How does UNDP do business

UNDP Procurement is based on competitive bidding. Depending on the type, complexity, size and value of the project and its procurement elements, commonly used methods of solicitation include:

Request for Quotation (RFQ)
An RFQ is an informal invitation to submit a quotation, usually for goods/services/civil works at a value between US$5000 and $100,000. Prices, and other commercial terms and conditions are requested and award is made to the lowest priced technically acceptable offer.

Invitation to Bid (ITB)
An ITB is a formal invitation to submit a bid, usually associated with requirements that are clearly and concisely defined, with an estimated procurement value of US$100,000 or more. Normally price is the sole determinant in making an award. Where all technical criteria are met, award is made to the lowest bidder.

Request for Proposal (RFP)
An RFP is a formal request to submit a proposal, usually associated with requirements for services, which can not be clearly or concisely defined, with an estimated procurement value of US$ 100,000 or more. Price is only one of several factors comprising the evaluation criteria. Award is made to the qualified bidder whose bid substantially conforms to the requirement set forth on the solicitation documents and is evaluated to be the lowest cost to UNDP.

In some cases, exceptions to competition are being made and direct contracting is used. This usually happens when a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) is in place, either globally (IAPSO or HQ) or locally (at country office level).

Global Procurement Notices

Egypt is Not Tunisia  Tunisia is Not Egypt

Egypt Procurement Notices

1qFQ - Egypt is Not Tunisia  Tunisia is Not Egypt
  Title Deadline   Location
  RFP- Conducting Awareness Training 3 August 2017 UNDP
  RFP- Consultancy service to develop training modules 3 August 2017 UNDP
  RFP-Consultancy service to develop a national framework of Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS)  3 August 2017 UNDP
  RFQ-Office Furniture for the UNODC office in Cairo 3 August 2017 UNODC 
  RFP- Radio Campaign  (NCW)  31 July 2017 UNODC
  RFQ to Purchase Chemical Fume Hood 30 July 2017 UNODC
  RFP for UNODC renovations 27 July 2017 UNODC ROMENA 
  RFP- Vacuum Cleaner  27 July 2017 UNDP


UN Joint Programme Request for Proposal


Deadline Location
Egypt is Not Tunisia  Tunisia is Not Egypt