Starting from October 2020, the password system for the UNDP eTendering website has been revised to enhance the security and user interface.
To download the guide with more details on the usage of the new password system, please click here.

A partir de Octubre de 2020, el sistema de contraseñas del sitio web de eTendering del PNUD será modificado para mejorar la seguridad y la interfaz de usuario.
Para descargar la guía con más detalles sobre el uso del nuevo sistema de contraseñas, haga clic aquí.

A partir d'octobre 2020, le système d'identification du site eTendering du PNUD est changé pour améliorer la sécurité et l'interface utilisateur.
Pour télécharger le guide avec plus de détails sur l'utilisation du nouveau système d'identification, veuillez cliquer ici.

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RFQ-066-PHL-2022 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF EMERGENCY CELLULAR BASE STATION SYSTEMS
Procurement Process :RFQ - Request for quotation PHL10 - 0000013340   Click here to participate
Office :Manila - PHILIPPINES
Deadline :31-Aug-22 @ 02:00 AM (New York time)
Posted on :09-Aug-22 @ 02:09 AM (New York time)
Development Area :TELECOMMUNICATIONS  TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Reference Number :94368
Link to Atlas Project :
00113425 - CoRe FW4A
Documents :
Bid Bulletin 1
Bid Bulletin 2 / Deadline extension
RFQ Document
Bid Form
Overview :

Aug 25, 2022 - Bid Bulletin 2 with deadline extension

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Aug 16, 2022 - Bid Bulletin 1 with deadline extension 

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UNDP kindly requests your quotation for the provision of goods, works, and/or services as detailed in Annex 1 of this RFQ.

This Request for Quotation comprises the following documents:

Section 1: This request letter

Section 2: RFQ Instructions and Data

Annex 1: Schedule of Requirements

Annex 2: Quotation Submission Form

Annex 3: Technical and Financial Offer

 

When preparing your quotation, please be guided by the RFQ Instructions and Data. Please note that quotations must be submitted using Annex 2: Quotation Submission Form and Annex 3 Technical and Financial Offer, by the method and by the date and time indicated in Section 2. It is your responsibility to ensure that your quotation is submitted on or before the deadline. Quotations received after the submission deadline, for whatever reason, will not be considered for evaluation.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your quotations.

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Introduction

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

 

August 29, 2022, 2:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time

If any doubt exists as to the time zone in which the quotation should be submitted, refer to http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/.

 

For eTendering submission - as indicated in eTendering system. Note that system time zone is in EST/EDT (New York) time zone.

 

Method of Submission

Quotations must be submitted as follows:

E-tendering

 

Bid submission address:

https://etendering.partneragencies.org 

 

Insert BU Code: PHL10

Event ID number: 0000013340

  • File Format: pdf
  • 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.

 

Detailed instructions on how to submit, modify or cancel a bid in the eTendering system are provided in the eTendering system Bidder User Guide and Instructional videos available on this link: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/procurement-notices/resources/

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:

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

☒ Possible Cancellation of PO/Contract if the delivery/completion is delayed by 45 days

 

Eligibility

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.

 

The Firm must have the following minimum qualifications (evaluated on a PASS/FAIL basis):

 

  1. Minimum 3 years of experience in the supply and delivery of emergency communications systems (i.e., radios, cellular base stations, satellite systems)
  2. Minimum 2 contracts of similar nature in the last five years
  3. The bidder must have a satellite office/service center in the Philippines
  4. The bidder must have any of the following:
  1. Franchise from Congress as a Public Telecommunications Entity (PTE)
  2. Provisional Authority (PA)
  3. Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)
  4. Value-Added Service (VAS) registration from the NTC for operating as an internet service provider (ISP)
  5.              Dealers’ permit of wireless data network equipment and devices from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)

Currency of Quotation

Quotations shall be quoted in PHP for local firms or USD for international firms

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 direct taxes

Language of quotation

English

Including documentation such as catalogs, instructions and operating manuals.

