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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$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)
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).

For values less than US$2,500, UNDP Pakistan may engage by soliciting price assessments.

Procurement Notices

List of Consultants

As of December 31, 2014: The list of Consultants who had received $30,000 or more from UNDP Pakistan

Consultant Number
Project Name Compensation in $USD
PU/IC/2014/012 UNODC, Country Office Pakistan 40,691 
PU/IC/2014/016 Development Policy Unit 72,000 
PU/IC/2014/022 Policy Support Programme                  72,000 
PU/IC/2014/042 Illicit Trafficking and Border Management 34,430 
PU/IC/2014/101 UNDP Development Policy Unit                                         95,000 
PU/IC/2014/102 Rule of Law Project                                         54,635 
PU/IC/2014/138 Environment and Climate Change  32,877 
PU/IC/2014/151 UNDP Development Policy Unit                                         57,000 
PU/IC/2014/164 Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Process  37,737 

Contracts Awarded for the year 2014

Contracts Awarded for Early Recovery Programme for the year 2011

EC funded grants and contracts worth US$ 100,000 or above for 2014

EC funded grants and contracts worth US$ 100,000 or above for 2011

Archived Bids
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