Bidders shall adhere to all the requirements of this RFQ, including any amendments made in writing by UNDP. This RFQ is conducted in accordance with the UNDP Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures (POPP) on Contracts and Procurement.
Any Bid submitted will be regarded as an offer by the Bidder and does not constitute or imply the acceptance of the Bid by UNDP. UNDP is under no obligation to award a contract to any Bidder as a result of this RFQ.
UNDP reserves the right to cancel the procurement process at any stage without any liability of any kind for UNDP, upon notice to the bidders or publication of cancellation notice on UNDP website.
Deadline for the Submission of Quotation
26-Nov-2022 before 04:00am Yemen time
Note: It is the vendor’s responsibility to check the correct deadline in the Quantum portal.
If any doubt exists as to the time zone in which the quotation should be submitted, refer to http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/..
Method of Submission
Quotations must be submitted as follows:
☒ Quantum ERP system
Quantum negotiation ID: UNDP-YEM-00039
§ File Format: PDF files only
§ File names must be maximum 60 characters long and must not contain any letter or special character other than from Latin alphabet/keyboard.
§ All files must be free of viruses and not corrupted.
§ Max. File Size per transmission: 5MB
§ The bidder should receive an email acknowledging email receipt.
Detailed instructions on how to submit, modify or cancel a bid in the Quantum system are provided.
Cost of Preparation of Quotation
UNDP shall not be responsible for any costs associated with a Supplier’s preparation and submission of a quotation, regardless of the outcome or the manner of conducting the selection process.
Supplier Code of Conduct, Fraud, Corruption.
All prospective suppliers must read the United Nations Supplier Code of Conduct and acknowledge that it provides the minimum standards expected of suppliers to the UN. The Code of Conduct, which includes principles on labour, human rights, environment and ethical conduct may be found at: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/about-us/un-supplier-code-conduct
Moreover, UNDP strictly enforces a policy of zero tolerance on proscribed practices, including fraud, corruption, collusion, unethical or unprofessional practices, and obstruction of UNDP vendors and requires all bidders/vendors to observe the highest standard of ethics during the procurement process and contract implementation. UNDP’s Anti-Fraud Policy can be found at http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/accountability/audit/office_of_audit_andinvestigation.html#anti
Gifts and Hospitality
Bidders/vendors shall not offer gifts or hospitality of any kind to UNDP staff members including recreational trips to sporting or cultural events, theme parks or offers of holidays, transportation, or invitations to extravagant lunches, dinners or similar. In pursuance of this policy, UNDP: (a) Shall reject a bid if it determines that the selected bidder has engaged in any corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for the contract in question; (b) Shall declare a vendor ineligible, either indefinitely or for a stated period, to be awarded a contract if at any time it determines that the vendor has engaged in any corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for, or in executing a UNDP contract.
Conflict of Interest
UNDP requires every prospective Supplier to avoid and prevent conflicts of interest, by disclosing to UNDP if you, or any of your affiliates or personnel, were involved in the preparation of the requirements, design, specifications, cost estimates, and other information used in this RFQ. Bidders shall strictly avoid conflicts with other assignments or their own interests, and act without consideration for future work. Bidders found to have a conflict of interest shall be disqualified.
Bidders must disclose in their Bid their knowledge of the following: a) If the owners, part-owners, officers, directors, controlling shareholders, of the bidding entity or key personnel who are family members of UNDP staff involved in the procurement functions and/or the Government of the country or any Implementing Partner receiving goods and/or services under this RFQ.
The eligibility of Bidders that are wholly or partly owned by the Government shall be subject to UNDP’s further evaluation and review of various factors such as being registered, operated and managed as an independent business entity, the extent of Government ownership/share, receipt of subsidies, mandate and access to information in relation to this RFQ, among others. Conditions that may lead to undue advantage against other Bidders may result in the eventual rejection of the Bid.
