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RFQ - Supply of Emergency Radios
Procurement Process :RFQ - Request for quotation
Deadline :19-Aug-22
Posted on :04-Aug-22
Development Area :IT / COMPUTERS  IT / COMPUTERS
Reference Number :94222
Link to Atlas Project :
00121078 - Climate Security in the Pacific
Documents :
Overview :


(Supply of Emergency Radios)



                                                                                                                                                DATE: 01st August 2022

                                                                                                                                   REFERENCE: RFQ/FJI/045/2022



Dear Sir / Madam:


We kindly request you to submit your quotation for Supply of Radios as detailed in Annex 1 of this RFQ. 


Quotations must be submitted via email to the following address:



Quotations submitted by email and must be free from any form of virus or corrupted contents, or the quotations shall be rejected. 


It shall remain your responsibility to ensure that your quotation will reach the address above on or before the deadline.  Quotations that are received by UNDP after the deadline indicated above, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.  If you are submitting your quotation by email, kindly ensure that they are signed or stamped.


Please take note of the following requirements and conditions pertaining to the supply of the abovementioned good/s


Delivery Terms



Freight /clearance cost to be included if vendor is not based in Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI)

Customs clearance[1], if needed, shall be done by:



Exact Address/es of Delivery Location/s (identify all, if multiple)

Republic Of Marshall Islands

IOM, Suboffice , Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands.

Latest Expected Delivery Date and Time (if delivery time exceeds this, quote may be rejected by UNDP)

☒ 1-2 month from PO Issuance


Delivery Schedule

☒Required (Indicate by when the items can be delivered)


Mode of Transport


Bidders may choose whichever is preferred



Currency of Quotation[2]


☒ US Dollars

Value Added Tax on Price Quotation[3]

 Pay VIP


6 Months minimum wherever applicable

Deadline for the Submission of Quotation

 19 August 2022 (New York Time)


All documentations, including catalogs, instructions and operating manuals, shall be in this language

☒ English       


Documents to be submitted[4]


☒ Quotation in accordance with the list of requirements in Annex 1

Period of Validity of Quotes starting the Submission Date

☒ 60 days


Partial Quotes

☒ Not Permitted     

Payment Terms[5]

☒ 100% upon complete delivery of goods


Evaluation Criteria



☒ Technical responsiveness/Full compliance to requirements and lowest price[6]

 Comprehensiveness of after-sales services

☒ Full acceptance of the PO/Contract General Terms and Conditions [this is a mandatory criterion and cannot be deleted regardless of the nature of services required]

☒ Earliest Delivery / Shortest Lead Time[7]


UNDP will award to:


☒ Only one Supplier


Type of Contract to be Signed


☒ Purchase Order


Conditions for Release of Payment


 Upon receipt and verification of items by IOM team in Majuro.  



Annexes to this RFQ[8]


☒ Technical Specifications of the Goods Required (Annex 1)

☒ Technical and Financial Form

General Terms and Conditions / Special Conditions for Contract.  


Non-acceptance of the terms of the General Terms and Conditions (GTC) shall be grounds for disqualification from this procurement process. 


Contact Person for Inquiries

(Written inquiries only)[9]


Vinay Singh

Finance and Administrative Associate


Any delay in UNDP’s response shall be not used as a reason for extending the deadline for submission, unless UNDP determines that such an extension is necessary and communicates a new deadline to the Proposers.


Goods offered shall be reviewed based on completeness and compliance of the quotation with the minimum specifications described above and any other annexes providing details of UNDP requirements. The quotation that complies with all of the specifications, requirements and offers the lowest price, as well as all other evaluation criteria indicated, shall be selected.  Any offer that does not meet the requirements shall be rejected.


Any discrepancy between the unit price and the total price (obtained by multiplying the unit price and quantity) shall be re-computed by UNDP.  The unit price shall prevail and the total price shall be corrected.  If the supplier does not accept the final price based on UNDP’s re-computation and correction of errors, its quotation will be rejected. 


