ITB 008/2020 for establishment of FA for printing services


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 6,600 people in more than 110 countries continues to help about 34 million persons. To help and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people in so many places and types of environment, UNHCR must purchase goods and services worldwide. For further information on UNHCR, its mandate and operations please see


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Cairo, invites qualified service providers to make a firm offer for the establishment Frame Agreement(s) for the provision of printing services.


Exact technical specifications of the items are detailed in Annex A of this document.

UNHCR may award Frame Agreement(s) with initial duration of two (2) year, potentially extendable for a further period of 1 (one) year, for providing its operation in Egypt with printing services. The successful vendor(s) will be requested to maintain their quoted price model for the duration of the Frame Agreement(s).

The estimated UNHCR average per month is approximately of USD 10.000 plus or minus scattered among different units. Please note that figures have been stated in order to enable bidders to have an indication of the projected requirements. It does not represent a commitment that UNHCR will purchase the above quantity. Quantities may vary and will depend on the actual requirements and funds available regulated by issuance of individual Purchase Orders against the Frame Agreement

Other United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes shall be entitled to the same prices and terms as those contained in the offers of the successful s and could form the basis for a Frame Agreement with other UN Agencies.


When a Frame Agreement is awarded, either party can terminate the agreement only upon 90 days (3 months) notice, in writing to the other party.

The initiation of conciliation or arbitral proceedings in accordance with article 19 “settlement of disputes” of the UNHCR General Conditions of Contracts for provision of Goods shall not be deemed to be a “cause” for or otherwise to be in itself a termination clause.

It is strongly recommended that this Invitation to Bid document and its annexes be read thoroughly. Failure to observe the procedures outlined therein may result in disqualification from the evaluation process.

Note: this document is not construed in any way as an offer to contract with your firm.



The following annexes form integral part of this Invitation to Bid:

Annex A:         Scope of works and Technical Specifications

Annex B:         Technical Offer Form

Annex C:         Financial Offer Form

Annex D:         UNHCR General Conditions of Contracts for the Provision of Goods and Services – 2010

Annex E          UNHCR vendor form


We would appreciate your informing us of the receipt of this ITB by return e-mail to  as to:

–           Your confirmation of receipt of this invitation to bid

–           Whether or not you will be submitting a bid


The offers must bear your official letter head, clearly identifying your company.

Bids should be submitted by e-mail using the Technical Form in Annex B and all attachments should be in PDF format. (Copies of the PDF format documents may, as an addition, be included in Excel or other formats etc.).

The Technical and Financial offers shall be clearly separated.

Bid must be sent by e-mail ONLY to UNHCR Supply Tender:

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