The database facilitates the interchange of supplier information within the UN system and acts as an important procurement tool to shortlist suppliers for competitive bidding. Future developments under consideration include a wide range of capabilities, varying from links to supplier websites to generation of procurement statistics. Inter-agency cooperation in the UNGM provides a channel for improved communication between organizations in the UN system, and between the UN system and its suppliers and donor countries.
Suppliers who want to register in the UNGM, and thereby with UNHCR, should go to www.ungm.org. An application form is available on-line to register as a supplier.