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UNDP Expression of interest
Procurement Process :ITP - Invitation to pre-qualify
Deadline :22-Aug-22 @ 05:00 PM (New York time)
Published on :15-Jul-22 @ 12:00 AM (New York time)
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :UNDP-LBR-00001
Contact :Getachew Araya -

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Introduction :

UNDP and the Government of Liberia are currently implementing Accelerated community Development Project (ACDP) which aims to reduce poverty and growing inequalities between regions by providing rural communities with basic socioeconomic infrastructure including in some cases health and education facilities. The ACDP Liberia will mainly aim to reduce spatial (territorial) inequalities and transform the living conditions and environment of Liberians living in areas with little to no access to basic social and economic infrastructure and services. 

The expected outputs of the ACDP project are:

  • Improved access to potable water and sanitation – Boreholes, water towers, latrines
  • Rural Electrification - Off-grid solutions through renewable energy.
  • Rural roads/Feeder Road Infrastructure – Connecting rural communities to the main freeways.
  • Food Security - Post-harvest processing equipment & exotic livestock breed for milk production.
  • Market infrastructure
  • Social infrastructure – basic health facilities, schools.

In line with the this, UNDP would like to invite all interested and experienced, National, Regional and International Companies/ Contractors to express their interest for the list of activities indicated below. These are indicative activities and UNDP may include additional construction activities as it may require.  

 To be considered for the pre-qualification, vendors would need to demonstrate their expertise and experience for one or more of the following Lots:

 Lot 1.       Road & Transport: Rural roads Infrastructure (Rural roads/Feeder Road Infrastructure)

Lot 2.       General Building Works: Market infrastructure and Housing for the poor

Lot 3.       Water and Sanitation (Boreholes, water towers, latrines)

Lot 3.       Architectural Design, Consultancy and Supervision (Companies)


 The objective of this Expression of Interest is to pre-qualify and shortlist contractors with demonstrated Technical and Financial capacity that will be invited to participate in the bidding process of future procurement opportunities launched under Accelerated Community Development Project (ACDP).  

 Evaluation Criteria:

 Applications, submitted in reference to this invitation, will be evaluated against the following criteria based on evident in the submitted application:


Category of Criteria

Detail Criteria

Minimum Requirement


Legal Status:

Bidder Information

Company Profile, which should not exceed fifteen (15) pages, including printed brochures and product catalogues relevant to the work and/or services being procured



Vendor is not suspended, nor debarred, by any UN Organization or any other international Organization


Certificates and Licenses

Copy of Valid trade license or business registration certificate, Valid tax clearance certificate, and Local Government permit to operate in assignment location and construction sector


Litigation History

No consistent history of court/arbitral award decisions against the Bidder for the last 5 years.


Previous Experience

Experience under contracts in the role of contractor, subcontractor, or management contractor for at least the last 5 (five years) years.


Current Contract Commitments / Works in Progress


Evidence of similar and satisfactory assignments, and experience in similar conditions performing either activities for Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3 or Lot 4. Evidence may include contract awards, final completion certificates, performance evaluations from clients/employers and handing over of assets/infrastructure to final beneficiaries


Personnel for the key positions

Availability of appropriate skills among staff in relation to the Lot expressed interest on. This should also include a list of overall permanent and temporary staff, their qualifications in fields related to the assignment



The Bidder must demonstrate that it will have access to the key Contractor’s equipment

Financial Standing

Average Annual Turnover

For this exercise, Vendors/ Contractors will be pre-qualified in one of the three Bands below:

Band 1 Contractors: Minimum average annual turnover of USD 300,000 for the last 3 years and five (5) years’ experiences in areas of expertise (Lot,1 ,2 ,3 or Lot4).

Band 2 Contractors: Minimum average annual turnover of USD 1,000,000 for the last three (3) years and seven (7) years’ experiences in areas of expertise (Lot,1 ,2 ,3 or Lot4)


Band 3 Contractors: Minimum average annual turnover of USD 2,000,000 for the last three (3) years and seven (7) years’ experiences in areas of expertise (Lot,1 ,2 ,3 or Lot4)

(For JV/Consortium/Association, all Parties cumulatively should meet requirement).

·       Audited financial statements for the last three years


Financial Resources

The Vendors must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet the following cash-flow requirement


Successful Contractors/Companies will be pre-qualified and categorized in one of the “bands” indicated above. However, this pre-qualification exercise does not guarantee a contract with UNDPCompanies/Contractors will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the UNDP Procurement Guidelines and UNDP Financial Rules and Regulations.

 The EOI and accompanying documents must be received via UNDP quantum system no later 15-Aug-2022 clearly labeled “Each Lot and related description of Work/services”. Documents sent by e-mail or facsimile will not be accepted. EOI received after the above deadline will not be considered.

 EOI from suppliers failing to provide the request information will be disregarded. Invitations to bid and any subsequent purchase order will be issued in accordance with the rule and procedures of UNDP.  This EOI does not entail any commitment on the part of UNDP, either financial or otherwise. UNDP reserve the right to accept or reject any or all EOI without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant/s of the grounds.

 Interested contractors may obtain further information by sending their query

Documents :
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