UNDP CO Montenegro procures goods and services through competitive processes, emphasizing the highest image and reputation of the organization. We focus on transparency, best value for money and effective competition.

All our tenders are published on UNDP web-site.

For procurement of less then 1,000 USD we use direct shopping. For procurement of a value between 1,000 USD and 10,000 USD we organize informal market research with the scope to obtain 3 offers. For procurement of more than USD 100,000, an international competitive bidding process is undertaken with publication on our website, as well as on the UNDP global website (, UN Global Market ( websites and selected publications, as relevant.

The following methods are used for the procurement of goods and services:

  • Call for Proposal (CFP) - Written communication by a supplier to provide information about its products, resources, qualifications and experience, in response to a particular Call for Proposal.
  • Request for Quotation (RFQ) - Less formal solicitation; value below USD 100,000 but above USD 10,000; standard specifications; product readily available on the market
  • Invitation to Bid (ITB) - Formal solicitation, mainly for goods; value of more than USD 100,000; lowest price compliancy and technical competency are determining factors
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) - Formal solicitation, mainly for services; value of more than USD 10,000; where the desired inputs and/or outputs cannot be quantitatively and qualitatively expressed in sufficient details at the time the invitation is made (i.e., where consulting or similar services or complex goods are sought by the Business Unit).

Recruitment of consultants is done through a modified RFP procedure.  All candidates are sending their CVs on the basis of which UNDP does short-listing. Short –listed consultants are obliged to submit financial proposal. The best consultant is selected through the cumulative procurement principle that takes into account both technical offer and the offered price.

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