Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects After July 1, 2016




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On this page:
- The Procurement Framework - Policy, Regulations, Guidance
- Standard Procurement Documents (SPD) 
Previous versions of SPDs
- UN Agencies
- Alternative Procurement Arrangements (APA)
- Training 

 

The Procurement Framework
(Other languages are added as they become available.)

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, the Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs), templates and other resources, all linked below. Disclaimer: If any discrepancies, the English version will prevail.

Guidance:

Templates:

Other:

 

STANDARD PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS for use after July 1, 2016

 

The World Bank has prepared the Standard Procurement Documents (SPD) below for international competitive procurement. 

If clicking a link below does not download the document, please "right click" on the link 
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To note:
SPD Overview for Practitioner
See this table for previous versions of SPDs.

*All pre-January 2021 SPDs versions will be replaced progressively with January 2021 versions to incorporate provisions related to Bank’s disqualification mechanism for non-compliance with SEA/SH obligations.

 
COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Request for Quotations and Direct Procurement of Goods
- Request for Quotation for Goods, EnglishFrenchSpanish
- Direct Procurement of Goods, EnglishFrenchSpanish

Procurement of Small​ Works
- Direct Proc​urement, EnglishFrenchSpanish
- ​Request for Quotation​, EnglishFrenchSpanish​

Request for Proposals Consulting Services for Procurement under COVID-19 Emergency Response Operations, EnglishFrenchSpanish

Request for Offers for Framework Agreements, Procurement of Goods under COVID-19 Emergency Response Operations, EnglishFrench​, Spanish

CONSULTING SERVICES

Request for Proposals - Consulting Services (Supervision) April 2021 English​

Request for Proposals - Consulting Services (Non-supervision) April 2021 English​

Request for Proposals - Pre-ESF April 2021 English

Requests for Proposal Framework Agreement - Consulting Services (financial proposals invited at Primary Procurement Stage) September 2021 English​

Requests for Proposal Framework Agreement - Consultaing Services (financial proposals invited at Secondary Procurement Stage) September 2021 English

Request for Expressions of Interest - Framework Agreement (sample format) September 2021 English
 

EDUCATION (Textbooks) 

Request for Bids June 2021

GOODS
Request for Bids - Goods (1 envelope process) June 2021

Request for Bids - Goods - Framework Agreement (1 envelope process) July 2021

Request for Bids - Goods (2 envelope process) June 2021

Request for Proposals - Goods (2 envelope process) June 2021​

HEALTH (Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Condoms)

Prequalification Document June 2021​

Request for Bids June 2021​

INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

Request for Bids June 2021

​Initial Selection document June 2021

Request for Proposals Ju​ne 2021​

MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
Prequalification Document June 2021​

Request for Bids May 2021
NON-CONSULTING SERVICES
Request for Bids
April 2021 English​
Pre-ESF April 2021 English  

WORKS 

For procurement process initiated on or after January 1, 2021, under projects assessed as high risk for SEA/SH. Bank’s disqualification mechanism for non-compliance with SEA/SH obligations applies.

See more information: World Bank Launches Contractor Disqualification to Strengthen Prevention of Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

Request for Bids (after prequalification)
January 2021 English, FrenchSpanish
Pre-ESF January 2021 English, Spanish

Request for Bids (without prequalification) 
January 2021 English, French, Spanish
Pre-ESF January 2021 English, Spanish

Design and Build
Request for Proposal (Single Stage)
January 2021 English, Spanish
Pre-ESF January 2021 English, Spanish

Request for Proposal (Two Stage)
January 2021 English, Spanish
Pre-ESF January 2021 English, Spanish

Engineering Procurement and Construction/Turnkey
Request for Proposal (Single Stage)
January 2021Pre-ESF January 2021

Request for Proposal (Two Stage) 
January 2021Pre-ESF January 2021


Design, Build and Operation for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Request for Proposal (Single Stage)
January 2021 EnglishFrenchSpanish​
Pre-ESF January 2021 EnglishFrenchSpanish​

Request for Proposal (Two Stage)
January​ 2021 EnglishSpanish
Pre-ESF January 2021, EnglishSpanish

Roads (Output and Performance Based Road Contracts)
Sample Specifications for Output and Performance Based Road Contracts English, French, Spanish

Request for Bids (One envelope process)
February 2021 EnglishFrench

Request for Bids (Two envelope process)
February 2021 EnglishFrench

French Civil Law (French)
Request for Bids
April 2021Pre-ESF April 2021

WORKS

For Procurement process initiated on or after January 1, 2021 where Bank’s disqualification mechanism for non-compliance with SEA/SH obligations DOES NOT APPLY.

