Procurement and Contract Management

Procurement at WMO aims at achieving best value for money for the acquisition of goods and services that supports fairness, integrity and transparency, and is directed towards minimizing costs and maximizing effectiveness in line with the objectives of the Organization.

Best value for money is defined as the most advantageous balance between:

  • Compliance with the technical requirements,
  • Quality,
  • Cost, including total lifecycle cost when applicable,
  • Compliance with WMO standard contractual conditions,
  • Warranty and long-term sustainability arrangements, and
  • Ethical and environmental considerations.

As part of this process, the following principles are followed:

WMO, in accordance with the policies of the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) , strictly enforces a zero tolerance approach to unethical, unprofessional or fraudulent actions by Vendors.

WMO promotes procurement from developing countries and countries with economies in transition, provided that this effort remains compatible with the objective of achieving the best value for money.

Fairness and transparency are fundamental principles for WMO procurement activities. Bidders that believe they were not treated fairly in connection with a WMO procurement action may submit a Letter of Protest. In addition, WMO has a strict “No-gifts, no-hospitality” policy which is applicable to all Vendors. WMO personnel involved in the procurement process may not accept gifts or hospitality from current or potential vendors.


Business opportunities

To do business with the WMO, a Vendor must first be registered using UNGM’s Vendor registration portal. Please refer to the instructions on how to register in the UNGM portal.

WMO posts all tenders through the UNGM and encourages potential vendors to register with the system.

Latest tenders

For a full list of our Tenders, please visit the UNGM portal.

