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Procurement Methods
1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UNDP Financial Regulations and Rules (2012)
Financial Rule 118.08 a - c
2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Procurement Methods
 Related Policies
Ethics and Fraud
Language English | Español | Français
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Focal Point
Adenike Akoh,Dominic Grace
Effective Date
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Summary of Changes/Comments
July 17, 2019 - The updated Micro Purchasing Canvassing form is now available in Spanish (document ID POPP-11-3038) and French (document ID POPP-11-3037). These are available in the templates library.

July 11, 2019 - The Micro Purchasing Canvassing form has been simplified through the removal of multiple non-essential fields. The aim is to have in one form, the minimum required information to comply with the Micro-Purchasing procedures; and to include the necessary information to proceed with Atlas transactions.

May 07, 2019 - The Procurement Methods main policy is now available in Spanish. To access the document, click on the Spanish language tab.

December 14, 2018 - Section 79.e. of the Procurement Methods policy was updated to reflect streamlining measures recently set forth by the Bureau of Management Services that provides exemptions from the need to submit for ex-ante review for successful previous experience and repetitive country specific (local) LTAs for country office operations supports such as for travel, security, cleaning service as there is sufficient specific corporate guidance and templates on the procurement of the said goods/services.

October 02, 2018 - The Procurement Methods main policy is now available in French. To access the document, click on the French language tab.

September 26, 2018 - The policies and provisions in sections 3, 20, 73 and 77 of the Procurement Methods policy were updated to reflect that the micro-purchasing threshold can be up to $10,000 if approved by the Bureaus. Further, sections 3 and 29 were updated to indicate that Business Units that have been approved to utilise Micro-purchasing up to $10,000 may utilise the Request for Quotation method from $10,000.

August 03, 2018 - The policy update highlights that direct contracting is permitted up to 18 months as part of the mainstreaming of piloted measures.

To streamline the process, Country Offices may request increasing the Micro-purchasing threshold to $10,000 as part of the request for the Increased Delegation of Procurement Authority.

Various procurement methods chapters have been consolidated into one document. The Request for Quotation (RFQ) is up to $ 149,999. The threshold of Micro-purchasing can be increased to $10,000 for Country Offices granted an increased Delegation of Procurement Authority.