Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tools to Track Splitting of Purchase Orders

Issue Source: UN Board of Audit

Affected Parties: Country Offices, Headquarters

Categorization: Security – Internal Control Framework, Policy - Compliance

The UN Board of Audit recommended that UNDP: (a) investigate all purchase orders awarded to the same suppliers on the same day to identify those purchase orders that might have potentially have been split to avoid compliance with established thresholds in the procurement guidelines, and (b) monitor the potential splitting of purchase orders. Further, the Board re-iterated its recommendation that UNDP evaluate supplier performance as provided in the UNDP Procurement Manual.

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