You are here

UPDATED: List of Questions and Answers

Date:  July 4, 2022






Dear Sir/Madam,


UNFPA hereby solicits a quotation for the following service:


“Translate publications from English to the Thai language”


UNFPA requires the provision of technical support and training on Modeled Population Estimates for the Hybrid Census in Thailand as specified in the Term of Reference (ToR).



  1. About UNFPA

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is an international development agency that works to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child birth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  


UNFPA is the lead UN agency that expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy sexual and reproductive lives. To read more about UNFPA, please go to: UNFPA about us


  1. Service requirements / Term of Reference (ToR)



The UNFPA Thailand Eleventh Country Programme (CP12, 2022-2026) works in partnerships with the Thai government, CSOs, academia and the private sector to achieve zero unmet need for family planning and zero GBV against women and girls through a life-cycle approach to ageing to support Thailand to be a high-opportunity society in the coming years.


This overarching goal aligns with the national priorities identified in the 13th National Economic and Social Development Plan and the UN cooperation framework with Thailand. It mainly aims to accelerate the progress of the Three Transformative Results under the new UNFPA Strategic Plan, the ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development) agenda and the SDGs.



The year 2022 starts the five-year program of the 12th cycle of UNFPA in Thailand. For the next five years, positive gender norms, including comprehensive sexuality education, gender equality, positive gender roles and engaging men and boys, are game-changers for Thailand to become a high-opportunity society in which every person can live a life free of gender-based violence, enjoy their rights and develop their full potential. Guidelines, principles and good practices on gender equality and ending GBV produced by UNFPA are essential tools and resources for partners to lay the foundation for this work.



To translate key documents and technical publications produced by UNFPA from English into Thai.



1.           Translate key documents and technical publications produced by UNFPA from English into Thai.

2.           Proofread and edit the translated Thai text into state-of-the-art content.


Scope and Timeframe of work:

  1. Translate key documents and technical publications below from English into the Thai language:
    1. State of World Population Report 2022, link, 160 pages
    2. Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence, 124 pages, link
    3. Guidelines for Establishing Hotlines to Support Survivors of Gender-Based Violence, link, 92 pages
    4. We Matter. We Belong. We Decide. UNFPA Disability Inclusion Strategy 2022 - 2025, link, 58 pages
    5. Easy Read: Our plan to make sure that we include people with disabilities in all our work, link, 14 pages
    6. Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Women and Young Persons with Disabilities, link, 206 pages
    7. Checklist for Preventing and Addressing Gender-Based Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic, link, 20 pages
  2. Proofread and edit the translated Thai text of the publications above and below into state-of-the-art content:
    1. The translated Thai text of the 12th Country Program Document (CPD) of UNFPA in Thailand, link  , 11 pages



The translated Thai text of each document or publication listed above will be submitted in Microsoft Word format via Google Drive sharing.


Indicative time frames:

Engagement of contractors        

27 July 2022

Draft report

27 August 2022

Final report

10 September 2022




  • Minimum five years with proven track records in successfully translating organisational and technical documents and publications from English to the Thai language for the UN Agencies or international organisations.
  • Possess strong team members who can deliver the planned translation.
  • Possessing experience in translating documents about gender equality or ending gender-based violence is desirable.



  1. Questions

Questions or requests for further clarifications should be submitted in writing to the contact person below:


Name of contact person at UNFPA:

Doungdao Songphanich

Email address of contact person:


The deadline for submission of questions is 11 July 2022 at 4:00 PM Bangkok Time. Questions will be answered in writing and shared with parties as soon as possible after this deadline.


  1. Eligible Bidders

This Request for Quotation is open to all eligible bidders; to be considered an eligible bidder for this solicitation process you must comply with the following:


  • A bidder must be a legally-constituted company/ university that can provide the requested services and have legal capacity to enter into a contract with UNFPA to deliver technical support and training on Modeled Population Estimates for the Hybrid Census in Thailand, or through an authorized representative.
  • A bidder must not have a conflict of interest regarding the solicitation process or with the TORs / Technical Specifications. Bidders found to have a conflict of interest shall be disqualified.
  • At the time of Bid submission, the bidder, including any JV/Consortium members, is not under procurement prohibitions derived from the Compendium of United Nations Security Council Sanctions Lists and has not been suspended, debarred, sanctioned or otherwise identified as ineligible by any UN Organization or the World Bank Group.
  • Bidders must adhere to the UN Supplier Code of Conduct, which may be found by clicking on UN Supplier Code of Conduct.


