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Construction Works

1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UNDP Financial Regulations and Rules
Chapter B: Accountability. Article 3: Internal Control
Financial Rules 121: 01-06; 122: 01-02
2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Construction Works

The Construction Works Guidance Note supplements this policy.

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Adenike Akoh
Effective Date
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Summary of Changes/Comments
October 6, 2021 - Clauses 44-45 of the Construction Guidance Note have been updated to align with a UNBOA audit recommendation. Pre-bid conferences/site visits are mandatory only in the instances where, due to situations beyond UNDP’s control, the information provided in the solicitation document are not clear enough to enable the bidders to fully understand the scope of works, or it has been determined that the quality of bids would significantly improve. When a pre-bid conference and/or site visit is deemed mandatory procedures should be established to reduce the risk of collusion among the bidders or between UNDP’s personnel and the bidders.

November 18, 2020 - The Construction Works policy and Guidance Note (POPP-11-3373) are available in Spanish. To access the content, click on the Spanish language tab.

November 05, 2020 - The Construction Works policy and accompanying Guidance Note have been updated to reflect that Resident Representatives are authorized to approve project documents with works up to the standard delegation of procurement authority. Additionally, the template, Request for Approval or Delegation for Project Document that includes Construction Works (POPP-11-3360), has been linked in clause 23 of the policy. Business Units shall utilise this template to obtain the necessary approvals for works projects.

October 28, 2020 - The Construction Works policy and Guidance Note (POPP-11-3352) are available in French. To access the content, click on the French language tab.

June 04, 2020 - The Construction Works policy applies to all construction works undertaken by UNDP in its development activities and management projects. It covers all aspects of construction such as civil, mechanical, electrical, and associated works - from taking initial steps to meet a need (or part of a need) by constructing a physical asset or facility - to UNDP's take over of the completed facility, and, where applicable, handover of the facility to project beneficiaries.
The Construction Works Guidance Note is linked in clause 8 of the policy (document ID POPP-11-3238). It supplements the Construction Works policy and details how various clauses in the policy should be implemented, hence the documents contain similar headings. It is also linked in section 2.0, below the policy.