See more information: 
World Bank Launches Contractor Disqualification to Strengthen Prevention of Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

Prequalification Document
January 2021 English, Spanish

Request for Bids (after prequalification)
January 2021 English, French​ 
Pre-ESF Ja​nuary 2021 EnglishFrenchSpanish

Request for Bids (without prequalification)
January 2021 EnglishFrench
Pre-ESF January 2021 EnglishFrench

Design and Build
Initial Selection January 2021

Request for Proposal (Single Stage)
January 2021, Pre-ESF January 2021

Request for Proposal (Two Stage)
January 2021, Pre-ESF January 2021

Engineering Procurement and Construction/Turnkey
Initial Selection January 2021

Request for Proposal (Single Stage)
January 2021, Pre-ESF January 2021

Request for Proposal (Two Stage)
January 2021, Pre-ESF January 2021

Design, Build and Operation for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Guidance Note for SPD for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

Initial Selection Document 
January 2021 EnglishSpanish​

Request for Proposal (Single Stage)
January 2021 EnglishSpanish
Pre-ESF January 2021 EnglishSpanish​

Request for Proposal (Two Stage)
January 2021 EnglishSpanish
Pre-ESF January 2021 EnglishSpanish

Water Loss Reduction, Performance Based Contracts (two-envelope process)
Guidance Note for SBD for Water Loss Reduction Performance Based Contract

Request for Bids
May 2021​Pre-ESF May 2021

Roads (Output and Performance Based Road Contracts)
Sample Specifications for Output and Performance Based Road Contracts English, FrenchSpanish

Request for Bids (one envelope process)
January 2021 English, French, Spanish

Request for Bids (two envelope process)
January 2021 English, French, Spanish

French Civil Law (French)
Request for Bids
April 2021, Pre-ESF April 2021

Small Works
Request for Bids - (1 envelope process)
March 2021 EnglishSpanish​
Pre-ESF March 20​21 English, Spanish

Request for Bids - (2 envelope process)
March​ 2021 English​Spanish​
Pre-ESF M​arch 2021 English, Spanish

Plant 
Request for Bids (after prequalification)
January 2021 English, Spanish
Pre-ESF January 2021 English, Spanish

Request for Bids (without prequalification)
January 2021 English, Spanish
Pre-ESF January 2021 English, Spanish

Initial Selection Document
May 2021 English​

Request for Proposals (two-stage)
May 2021 English
Pre-ESF May 2021 English

​Request for Proposals (single-stage) 
May 2021 English
Pre-ESF June 2021 English​

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UN AGENCIES – Please see below for some Standard Forms of Agreements

*For further guidance, please contact unagencies@worldbank.org


FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization 
[May 2017]
Memorandum of Agreement
- Technical Assistance - English, French, Spanish
- Outputs - English, French

ILO - International Labour Organization [November 2016]
Memorandum of Agreement 
Technical Assistance
Outputs

IOM - International Organization for Migration [May 2018]
Memorandum of Agreement
Technical Assistance
Outputs

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme [April 2019]
Approval of Agreement
- Technical Assistance – EnglishFre​nch, Spanish
- Outputs - English, Spanish

UNESCO – United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization [December 2013]
- Technical Assistance – English, French, Spanish

UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund
- Health Supplies [January 2020] – English, French
- Technical Assistance [October 2014] – English, French

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund [April 2019] 
Approval of Agreement
- Outputs - English, FrenchSpanish
- Supplies - English, French
- COVID-19 Vaccines and related supplies - English, French

UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization 
- Memorandum of Agreement – June 2016, December 2016
- Outputs [December 2016] – English, French
- Technical Assistance [June 2016] – English, French

UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services [August 2016]
Memorandum of Agreement 
- Technical Assistance - EnglishFrench, Spanish
- Delivery of Outputs - EnglishFrench, Spanish
- Procurement of Vehicles - EnglishFrench, Spanish
- Procurement of Supplies - EnglishFrench, Spanish

WFP - World Food Programme [June 2017]
Memorandum of Agreement
Technical Assistance
- Supplies - English, French
Delivery of Outputs [September 2020]

WHO - World Health Organization [November 2016]
Memorandum of Agreement
- Technical Assistance - EnglishFrench, Spanish
- Outputs - EnglishFrench, Spanish

WMO - World Meteorological Organization [October 2018]
Approval of Agreement
Technical Assistance 

 

ALTERNATIVE PROCUREMENT ARRANGEMENTS (APAs)

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, English, Chinese.

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
·       Economy
·       Efficiency
·       Integrity
·       Fit for purpose
·       Transparency
·       Fairness

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WORKS

Request for Bid Documents User's Guides

Training

Access our E-Learning

Presentation: The new Procurement Framework and the new Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs) (April 7, 2017)   Related Questions and Answers

This presentation introduces the new suite of SPDs launched in July 2016. It introduces the new SPD features resulting from the Procurement Regulations and the circumstances in which they are applied. It provides information on:

1.  How the SPDs were developed
2.  Details of the new Request for Proposal SPDs for goods, works and non-consulting services
3.  Key regulatory changes, and how these are reflected in the SPDs, including:

- Eligibility
- Performance Based Specifications
- Value for Money and Rated Criteria
- New Request for Proposal SPDs and Initial Selection
- Best and Final Offer (BAFO) and Negotiations
- Sustainable Procurement
- Abnormally Low Tenders
- Most Advantageous Bid/Proposal
- Notification of Intention to Award
- Standstill Period, Debriefs and Complaints
- Value Engineering

Webinar: Enhancement of ESHS Outcomes Through Procurement (related questions and answers)
The webinar discusses the key ESHS enhancements and how they work in practice (from planning through to contract implementation). These enhancements have been made in order to improve contract performance and outcomes, and achieve better value for money. Enhancements have been made to the following documents:

  • Standard Procurement Documents  (SPDs) applicable for Projects with Concept Notes after July 1, 2016;
  • Standard Bidding Documents (SBDs) applicable for Projects with Concept Notes before July 1, 2016; and
  • Standard Request for Proposal (RFP) document in regards to the selection of the supervising engineer of works contracts.

