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    This website offers many resources for companies interested in global procurement opportunities. With its updated tender database, you can perform searches of Procurement Notices, Monthly Operational Summaries and Contract Awards. We welcome you to explore:

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    Development Business is the official and most consolidated information source for consulting, contracting and exporting opportunities worldwide.
    Development Business is published by the United Nations Department of Global Communications and is available by subscription here. We provide you with the tools you need to successfully bid on international contracts financed by the UN, multilateral banks and governments. See a list of our Partnering Agencies.

    We offer up-to-date information on:

    • Procurement Notices
    • Contract Awards
    • Development Bank Operational Summaries
    • Event Announcements
    • Tender Alert Notifications Via Email
    • Weekly Procurement News and Highlights

    and much more...


    • Unlimited access to over US$ 90 billion worth of contracts financed by our partners. 
    • Advanced search options by type of notice, country, sector, institution, project, status, date posted, deadline and keyword.
    • Detailed search by country/sector for recently approved projects and planned procurements.
    • Full access to the digital version of Development Business providing an exceptional reading experience in magazine format.


    • Occasional event discounts for our partners' business events and seminars
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    • Notifications on relevant procurement and business events
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    • Download and save the latest tenders on projects in developing countries and receive immediate updates if changes occur.
    • Forward your selections to colleagues or print them for your records.
    • Bid for contracts in over 180 countries in over 40 business sectors.
    • Track global competition and find sub-contracting opportunities.
    • Keep abreast of projects in the pipeline.

    Why Development Business?

    DB is official. As the official source of procurement information from the United Nations, multilateral banks and several governments; most of our content providers have made it mandatory to publish notices in DB. We have established strong trust-based relationships with our clients over the past 30 years.

    DB ensures quality. We have been publishing procurement notices for over 30 years. There is no other international publication that provides editorial services for procurement information.

    DB is relevant. We edit and publish only those notices that are relevant to our clients and which are submitted directly from our partners' agencies.

    DB is up-to date. Relevant notices from banks and institutions with whom we have built solid relationships over time.

    DB is accurate. We hold the copyright for the information we publish. Changes in content, updates or revisions will be clearly marked. Any inconsistencies will immediately be communicated to our content providers.

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