February 15, 2019

Business Opportunities with United Nations

Business Opportunities with United Nations - Mr. J. Krishna Kishore, CEO, APEDB

The UN Secretariat Procurement Division (UN Secretariat) offers to the world’s supplier community and particularly vendors from developing countries or with economies in transition a new set of informational products. These informational tools are a part of the outreach efforts of the UN Secretariat to educate the global supplier community on doing business with the United Nations. The objective of UNPD is providing best value for money in the timely delivery of goods, service(s) and capacity to enable the customers to execute their missions and achieve their objectives within a fair and transparent commercial partnership provided by the vendors

The objective of this seminar is to provide attendants with valuable information on the goods and services required by the UN to execute its mandates, explain the vendor registration process and how to stay abreast of, and participate in, upcoming business opportunities, and to expand the UN’s supplier roster with new companies interested in supplying to the UN.

We understand that The United Nations Organisation’s Procurement Division (UNPD) procures goods and services for its various activities throughout the world and also for its peace keeping missions in different countries. The total procurement value stood at more than USD 3 billion per annum. But India’s share is negligible in terms of value and volume of goods and services due to the lack of awareness about the UN Global Market (UNGM) and the activities of UN

Procurement Division (UNPD) and its procedures among the stakeholders (Government departments and business and industrial fraternity).

In this context, this seminar will provide first-hand information on the UN procurement process, evaluation criteria, and rules and regulations of vendor registrations. The participants of this seminar will get the opportunity to learn effectively how to do business in the United Nations Global Market and an understanding of the UN procurement process, buying profiles etc.

Andhra Pradesh as a newly formed state in India has been striving for overall economic development and growth. It has focussed on massive industrialization by attracting both foreign and domestic direct investments and developing a conducive ecosystem for doing business.

Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) was established under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Chief Minister, Sri Chandrababu Naidu with the objective of promoting sustainable economic growth through trade and investments into the state. The APEDB acts as a single point of contact for investments into the state of Andhra Pradesh, while simultaneously promoting inter-departmental coordination, conducting project facilitation and engaging with national and international investors.

Andhra Pradesh ranks No.1 in Ease of Doing Business in India. The state has achieved a substantial GDP growth rate of 11.2% during 2017-18, which is higher than the average growth rate of India. The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board aims to further this achievement.

Andhra Pradesh is primarily an agrarian state with agriculture and allied services contributing to about 34% of state gross domestic product (SGDP) and supporting more than 60% of the population. This sector has been growing impressively and recorded 17.8% growth rate in 2017-18. Favourable climatic conditions and a long seashore make the state one of the largest producers of rice, maize, groundnut, sunflower, cotton, and seafood products in the country. The state ranks first in brackish water shrimp and fresh water prawn, and second in fresh water fish production in the country and boasts of a well-developed animal husbandry sector.

The state is rich in mineral resources with mineral products contributing to more than 44% of the state’s export profile. Andhra Pradesh is also treading fast on the path of massive industrialization creating further capacity for increasing exports. Industrial sector currently contributes to about 24% of the state’s GSDP wherein about 10% comes from manufacturing and the Industrial Development Policy (2015-20) aims to increase this contribution to 15% by 2020. With the deepening of automobile and electronics sector, the state is expected to increase its share of exports in manufactured goods sectors.

Gems and jewellery, textiles and garments, construction materials, and pharmaceuticals have been identified as the key sectors that could contribute significantly to exports apart from marine and agro products.

Andhra Pradesh is uniquely positioned to become the exports hub to East Asia, South East Asia, and Oceania countries with major operation ports and rapidly developing infrastructure. Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) and Bengaluru-Chennai Industrial Corridor (BCIC) are expected to provide big boost to exports from the state.

In terms of infrastructure, quality of services provided by logistics providers, efficiency of regulatory processes, and favourability of operating environment the state ranks in the top quartile as per a Commerce and Industry report. Overall the state ranks third in the country in terms of overall trade infrastructure in country, which ranks at 35th in the global list of 160 countries.

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