Welcome to the dedicated section for suppliers. The International Federation is keen to widen its range of suppliers in order to find quality goods and services at competitive prices.
As a general rule we:
- only purchase goods and services with a humanitarian purpose
- register and validate suppliers with whom we do business
- purchase from manufacturers and authorized representatives
- purchase products that comply with recognized technical standards
- invite a range of suppliers to submit tenders
- use competitive tendering for all procurement
International Federation suppliers benefit from working with us in the following ways:
- access to a wider customer base and potentially higher order volumes
- streamlined processes and reduced costs by working with a centralized and dedicated procurement centre
- better understanding of humanitarian organizations’ needs
- transparency in the selection process
To become a registered supplier with the International Federation, there are a number of conditions that you must meet. Find out more about the requirements to become a supplier.
The International Federation uses two standard documents in its competitive tender process: the Request for Quotation (RFQ) and the Request for Proposal (RFP).
Request for Quotation (RFQ): This is used as the standard document for the procurement of goods of standard or clearly definable specifications. The final contractual document is either a purchase order or formal contract.
Request for Proposal (RFP): This is used as the standard document for procurement of goods and services where the technical specifications cannot be precisely determined, or are of a complicated or specialized technical nature which requires significant input from the supplier. The final contractual document may be either a purchase order or a formal contract.