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

Request for Proposal

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          Title Deadline    Location
          UN-Habitat: RFQ – Urban Tours and Exhibition 10 May 2015 UNHABITAT Egypt
          Developing a Digital Awareness Campaign 11 May 2015 Egypt
          Call for Offers: Providing Translation Services 5 May 2015   IOM Egypt
          UNIDO TOR: Agribusiness and waste 30 April 2015 UNIDO Egypt
          Partner to Map the Parallel Urban Practices 30 April 2015 UNHABITAT Egypt
          ITB/event organizer/UNHABITAT 30 April 2015 UNHABITAT Egypt
          Call for Offers: Medical Supplier for IOM Cairo 29 April 2015 IOM Egypt  
          Green Trade Initiative (GTI) Crops Technical Guidelines 30 April 2015 UNIDO, Egypt
          Green Trade Initiative (GTI) Vertical Cultivation 30 April 2015 UNIDO, Egypt
          Request for Proposal - Collection & Recycling of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) 30 April 2015 Egypt

UN Joint Programme Request for Proposal


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