Procurement

How UNDP does business

Procurement refers to the process of acquiring goods, works and services. The process spans the whole cycle from identification of needs, choosing adequate procurement methods, sourcing suppliers and evaluation of their offers up to the award of contract. An integral part of the procurement process is the management of the contracts and assets through the whole project life cycle.

UNDP procurement is based on the principles of:
•    Best value for money
•    Fairness, integrity and transparency
•    Effective international competition
•    Interest to UNDP (economy, efficiency, equal opportunity to compete, transparency in the procurement process)

UNDP procurement is governed by an Internal Control Framework as well as the norms contained in the Financial Disclosure and Declaration of Interest, and Impartiality Statements (FDP). In order to provide a faster procurement process and delivery of goods and/or services, UNDP observes the local and international market and negotiates and maintains local Long-Term Agreements (LTAs) for goods and services that are frequently used by business units and development partners.

Importantly, 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 US$ 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 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 being made and direct contracting is used. This usually happens when an LTA is in place, either globally or locally (at the country-level).

The Unit manages goods and services by liaising with project personnel on specifications, delivery/payment terms and funds availability for procurement planning; identifying the appropriate procurement methods, submitting procurement information and requests to Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP), Advisory Committee on Procurement/internal UNDP procurement committees; ensuring access to favorable prices, reliable delivery terms, insurance, impartial advice and recognition of environmental and safety considerations.

In addition, the Unit manages office logistics and Individual Contractors/Consultants, maintains and updates the roster of suppliers and conducts surveys of the local market.

Procurement notices

Call for Proposals for CSOs - Support to Anti-Corruption (Second round)

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The EU funded project on Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria being implemented by UNDP and UNODC is issuing this Call for Proposal for qualified Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the basis of the set selection criteria outlined. The overall objective of this initiative is to empower Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria, enhancing their capacity in the provision of services and participation in Anti- corruption activities.

Click here to access the application documents

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Please check www.jobs.undp.org

Current contracts signed by UNDP Nigeria

VENDORS WITH PAYMENTS ABOVE US$100,000
Vendor Id  Vendor Name Amount
4401 ABUJA SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS 184,663
9916 AEROLAND TRAVELS NIG. LTD 276,656
13069 APURIMAC ONLUS ORGANISATION 103,169
4266 ASAA PYRAMID HOTEL 172,084
11672 BBC PROFESSIONALS 102,828
11178 BLUE CAMEL LIMITED 118,772
8981 BLUNCHROSE HOTELS LIMITED 160,454
2217 BOLINGO HOTEL 113,486
10261 CARDIFF PROPERTIES LIMITED 138,139
13010 Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria 102,458
933 CHELSEA HOTELS LTD 141,261
12694 ELION HOUSE LIMITED 111,200
11259 IMMACULATE SUITES & APARTMENTS LTD 103,427
13096 KAS ARTS SERVICE LIMITED 110,481
11034 KIDS AND TEENS RESOURCE CENTRE 142,491
4522 KINGS GUARDS NIGERIA LIMITED 478,371
6633 NICON LUXURY ABUJA 178,781
1531 NIGERIA CLEANING SERVICE LTD 150,475
3883 NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL ECON RES 171,892
13227 OBASI NNAM & CO (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS) 100,846
11963 ORA EGBUNIKE & ASSOCIATES 146,081
11744 PLANSON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 150,339
3319 REIZ CONTINENTAL HOTEL ABUJA 294,747
1896 ROCKVIEW HOTELS 129,923
12820 SOLIDARIDAD NETWORK WEST AFRICA 146,480
1974 TRANSCORP HILTON HOTEL ABUJA 130,601
12500 TRANSCORP METROPOLITAN HOTELS&CONF.LTD 169,007
3832 VALENCIA HOTELS 165,320
13009 WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT MOVEMENT 99,521