Procurement by international organisations
Bangkok boasts an important concentration of international organisations in Southeast Asia. It also hosts the largest number of UN agencies and programmes in all of Asia with more than 20 UN regional offices and country-specific missions. Many of the local UN regional offices cover the entire Asia-Pacific region. Bangkok is also home to such international bodies as the Delegation of the European Union and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Procurement by all these organisations and agencies opens up market opportunities also for Finnish companies. The procedures and the procurement needs and volumes vary by organisation. The procurement processes often call for long-term engagement and prior establishment of contacts in order to fully appreciate the needs of these organisations before the actual tendering process. While the regional offices of UN development agencies in Bangkok often play a key role in planning the technology to be used in projects in different parts of Asia, the final call for tenders may be published by some other party.
For more information and up-to-date contacts, please consult the website of each organisation. The Embassy of Finland will assist in making contacts, whenever possible.
Key organisations and agencies based in Bangkok
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ILO International Labour Organization
IOM International Organization on Migration
OHCHR The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNAIDS UN AIDS
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNODC UN Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPS UN Office of Project Services
WHO World Health Organization
WFP World Food Programme