How does UNDP do business
The UNDP Myanmar procurement unit is responsible for all international and local procurement for the country office and all country programmes including projects under the new country programme for 2013-2015.
Methods of Procurement
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 invitation to submit a quotation and is commonly used for the procurement of goods and services at values between US$2,500 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$100,000 or more. Normally price is the sole determinant in making an award. Where all technical criteria are met, award is made to the lowest bidder.
Request for Proposal (RFP)
An RFP is a formal request to submit a proposal, usually associated with requirements for services, which can not be clearly or concisely defined, with an estimated procurement value of US$ 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 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).
Launch of e-Tendering
UNDP Myanmar shall launch e-Tendering for procurement of goods, services and civil works with effect from 1 August 2016.
Bidders’ manual and frequently asked questions in English and Myanmar version can be download here.
Hands-on training sessions shall be conducted between 14:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs on every second and fourth Friday of the month.
Bidders who are interested to attend the training sessions should send their request to Kay Khine, Procurement Associate (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ) 10 working days in advance.
Registration will be on first come, first served basis due to the limited number of seats.
UNDP Myanmar maintains a roster of qualified suppliers to accommodate the specific needs of the country programmes and time to time, announces Expressions of Interests in the local newspapers for potential suppliers to register with UNDP Myanmar.
To be listed as a potential supplier in the UNDP Myanmar Country Office Supplier Database, please send a Vendor Registration Form (provide link) and an Expression of Interest (provide link) to the focal persons in the Contact Information provided below.
For general information, please contact:
United Nations Development Programme
No. 6 Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon 11211
Union of Myanmar.
Tel: +95 1 54 2910-9+95 1 54 2910-9
Moung Kee Aung
Min Min Thein
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