The International Court of Justice is responsible for its own acquisitions, which range from computers and office equipment and supplies to specialized operational services. The Court maintains a database of vendors, consisting of existing suppliers and suppliers that have expressed an interest in working with the Court. If you would like to be added to the database, please e-mail:
All vendors should take into account the Court's international status and consider the following:
The UN General Conditions of Contracts for the Provision of Goods and Services, together with the relevant ICJ Special Conditions of Contract, apply to all contracts concluded by the Court.
No other terms may govern a commercial agreement with the Court. (Links to all the relevant conditions can be found below.)
Orders may be placed without further negotiation, so suppliers are advised to offer their best commercial terms. The Court reserves the right to accept all or part of any bid, to reject all bids, or to enter into negotiation with the lowest technically acceptable bidder.
Orders for the Court must be delivered duty unpaid (DDU) to the agreed address. The cost of freight insurance must be borne by the supplier.
The Court's standard payment terms are payment by cheque or bank transfer net 30 days after receipt of the invoice and delivery. For high-value contracts with several milestones, a non-standard payment schedule may be negotiated. The Court does not prepay orders and does not issue letters of credit.
Tenders to supply equipment must include the name, address and telephone number of the nearest customer service representative.
Tenders to supply equipment must also include:
a set of manuals in English (or another language if requested);
the necessary accessories and other supplies to enable the equipment to be put into operation immediately;
a complete set of cables to connect all electronic units.
Suppliers must provide a warranty that meets the requirements of the UN General Conditions of Contracts, with a minimum warranty period of twelve (12) months.
United Nations General Conditions of Contracts
International Court of Justice Special Conditions of Contract
Request for expression of interest, invitations to bid and requests for proposals
The Court generally issues a request for expression of interest (REOI), an invitation to bid (ITB) or a request for proposals (RFP) for the supply of particular goods and services. The table below provides details of open calls. Suppliers wishing to take part are invited to send an e-mail to the following address:
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