How does UNDP do business

The UNDP in Armenia Procurement Unit aims to providing quality service and effective delivery. UNDP procurement is based on the principles of:

Best Value for Money, which consists of the selection of the offer that best meets the end-users’ needs and that presents the best return on investment. Best Value for Money is the result of several factors, including quality, experience, the vendor’s reputation, life-cycle costs and benefits, and parameters that measure how well the good or service allows the organization to meet its social, environmental or other strategic objectives.

Fairness, Integrity and Transparency, which ensures that competitive processes are fair, open, and rules-based. All potential vendors should be treated equally, and the process should feature clear evaluation criteria, unambiguous solicitation instructions, realistic requirements, and rules and procedures that are easy to understand.

Effective International Competition, understood as giving all potential vendors timely and adequate information on UNDP requirements, as well as equal opportunity to participate in procurement actions, and restricting them only when it is absolutely necessary to achieve UNDP development goals.

In the best interest of UNDP, which means that any business transactions must conform to the mandates and principles of UNDP and the United Nations.

In order to provide a faster procurement process and delivery of goods and/or services, UNDP observes the local and international market, negotiates and maintains local Long Term Agreements (LTA) for goods and services that are frequently used by Business Units and development partners.


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Contractor Name

Contract Amount

Detailed Design, Technical Definition of Works, and Supporting Assessments/Studies required for the Removal of POPs Pesticides and Recovery of Associated Contaminated Soil along with Site Cleanup, Stabilization, Containment, and Monitoring applied to the Nubarashen Burial Site


RFP 063/16 Dekonta a.s. (Czech Republic) USD 365,320
Supply of chain tracked tractors and combine harvesters Armenia ITB 020/17 Specmash LLC (Armenia) USD 128,231.64

Supply and delivery of mobile farm houses to the RoA Gegharkunik Marz


RFQ 035/16

Magga PC (Armenia)

USD 116,400

Supply of energy efficient light equipment for street illumination of the Arshakunyats street in Yerevan city


RFQ 010/17

Schreder TOV (Ukraine)

USD 101.010

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