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

UN Women

WHO World Health Organization

WFP World Food Programme

The European Union in Thailand

Asian Development Bank (ADB)