Documents to be submitted

Bidders shall include the following documents in their quotation:

☒ Proof of Business Registration in 1 PDF File (DTI/ SEC Registration and Mayors Permit)

 

☒ List of Similar Projects for the past 3 years in table format with the name of clients with their email and contact numbers, contract description, duration, and amount

 

☒ Annex 2: Quotation Submission Form duly completed and signed

 

☒ Annex 3: Technical and Financial Offer duly completed and signed and in  accordance with the Schedule of Requirements in Annex 1

 

Quotation validity period

Quotations shall remain valid for 120 days from the deadline for the Submission of the Quotation.

Price variation

No price variation due to escalation, inflation, fluctuation in exchange rates, or any other market factors shall be accepted at any time during the validity of the quotation after the quotation has been received.

Partial Quotes

☒ Not Permitted

 

Alternative Quotes

☒ Not permitted

 

Payment Terms

☒Other 100% within 30 days after acceptance by UNDP and receipt of payment documentation

Conditions for Release of

Payment

 

☒ Passing Inspection

☒ Passing all Testing

☒ Written Acceptance of Goods, Services, and Works, based on full compliance with RFQ requirements

Contact Person for correspondence, notifications and clarifications

E-mail address: procurement.ph@undp.org

Subject of email: RFQ-066-PHL-2022 Base Trasceiver System

Attention: Quotations shall NOT be submitted to this address but to the address for quotation submission above. Otherwise, the offer shall be disqualified. 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.

Clarifications

Requests for clarification from bidders will not be accepted any later than 3  days before the submission deadline.  

Evaluation method

☒ The Contract or Purchase Order will be awarded to the lowest priced substantially compliant offer.

 

 

Evaluation criteria

☒ Full compliance with all requirements as specified in Annex 1

☒ Full acceptance of the General Conditions of the Contract

☒ Comprehensiveness of after-sales services

 

Right not to accept any quotation

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

Right to vary requirement at time of award

At the time of award of Contract or Purchase Order, UNDP reserves the right to vary (increase or decrease) the number 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.

Type of Contract to be awarded

☒ Purchase Order

Contract Face Sheet (Goods and-or Services)

Expected date for contract award.

31 August 2022

Publication of Contract Award

UNDP will publish the contract awards valued at USD 100,000 and more on the websites of the CO and the corporate UNDP Web site.

Policies and procedures

This RFQ is conducted in accordance with UNDP Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures

UNGM registration

Any contract resulting from this RFQ exercise will be subject to the supplier being registered at the appropriate level on the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) website at www.ungm.org.

The Bidder may still submit a quotation even if not registered with the UNGM, however, if the Bidder is selected for Contract award, the Bidder must register on the UNGM prior to contract signature.

Please note that this procurement process is being conducted through the online tendering system of UNDP. Bidders who wish to submit an offer must be registered in the system. Visit this page for system user guides and videos in different languages: https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/procurement/business/resources-for-bidders.html

If already registered, go to https://etendering.partneragencies.org and sign in using your username and password. Use "Forgotten password" link if you do not remember your password. Do not create a new profile.

If you have never registered in the system before, you can register by visiting the above link, sign in with username below, and follow the instructions in the user guide:
  • Username: event.guest
  • Password: why2change

If you are interested to participate in this Tender, it is strongly recommended that you log in and subscribe to the Tender using "Accept Invitation" feature so you can keep updated with Tender amendments including deadline. Note that in case of inconsistencies between information in eTendering system and other premises, information in eTendering system prevails.
If you are facing login issues or have any challenges with using the eTendering system, please consult the various user guides/videos in the link below or contact the procurement focal point managing the tender you are interested in.

Si encuentra problemas de acceso o tiene dificultades para utilizar el sistema de eTendering, por favor consulte las guías de usuario y los vídeos en el enlace que podrá encontrar más abajo, o contacte con la persona de referencia de la licitación en la que esté interesado en participar.

Si vous rencontrez des problèmes de connexion ou rencontrez des difficultés lors de l'utilisation du système eTendering, veuillez consulter les différents guides / vidéos de l'utilisateur fournis dans le lien ci-dessous ou contacter le point focal des achats gérant l'offre qui vous intéresse.

https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/procurement/business/resources-for-bidders.html