As a rule, ESCWA will only
consider registered suppliers when establishing a short list
for an Invitation to Bid (ITB), a Request for Proposals (RFP)
or a Request for Quotation (RFQ). ESCWA has established
evaluation criteria, which are used to ensure fairness,
transparency, and equitable geographical distribution in the
selection of vendors. The short list of suppliers for a tender
in respect of a particular product or services is created in
accordance with the following criteria:
Suppliers that were
previously successful, together with the next most
competitive bidder(s) if any, in providing the requirement.
Newly registered suppliers.
Suppliers from developing
countries and countries in economic transition.
Suppliers from ESCWA region
ESCWA uses a
competitive bidding procedure to meet its procurement requirements, which takes into consideration the "value
for money" concept. Common policy for procurement action
involves the following principles:
acquisition of goods, work or services to ensure the
effective and efficient use of resources in a competitive
and transparent manner.
essential technical specifications of equipment and supplies
standardization to the greatest extent possible.
consideration to the importance of attaining an equitable
distribution of procurement sources.
and procuring supplies in sufficient quantities in order to
meet annual requirement.
goods purchased are received by ESCWA in a timely manner, in
good condition and at the lowest possible cost.
for meeting the procurement needs of ESCWA rests solely with
the Procurement and Travel Unit. This responsibility involves
ensuring the legality of contracts in accordance with the
United Nations regulations and rules.