The term “procurement” refers to the process of acquiring goods, works and services. The process spans the whole cycle from identification of needs, choosing adequate procurement methods, sourcing suppliers and evaluation of their offers up to the award of contract. An integral part of the procurement process is the management of the contracts and assets through the whole project life cycle.

UNDP procurement is based on the principles of:

    Best value for money
    Fairness, integrity and transparency
    Effective international competition
    Interest to UNDP (economy, efficiency, equal opportunity to compete, transparency in the procurement process)

UNDP procurement is governed by an Internal Control Framework as well as the norms contained in the Financial Disclosure and Declaration of Interest, and Impartiality Statements (FDP). In order to provide a faster procurement process and delivery of goods and/or services, UNDP observes the local and international market and negotiates and maintains local Long Term Agreements (LTA) for goods and services that are frequently used by business units and development partners.
The UNDP Zambia Procurement Unit aims to provide quality service and timely, effective and efficient delivery.

Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services under Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability in Agroecological Regions I and II Project in Zambia


The Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock   (MAL) has received funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under a project entitled “Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change in Agro Ecological Regions I and II” to adapt to the negative effects of climate  change. Therefore, the following consultancy services will be required from suitably qualified professionals:

Proposal for the Physical Verification of Sub-recipients’(SR) Assets in various districts in Zambia


UNDP Zambia in the role as Principal Recipient (PR) of the Global Fund (GF) invites interested Firm/Contractor to submit Proposal for the Physical Verification of Sub-recipients’(SR) Assets in various districts in Zambia.
Request for Proposal (RFP):
The broad objective of the verification exercises is to ascertain the existence of all the assets procured under the GF grants nationwide. In addition, the exercise will determine the state/condition of the assets, location and user and establish whether the assets are properly managed and recorded and used for GF project activities.
SR assets comprise of land, buildings, plant and machinery, vehicles, furniture and fixtures and office equipment distributed across the geographic area of operation of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Medical Stores Limited (MSL) within the ten provinces in Zambia.

Country Analysis; Stakeholder Analysis and UN Comparative Advantage Analysis for input into development of the next UN Zambia Strategic Framework


The purpose of the country analysis is to map development trends and identify key development issues for the next 5 – 10 years in order to substantially inform the design of the next UNDAF. The analysis will improve the understanding of decision-makers, partners and other stakeholders of the current social and economic status of the population in the country and the causes of shortfalls and inequities as the basis for recommending actions. It will also serve for policy advocacy around emerging issues and the leveraging of partnerships and resources.

UNDAF (2011-2015) and ‘DELIVERING AS ONE’ Evaluation


The Zambia UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2011-2015 sets out the UN system’s role and collective contribution to the achievement of the Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP), 2011-2015. The UNDAF provides a strategic programme framework and platform for bringing the mandates, technical expertise and resources of UN agencies together, and promotes UN system wide alignment with national development priorities, plans and programmes. The UNDAF establishes operational links to agency-specific programme documents and results in those sectors/themes.

Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the Supply and Installation of Off-grid Photovoltaic Systems to power ART Health Clinics in Zambia


UNDP is presently acting as the Principal Recipient of Global Fund against Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis, funded grants in Zambia. In the framework of implementation of one of these grants, UNDP is supporting the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the procurement, supply and installation/erection of a network of modular prefabricated ART Health Clinics covering the entire country. Additional funding has now been approved to proceed with procurement, supply and installation of a small number of PV Systems to provide energy generation to a small number of these clinics, erected in sites with no grid connectivity.

Request for Proposals for the Modernization of Temperature control systems for Medical Stores Limited (MSL) central warehouse in Lusaka

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject.

Supply, installation and training of power back up system for 56 GenXperts Machines


UNDP is presently acting as the Principal Recipient of Global Fund against Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis, funded grants in Zambia. In the framework of implementation of one of these grants, UNDP is supporting the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the procurement.

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Development of the Engagement, Communications and Advocacy Strategy on the Africa Mining Vision (AMV)


In December 2006, the Government of Zambia enacted the Vision 2030 to serve as a blue print for Zambia’s long term development. The main goal of the Vision 2030 is for the country to become a strong, prosperous and dynamic middle income industrial country by that date. In February 2009, as a member of the African Union Assembly of African Heads of State and Government, Zambia adopted the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). The AMV is a key continental framework to promote mineral resource-based development and structural transformation on the continent. It seeks to foster a “transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources to underpin broad-based sustainable growth and socio-economic development”. The objectives of the AMV are completely aligned to Vision 2030.

The AMV is not well known not only among stakeholders outside of Government, but even within Government Departments. It will be necessary in the course of this project to develop a stakeholder engagement strategy to sensitize different stakeholders for strategic partnership building and donor and partner profiling. Stakeholder engagement will cover national, regional and international partners to position the programme for effective linkages, coherence and resource mobilization efforts that are critical to the programme’s viability. The Engagement, Communication and Advocacy Strategy will help different stakeholders understand the relevance of the AMV to the achievement of the Vision 2030 and industrialization agenda.

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Related Documents
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Resident Coordinator Annual Report
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UNDP Zambia Resident Coordinator Annual Report 2011.

The Zambia Country Office is headed by Ms. Kanni Wignaraja.