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 - Rental & Operation of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Plant in EDWA City & the Construction, Equipping, Rental & Operation of the Transfer Station in Maghagha City for 10 Years (Minya Governorate – Arab Republic of Egypt). 15 October 2017 UNDP
  Unarmed Security Guard Services to One or Several United Nations Entities 3 October 2017 UNDP
  Intro to Impact Investment Advisory Services 27 September 2017 UNDP
  RFP - Preparation of Governorate Strategic Plan for Red Sea Governorate 28 September 2017 UNHABITAT
  Gas Chromatograph System Mass Spectrometer (GCMS) for Forensic Examination of Cases of Sexual Assault Against Women 28 September 2017 UNODC
  RFQ - New Car 28 September 2017 UNODC

UN Joint Programme Request for Proposal


Deadline Location
Egypt is Not Tunisia  Tunisia is Not Egypt