Frequently Purchased Commodities

What We Buy

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund is the lead agency within the UN system for 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. Please see the specifications for the items we procure:

  • Contraceptives
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Equipments
  • Anatomical models (Reproductive and sexual health education)
  • Manual vacuum aspirators and accessories
  • Emergency reproductive health kits
  • Sampling and inspection services
  • Condom testing services

Please visit UNFPA’s Product Catalogue for price information.

Aside from contraceptives and related commodities, UNFPA also procures the following goods and services: 

  • Vehicles
  • Special vehicles (ambulances, mobile cliniques etc.)
  • Telecommunication equipment & services (phones, radio and satellite equipment etc.)
  • EDP equipment (computers, video conferencing equipment, audio visual projectors etc.)
  • Office equipment (copiers, printers, scanners etc.)
  • Printing and publications
  • Promotional items (flags, outdoor banners and signs etc.) 
  • Language translation services
  • Sources of energy (generators, solar equipment, solar panels, flashlights, emergency lamps, torchlights etc.)
  • Laboratory testing and inspection 
  • Freight forwarding
  • IT consultancy
  • Organizational change management 
  • Conference organizing services
  • Security and safety equipment (blast film, bullet-proof and anti-stab vests, handcuffs, helmets, security lighting and mirrors etc.) 
  • Emergency shelters, temporary housing, containers, tents and accessories thereof