On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, GTAI also offers a broad selection of international tender information. It lists international tenders made by the KfW Development Bank as well as current tenders linked to development projects led by the World Bank, European Commission, United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank and Asian Development Bank.
As one of the world’s leading purchasers, the United Nations buys goods and services worth just under USD 20 billion each year. The main procurement centres include New York, Copenhagen, Rome and Geneva, and the procurement takes place decentrally by the various UN agencies. Tenders and statistics can be accessed centrally, at the United Nations Global Marketplace.
The leading goods bought by the UN include pharmaceutical products, foodstuffs and construction services, and the main services used are in the field of transport, technology and administrative services. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the German chambers of industry and commerce abroad in New York, Milan and Copenhagen offer support with developing business contacts with the UN.
International, European and national UN procurement seminars as well as sector-specific events organised on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action not only provide opportunities for companies to find out what they need to know, but also offer a platform where they can enter into direct exchange with UN organisations.
In New York and Geneva, staff at the permanent representations to the United Nations (staff seconded from the Economic Affairs Ministry) are also responsible for procurement issues. They stay in contact with the relevant UN offices and are available as a contact for German firms.
World Bank Group
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) are jointly known as the World Bank Group. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) form the World Bank in the narrower sense. Their main task is to promote economic and social progress in developing countries in order to help people live better lives.
Every year, the World Bank provides funding worth approximately USD 40 billion to projects in developing and emerging economies. Up to 100,000 contracts are concluded with the private sector every year. The World Bank’s website provides further information about the procurement procedures.
Regional development banks and other organisations
Regional development banks offer further business opportunities for German companies. Their aim is to promote economic and social development. They include the following:
- African Development Bank (AfDB)
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) /
- European Investment Bank (EIB)
- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
- Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)