Private Sector Webinar: How to Complain (related Questions and Answers)
The webinar provides an overview on the types of complaints covered by the Procurement Regulations for Borrowers and the process for review and resolution of these complaints, covering among other topics: how these complaints shall be submitted and handled; general requirements and timelines for filing and resolving the complaints; the application of standstill period; debriefing by the Borrower; and the roles and responsibilities of the private sector, Borrowers and the World Bank in relation to the covered complaints.

New Procurement Framework Deep-Dive for IFI Liaisons (April 3, 2018) (related questions and answers)
The seminar provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the following topics of the New Procurement Framework:

The seminar also includes a presentation on Corporate Procurement.

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PREVIOUS VERSIONS of SPDs for use after July 1, 2016 
Please go to table above for current versions.
CONSULTING SERVICES 

​​​Request for Proposals - Consulting Services (Supervision) [December 2019French​]

Request for Proposals - Consulting Services (Non-supervision) [December 2019]

Request for Proposals - Pre-ESF 
December 2019, October 2017, FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

EDUCATION (Textbooks)
Request for Bids
August 2020 
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

GOODS

Request for Bids (1 envelope process)
August 2020
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016Spanish

Request for Bids (2 envelope process)
August 2020
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016Spanish

Request for Proposals - Goods (2 envelope process)  August 2020​

Request for Bids - Goods - Framework Agreement (1 envelope process) January 2018

HEALTH (Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Condoms)

Prequalification Document
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

Request for Bids
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016French

INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

Request for Bids
June 2020French​
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

​Initial Selection document
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

Request for Proposals
June 2020​French
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

MANAGEMENT SERVICES 

Prequalification Document
October 2017FrenchSpanish 
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016Spanish

Request for Bids
Septem​ber 2020
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

NON-CONSULTING SERVICES 

Request for Bids 
February 2020French​Spanish
October 2017FrenchSpanish 
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

Pre-ESF February 2020FrenchSpanish​

WORKS 

Prequalification Document
February 2020Spanish​
July 2019
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

Request for Bids (after prequalification)
[December 2019Spanish] [ Pre-ESF December 2019Spa​nish]
July 2019Pre-ESF July 2019

Request for Bids (without prequalification)
[December 2019Spanish] [Pre-ESF December 2019Spanish]
July 2019Pre-ESF July 2019

Design and Build
Initial Selection [February 2020Spanish​]​
August 2019

Request for Proposal (Single Stage)
[December 2019Spanish] [Pre-ESF December 2019Spanish]​

Request for Proposal (Two Stage)
[December 2019Spanish​] [Pre-ESF December 2019Spanish​]

Engineering Procurement and Construction/Turnkey
Initial Selection [July 2020]

Request for Proposal (Single Stage) [July 2020] [Pre-ESF July 2020]

Request for Proposal (Two Stage) [July 2020] [Pre-ESF July 2020]

Design, Build and Operation for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Initial Selection Document ​[February 2020Spanish
August 2019

Request for Proposal (Single Stage)
[December 2019Spanish] [Pre-ESF December 2019Spanish]
August 2019Pre ESF August 2019

Request for Proposal (Two Stage) [December 2019Spanish] [Pre-ESF December 2019]
​August 2019Pre ESF August 2019

​​Water Loss Reduction, Performance Based Contracts (two-envelope process)
Request for Bids 
February 2020Pre-ESF February 2020
September 2019Pre-ESF September 2019]​

Roads (Output and Performance Based Road Contracts)
Request for Bids
July 2020Pre-ESF July 2020
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
​​July 2016French

Works French Civil Law (French)
Request for Bids 
June 2020Pre-ESF June 2020
October 2017January 2017​​ 
2007

Small Works (1 envelope process)
Request for Bids 
December 2019FrenchSpanish
Pre-ESF December 2019Spanish
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016Spanish

Small Works (2 envelope process)  
Request for Bids 
December 2019FrenchSpanish
Pre-ESF December 2019Spanish
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

Plant

Request for Bids (after prequalification)
December 2019FrenchSpanish
Pre-ESF December 2019
October 2017FrenchSpanish​
January 2017FrenchSpanish​
July 2016

Request for Bids (without prequalification)
December 2019FrenchSpanish
Pre-ESF December 2019
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

Initial Selection Document 
February 2020​French​
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017FrenchSpanish
July 2016

Request for Proposals (two-stage)
February 2020​Fr​ench​
Pre-ESF February 2020
October 2017FrenchSpanish
January 2017, FrenchSpanish
July 2016French

Request for Proposals(single-stage) [November 2018]

 
 



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