UNIDO -Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange (SPX)

Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange Centres (SPXs) have been established globally by UNIDO in order to achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). SPX specifically helps local enterprises to successfully meet the challenges of globalization and to take advantage of emerging industrial subcontracting, outsourcing and supply chain opportunities. The UNIDO SPX Network thus serves to provide an important platform for the matchmaking of suppliers and buyers at the national, regional and international level. UNIDO has established over 30 Centres in the last 25 years.

In view of the changing dynamics of international business operations, a host of UNIDO SPX programme methodology & tools assist businesses in various aspects of matchmaking and capacity development. The SPX Programme approach involves active engagement with the procurement and local sourcing departments of large enterprises, identifying and mapping requirements and generating needs analysis emanating from these procurement strategies and plans. Potential local suppliers, in turn, benefit from rigorous profiling and benchmarking assessments conducted on specific UNIDO developed tools. After conducting adequate enterprise profiling, SPX Centres rely on a newly established management information system which consists of a comprehensive database of supplier profiles from SPX member countries, thereby facilitating information management as well as matchmaking and request for quotation potential. SPX Benchmarking assessment is provided to local firms as a service to help them assess their own competitive position and understand their weaknesses and gaps with respect to buyer expectations. The SPX Benchmarking exercise can thus be used to develop specific enterprise upgrading and investment plans. When benefiting large group of domestic enterprises, benchmarking also provides national development agencies and other stakeholders with the possibility of mapping local industrial capacities at the country level.

SPX Pakistan-Linkages Adding Value 

Who We Are 

“Subcontracting Exchange Programme Pakistan (SPX Pakistan)” is an initiative of the Small & Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) under the UNIDO SPX Global Subcontracting Exchange programme.

SPX Pakistan aims specifically to help local enterprises to successfully meet the challenges of globalization and to take advantage of the emerging industrial subcontracting, outsourcing and supply chain opportunities. SPX Pakistan, therefore, serves to provide an important platform for the matchmaking of suppliers and buyers at the national, regional and international levels.

We Strongly feel that with targeted support along the value chain and market linkages provided by SPX Pakistan platform, the existing Industrial base will become reliable sourcing partners for Buyers and Suppliers, as well as attain access to international markets through SPX Global Exchange Programme.

Our Goals:

  • Strengthen the ability of domestic enterprises to capture emerging subcontracting opportunities
  • Support enterprises through improved productive capacity and performance
  • Link local enterprises as suppliers and sub-contractors to large buyer firms
  • Benchmark the performance and practices of local enterprises against international standards to establish their competitive position
  • Respond to the need of large investors to find qualified local suppliers and develop local suppliers
  • Support benchmarked potential suppliers in improving their competitive position through linkages with service providers