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.


United Nations Development Programme (Zambia) as a Principal Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Programme, requests bids from qualified bidders for the works as above.

UNDP ITB UNDP HIST 027-16 Design and Construction of a New Medical Warehouse in Mansa, Zambia

The United Nations Development Programme hereby invites you to submit a Bid to this Invitation to Bid (ITB) for the above-referenced subject.

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 / designs (Section 12), geotechnical surveys (section 13), and other relevant documentation (Section 14 & 15)

Mansa warehouse design and construction, Section 7, Price Schedule Excel Format

1. Bidding is open to interested and qualified bidders experienced in providing the said works and services.

2. Completed bids with must be received no later than the dates indicated below:

Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 12:00 Hours Copenhagen Local Time (CET)*

3. Completed bids with supporting documents in accordance with the bidding documents should be submitted to the address below;

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP, 4th floor

Att. Procurement Support Office

Bid / Tender Unit

Marmorvej 51,

2100 Copenhagen Ø,


Procurement Notice - Baseline Assessment of Development Minerals in Zambia

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

This RFP includes the following documents:

Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation

Section 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet)

Section 3 – Terms of Reference

Section 4 – Proposal Submission Form

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

Section 6 – Technical Proposal Form

Section 7 – Financial Proposal Form

Section 8 – Contract for Professional Services, including General Terms and Conditions

Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should be submitted in accordance with Section 2.

You are kindly requested to submit an acknowledgment letter to UNDP to the following address:

P.O. Box 31966

United Nations House

Alick Nkhata Road

Longacres, Lusaka


Attention: Sergio Valdini

The letter should be received by UNDP no later than 11th November 2016 .  The same letter should advise whether your company intends to submit a Proposal. If that is not the case, UNDP would appreciate your indicating the reason, for our records.