How does UNDP do business

UNDP business processes related to contracts, asset and procurement management are guide by the UNDP User Guide Contract, Asset & Procurement Management.

The UNDP Results Management Guide provides a process-based description of required minimum programming methods articulated as policies, tasks and deliverables, for use in the effective planning and execution of UNDP's development programmes and projects.

UNDP Procurement Principles
The following four principles have been established as part of UNDP's Finanial Rules and Regulations and are key to UNDP's procurement process:

  1. Best Value for Money 
  2. Fairness, Integrity, Transparency
  3. Effective International Competition
  4. The Interest of UNDP

Contract Types
Request for Quotation (RFQ):
 An RFQ is an informal invitation to submit a quotation, usually for goods/services/civil works at a value between US$2,500 and 100,000.

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.

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.

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 the country office level).

For values less than US$2,500, UNDP Zimbabwe may engage by soliciting price assessments.

UNDP's Approach to "Sustainable" or "Green" Procurement
It is UNDP's policy to manage its business in an environmentally responsible manner. Environmental responsibility is part of sustainable or "green" procurement and includes the selection of goods and services that minimize environmental impacts. UNDP "green" procurement promotes the four ' R' strategies:

  1. re-think the requirements to reduce environmental impact
  2. reduce material consumption
  3. recycle materials/waste and
  4. reduce energy consumption.

Procurement notices


Contract awards


Vehicles - Support to Ministry of Lands and Rural Resstlement



Computers - Support to Ministry of Lands and Rural Resstlement



Computers - Support to Ministry of Lands and Rural Resstlement

Planson International Corporations, USA


Acquisition & renewal of software licences to operate the GIS ARCGIS system - Support to Ministry of Lands and Rural Resstlement

Allied System, Zimbabwe



Audit of NIM/NGO Projects Y2013 for UNDP Zimbabwe



Provision of Internet Services

Liquid Telecoms Zimbabwe


Cleaning Services on LTA for UN Agencies within the UN Common Premises in Harare, Zimbabwe


$69,552.00 per year

Request for Proposal - Comprehensive Security Services for the UN Agency in Zimbabwe on Long-term Basis

J&P Security

$862,291.84 per year

Consultant for Support to ZIMSTAT and National Statistical System -  Design of Communications and Advocacy

Eric M. Mazango

$8 800

Consultancy for the Project Evaluation of Support to Participatory Constitution Making in Zimbabwe

Hindowah Momoh

Leornard Maveneka



GEF Project Development Phase - Scaling up climate change adaptation in Zimbabwe

Leornard Ungani


National Consultant to conduct a climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment

Amon Murwira


UNWOMEN Strengthening Capacities for Gender Sensitive Peace and Security in Zimbabwe

Pamela Machakanja


Consultants for Support to National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Jennife Dwills

Lilian Rungano Goredema

Annem Madzara

Timothy A Gotora





Consultant to conduct a Comprehensive Capacity Assessment of the Justice Law and Order Sector

Rudo Chitiga

Cephas Lumina



National Consultant to conduct the Evaluation of the “Preparatory Assistance Support to Capacity Development of the Judiciary in Zimbabwe”

Leornard Maveneke


Audit of NIM/NGO Projects - Y2012 for the UNDP in Zimbabwe