About our procurement

INTERPOL procures goods and services for our operational and logistical needs across the world.

Due to our status as an international organization, we are not subject to national, regional or international procurement rules, but have developed our own regulations based on key international procurement principles. These rules are laid down in our Procurement Manual, Constitution, General Regulations and Financial Regulations.

The procurement procedures are governed by the following principles:

  • safeguarding the interests of the Organization;
  • cost-effectiveness;
  • non-discrimination;
  • transparency;
  • fairness;
  • integrity.

  INTERPOL’s procurement is carried out through four types of procedures:   

  • Open call for tender;
  • Limited competition;
  • Request for quotations;
  • Direct negotiation.
Value of the transaction
Value of the transaction

Who may supply services to INTERPOL?

We need goods and services to run our activities at all the duty stations of the General Secretariat (France, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Kenya, Singapore, Thailand, United States and Zimbabwe) as well as for the National Central Bureaus in each of our member countries.

For this reason, we work with suppliers throughout the world, regardless of their nationality or background, as long as the entity concerned complies with INTERPOL’s aims which are set out in Article 2 of our Constitution.

Who may not supply services?

Any person or legal entity convicted of any of the offences below will be excluded from signing procurement contracts with the Organization:

  • Participation in a criminal organization;
  • Corruption;
  • Fraud;
  • Money laundering;
  • Offences relating to professional conduct.

This also applies to any person or legal entity who has not fulfilled their obligation to pay social security contributions or taxes, in accordance with the legal provisions of the country where it is established or those of the country where it pursues its activities.

Additional exclusions may also apply depending on the transaction, and will be clearly indicated in the rules associated with the contract in question.

Breakdown of goods and services

In 2017, INTERPOL’s procurement amounted to around EUR 29 million, and was distributed as follows:

Distribution of procurement by Sector - 2018
Distribution of procurement by Sector - 2018