After UNDP has identified the lowest price offer, UNDP reserves the right to award the contract based only on the prices of the goods in the event that the transportation cost (freight and insurance) is found to be higher than UNDP’s own estimated cost if sourced from its own freight forwarder and insurance provider. 


At any time during the validity of the quotation, no price variation due to escalation, inflation, fluctuation in exchange rates, or any other market factors shall be accepted by UNDP after it has received the quotation.At the time of award of Contract or Purchase Order, UNDP reserves the right to vary (increase or decrease) the quantity of services and/or goods, by up to a maximum twenty-five per cent (25%) of the total offer, without any change in the unit price or other terms and conditions. 


Any Purchase Order that will be issued as a result of this RFQ shall be subject to the General Terms and Conditions attached hereto.  The mere act of submission of a quotation implies that the vendor accepts without question the General Terms and Conditions of UNDP herein attached as Annex 3.


UNDP is not bound to accept any quotation, nor award a contract/Purchase Order, nor 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.


              Please be advised that UNDP’s vendor protest procedure is intended to afford an opportunity to appeal for persons or firms not awarded a purchase order or contract in a competitive procurement process.  In the event that you believe you have not been fairly treated, you can find detailed information about vendor protest procedures in the following link:


UNDP encourages every prospective Vendor 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. 


UNDP implements a zero tolerance on fraud and other proscribed practices and is committed to identifying and addressing all such acts and practices against UNDP, as well as third parties involved in UNDP activities.  UNDP expects its suppliers to adhere to the UN Supplier Code of Conduct found in this link :


Thank you and we look forward to receiving your quotation.


          Sincerely yours,


         Elena Wakolo

         Procurement Associate





Terms of Reference for the Distribution of Emergency Radios


  1. Background Information

Radio is one of the most popular and trusted media with affordable access to many regions. Radio provides tailored content in local languages, reaches the largest number of people and also provides space for tailored content, strengthening social cohesion and cultivating a sense of community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has played a critical role in delivering information, especially in rural and remote areas.

Bridging the gap between traditional and state-of-the-art technologies, radio now offers a variety of content through different devices and formats, such as podcasts and multimedia websites.  Digital access to information is far from being equal, with huge differences remaining between regions and between communities. In comparison, radio remains affordable and can be listened to everywhere, even when electricity or connectivity is not reliable. It is also diverse and inclusive. Community radio, for instance, reaches out to those under-represented in the mainstream and social media, who may feel better understood and fairly portrayed and consequently trust their local station.

In RMI, radio is the main widely used mass communication medium that allows the public including the outer island communities to obtain weather reports, hear news from around the world and learn about national news and upcoming events. There is a national radio station- V7AB, under the Ministry of Culture and Internal Affairs, that reaches all the atolls and islands, and it is where all the relevant news and announcements are made.

  1. Objectives

The Climate Security Project is providing radio to the public to support its outreach and awareness programs as well as supporting ongoing efforts to improve early warning systems in RMI which is a key element of disaster risk reduction.

  1. Distribution of Radios

The Climate Security Project (CSP) is planning to procure and distribute 300 emergency radios to the public. The CSP upholds the need to ensure the fair distribution of radios to the public. Hence, the CSP intends to provide emergency radios to all the disaster committee members for each of the CSP 7 sites. The table below summarizes how the Climate Security Project will distribute the 300 radios to the public specifically the island communities selected by CSP’s Disaster Committees.

Through partnership with the Pacific Resilience Project 2 on Community based Risks Management systems, CSP will distribute the radios to members of the Disaster Committees for each of the sites.

CSP Sites

# of emergency radios

















The CSP will provide/hand over these emergency radios to the respective elected local leaders of the eight island communities in Funafuti so that they distribute these emergency radios to their community members. Local leaders will be encouraged to distribute these emergency radios to the most vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities and the elderly.

