Un Interagency Agreement

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    WHO may acquire goods or services from another UN agency. WHO may also join another UN agency to conclude contracts for goods or services. The agency that wishes to purchase certain goods or services is designated as an application agency, while the agency that employs its contracts or purchasing agent to provide the requested goods or services is designated as a service agency. WHO may establish procurement relationships with other agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations system to ensure the cost, delivery and quality of the goods and services it acquires for its projects and programmes, and to cooperate with its sister organizations in support of their respective mandates. These purchasing relationships often include service level agreements, long-term multi-agency agreements, memoranda of understanding, or a long-term agreement established and managed by WHO. WHO may acquire goods or services from another UN agency. WHO may also join with another UN agency to conclude contracts for goods or services and achieve economies of scale or other benefits. In some situations, WHO may also be mandated by another UN agency to negotiate and/or manage certain contracts….