Doing Business with PAHO

The PAHO Procurement and Supply Management Department (PRO) is responsible for the timely and efficient acquisition of goods and services in a competitive and transparent manner.  PRO purchases a wide range of products and services for health-related activities and for administrative support of PAHO's headquarters and field offices. PRO also purchases on behalf its Member Governments under reimbursable procurement procedures, including the PAHO Revolving Fund, and the PAHO Strategic Fund.  

PRO has integrated PAHO's e-tendering system, In-Tend, and the Organization's supplier database with the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM). UNGM is the procurement portal of the UN System and a website where suppliers can register. Over 25 UN Agencies use UNGM as their supplier roster. By registering with UNGM, suppliers will have access to PAHO tenders and those published by all other UN agencies.

Now, for a supplier to bid on a PAHO procurement opportunity, the vendor also must be registered with PAHO on UNGM. Register here with UNGM:

COVID-19 critical items

View the full list of medical devices PAHO is interested in purchasing.

Vendor Registration

Vendor Pre-Qualification

WHO Prequalification and Standards

Packaging guidelines

Standard Guidelines for Palletizing Non-Perishable Shipments

In order to minimize the risk of loss or damage during transport of goods between the supplier's facilities and consignees' warehouse, the following are packaging guidelines for palletizing shipments containing pharmaceuticals, syringes, or medical/lab supplies

Contact us

Procurement and Supply Management Department (PRO)
Pan American Health Organization
525 Twenty-Third Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Telephone: 202-974-3433

PRO Management Staff
Mr. Daniel Rodriguez Director, Procurement & Supply Management
Mr. Jordi Balleste Unit Chief, Strategic Fund
Mr. Luis Velasquez  Unit Chief, Corporate Procurement
Ms. Shirley Quesada Unit Chief, Revolving Fund