The Government of Mexico and UNOPS join forces to ensure the right to health and promote well-being for all

The Government of Mexico, through the Health Institute for Well-being (INSABI), signed an Agreement with UNOPS on July 31st, 2020 to join forces towards ensuring the right to health and promote well-being for the population through the management of the consolidated procurement of medicines and medical aid supplies for the period 2021-2024. This agreement came into effect on August 11th, 2020.

The international public bidding process will be implemented in accordance with the regulations, rules, policies and procedures that apply to UNOPS. This is an open international procedure that guarantees open competition under the same conditions and allows for the participation of the mexican and international markets, ensuring equality of conditions and promoting effective and transparent competition.

UNOPS contributions to the procurement of medicines and medical aid supplies

  • Strengthen the public health system and promote the well-being of the population, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 Agenda.
  • Applying the principles of Fair Public Management, which seeks to maximize transparency, efficiency and open competition in Mexico and internationally.
  • The international public budding process implemented by UNOPS promotes the highest quality in medicines and the best possible supply, with competitive prices that allow to generate savings in public resources.

INSABI - UNOPS Agreement

Applying the principles of Fair Public Management will maximize transparency, open competition, the best price and quality in the two components of the agreement:

  • Management of the consolidated procurement of medicines and medical aid supplies, for the period 2021-2024
  • Strengthening of institutional capacities in the area of public procurement, through alignment to global standards and quality certifications, and excellence in management.

Fair Public Management for the transparent and efficient procurement of medicines and medical aid supplies in Mexico

For the procurement of medicines and medical aid supplies, UNOPS promotes the implementation of Fair Public Management, which is a comprehensive approach that allows governments to implement actions that increase efficiency, profitability, innovation, integrity and transparency.

Applying the principles of Fair Public Management, UNOPS processes will seek to maximize the transparency and efficiency of public spending, generating savings with the highest quality, allowing the procurement of more medicines and medical aid supplies, hence ensuring that a greater number of people across Mexico have access to the healthcare they need.

How to become a UNOPS supplier?

For UNOPS, suppliers play a vital role in its efforts to implement transparent, efficient and sustainable procurement processes.
Through international public bids, we seek to maximize open competition and equal opportunities in Mexico and internationally.

As part of promoting fair competition, transparency and value for money, UNOPS invites you to participate in the course "How to become a UNOPS Supplier?". It has been specially designed for interested suppliers, and is an official, accessible, and free online course.

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Excellence and Accreditations



UNOPS has several certifications of global standards, among the main ones are:

  • The Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supplies (CIPS) has awarded UNOPS the gold category four times, the last in 2019;
  • Project Management Institute (PMI), as a registered education provider;
  • Accreditation of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM);
  • ISO 9001 quality management system certification;
  • The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).