The exact process for taking part and submitting a Proposal varies from case to case. The relevant information is included in each published Request for Proposals. The competitive process is rigorous and designed to determine the best combination of quality and costs. We ensure that all potential suppliers are subject to the same conditions and that information received is confidential. In addition, we stipulate that our suppliers:
- adhere to sound environmental practices;
- maintain ethical business practices at all times;
- are not involved in any form of corruption or any fraudulent activities;
- do not engage in any collusive or coercive practices.
IUCN seeks to minimise environmental impacts in all its procurement decisions. Suppliers and Proposals are evaluated on the basis of both environmental and commercial factors, determined as appropriate for each individual purchase, and including: capacity and expertise; whole-life-cost; quality; fit to requirements; environmental policy, impact and risk management approach; financial health of the Supplier; previous experience and reputation.
Purchases are evaluated using a variety of criteria clearly detailed in each Request for Proposals (RfP). Only the criteria and their relative importance as stated in the RfP will be used to evaluate Proposals.
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