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NEWS April 30, 2018

Issuance of Sanctions Board Decision No. 111

Pursuant to Sanctions Board Decision No. 111 issued in Sanctions Case No. 456, the Sanctions Board imposes a sanction of debarment on the Respondent. The Respondent is debarred with the possibility of conditional release after a minimum period of ineligibility of nine (9) months.

This sanction is imposed on the Respondent for a corrupt practice as defined in Paragraph 1.22(a)(i) of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004), the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004, revised October 1, 2006), the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004, revised October 1, 2006, and May 1, 2010); and Paragraph 1.23(a)(i) of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011).

Capsule Summary of Findings:

The Respondent was found liable for offering to hire staff for the project implementation unit in order to influence the selection processes for two Bank-financed contracts in the Republic of the Philippines. In selecting the appropriate sanction for the Respondent, the Sanctions Board took into account all relevant mitigating factors. Full discussion of the facts, allegations, and the Sanctions Board’s analysis can be found in the published decision.





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