  1. Content of quotations

Quotations should be submitted via a TWO-envelope system. Interested Bidders are requested to submit their Technical Bid separately from their Financial Bid containing the price information. Each envelope shall consist of a single email whenever possible, depending on file size.


  1. Technical proposal, in response to the requirements outlined in the service requirements / TORs. Service providers are requested to provide the company profile, portfolio of previous work in providing technical document/publication translation services, translator team members, work plan including the samples of completed works per scope of work for the below publications
  1. Sexual and reproductive health, link, pages 14-15
  2. Gender-based violence, link, pages 18-19
  3. Persons with disabilities, link. pages 22-23


  1. Price quotation, to be submitted strictly in accordance with the price quotation form.


Both parts of the quotation must be signed by the bidding company’s relevant authority and submitted in PDF format.






  1. Instructions for submission

Proposals should be prepared based on the guidelines set forth in Section V above, along with a properly filled out and signed price quotation form, and are to be sent by email to the address indicated below no later than: Tuesday, July 19th 2022 at 4:00 PM Bangkok Time.[1]


Name of contact person at UNFPA:

UNFPA Thailand Procurement

Official Email address of SCMU:


Please note the following guidelines for electronic submissions to UNFPA SCMU’s dedicated email address:


  • The following reference must be included by the Bidder in the email subject line:
    • UNFPA/THA/RFQ/22/002 – [bidder name], Technical Bid
    • UNFPA/THA/RFQ/22/002 - [bidder name], Financial Bid
    • Submissions without this text in the email subject line may be rejected or overlooked and therefore not considered.
  • It is the Bidder’s responsibility to assure compliance with the submission process. If the envelopes or emails are not marked / submitted per the instructions, UNFPA will neither assume responsibility for the bid’s misplacement or premature opening nor guarantee the confidentiality of the Bid process.  Incorrect submissions might result in your Bid being declared invalid.
  • Please do NOT send the emails containing your offer to any other email address (not even as a copy (CC) or blind copy (BCC)); otherwise UNFPA will not be able to guarantee confidentiality and fair and transparent handling of your bid. UNFPA reserves the right to reject bids sent via the appropriate channel but copied or blind copied to other email addresses.
  • The total email size may not exceed 20 MB (including email body, encoded attachments and headers). Where the technical details are in large electronic files, it is recommended that these be sent separately before the deadline.
  • Any quotation submitted will be regarded as an offer by the bidder and does not
    constitute or imply the acceptance of any quotation by UNFPA. UNFPA is under no obligation to award a contract to any bidder as a result of this RFQ


  1. Overview of Evaluation Process

The evaluation will be carried out in a two-step process by an ad-hoc evaluation panel. Technical proposals will be evaluated and scored first, prior to the evaluation and scoring of price quotations


Technical Evaluation


Technical proposals will be evaluated based on their responsiveness to the service requirements /TORs listed in Section II and in accordance with the evaluation criteria below.



[A] Maximum Points


Points obtained by Bidder


Weight (%)

[B] x [C] = [D]

Total Points

Sample of completed works of the given publications in Section V.





Work plan/time scales given in the proposal and its adequacy to meet the project objectives





Professional experience of the staff that will be employed to the project proving demonstrated expertise in evaluation and related processes (CVs, etc.)





Specific experience and expertise relevant to the assignment





Profile of the company and relevance to the Project. 





Grand Total All Criteria






The following scoring scale will be used to ensure objective evaluation:


Degree to which the Terms of Reference requirements are met based on evidence included in the Bid submitted


out of 100

Significantly exceeds the requirements

90 – 100

Exceeds the requirements

80 – 89

Meets the requirements

70 – 79

Partially meets the requirements

1 – 69

Does not meet the requirements or no information provided to assess compliance with the requirements


Financial Evaluation

Price quotes will be evaluated only for bidders whose technical proposals achieve a minimum score of 70 points in the technical evaluation.


