How does UNDP do business

UNDP/PAPP’s procurement unit manages the overall process of acquiring goods, civil works and services, which includes all functions from the identification of needs, selection and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contract, and all phases of contract administration through the end of a services’ contract. The procurement unit uses a variety of procurement methods for the solicitation and tendering of goods, civil works and/or services, depending on the type of good or service being procured as well as its value. Some of the methods used include:

Request for Quotation: A Request for Quotation (RFQ) is used for the procurement of goods, services and/or civil works where the contract value is between USD 5000 and USD 100,000. Quotations are evaluated amongst a minimum of three responsive and qualified offers, upon which an award is made to the lowest priced acceptable offer.

Invitation to Bid: An Invitation to Bid (ITB) is generally used for the procurement of goods valued at USD 100,000 or more; or where technical approaches to the relevant project or the management/supervision of a project activity are not requested of prospective Vendors. ITBs may also apply for the procurement of civil works or services, which can be quantitatively and qualitatively expressed. Quotations are evaluated amongst a minimum of three responsive and qualified offers, upon which an award is made to the lowest priced acceptable offer.

Request for Proposals: A Request for Proposal (RFP) is recommended for all contracts exceeding USD 100,000 where the desired inputs and/or outputs cannot quantitatively and qualitatively be expressed in sufficient details at the time the invitation is made. Similarly, proposals are evaluated amongst a minimum of three responsive and qualified offers received in accordance to the two-envelope method, upon which award is made to the proposal that is most responsive to the specified requirements, including price and other factors.

Micro Purchasing: Micro Purchasing is a procurement method based on the comparison of informal price quotes obtained from potential Suppliers to assure best value for money, and is an appropriate method for the procurement of readily available off-the shelf goods or standard specification commodities valued less than USD 5000, or simple civil works also valued less than USD 5000.

  Reference Number Description Type Area Issue Date Closing Date
  ITB 2017-080   Package 4: Sewage Pump and Water Well Invitation to Bid Gaza Strip 26.04.2017 16.05.2017
  ITB 2016-079 Package 3: Desalination Plant / PAL10-00099398 - Rehabilitate GIE Infrastructure Invitation to Bid Gaza Strip 18.04.2017 09.05.2017
  ITB-2017-91 Procurement of Medical Equipment for the Intensive Care Unit at Alia Hospital– Hebron Invitation to Bid West Bank 12.04.2017 02.05.2017
  RFP-2016-292 Provision of Air Ticketing Services for the UNDP and the other UN Agencies on Long Term Basis Request for Proposal (RFP) occupied Palestinian territory 30.03.2017 25.04.2017
  ITB 2017-078 Package 2: Rehabilitate GIE Infrastructure - External Lighting Invitation to Bid Gaza Strip 22.03.2017 13.04.2017
  ITB 2017-075 Package 1: Rehabilitate GIE Infrastructure - Transformer Rooms Invitation to Bid Gaza Strip 16.03.2017 05.04.2017


Procurement Notices - Announcements and Call for Proposals

1. UNESCO - Request for Offers: Updating national registry and inventorying for cultural heritage sites in the Gaza Strip


2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN - Invitation to Bid for Rehabilitation of Seven Underground Wells and the Provision of One Booster Pump in West Bank


List of contract awards above USD 100,000

Reference Number
Area Issue Date Supplier Contract Value
ITB-2013-267 Construction of Nablus Rehabilitation Center – Phase I Works West Bank 14 January 2014 Fattouh Engineering Company for General Contracting USD 831,137.00
Construction of the Building to house the Electrical Power Transformers at the JAIP Electrical Sub-Station in Jericho Works West Bank 14 November 2013 AZ International Co. ILS 795,600
Securing Professional Services for the Design, Tender Document Preparation and Site Inspection for the Hebron Courthouse Services West Bank 12 November 2013 Atelier d’architecture et d’urbanisme Anastas (AAU Anastas) USD 639,467
Supplying & Installing four (4) Passenger Elevators for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building –Ramallah Goods & Works West Bank 27 August 2013 Al-Quds Al-Asria Ltd.  (for Elevators & Escalators) USD 427,000
Refurbishment Works for the establishment of a Forensic Laboratory in Ramallah Works West Bank 26 August 2013 M/S Al-Qibab Contracting Company USD 385,665
Lot # 7: Supply Overhead Distribution Transformers - Rehabilitation of Gaza Electricity Distribution and Transport Networks Goods Gaza 21 August 2013 New East Supplies Co. (NESCO) USD 693,960
Construction of Block No 4 and Site External Works Works West Bank 8 April 2013 AZ International Co. ILS 5,678,50
Construction of the Administration Building of Jericho Agro-Industrial Park (JAIP) Works West Bank 12 March 2013 AZ International Co. ILS 3,873,855
Finishing & Electrical-Mechanical Works for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Building – Ramallah Works West Bank 28 February2013 Joint Venture ofM/S Al-Mosleh for Contracting office   & Atlantic Electro-Mechanical Contracting Co. & Shaheen Electrical  Contracting Co. ILS 22,500,000
Provision of Mapping Study on the Situation of the Public Civil Servants in the Health and Education Sectors in the Gaza Strip Services Gaza 23 January 2013 Swiss Peace USD 165,600