Procurement Notices

How does UNDP do business

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

Request for Quotation (RFQ) - an informal invitation to submit a quotation, usually for goods/services/civil works at a value between US$2,500 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) - 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) - a formal request to submit a proposal, usually associated with requirements for services, which cannot 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 made and direct contracting is used. This usually happens when a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) is in place. In order to provide a faster procurement process, UNDP observes the local and international market, and negotiates and maintains Long Term Agreements (LTA) for goods and services that are frequently used by UNDP and development partners. Long-term agreements (LTA) reduce administrative efforts by a single tendering exercise over the life of the arrangement. They are normally awarded on a 1-year renewable basis.

Individual Consultancy - Individual Contract (IC) - Following Corporate Guidelines of UNDP, contracting individual consultants was handed over from the Human Recourses Unit to the Procurement Unit in April 2008. The individual consultants are covered by the Special Services Agreement (SSA) and the payment in general is based on outputs. Candidates are selected either from the roster of prequalified candidates managed by the Procurement Unit or through public advertisement on our website and in selected newspapers.

Procurement Principles

UNDP procurement is based upon the following principles:

  • Best Value for Money
  • Fairness, Integrity and Transparency
  • Effective International Competition
  • Interest of UNDP (economy, efficiency, equal opportunity to compete, transparency in the procurement process)

It is UNDP policy to manage all its business in an environmentally responsible manner. Hence, in all its activities, the Procurement Unit endeavors to protect the quality and diversity of the environment and reduce risks to human health and environment.

For more details about Procurement Methods and for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), refer to UNDP Procurement.

For details on specific types of procurement, refer to the following documents:

For procurement related queries contact: 

List of contract awards

Project title
Value $
Strengthening Local Democracy and Governance Project
US$ 857.00
Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) Programme US$ 9,150.00
Strengthening Local Democracy and Governance Project US$ 20,910.00
UNDAF US$ 3,700.00
LECRED US$ 1,500.00
Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women US$ 8,851
UNCSD US$ 9046.40
AEC Project US$ 18,850.00
PIG - Project Initiation Plan
US$ 1079.4
Programme on Suporting the Democratic Transition
US$ 26,650.00
Programme on Suporting the Democratic Transition
US$ 26,650.00
IGP - Result Area 2 US$ 13,154
SLM US$ 43,936.00
Access to Justice US$ 65,307
MDG Project US$ 5,299.20
Integrated Farming US$ 231,300
Employment and Enterprice Development for Youth and Women US$ 35,000
Global Fund Project US$ 14,550.00
Formulation of HR Data collection framework for the Tourism Industry US$ 20,970
Support to National Reconciliation US$ 13,250
IGP - Result Area 1 US$ 23,310
Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women US$ 7,392
IGP - Result Area 1 US$ 22,226
Develop Standardized quality control procedure and a local certification system for agriculture value addition activities US$ 45,887
AEC Project US$ 13,000
IGP - Result Area 1 US$ 18,210
IGP - Result Area 3 US$ 21,196
AEC Project US$ 16,500
DRR Project US$ 9,570.00
IGP - Result Area 3 US$ 5,253
IGP US$ 15,645
SLM US$ 9,780.00
IGP - Result Area 3 US$11,555
MSME Project US$ 10,227.20
IGP - Result Area 3 US$ 2,380.00
ICCR US$ 12,598.00
Global Fund Project US$ 6,000
IGP - Result Area 2 US$ 12,820
Faresmaathoda Project US$ 5,335.33
IGP - Result Area 2 US$ 10,355
IGP - Result Area 2 US$ 12,299
IGP US$ 2,700
MIPS US$ 6,050.00
IGP - Result Area 1 US$ 1250
IGP - Result Area 2 US$ 17,500
IGP - Result Area 3 US$ 11,112
TAP Project US$ 27,200.00
TAP Project US$ 18350
TAP Project US$ 15,370.00
IGP - Result Area 2 US$ 16,934
IGP - Result Area 3 US$ 7196.00
IGP - Result Area 2 US$ 8000
IGP - Result Area 2 US$ 15,800
IGP - Result Area 2 US$ 12,278
MDG Project US$ 8,174.00
NHDR US$ 3,700.00

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