Suppliers

The IFRC is keen to widen our range of suppliers in order to find quality goods and services at competitive prices that will support us to deliver our mission

Supplying to the IFRC

As a general rule, the IFRC:

  • only purchases goods and services with a humanitarian purpose
  • registers and validates suppliers with whom we do business
  • purchases from manufacturers and authorized representatives
  • purchases products that comply with recognized technical standards
  • invites a range of suppliers to submit tenders
  • uses competitive tendering for all procurement

We uses two standard documents in our competitive tender process: the Request for Quotation (RFQ) and the Request for Proposal (RFP).

  • A Request for Quotation (RFQ) 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.
  • A Request for Proposal (RFP) 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.

    We are currently developing a dedicated supplier registration tool to manage all interactions and processes with our suppliers. While this is being developed, if you are interested in supplying to the IFRC or have any questions, please use the relevant contact form below.

    Once completed, please email it to procurement@ifrc.org