Procurement is the overall process of acquiring goods, civil works and services. The process includes all functions from the identification of needs, selection and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contract, and all phases of contract administration through the end of a services’ contract or the useful life of an asset.

Procurement workflow chart
The chart here describes the workflow of Procurement in UNDP Cambodia.

UNDP Cambodia procures goods and services for implementation of projects and activities under its Country Programme Action Plan, as well as maintenance and functioning of its office. In addition, we may occasionally procure on behalf of other UN agencies in Cambodia. Procurement is administered by the Procurement Unit, which is responsible for solicitation of offers, awarding and management of contracts and purchase orders.

Types of Competitions

Depending on the nature and size of the project and its procurement elements, UNDP may use any of the following competitive methods set out in its relevant guidelines to procure goods, civil works or services. Commonly used competitive methods include:

  1. Open International Competition (OIC);
  2. Limited International Competition (LIC); and
  3. Local and/or National Competition.

Procurement Methods

1. Request for Quotation (RFQ):

A Request for Quotation is commonly used for the procurement of goods, services and/or civil works where the contract value is between US$2,500 and US$100,000.

2. Invitation to Bid (ITB):

An Invitation to Bid is generally used for the procurement of goods valued at US$100,000 or more or where technical approaches to the relevant project or the management/supervision of a project activity are not requested of prospective vendors. ITBs request prospective vendors to detail cost requirements in order to meet the precise specifications of goods sought by UNDP. The ITB method may also be applied in the procurement of civil works or services that can be quantitatively and qualitatively expressed.

3. Request for Proposal (RFP):

A Request for Proposal is recommended for all contracts exceeding US$100,000 where the desired inputs and/or outputs cannot be quantitatively and qualitatively expressed in sufficient details at the time the invitation is made.

4. Direct Contracting:

“Direct Contracting” is another procurement method that may be used under a limited number of exceptional circumstances. It should only be based on proper and solid justification.

5. Individual Contract (IC):

The Individual Contract is used for the procurement of services of an individual to perform non-staff tasks in connection with clear and quantifiable deliverables which shall be listed in the contract and linked to payment. These services can be intellectual in nature (requiring a consultant) or support services (requiring a contractor).

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List of Individual Consulants

The list of Individual Consultants (IC) who provided their service to UNDP Cambodia with amount equal to or over $30,000 in 2012.

Emloyment ID
Project Title
Contract amount
IC/2011/11/082 Partnership for Development Result US$ 31,992
IC/2012/05/019 Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA)
US$ 34,000
IC/2012/11/061 Development Advisory Service US$ 40,340
IC/2011/09/045 NSDP/CMDG Monitoring Support Programme US$ 40,460
IC/2011/12/092 Linking Policy and Practice for Accelerating MDG1 US$ 43,169.09
IC/2012/08/042 Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) programme US$ 44,260
IC/2012/03/010 Association of Councils Enhanced Services Project US$ 45,610
IC/2012/01/005 UNAIDS Cambodia US$ 54,000
RLA/2012/06/001 Cambodia UN-REDD Programme (phase I&II) US$ 55,360
IC/2012/08/046 Partnership for Gender Equity III - PGE III US$ 75,060
IC/2011/12/093 Linking Policy and Practice for Accelerating MDG1 US$ 87,652


Contact Procurement in Cambodia

Address: UNDP Cambodia, Registry Office (Building No. 3)

#53, Pasteur Street, Boeung Keng Kang I

PO Box 877, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Attn: Procurement Manager, Procurement Unit

Tel: 023 216 167

Fax: 023 216 257