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April 05, 2021 - The Statement of Health template in Spanish (for Individual Contract) is now available in the POPP templates library.
February 16, 2021 - Changes made to the Individual Contract policy are in alignment with similar changes in United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) policies. With the abolishment of the Security Level System and replacement with the Security Risk Management (SRM) methodology, relevant security related insertions in the policy have been modified. These insertions include replacing terminologies on “Security Levels” with “Security Risks”, including ICs within the security warden system as per UNSMS applicability policy, and local UNSMS arrangements, including “evacuation procedures” as a “risk avoidance” measure, and including IC’s personal responsibility to submit Security Clearance requests via the TRIP platform prior to travel.
January 12, 2021- The Security Charges to Individual Contracts policy is now available in French. The document is linked under related policies on the Individual Contract page, section 2.0.
November 17, 2020 - The Consultancy Duration and Daily Fee Approval Form (POPP-11-3371) is now linked to the Individual Contract policy in clauses 18, 28, and 40.
June 23, 2020 - The Security Charges to Individual Contracts policy is now available in Spanish. The document is linked under related policies on the Individual Contract page, section 2.0.
July 02, 2019 - The Individual Contract Procurement Notice template is now available in Spanish. It is linked in clause 81 of the Spanish IC policy and found in the POPP templates library (document ID POPP-11-3027). To access the document, click on the Spanish language tab.
June 12, 2019 - The template, Individual Contract On Behalf of a UN Agency, is now available in English (document ID POPP-11-3021) and Spanish (document ID POPP-11-3020). These are available in the POPP templates library.
May 14, 2019 - The Individual Contract main policy is available in Spanish. To access the document, click on the Spanish language tab.
September 25, 2018 - In the Individual Contract main policy, Selection of Individual Contractors (section 69) and the Direct Contracting provision (section 112) were updated to reflect that the threshold of no-competition for ICs can be increased to $10,000 if approved by the Bureaus. The direct contracting template for Individual Contractors was updated accordingly.
September 12, 2018 - The Individual Contract Procurement Notice template is now available in French. The document is available in the POPP library templates (document # POPP-11-2829)
September 12, 2018 - The Letter of Invitation to Submit an Offer template is now available in French. The document is available in the POPP library templates (document # POPP-11-2828).
August 03, 2018 - The updated policy reflects the procedure for increasing the no-competition threshold for ICs to $10,000. Other changes include the removal of P11, an updated template for Offerors’ Letter; updates on reference checks and the change of the required age for medical examination to 65 from 62.
October 18, 2017 - [Updated] Individual Contractors policy (IC): Restrictions concerning former staff members in receipt of a pension benefit. The policy was updated to align it with the new HR policy on maximum compensation to be paid to former staff members on pension benefit. 120. Employment of former staff members who are in receipt of a pension benefit from the UNJSPF shall be subject to the following restrictions: a) Former staff members may not receive compensation of more than US$ 50,000 for up to six months of employment or engagement, without suspension of his or her UNJSPF retirement benefit.
October 2, 2017 - [Updated] Individual Contractors Policy (IC): Determining a competitive process for Individual Contractors (ICs). The policy was changed to align the requirements of a competitive process for ICs with that of RFQ/ITB/RFP- Sourcing of candidates: 70a. An individual contractor selection process is considered competitive, even if it results in less than three responsive bids. An award may still be made, but approval depends on due diligence to ensure that sourcing was properly conducted, and that the limited market response was not the result of a restrictive short list or unsuitable sourcing strategy.