Price quotes will be evaluated based on their responsiveness to the price quote form. The maximum number of points for the price quote is 100, which will be allocated to the lowest total price provided in the quotation. All other price quotes will receive points in inverse proportion according to the following formula:


Financial score =

Lowest quote ($)

X 100 (Maximum score)

Quote being scored ($)

Total score

The total score for each proposal will be the weighted sum of the technical score and the financial score.  The maximum total score is 100 points.


Total score = 70 Technical score + 30% Financial score

  1. Award Criteria

In case of a satisfactory result from the evaluation process, UNFPA intends to award a Professional Service Contract on a fixed-cost basis to the Bidder that obtain the highest total score.


  1. Right to Vary Requirements at Time of Award

UNFPA reserves the right at the time of award of contract to increase or decrease by up to 20% the volume of services specified in this RFQ without any change in unit prices or other terms and conditions.


  1. Payment Terms

UNFPA payment terms are net 30 days upon receipt of invoice and delivery/acceptance of the milestone deliverables linked to payment as specified in the contract.


  1. Fraud and Corruption

UNFPA is committed to preventing, identifying, and addressing all acts of fraud against UNFPA, as well as against third parties involved in UNFPA activities. UNFPA’s policy regarding fraud and corruption is available here: Fraud Policy. Submission of a proposal implies that the Bidder is aware of this policy.


Suppliers, their subsidiaries, agents, intermediaries and principals must cooperate with the UNFPA Office of Audit and Investigations Services as well as with any other oversight entity authorized by the Executive Director and with the UNFPA Ethics Advisor as and when required.  Such cooperation shall include, but not be limited to, the following: access to all employees, representatives agents and assignees of the vendor; as well as production of all documents requested, including financial records.  Failure to fully cooperate with investigations will be considered sufficient grounds to allow UNFPA to repudiate and terminate the Agreement, and to debar and remove the supplier from UNFPA's list of registered suppliers.


A confidential Anti-Fraud Hotline is available to any Bidder to report suspicious fraudulent activities at UNFPA Investigation Hotline.


  1. Zero Tolerance

UNFPA has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on gifts and hospitality. Suppliers are therefore requested not to send gifts or offer hospitality to UNFPA personnel. Further details on this policy are available here: Zero Tolerance Policy.


  1. RFQ Protest

Bidder(s) perceiving that they have been unjustly or unfairly treated in connection with a solicitation, evaluation, or award of a contract may submit a complaint to the UNFPA Head of the Business Unit Dr. Asa Torkelsson, UNFPA Representative Malaysia/ UNFPA Country Director Thailand at Should the supplier be unsatisfied with the reply provided by the UNFPA Head of the Business Unit, the supplier may contact the Chief, Supply Chain management Unit at


  1. Disclaimer

Should any of the links in this RFQ document be unavailable or inaccessible for any reason, bidders can contact the Procurement Officer in charge of the procurement to request for them to share a PDF version of such document(s).



Amendment 1

Name of Bidder:


Date of the quotation:

Click here to enter a date.

Request for quotation Nº:


Currency of quotation:

  • Thai Baht (THB) for companies registered under the laws of the Kingdom of Thailand
  • US dollars (USD) or any other convertible currency for companies registered outside the Kingdom of Thailand


Delivery charges based on the following 2020 Incoterm:

Choose an item.

Validity of quotation:

(The quotation must be valid for a period of at least 3 months after the submission deadline


  • Quoted rates must be exclusive of all taxes, since UNFPA is exempt from taxes.

Example Price Schedule below: [Delete after properly completing the Price Schedule, also develop excel version]



Number & Description of Staff by Level

Daily Rate

Days to be Committed


  1. Professional Fees



















Total Professional Fees


  1. Out-of-Pocket expenses: 













Total Out of Pocket Expenses


Total Contract Price (Please specify currency and amount)

(Professional Fees + Out of Pocket Expenses)



Vendor’s Comments



I hereby certify that the company mentioned above, which I am duly authorized to sign for, has reviewed RFQ UNFPA/THA/RFQ/22/002 including all annexes, amendments to the RFQ document (if applicable) and the responses provided by UNFPA on clarification questions from the prospective service providers.  Further, the company accepts the General Conditions of Contract for UNFPA and we will abide by this quotation until it expires.





Click here to enter a date.


Name and title

Date and place



General Conditions of Contracts:

De Minimis Contracts



This Request for Quotation is subject to UNFPA’s General Conditions of Contract: De Minimis Contracts, which are available in: English, Spanish and French