How does UNDP do business

To promote transparent and fair competition, UNDP Iran conducts competitive procurement process through public advertising for all procurement cases. 

How do we 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$5,000 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. 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$5,000, UNDP Iran may engage by soliciting price assessments.

Evaluation of offers:
Depending on the procurement method, different factors take on the key role in the evaluation process. When evaluating RFQs and ITBs, the price is the most important element. In contrast to this, and RFP requires a technical evaluation. The technical component primarily determines whether the proposal will be accepted or declined. Additionally, UNDP evaluates its products and services based on the following criteria:

    Meet technical specifications
    Environmentally sound
    Quality Assurance
    Accuracy of documentation
    Speed of response
    Customer service

Provides Technical Solutions Competency

Procurement Notices


Request for proposal for procurement of generators

March 17, 2015 –12:00, local time

Extended till March 26, 2015 - 12:00, local time

Extended till April 7, 2015 - COB

Link to RFQ

Procurement Notice and Request for Proposal for Development of National Protocols on Diagnosis in line with GFATM Malaria Single Stream Funding (SSF) Project

February 10, 2015 –16:30, local time

Extended till February 18, 2015 - 16:30, local time

Extended till February 22, 2015 - 16:30, local time

Link to Procurement Notice

Individual Consultant for Development of Operational Plans for NSP and Monitoring and Evaluation of Malaria Elimination

February 15, 2015 – 04:30 p.m. local time

Extended till: February 22, 2015 – 04:30 p.m., local time 

Link to Procurement Notice

Procurement of Latex Gloves

February 8, 2015 - 12:00 noon local time Link to RFQ

Individual Consultant for Developing and Updating Programme Report

December 31 , 2014 –04:30 p.m., local time                                    Extended till: January 04, 2015 – 04:30 p.m. local time

Link to RFQ

Procurement of Stereo-Microscopes

December 15 , 2014 –04:30 p.m., local time                                      Extended till December 16, 2014 – 04:30 p.m. local time

Link to RFQ
Procurement of IT Equipment

December 11 , 2014 –12:00 noon, local time

Link to RFQ
Procurement of Distiller

December 09 , 2014 –12:30, local time                                       Canceled  

Link to RFQ
Procurement of Semi-consumable Laboratory Supplies

December 09 , 2014 –12:30, local time

Link to RFQ

Procurement of Motorcycle’s Batteries

December 01, 2014 –16:30, local time  Extended till December 03, 2014 - 16:30 local time Link to RFQ

Procurement of Home Appliances

November 27 , 2014 –16:30, local time

Link to RFQ

Procurement of Furniture

November 27, 2014 –16:30, local time

Link to RFQ

Procurement of Five Sets (Ten Units) of Conexes and Two Remouks

Extended till November 12, 2014- 11:00 am local time

November 11, 2014 –16:30, local time

Link to RFQ


Contract Awards

To view the list of agreements over USD 30,000 in the year 2012, Click here.

To view the list of agreements over USD 30,000 in the year 2013, Click here.