The Procurement and contracting, at the International Trade Centre (ITC) is carried out by the Procurement Services (PS), Central Support services (CSS) /Division of Programme Support (DPS). PS provides purchasing and contracting services both for Headquarters and for the field for all ITC divisions. The range of this procurement includes, for example, office equipment, EDP equipment, audiovisual equipment, furniture, printing, documentation, stationery and office supplies. ITC also engages the services of consultancy companies to assist with the implementation of projects. As a technical cooperation agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and of the World Trade Organization, ITC participates in the UN Common Procurement Activities Group (CPAG), which strives to achieve economy of scale, to standardize and to pool purchases by adopting common service contracts whenever possible.
Zero Tolerance for Gifts/Hospitality: As of 2 January 2009, ITC follows the UN and adopts a "Zero tolerance" policy and does not accept any type of gift or any offer of hospitality. ITC expects the suppliers not to offer any gift or any offer of hospitality. All items received from vendors, even of nominal value, will be returned to the vendor or donated to charity.
Business Seminar: How to do Business with CPAG
Pascal TakiHead, Procurement Servicestaki(at)intracen.orgMailing addressProcurement ServicesInternational Trade CentrePalais des Nations1211 Geneva 10 SwitzerlandTel: +41 (0)22 730 05 24Fax: +41 (0)22 730 09 00