A valuable factor in IOM's good standing among Member States and donors is its careful stewardship of entrusted funds. As IOM continues to grow in response to global migration challenges, its procurement needs grow as well. This general procurement process shall be generally guided by:
- Quality of goods, works and services;
- Efficiency and economy;
- Equal opportunity and open competition;
- Transparency in the process and adequate documentation; and
- Highest ethical standards in all procurement activities.
IOM Panama Procurement and Logistics Unit usually sources goods, works and services from Service Providers, Contractors and Implementing Partners which include but are not limited to the following:
- Shelter materials
- Non-food items needed in humanitarian emergencies, e.g., blankets, kitchen sets, tarpaulins, etc.
- Telecommunication equipment
- IT equipment products and services
- Visibility materials
- Office supplies
- Printing services
- Construction related works and more
It is important to consider that before proceeding with a final decision IOM values companies that provide quality products and services, ensure their timely delivery and propose favorable post-delivery payment terms.