Our Core Business Values
Similar to other international organizations, the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO follows the procurement principles of fairness, integrity, transparency, effective competition and best value for money, as well as international best practices.
This is reflected throughout the procurement process which is laid down in our procurement framework.
The Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO requires its staff members, as international civil servants, to adhere to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in carrying out their duties.
The solicitation or acceptance of any gratuity, gift, favour, entertainment, loan or anything of value from suppliers who conduct business with us is strictly prohibited.
Suppliers that wish to work with us or already conduct business with the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO are required to adhere to the UN Supplier Code of Conduct and any other ethical requirements as outlined in our tenders and/or contractual documents – please see the General Conditions of Contract.
Use of former Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO (“Commission”) employees in the preparation of Proposals:
A Bidder must not, in the absence of prior written approval from the Commission, permit a person to contribute to, or participate in, any process relating to the preparation of a Proposal or the procurement process, if the person:
a. at any time during the 12 months immediately preceding the date of issue of the Solicitation was an official, agent, servant or employee of, or otherwise engaged by the Commission;
b. at any time during the 24 months immediately preceding the date of issue of the Solicitation was an employee of the Commission personally engaged, directly or indirectly, in the definition of the requirements, project or activity to which the Solicitation relates.