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Presented by Rana Istwani UNIFIL Procurement Section May 2008

2 UNIFIL Overview UNIFIL was created by the Security Council in 1978 under resolutions 425 and 426 to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore international peace and security and assist the Lebanese Government in restoring its effective authority in the area. Following the July/August 2006 crisis, the Council enhanced the Force under resolution 1701 and decided that in addition to the original mandate, it would, among other things, monitor the cessation of hostilities; accompany and support the Lebanese armed forces as they deploy throughout the south of Lebanon; and extend its assistance to help ensure humanitarian access to civilian populations and the voluntary and safe return of displaced persons.

3 Statistics

4 UNIFIL Top Ten Countries Supplying goods and services to UNIFIL during the period 2007/2008 (in US$)

5 Major Services Procured by UNIFIL in 2008
Freight Forwarding

6 Major Goods Procured by UNIFIL in 2008

7 Identifying Business Opportunities

8 Characteristics of a Successful Vendor
UNIFIL Characteristics of a Successful Vendor Clear understanding of requirement for goods/services Market Knowledge - Experience in Business - Experience with United Nations organizations - Experience with governmental/military organizations Quality and Competence - References - National and International Standards of Quality - International Scope of Operations - Export Capability - Regional network of agents

9 Characteristics of a Successful Vendor (continued)
UNIFIL Characteristics of a Successful Vendor (continued) Financial Credibility - Profit and Loss statement Languages - English, Arabic and French Competitive Prices/Quotations Performance Evaluation

10 Researching Potential Vendors
UNIFIL Researching Potential Vendors UNIFIL Roster Database UNIFIL Public Website UN Global Market Place Expression of Interests. Market Research - World Wide Web - Newspapers/Magazines - Yellow Pages

11 Guidelines for UNIFIL Procurement
Procurement activities and actions are guided by the following principles - Promotion of UN Objectives - Fairness, integrity and transparency, through competition - Economy and effectiveness - Best value for money

12 Procurement Strategy / Process
UNIFIL Procurement Strategy / Process Request for Quotation – Up to 30,000 USD Invitation to Bid Request for Proposal Indirect Buy Options - Use Existing Long Term Agreements - Use Existing System Contracts

13 Practical Tips for Vendors

14 Practical Tips for Vendors
UNIFIL Practical Tips for Vendors Register on UNIFIL Public Website - Register on UNGM as well as other UN Agencies - Monitor Expression of Interests available on the UNIFIL Procurement Website as well as UNPD website - Monitor Publications posted on the newspapers and magazines. Always respond to a bid invitation - In case vendors are unable to offer a quotation, please advise in writing

15 Practical Tips for Vendors
UNIFIL Practical Tips for Vendors Carefully read bid instructions, line items, scope of work, specifications and general conditions of contract Always keep UNIFIL updated in case of any change in contact details, bank details or goods and services offered Attend bid openings and site visits when required

16 UNIFIL Registration on UNIFIL’s Website -

17 UNIFIL Vendors choose their own username/password

18 Attached Documents UNIFIL Certificate of Registration VAT Registration
Financial Statement (Balance Sheet and Income Statement) Recommendation / Reference Letters (include government/public organizations if applicable) Quality Assurance Certificates (e.g.. ISO) Evidence of Export Capability



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