How to Identify UNDP Business

Procurement at UNDP is decentralized to the responsibility of our country offices. When pursuing business opportunities in projects at the country office level, it is essential to understand that the Resident Representative or any delegated authority is responsible for the whole procurement cycle from the sourcing of suppliers to the awarding of the contract. All such contracts are between the country office and the supplier, contractor or consultant. The role at headquarters is policy support and overview. We also hold an approval function for contracts that exceed the threshold of $100,000 in order to assure that the entire procurement process is conducted with efficiency, fairness, transparency and impartiality.

Please check our countries office websites, found at the top menu of every page of this site, for specific offers, in addition to our global site.

Remember : Every country office is a potential business partner. You find information about ongoing projects and contact details on their respective websites. 

Please also visit our procurement notices  web page. All solicitations are published through our procurement notices. Additionally, there are several other sources for procurement notices:

At UNDP, one of the core principles is transparency. Every business unit is responsible for protecting the integrity of the procurement process and maintaining fairness in UNDP's treatment of all Offerors.

You can review our contract awards for projects that have been previously published. If you have any questions regarding your bid, please contact the respective business unit.

Pre-qualify as a Supplier

Business Units may pre-qualify potential Suppliers, which meet established qualification criteria to ensure that offers are sought only from Suppliers with requisite resources and experience. Although prequalification is not a form of selective engagement, the process ensures that invitations to bid are extended only to those with adequate capabilities and resources. Prequalification criteria should be specified in an Invitation for Prequalification, based entirely upon the capability and resources of potential Suppliers to perform the particular contract satisfactorily, taking into account such factors as their (1) experience and past performance on similar contracts, (2) capabilities with respect to personnel, equipment and construction or manufacturing facilities, and (3) financial position.

Such prequalification is generally recommended for large and complex contracts (i.e., involving US$100,000 or more for civil works or the procurement of professional services).