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The World Bank has a new, modern and business-friendly Procurement Framework. This modernized approach means greater focus on value for money, more ways bidders to differentiate bids, and more opportunities for dialogue and discussion.
World Bank procurement staff are based in 72 countries to support borrowers throughout the procurement process. Staff work with governments to achieve the highest bidding and contract management standards to get the best development result.
Under the new procurement framework, there are four key innovations to help businesses and country clients:
- Needs and risks of a project are analyzed through a Project Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD). This analysis enables the borrower to have a strategy on how best to engage with bidder. The analysis will ensure that procurement processes are fit for purpose, allow choice, and are appropriate to the size, value, and risk of the project.
- Value for Money has been introduced as a core procurement principle in all procurements financed by the World Bank. This means a shift in focus from the lowest evaluated compliant bid to bids that provide the best overall value for money, taking into account quality, cost, and other factors as needed.
- The approach to resolving procurement-related complaints has been significantly improved with capacity to promptly respond to any concerns during the procurement process. A standstill period has been introduced - a pause between identifying who should win the contract and actually awarding them the contract so that other bidders can voice any concerns before a contract is actually legally formed and awarded.
- The World Bank will be more involved in contract management of procurements with high value and high risk to ensure the best possible outcomes and that problems are resolved quickly.
The Regulations provide many choices for Borrowers to design the right approach to market, and specify the rules that must be followed. Complementing the Regulations are a series of Guidance Notes and also, the Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs), linked below. Briefings and others resource materials will be added to this Website as they become available.
- Procurement Policy in Investment Project Financing (IPF) and Other Operational Procurement Matters
- Procurement Regulations for Investment Project Financing (IPF) Borrowers (French) (Spanish) (Chinese) (Portuguese) (Turkish)
Disclaimer: If any discrepancies, the English version will prevail.
- Procurement Directive
- Procurement Procedure
- Evaluation Criteria
- Identification and Treatment of Abnormally Low Bids and Proposals
- Operations Procurement Review Committee
- Procurement Hands-on Expanded Implementation Support
- Procurement Noncompliance in IPF Operations
- Procurement Post Review, Independent Procurement Review, and Integrated Fiduciary Reviews
- Procurement-Related Complaints
- Procurement in Situations of Urgent Need of Assistance or Capacity Constraints
- Project Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD) - Long Form Detailed Guide, July 2016
- Standard Procurement Documents - An Overview
- Sustainable Procurement
- Thresholds for Procurement Approaches and Methods by Country
- Value for Money
- Project Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD) Long Form Template
- PPSD Short Form Template
- General Procurement Notice (GPN) Template for Projects using the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers
- Template for Textual Part of Procurement Plan for Projects using the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (French)
- Letter of Acceptance of the World Bank’s Anti-Corruption Guidelines and Sanctions Framework (French)
(French and Spanish are being added as they become available)
The World Bank has prepared the Standard Procurement Documents (SPD)
*Click the title of the document for the current version.
Request for Bids - Education (Textbooks) [July, 2016]
Prequalification Document – Works [July, 2016]
|Request for Bids - Plant (after prequalification) [July, 2016]
Request for Bids - Plant (without prequalification) [July, 2016]
Initial Selection document – Plant [July, 2016]
Request for Proposals - Plant [July, 2016]
|Request for Bids - Non-consulting Services [July, 2016]|
|Request for Proposals - Consulting Services [July, 2016]|
*For further guidance, please contact email@example.com
World Health Organization (WHO) [November 2016]
International Labour Organization (ILO) [November 2016]
Standard Forms of Agreement between the World Bank Borrower and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) [August 2016]
- Memorandum of Agreement
- Technical Assistance - English, French
- Delivery of Outputs - English, French
- Procurement of Vehicles - English, French
- Procurement of Supplies - English, French
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
The use of Alternative Procurement Arrangements (APAs) was approved by the Board of the World Bank in July 2015 as part of the New Procurement Framework.
An assessment methodology has been developed and is being tested to assess the legal and regulatory framework, and the capacity and capability of a borrower implementing agency. It uses as its base the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Developments (OECD) Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS). The assessment methodology has been designed to include an additional Pillar, covering procurement operations and the use of minimum standards. It also uses an evidence based approach, analyzing procurement data and, gathering the views of the Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations (CSO).
See the Draft Guide to the Assessment
The principles governing APAs consider whether agency procurement arrangements, including procurement performance and governance, provide assurance that the Bank’s financing will be used for the intended purpose(s), and in accordance with the Bank’s Core Procurement Principles:
· Value for money
· Fit for purpose
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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017