  1. Specifications for the Emergency Radio
  • AM/FM
  • 1 W LED torch
  • Micro USB Cellphone Charger
  • Three powered ways: Solar powered, hand-crank dynamo, USB charger
  • Frequency range: AM 520~1700 KHz / FM 87~108 MHz / WB 162.400~162.550 MHz
  • Built‐in battery: 1000 mAh Li‐ion


  1. Anticipated outputs:
  1. Climate security advocacy and outreach activities (important messages) reached the majority of the population of Marshall Islands
  2. Greater understanding on the critical climate security risks faced by low-lying coral atolls such as Marshall Islands.
  3. Strengthened early warning systems (communication)


  1. Linkages to specific project outputs:

Output 3.1

Greater awareness and reflection of positions on climate fragility and security for Pacific SIDS and low-lying Atoll Nations in relevant fora.

Activity: 3.1.3

Develop an agreed joint Regional Advocacy Strategy for targeting key fora and events


  1. Workplan Budget line:

The cost of this activity (procurement of radios) should be charged from Activity 3.1.3 budget line.























Annex 1



Technical Specifications







  1. Emergency Radio with below specifications




           1 W LED torch

           Micro USB Cellphone Charger

           Three powered ways: Solar powered, hand-crank dynamo, USB charger

           Frequency range: AM 520~1700 KHz / FM 87~108 MHz / WB 162.400~162.550 MHz

           Built‐in battery: 1000 mAh Li‐ion


























Annex 2

Technical and Financial Offer – Goods

Bidders are requested to complete this form, sign it and return it as part of their bid along or prepare a quotation on company letter head based on this format.


Name of Bidder:

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RFQ reference:

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Date: Click or tap to enter a date.


Currency of the Quotation: Click or tap here to enter text.

INCOTERMS: Click or tap here to enter text.

Item No




Unit price

Total price


Emergency Radios with 3 way powered charging options (solar, hand cranked and USB) 





Total Price


Indicate the following cost only if applicable or already inclusive in the Unit cost


Transportation Price


Insurance Price


Total Final and All-inclusive Price





Compliance with Requirements



You Responses

Yes, we will comply

No, we cannot comply

If you cannot comply, pls. indicate counter - offer

Minimum Technical Specifications

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Delivery Term (INCOTERMS-DAP)

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Delivery Lead Time (Max 1-2 month)

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Warranty and After-Sales Requirements (6 months)

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Validity of Quotation (60 days)

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Payment terms (30 days)

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I, the undersigned, certify that I am duly authorized to sign this quotation and bind the company below in event that the quotation is accepted.

Exact name and address of company

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Phone No.:                        

Email Address:     Click or tap here to enter text.

Authorized Signature:                                                  



Functional Title of Authorised Signatory:                   

Email Address:    



[1] Must be linked to INCO Terms chosen.

[2] Local vendors must comply with any applicable laws regarding doing business in other currencies.  Conversion of  currency into the UNDP preferred currency, if the offer is quoted differently from what is required, shall be based only on UN Operational Exchange Rate prevailing at the time of UNDP’s issuance of Purchase Order.

[3] This must be reconciled with the INCO Terms required by the RFQ.  Furthermore, VAT exemption status varies from one country to another.  Pls. tick whatever is applicable to the UNDP CO/BU requiring the goods.

[4] First 2 items in this list are mandatory for the supply of imported goods

[5] UNDP preference is not to pay advanced amount upon signing of contract.  If vendor strictly requires advanced payment, it will be limited only up to 20% of the total price quoted.  For any higher percentage, or advanced payment of $30,000 or higher, UNDP shall require the vendor to submit a bank guarantee or bank checque payable to UNDP, in the same amount as the advanced payment made by UNDP to the vendor.

[6] UNDP reserves the right not to award the contract to the lowest priced offer, if the second lowest price among the responsive offer is found to be significantly more superior, and the price is higher than the lowest priced compliant offer by not more than 10%, and the budget can sufficiently cover the price difference.  The term “more superior” as used in this provision shall refer to offers that have exceeded the pre-determined requirements established in the specifications.