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.

Invitation to Bid For The Construction of 4 Fast Track And User Friendly Courts To Deal With Gender Based Violence Cases In Zambia Lusaka, Zambia UNDP/Zambia No. ITB/005/2017

The United Nations Development Programme (Zambia),  invities  applications for bids for the Construction of Four Fast Track and User frinedly courts in the following locations: Ndola, Livingstone, Mongu and Chipata and associated works.

All bids are subject to the Instructions to Bidders and such other provisions, specifications and instructions as are attached or incorporated herein by reference (hereinafter collectively called " Invitation to Bid” or “ITB"). Solicitation documents hereunder include:

This ITB includes the following documents:

Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation

Section 2 – Instructions to Bidders (including Data Sheet)

Section 3 – Schedule of Requirements and Technical Specifications

Section 4 – Bid Submission Form

Section 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Bidder

Section 6 – Technical Bid Form

Section 7 – Price Schedule Form

Section 8 – Form for Bid Security

Section 9 – Form for Performance Security

Section 10 –Form for Advanced Payment Guarantee

Section 11 – Contract to be Signed, including General Terms and Conditions Annexes: Including relevant drawings, geotechnical surveys, and other relevant documentation

A pre-bid conference will take place to facilitate bidders about the proposed construction works and to familiarize with the UNDP procurement process

Deadline for Submission of Bids: 25th August, 2017 at 12.00hours (Zambian time)