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Online 16.3.2022

The UN World Food Program: Nordic Procurement Dialogue

When: Seminar – Thursday 16.3.2023 at 15:00 (EET)

Venue: Microsoft Teams


Kindly notice that there's limited number of slots, based on first come first served basis.

Business Finland holds the right to perform eligibility check and make the final participation decision.

Apply by March 8, 2023

Further Information

Ms. Marjukka Holopainen-Rainio
Senior Advisor, Developing Markets Platform
Innovations for humanitarian needs/
United Nations Procurement
Mobile: +358 50 571 0038
marjukka.holopainen-rainio (at)

Improving information flows between different stakeholders on needs, challenges, technologies, and solutions is a crucial step in fostering collaboration between WFP and suppliers and for us to take concrete action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Through the Nordic Procurement Dialogue your company has the opportunity to establish contact with WFP, learn about the organisation’s agenda and challenges, how your company can help solve them, and take steps towards becoming a supplier to the UN. Benefit from the opportunity to create relations and connections, and make your company better suited for the tender process going forward.

In two sessions, a select number of companies will gain a better understanding of the opportunities of becoming a supplier to WFP, and will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions in one to one meetings with WFP representatives.

The procurement categories will cover Food, Sustainable Supply Chain and Technology & Software Solutions.


March 16th Seminar at 15:00-16:30 (EET)

  • Introduction to WFP mandate & procurement categories
  • Understanding of the procurement process and how to navigate it
  • Breakout sessions on specific procurement categories relevant to Nordic suppliers
    • Sustainable Supply Chain
    • Technology / Software / Engineering Solutions
    • Food

March 21st -22nd: 1-1 Meetings

  • Pitch your solution to a WFP representative

WFP Procurement Categories

  • Sustainable Supply Chain
    • Greener supply chain, reducing WFP carbon footprint (transportation solutions, vehicles, fuel)
    • Accessibility solutions for WFP warehouses
  • Technology/ Software/ Engineering solutions
    • Disability inclusiveness
      • Adapt tender accessibility for people with disabilities
      • Accessibility solutions for WFP offices
    • Traceability systems
      • Ensure fair pay to the farmers
      • Product traceability
  • Food
    • Specialized nutritious food
    • Food traders within WFP food basket: Grain flour, maze, rice
    • Food safety and quality services, secondary use, recycling

Eligibility requirements

Goods and Services companies

To be considered for inclusion in WFP Rosters, companies must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Supply goods and/or services of interest to WFP and have the necessary professional and technical competence
  • Have at least three (3) years of experience as an established business
  • Have sufficient financial capacity (where required, the last two years audited accounts or alternative assessed within WFP’s discretion) to successfully undertake a contract with WFP
  • Not be engaged in any fraudulent, corrupt, collusive, unethical, or illicit practice, and timely disclosure of any information in this respect (WFP’s anti fraud and anti corruption policy is available at this hyperlink)

Food companies

WFP Food procurement requirements:

  • Have at least three (3) years of international experience in the production and / or trading of food commodities
  • Be licensed to operate as exporter
  • Proof financial capacity, with an annual turnover of at least five (5) USD million for the last three (3) consecutive fiscal years
  • Not be included in the United Nations Security Council Consolidated List
  • Not be engaged in any fraudulent, corrupt, collusive, unethical, or illicit practice, and timely disclosure of any information in this respect (WFP’s anti fraud and anti corruption policy is available at this hyperlink)