General Conditions of Contract
Any Purchase Order or contract that will be issued as a result of this RFQ shall be subject to the General Conditions of Contract. Select the applicable GTC:
X General Terms and Conditions / Special Conditions for Contract.
Applicable Terms and Conditions and other provisions are available at UNDP/How-we-buy
Special Conditions of Contract
X Cancellation of PO/Contract if the delivery/completion is delayed by [20 days from the due date]
☐ Others [pls. specify]
A vendor who will be engaged by UNDP may not be suspended, debarred, or otherwise identified as ineligible by any UN Organization or the World Bank Group or any other international Organization. Vendors are therefore required to disclose to UNDP whether they are subject to any sanction or temporary suspension imposed by these organizations. Failure to do so may result in termination of any contract or PO subsequently issued to the vendor by UNDP.
It is the Bidder’s responsibility to ensure that its employees, joint venture members, sub-contractors, service providers, suppliers and/or their employees meet the eligibility requirements as established by UNDP.
Bidders must have the legal capacity to enter a binding contract with UNDP and to deliver in the country, or through an authorized representative.
Currency of Quotation
Quotations shall be quoted in United States Dollar; OR Yemeni Riyals (YER) at the discretion of the bidder. The contract will be signed in the currency in which bidder has submitted their bid. UNDP will use the UN Operational exchange rate prevalent on the last day of bid closure for the purpose converting the currency for the bid comparison purpose.
Joint Venture, Consortium or Association
If the Bidder is a group of legal entities that will form or have formed a Joint Venture (JV), Consortium or Association for the Bid, they shall confirm in their Bid that : (i) they have designated one party to act as a lead entity, duly vested with authority to legally bind the members of the JV, Consortium or Association jointly and severally, which shall be evidenced by a duly notarized Agreement among the legal entities, and submitted with the Bid; and (ii) if they are awarded the contract, the contract shall be entered into, by and between UNDP and the designated lead entity, who shall be acting for and on behalf of all the member entities comprising the joint venture, Consortium or Association.
Refer to Clauses 19 – 24 under Solicitation policy for details on the applicable provisions on Joint Ventures, Consortium or Association.
Only One Bid
The Bidder (including the Lead Entity on behalf of the individual members of any Joint Venture, Consortium or Association) shall submit only one Bid, either in its own name or, if a joint venture, Consortium or Association, as the lead entity of such Joint Venture, Consortium or Association.
Bids submitted by two (2) or more Bidders shall all be rejected if they are found to have any of the following:
a) they have at least one controlling partner, director or shareholder in common; or b) any one of them receive or have received any direct or indirect subsidy from the other/s; or
b) they have the same legal representative for purposes of this RFQ; or
c) they have a relationship with each other, directly or through common third parties, that puts them in a position to have access to information about, or influence on the Bid of, another Bidder regarding this RFQ process;
d) they are subcontractors to each other’s Bid, or a subcontractor to one Bid also submits another Bid under its name as lead Bidder; or
e) some key personnel proposed to be in the team of one Bidder participates in more than one Bid received for this RFQ process. This condition relating to the personnel, does not apply to subcontractors being included in more than one Bid.
Duties and taxes
Article II, Section 7, of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities provides, inter alia, that the United Nations, including UNDP as a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly of the United Nations, is exempt from all direct taxes, except charges for public utility services, and is exempt from customs restrictions, duties, and charges of a similar nature in respect of articles imported or exported for its official use.
All quotations shall be submitted net of any direct taxes and any other taxes and duties, unless otherwise specified below:
All prices must:
☒ be exclusive of VAT and other applicable indirect taxes
Language of Quotation
Including documentation including catalogues, instructions, and operating manuals.
Documents to be Submitted
Bidders shall include the following documents in their quotation:
☒ Annex 2: Quotation Submission Form duly completed and signed & stamped.
☒ Annex 3: Technical and Financial Offer duly completed, signed & stamped and in
accordance with the Schedule of Requirements in Annexes.
☒Company Profile which should not exceed fifteen (15) pages.