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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.

Related Documents

Procurement notices


Reference Number Description   Type Area Issue Date Closing Date
ITB-PAL-0000116786 Construction of Two Additional Floors and Rehabilitation of Existing Kindergarten in the High Primary Co-ed School - Khashim Al-Daraj Village Invitation to Bid West Bank 05.11.2020 22.11.2020
PAL10-0000007580 Procurement and Supply of Medical Equipment to Ministry of Health Invitation to Bid oPt 29.10.2020 16.11.2020
ITB-2020-PAL- 0000116537 Procurement of Agricultural Inputs (Four Lots) Invitation to Bid West Bank 10.09.2020 26.10.2020  11:35:00 CET
RFP-PAL-0000007362 Consultancy Services for Design and Implementation of Innovative Awareness and Advocacy Campaigns for Wadi Gaza Coastal Wetland Conservation and Development Project Request for Proposals Gaza Strip 02.10.2020 20.10.2020
RFQ-PAL-0000097199 Consultancy services for improved awareness of Khan Younis residents, especially women, regarding the importance of clean water and hygiene Request for Quotation Gaza Strip 08.09.2020 24.09.2020
ITB-PAL-0000111322 Constructing Medical Waste Treatment Facility in Gaza Governorate Invitation to Bid Gaza Strip 29.08.2020 17.09.2020
PAL10/0000006440 Rehabilitation of the Auditorium of Faculty of Arts at Al-Quds University Invitation to Bid West Bank 04.08.2020 30.08.2020




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