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).

Procurement Notices

Egypt is Not Tunisia  Tunisia is Not Egypt


RFQ - Egypt is Not Tunisia  Tunisia is Not Egypt
Title     Deadline       Location  
RFQ - Passive Equipment     15 June 2016     UNODC  
RFP- Capacity Building Program for NGOs in Matrouh     5 June 2016     Egypt  
RFP - for Developing Energy Efficiency Testing Laboratory for Air Conditioners     1 June 2016     Egypt  
RFQ - Medical Supplies Agreement 2016-2017     1 June 2016     IOM  
RFQ - Supply & Installation of CCTV System     31 May 2016     IOM  
RFP- Provision of Consultancy Services to conduct/ undertake a Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment, in the Arab States region     29 May 2016     UN Women  
Consultation services strategic Urban plans for small cities projects     25 May 2016     UN Habitat  
RFP- Provision of Consultancy Services to Produce Gender and Economic Profiles in the Arab States Region     24 May 2016     UN Women  
RFQ - Vocational training workshops - equipment and raw materials     20 May 2016     UNODC  
RFQ - Vocational training workshops - Maintenance services     20 May 2016     UNODC  

UN Joint Programme Request for Proposal


Deadline Location
Egypt is Not Tunisia  Tunisia is Not Egypt
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