Procurement

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 US$ 150,000. 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$ 150,000 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. 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:

Goods:
    Meet technical specifications
    Delivery
    Environmentally sound
    Quality assurance
    Accuracy of documentation
    Speed of response
    Customer service

Services:

Provides Technical Solutions Competency

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Procurement notices

 

Subject Deadline Instructions

UNDP-Iran Request for Providing National Consultancy for “Terminal Evaluation of Wetlands Lake Urmia Component”- second round

12 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Link to Request for Proposal

Link to word template of returnable forms

Undertaking three 3-day capacity strengthening virtual workshops for non-governmental partners involved in the implementation of the HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran

19 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Extended till 26 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Link to Request for Proposal

Link to Technical & Financial proposal

Support Coordination, Implementation, Monitoring the equipment of “the Inclusive Health Cold Chain system as a Digital Solutions for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution plan”

26 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Link to Request for Proposal

Link to Technical & Financial proposal

Rapid needs assessment on the needs of women who use drugs on treatment and rehabilitation of drug use disorders

26 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Link to Request for Proposal

Link to Technical & Financial proposal

Conducting an Assessment on the situation of drug-induced mortality with special emphasis on women and children in the city of Tehran

26 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Link to Request for Proposal

Link to Technical & Financial proposal

National Consultancy for Conducting “Impact analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic shock on labour market main indicators at national level and provincial level

26 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Link to Request for Proposal

Link to Technical & Financial proposal

National consultancy on “Impact analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic shock on rural and urban households

26 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Link to Request for Proposal

Link to Technical & Financial proposal

Providing marketable designed for products (including packaging) in local areas

31 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Link to Request for Proposal

Link to Technical & Financial proposal

Attachment A – Personnel background

UNDP-Iran Request for Providing National Consultancy on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Framework-second round 28 October 2021 – 16:30 Tehran local time

Link to Request for Proposal

Link to word template of returnable forms

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