08.08 Further aspects of evaluation

Before making a final recommendation after the evaluation, the staff conducting procurement must ensure that the supplier to be proposed for award of the contract is also eligible. This is done by considering the following: 
  • confirmation of previous performance in UNAIDS as well as references provided
  • vendor eligibility as per the UN Ineligibility Framework
  • verification of the different credentials presented (ISO certifications or qualifications).
Rejections at this stage of the evaluation are normally very exceptional, since much of the validation should happen in early staged of the evaluation. The importance of final validations, however, must not be underestimated.