Pursuant to Sanctions Board Decision No. 104 issued in Sanctions Case No. 426, the Sanctions Board imposes a sanction of debarment with the possibility of conditional release on M/s. Janata Traders (the "Respondent") for a minimum period of one (1) year.
This sanction is imposed on the Respondent for an obstructive practice as defined in Paragraph 1.14(a)(v)(bb) of the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (May 2004, revised October 1, 2006, and May 1, 2010).
Capsule Summary of Findings:
The Respondent was found liable for obstruction in acting to materially impede the Bank’s exercise of its inspection and audit rights relating to the Respondent’s bid on a contract under the Bangladesh Health Sector Development Program. In determining the appropriate sanction for the Respondent, the Sanctions Board took into account all relevant aggravating and mitigating factors. Full discussion of the facts, parties’ contentions, and the Sanctions Board's analysis can be found in the published decision.