International financial institutions and United Nations procurement

Get equipped with the knowledge, information and support your Canadian business needs to work effectively with IFIs and the UN and be successful in winning procurement tenders.

International financial institutions (IFIs) and the United Nations (UN) play a major role in the social and economic development of countries with developing or transitional economies. This includes advising, funding, and assisting on development projects to:

Canada is a member of the World Bank and several regional development banks. This provides Canadian businesses and individuals access to the global IFI marketplace to compete for procurement opportunities around the world worth $13-27 billion annually. Procurement opportunities also exist within the UN system, where $24.8 billion worth of goods and services were purchased in 2018. 

Steps to win procurement opportunities  

1. Get to know the IFIs and the UN

Find information about the activities of IFIs and/or UN agencies.

2. Prepare for opportunities with the IFIs and the UN

Learn how Canadian individuals and companies can pursue procurement opportunities with IFIs and UN agencies.

3. Get help from the Trade Commissioner Service

Receive help from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service . We provide Canadian companies with intelligence and advice when pursuing IFI and UN-sponsored projects.

4. Bid on procurement opportunities

Find out how to bid on a procurement opportunity.

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