As a United Nations agency, UNOPS operates in a transparent and responsible manner, under the principles of access to information, accountability, and advocacy for spaces for open dialogue with different counterparts.
Fair Public Management
Fair and Public Management for the transparent and efficient procurement of medicines and medical supplies and devices in Mexico
For this procurement of medicines and medical supplies and devices, UNOPS promotes the implementation of the Fair and Public Management, which is a comprehensive approach that allows governments to implement actions to increase the efficiency, profitability, innovation, integrity, and transparency.
By applying the principles of Fair and Public Management, UNOPS processes seek to maximize the transparency and profitability of public spending, generating savings with the highest quality, which allow the procurement of more medicines and medical supplies and devices to benefit a greater number of people.
Access to information
INSABI-UNOPS joint report 2021
This report describes the steps derived from the collaboration agreement by the Government of Mexico through INSABI and between UNOPS
878 million pieces of medicines and healing materials were purchased in 7 countries
Code purchased for 2021 and the first half of 2022
Medical supplies and devices
Codes awarded for supply in the second half of 2022
Medical supplies and devices
Suppliers and contracted keys
Codes retained by UNOPS
Within the framework of the Agreement signed by UNOPS and between INSABI, for the management of the consolidated procurement of medicines and medical supplies and devices for 2021-2024, here you may find the retained codes.
Access the contracts issued by UNOPS for the procurement of medicines and medical supplies and devices for 2021
Codes retained through international public tenders (IPB) 2022
In those lists, ITB processes are found, where the retained codes, description, offering supplier, offer currency, price, tendered quantity and retained quantity are shown, for the procurement of medicines, medical supplies, and devices.
For the ITBs 2022, the information will be updated as the signature of contracts with awarded suppliers progresses.
- Retained codes for medicines through International Public Tender 2022
- Keys contracted for medicines through Complementary Abbreviated International Tender 2022
- Keys contracted for medical supplies and devices through International Public Tender 2022
- Keys contracted for medical supplies and devices through Complementary Abbreviated International Tender 2022
Codes retained through international public tenders (IPB) 2021
In those lists, ITB processes 2021 are found, where the retained codes, description, offering supplier, offer currency, price, tendered quantity and retained quantity are shown, for the procurement of medicines, medical supplies, and devices.
Retained codes for medicines through Long Term Agreements
For the retained codes through LTAs, the information will be updated as the signature of contracts progresses.
How does UNOPS promote project transparency?
UNOPS due diligence process
The procurement by UNOPS, in conjunction with health institutions, is carried out by following a due diligence process aligned with the best international practices, which seek that the Mexican population gets the highest health benefits. All retained companies have been subject to a strict verification process that guarantees transparency and competition. Likewise, it has been possible to reduce the market concentration, which offers products with better prices and quality.
To this date, 97 providers account for 80% of drug spending, while in 2018 this percentage lied in the hands of 18 suppliers. This means that great progress was made in terms of supplier diversification.
For the 2021 procurement:
-100% contract awards have been through a due diligence process to improve market transparency, promote competition and prevent corruption.
-Eligibility and compliance with formal requirements of 3,752 received offers were assessed.
-Over 75,000 documents have been evaluated by a professional team of 60 technical evaluators working from 14 different countries to ensure full independence.
Due diligence for the purchase of the 2nd half of 2022
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Who audits UNOPS and ensures transparency?
As a United Nations agency, UNOPS operates in a transparent and responsible manner, under the principles of access to information, accountability, and advocacy for spaces for open dialogue.
UNOPS conducts the international public bidding process with multiple control and quality filters, based on the rules of integrity, transparency, and open competition, which prohibit any type of preferential treatment to any offeror. UNOPS governing body is its Executive Board, made up of 36 UN member states who serve on a rotating basis and are elected for a period of three years. The Board sets its accountability framework, oversight mechanisms and policies.
In addition to the role of the Executive Board, UNOPS is overseen by:
The Internal Audit and Investigation Group (IAIG), entirely dedicated to UNOPS.
The Audit Advisory Committee (AAC), subsidiary body of the General Assembly.
The United Nations Board of Auditors, which responsibility is exercised by the Comptroller General of Accounts of a member country who serves on a rotating basis every 4 years
The Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations System, which is an external and independent monitoring body of the UN.
Regular meetings with different counterparts
Learn more here about the periodic meetings UNOPS holds with Associations, the Chamber of the Mexican pharmaceutical industry, and other stakeholders.