STANDARD PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS (SPD):
Please note: Documents below with an * have been revised to incorporates changes reflecting enhanced environmental, social, health and safety safeguards. This example SPD shows the revised changes (highlighted in yellow). Actual changes will vary slightly in specific SPDs given the nature of the procurement and the process.
* Procurement of Works and User's Guide [October 2017, Spanish]
Mandatory for use in major works contracts (those estimated to cost more than US$10 million, including contingency allowance) unless the Bank agrees to the use of other Bank Standard Bidding Documents on a case-by-case basis.
These SBDW are based on the July 2004 version of the Master Bidding Documents for Procurement of Works and User’s Guide, prepared by the Multilateral Development Banks and International Financing Institutions. The Master Bidding Documents reflect “best practices” by these institutions. These SBDW reflect the structure and the provisions of the Master Bidding Documents, except where specific considerations within the World Bank have required a change.
Previous English versions: January 2017, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005
Spanish: January 2017, 2010
* Prequalification Document for Procurement of Works and User's Guide [October 2017, French, Spanish]
For use in prequalifying applicants who express an interest in bidding on large building and civil engineering contracts under ICB procedures. The principles may also be applied if prequalification is needed under NCB.
Previous English versions: January 2017, 2010, 2007, 2006
French: 2011, 2006
Spanish: January 2017, 2010, 2006
* Procurement of Small Works [October 2017, French, Spanish]
For use when a prequalification process has not taken place before bidding and, therefore, post-qualification applies.
The standard bidding documents in this publication have been prepared for use by Borrowers in the procurement of works for "smaller" contracts-valued at generally less than US$10 million-by international competitive bidding (ICB). These documents may also be adapted to national competitive bidding (NCB). The Standard Bidding Document for Procurement of Small Works is based on the Master Document for Procurement of Small Works, prepared by the Multilateral Development Banks and International Financing Institutions.
Previous English versions: January 2017, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2004
Spanish: January 2017, 2010, 2008, 2004
French: January 2017, 2004
Procurement of Works - French Civil Law (document in French) [October 2017]
Le présent Dossier Type d’Appel d’Offres (DTAO) pour la passation des des marchés de travaux a été préparé par la Banque mondiale à l'intention de ses emprunteurs, ayant une tradition de droit civil, pour la passation de marchés de travaux par Appel d'offres ouvert international (AOI).
Previous version: January 2017, 2012, 2007
Procurement of Goods [April 2015]
Use of this document is mandatory in the procurement of goods through ICB.
Previous English versions: 2013, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Spanish: 2013, 2010, 2004, 2003
French: 2013, 2005, 2004, 2003
Chinese: 2010, 2005
Procurement of Health Sector Goods - Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, and Condoms [April 2015]
Mandatory for the procurement of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and condoms through ICB. For the purpose of these documents, pharmaceuticals also include nutritional supplements and oral and injectable hormonal forms of contraception.
Technical Note [May 2006]
Clinton Foundation Modifications [April 2004]: English, Spanish, French
Previous English versions: 2014, 2008, 2004, 2003
Spanish: 2004, 2003
French: 2014, 2003
Procurement of Textbooks and Reading Materials [April 2015]
Use of this document is mandatory in the procurement of textbooks through ICB. Use applies when a prequalification process has not taken place before bidding.
Previous English versions: 2014, 2004, 2003
* Procurement of Works and Services Under Output- and Performance-based Road Contracts [October 2017, French, Spanish]
Previous English versions: January 2017, 2006
Spanish: January 2017
* Standard Request for Proposals – Selection of Consultants [October 2017, French]
Use is mandatory in the selection of consulting firms under the assignments above US$300,000.
Previous English versions: January 2017, 2015, 2010
Spanish: January 2017
Procurement of Plant Design, Supply, and Installation & User's Guide [April 2015]
Previous English versions: 2010, 2008
Spanish: 2010, 2008
Supply and Installation of Information Systems – Single-Stage Bidding [December 2008]
Previous English version: 2003
Supply and Installation of Information Systems – Two-Stage Bidding [March 2003]
Standard Bid Evaluation Form – Procurement of Goods or Works [April 1996]
General Procurement Notice
Invitation for Pre-Qualification
Request for Expression of Interest
Specific Procurement Notice
Procurement Plan Template
Key Stages in Procurement (diagram)
An example of decision logic when designing fit for purpose procurement processes
UN Agencies – Please see below for some Standard Forms of Agreements
*For further guidance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) [May 2017]
ILO - International Labour Organization [November 2016]
UNESCO – United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization [December 2013]
UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund
UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services [August 2016]
WFP - World Food Programme [June 2017]
WHO - World Health Organization [November 2016]
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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2018