Think globally.
Source locally.

When you buy local, you build markets, create jobs, and maximize the economic impact of your operations.

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Building Markets provides reliable supplier data and services that help buyers diversify their supply chains, engage in responsible sourcing, and fast-track their access to local markets.

Discover the positive benefits of localizing your supply chain

5,000 suppliers supported to improve their performance

$1.4 billion in transactions between buyers and local suppliers

73,500 local jobs created

Building Markets has worked with buyers across 8 countries and 30 sectors to identify local verified businesses to meet their sourcing requirements, while directing millions into local economies, which advances sustainable business practices, supports communities and creates thousands of jobs.

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Find verified suppliers

Looking for trusted local suppliers that can meet your requirements? Search thousands of business listings on our up-to-date directory by sector, location, good/service, size and ownership.

Publish tenders

Want to diversify and grow your supplier network? Advertise your business opportunities on our tender directory. We can quickly and efficiently share your tenders in the local marketplace.

Connect with our local specialists

Send us your on-demand and upcoming procurement requirements to identify eligible businesses that can meet your needs and convey your requirements to potential suppliers.

Help your suppliers improve their performance

We can work with you to customize and deliver training and technical assistance plans to suppliers, according to your supply chain standards. This increases market capacity and enhances supplier engagement.

Economic assessments

We can conduct economic assessments to increase the resilience and impact of your supply chains. This includes working with you to develop local content and sourcing strategies and identifying way to boost the economic and social impact of your operations.

Case Studies

Human stories. Real success

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  • Building Relationships

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    Building Relationships

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  • Supply Chain Localization

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    Supply Chain Localization

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Tender Bootcamp

Before Building Markets it was difficult for UN Habitat to find qualified and responsive bidders because there wasn't a place where we could solicit vendors or contractors to participate in our bidding. I found Building Markets one of the best and most useful resources. We now receive sufficient offers from qualified and competitive vendors.

Procurement Officer – UN Habitat
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