The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) invites qualified and reputable suppliers to submit sealed bidding documents for the following works:
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partner's peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement, and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors, and United Nations organisations.
Applications are invited:
Title: Invitation to Bid (ITB) - For the Establishment of a Long Term Agreement (LTA) for the Provision of Google Cloud Platform Services and Premium Support
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS provides project management, procurement and infrastructure services to governments, donors and UN organizations worldwide. UNOPS is a global UN organisation with over 5,000 personnel spread across 80 countries. The official working languages of UNOPS are English, Spanish and French. UNOPS also administers personnel on behalf of its partner organisations.
UNOPS currently has a Long Term Agreement directly with Google for GCP SKUs. Since the establishment of that agreement, UNOPS GCP usage has significantly increased and GCP will during Q1 2022 replace the current on-premise data center for hosting UNOPS IT infrastructure.
Because of these developments, the needs and requirements for GCP have changed and UNOPS is therefore looking to establish a new Long Term Agreement (LTA) for 3 + 2 years with a Google Cloud certified Partner for all billing of GCP services and GCP Premium Support.
- Bidders may be a private, public or government-owned legal entity or any association with legal capacity to enter into a binding contract with UNOPS.
- A bidder, and all parties constituting the bidder, may have the nationality of any country with the exception of the nationalities, if any, listed in Section I: ITB Particulars. A Bidder shall be deemed to have the nationality of a country if the Bidder is a citizen or is constituted, incorporated, or registered and operates in conformity with the provisions of the laws of that country.
- A Bidder shall not have a conflict of interest. A bidder shall be considered to have a conflict of interest if:
- A Bidder (including its personnel) has a close business or family relationship with a UNOPS personnel or with personnel of the UNOPS partner who engaged UNOPS and who: (i) are directly or indirectly involved in the preparation of the bidding documents or specifications of the contract, and/or the bid evaluation process of such contract; or (ii) would be involved in the implementation or supervision of such contract;
- A Bidder is associated, or has been associated in the past, directly or indirectly, with a firm or any of its affiliates which have been engaged by UNOPS to provide consulting services for the preparation of the design, specifications, and other documents to be used for the procurement of the goods, services or works required in the present procurement process;
- A Bidder has an interest in other bidders, for the same procurement activity, including when they have common ownership and/or management. Bidders shall not submit more than one bid, except for alternative offers, if permitted. This will result in the disqualification of all bids in which the Bidder is involved. This includes situations where a firm is the Bidder in one bid and a sub-contractor on another; however, this does not limit the inclusion of a firm as a sub-contractor in more than one bid. In the case of procurement processes with lots, this provision shall apply on a lot by lot basis;
- A Bidder does not comply with any other conflict of interest situation relevant to the specific procurement process as specified i n the solicitation document.
- Bidders must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest in the Bidder Information Form and they shall be deemed ineligible for this procurement process unless such conflict of interest is resolved in a manner acceptable to UNOPS. Failure to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest may lead to the Bidder being sanctioned further to UNOPS policy on vendor sanctions.
Application Closing Date
21st February, 2022.
Interested vendors must respond to this tender using the UNOPS eSourcing system, via the UNGM portal. In order to access the full UNOPS tender details, request clarifications on the tender, and submit a vendor response to a tender using the system, vendors need to be registered as a UNOPS vendor at the UNGM portal and be logged into UNGM.
For guidance on how to register on UNGM and submit responses to UNOPS tenders in the UNOPS eSourcing system, please refer to the user guide and other resources available at: https://esourcing.unops.org/#/Help/Guides
(PDF) for a detailed description of the ITB.