IRENA's procurement process is grounded on its financial regulations and rules, while giving due consideration to the following generally accepted procurement principles:
- Fairness, integrity and transparency of the procurement process
- Best value for money
- Effective international competition
- The interest of the Agency
The core principle underlying the Agency’s procurement process is to obtain the “best value for money”. Obtaining the 'best value for money' means selection of an offer which presents the optimum combination of life-cycle costs and benefits, and meets the business unit’s requirements. Best value for money should not be confused with the lowest price option. Rather, it requires an integrated assessment of technical, organisational and pricing factors and considering their relative importance. For example, reliability, quality, experience, reputation, past performance, realistic costs/fees and reasonableness.
As competition is the basis for impartial and transparent procurement, business units are also responsible for protecting the integrity of the procurement process and maintaining fairness and confidentiality in Agency’s treatment of all offers. The objective of Agency’s competitive processes is to provide all eligible prospective offerees with timely and adequate notification of the Agency’s requirements, and equal opportunity to tender for the required goods, civil works or services.
Solicitation documents for competitive bidding i.e. Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Quotations (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) or Request for Information (RFI) will be posted on this website as they arise, including deadlines and detailed instructions for submitting bids.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) does not charge a fee at any stage of the procurement process (e.g. vendor registration, bid submission or any other stage). If you have any reason to suspect that any activity purporting to be made on behalf of IRENA may be fraudulent, please approach us through our contacts below.