction on how to register in the UNGM portal.

The WMO posts all tenders through the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM)  and encourages potential vendors to register at the basic level through the UNGM. 

Latests tenders:

Service de sécurité    
For the provision of Media Monitoring Service    
For the provision of a Cloud based Computer-Assisted Translation and Terminology (CATT) tool    
La maintenance des appareils élévateurs    
Prestation de restauration      
For the provision of Global Hydrometry Support Facility - Mid-term External Evaluation    
For the expansion of the processing capacity of the Brazilian Meteorological Service national monitoring network    
For the provision of a Video Wall for the WMO Global Weather Display Corner    
For the provision of a e-voting system for the WMO    
Provision of Radiosondes for Tanzania MODEM SAS 18-April-2019
Provision of Meteorological Balloons Pawan Rubber Products 15-April-2019
Provision / Upgrade of hydrogen generator, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania SAGIM 04-June-2019
Printing of IPCC AR6 reports (REV) Princo S.A. 30-August-2019
Upgrade of the GTS Meteorological Message switching System in Cambodia Cancelled  
Bureau d’ingénieur en restauration lab consulting sarl 10-Dec-2018
Provision of Radionsondes for Maldives Diel Met Systems (pty) Ltd 10-Dec-2018
Contrat cadre Faisabilité, maitrise d'oeuvre et missions complémentaires Groupe H Architecture et Ingénierie SA 10-Dec-2018
HydroHub Innovation Call for ”Operational Hydrometry” Northern Widget LLC 23-Oct-2018
Crisis communication Browning & Associates 24-Jan-2018
Media Training Escott Hunt 03-Apr-2018
For the supply of a Gold Medal for the Sixty-second IMO Prize M.M.I. Group Ltd 19-Jan-2018

Facility Mangement

ISS Facility Services (FM contract)

Topnet (cleaning)



For a full list of our Tenders, please visit the UNGM portal.

What we buy:

As an international organization, the WMO purchases a vast range of products and services from suppliers around the world. In 2016, 70% of WMO procurement activities were carried out in the following categories:

  • Information Technology Service Delivery and software
  • Facilities management services
  • Security services
  • Transportation, travel tickets and hotel rooms and services
  • Meteorology instruments, satellite receiving equipment and services
  • Radiosonde apparatus, weather stations and hydrological instuments
  • Other specialized equipment

In addition, the WMO also procures corporate services, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Consultancy
  • Conference and translation services
  • International and local consultancies
  • Training
  • Public relations services
  • Catering

Please visit the UNGM portal for the Annual Statistical report on United Nations Procurement.

The WMO General Terms and Conditions:

It is mandatory that all suppliers who wish to do business with WMO should accept and abide by the WMO General conditions of contract for provision of Goods and Services.

Debriefing Procedures

Protest Procedures




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