Equipment Acquisition for a Weather Studio media and Installation for ANAM Burkina Faso (Re-bid)  
Provision of media & public speaking training services  
Acquisition of a radiosonde system (Upper air observing System ) with hydrogen generator and consumables for ANAM Burkina Faso  
Prestations de nettoyage et services associés (  
Supply and delivery of Hardware and Software for Automated FFGS Bulletin in SAOFFG System in Indonesia  
Concession de travaux pour l’automatisation des portes extérieures du restaurant de l’OMM à Genève  
WMO Electronic Libraryi2S14-February-2023
Advisory Services to WMO and ANAM Chad related to Strengthening NMHS's capacities for multi-hazard early warning in Chad  
Evaluation Services for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Project of the IPCC Gender Action Team International Organisation development Ltd09-December-2022
Supply and delivery of Information Systems in the Volta Basin region (DAP)DanOffice IT SA26-October-2022
WMO E-Voting System SCYTL ELECTION TECHNOLOGIES S.L.22-December-2022
Innovation call in the PacificNational Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd13-September-2022
Provision and implementation of a Learning Management System/e-Learning platform   
Concession de Travaux pour le remplacement de la terrasse du restaurant « l’attique » de L'OMMHKM SA24-August-2022
Coordination Services related to a Series of Virtual WorkshopsADRIA CONGEX SRL and KOGA S.A.11-August-2022
WMO Corporate Website Redesign ProjectGizra Internet Solutions Ltd07 July 2022
WMO - Network Infrastructure Update  
The provision of ERP Business Analyst Consultancy-award based on existing LTA (search ref UNOPS-2015-122425)KPMG Advisory S.p.A16-Nov-2021
Remplacement et mise à niveau du système de gestion technique du bâtiment - LOT 1 Intégrateur MCRRomande Energie Service SA13-Dec-2021
Remplacement et mise à niveau du système de gestion technique du bâtiment-LOT 2 Installateur électricienCablex SA13-Dec-2021
Aircraft-based Observations Software DevelopmentWishtree Technologies LLP14-Jan-2022
Staff Compensation and Benefits InsuranceMiller insurance services08-Nov-2021
Feasibility study to identify equipment, resources, institutional arrangements and other needed items and their related costs to set up and sustain a radio service in and for TokelauKordia Limited23-Jun-2021
Provision of radiosondes to Gan MaldivesDiel Met Systems (pty) Ltd4-May-2021
Provision of Automatic Weather Stations (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda)Pulsonic3-August-2020
Supply of Hydrometric Equipment to GabonSEBA Hydrometrie GmbH & Co.17-July-2020
To establish a Long Term Agreement for the provision of Printing ServicesPRINCO S.A.
ABP Project Sàrl
For the Design and Build of the WHO/WMO Climate and Health Portal websiteHabitatSeven07-January-2021
Framework Agreement for Electrical ServicesEtavis tsa SA
Cablex SA
To establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of Video and Animation Production ServicesRooftop Video Productions24-August-2020
Upgrading the GTS Meteorological Message Switching System in CambodiaTrustia Corporation12-March-2020
Framework Agreement for Graphic Design ServicesDESIGN PLUS Ltd.
Michal Bohac (Va-Fighters)
Dark Side a.s.
WMO OSCAR/Space Database Development servicesWishtree Technologies LLP10-March-2020
Supply of Hydrometric EquipmentSEBA Hydrometrie29-June-2020
For the provision of HPC Servers for the Fiji Meteorological ServiceDanoffice IT SA1-April-2020
For the provision of Service Desk Services for the World Meteorological OrganizationSPIE ICS SA02-June-2020
For the provision of Hosting, Application Management Support (AMS) and Licenses for the WMO Electronic Document and Record Management System.Lutech SpA01-April-2020
Service de sécuritéProtectas SA07-Jan- 2020
For the provision of Media Monitoring ServiceMeltwater Deutschland GmbH16-Oct-2019
For the provision of a Cloud based Computer-Assisted Translation and Terminology (CATT) toolAwarded internally within the UN10-Dec-2019
La maintenance des appareils élévateursISS Facility Services SA13-Nov-2019
Prestation de restaurationNewrest Restauration28-April-2020
For the provision of Global Hydrometry Support Facility - Mid-term External EvaluationJeremy Benn Associates Ltd15-Jul-2019
For the expansion of the processing capacity of the Brazilian Meteorological Service national monitoring networkDan Office SA28-Nov-2019
For the provision of a Video Wall for the WMO Global Weather Display CornerDanmon Group Systems AS03-Jun-2019
For the provision of a e-voting system for the WMONo Award 
Provision of Radiosondes for TanzaniaMODEM SAS18-April-2019
Provision of Meteorological BalloonsPawan Rubber Products15-April-2019
Provision / Upgrade of hydrogen generator, Dar Es Salaam, TanzaniaSAGIM04-June-2019
Printing of IPCC AR6 reports (REV)Princo S.A.30-August-2019
Upgrade of the GTS Meteorological Message switching System in CambodiaCancelled 
Bureau d’ingénieur en restaurationlab consulting sarl10-Dec-2018
Provision of Radionsondes for MaldivesDiel Met Systems (pty) Ltd10-Dec-2018
Contrat cadre Faisabilité, maitrise d'oeuvre et missions complémentairesGroupe H Architecture et Ingénierie SA10-Dec-2018

What we buy

As an international organization, the WMO purchases a vast range of products and services from suppliers around the world. In 2016, 70% of WMO procurement activities were carried out in the following categories:

  • Information Technology Service Delivery and software
  • Facilities management services
  • Security services
  • Transportation, travel tickets and hotel rooms and services
  • Meteorology instruments, satellite receiving equipment and services
  • Radiosonde apparatus, weather stations and hydrological instuments
  • Other specialized equipment

In addition, the WMO also procures corporate services, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Consultancy
  • Conference and translation services
  • International and local consultancies
  • Training
  • Public relations services
  • Catering.

Please visit the UNGM portal for the Annual Statistical report on United Nations Procurement.

The WMO General Conditions of Contract for the Provision of Goods and Services and The WMO Standard Contract for the Provision of Goods and Services

It is mandatory that all suppliers who wish to do business with WMO should accept and abide by the WMO General conditions of contract for provision of Goods and Services and WMO Standard Contract for the Provision of Goods and Services.

The WMO Debriefing and Protest Procedures