Procurement Policy Review: Consultations
- Multistakeholder Consultation:May 01, 2012 to February 28, 2013
The first phase of the World Bank's review of its operational procurement policy and procedures led to a Proposed New Framework for Procurement in World Bank Investment Operations. This paper was endorsed by Executive Directors of the World Bank Group on November 15, 2013. The review team consulted with about 2,000 stakeholders from 96 countries between May 2012 and February 2013. To see the executive summary of all feedback received during the consultations see here. More feedback summaries available: by region, comments submitted online (PDF), and written statements sent by email (PDF).
Input from consultations, International Advisory Group on Procurement, World Bank staff, and thematic background studies from Phase 1 of the review suggests clearly that World Bank procurement should be guided by an approach that reflects complexity and diversity, value for money, and fit for purpose. Key inputs from the consultations and a few proposed central points for moving forward toward a new policy framework are available in this brief summary.
Detailed summary reports from consultations are available below.
Feedback summary reports
|Executive Summary||Regional Summaries||Summaries of online feedback|
Procurement Policy Review: Feedback from Consultations with External Stakeholders
Feedback summary for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
|Summary of comments submitted online (English)|
Feedback summary for Latin America
|Summary of written comments submitted by governments, organizations, and companies (English)|
|Feedback summary for Middle East and North Africa (English|Arabic)|
Feedback summary for Sub-Saharan Africa
|Feedback summary for Australia, East Asia, and the Pacific(English|Chinese)|
|Feedback summary for South Asia (English)|
|Feedback summary for United States and Canada (English)|
|Feedback summary for Western Europe (English)|
Find the meeting details below:
City Country Date Meeting Details
- Multistakeholder consultation:August 01, 2014 to December 15, 2014
The second stage of the review was launched on November 15, 2013. This phase focuses on the articulation and implementation of the new policy framework.
A New Proposed Procurement Framework: Phase II was presented to World Bank Executive Directors in July 2014. The World Bank is currently conducting multistakeholder consultations on this framework and the associated policy, procedures, and directives. Feedback received from stakeholders will be incorporated into the final policy, which is expected to be presented to the Board of Executive Directors for their approval in 2015.
Information about opportunities to engage with the Procurement Policy Review will be published here as it becomes available. For any questions regarding the review, please contact the Procurement Policy Review Team at email@example.com. Please also take a look at our Questions & Answers.
Working drafts of the draft procurement framework are available here:
Answers to questions posed in Phase 1 - Annex A
Consultation feedback summary and management response - Annex B
World Bank Directive: Procurement in IPF and Other Operational Procurement Matters (Working Draft) - Annex D
World Bank Procedure: Procurement in IPF and Other Operational Procurement Matters (Working Draft) - Annex E
Procurement Regulations for Borrowers (Working Draft) - Annex F
Comparison between current World Bank Procurement Policy (OP11.0) and draft Procurement Framework - Annex G
Comparison between current World Bank Procurement Procedure and draft Procurement Framework - Annex H
Comparison between current World Bank Procurement Guidelines and draft Procurement Regulations for Borrowers -Annex I
Proposed Methodology to Assess Alternative Procurement Arrangements in Borrower Implementing Agencies for Procurements financed under IPF (Working Draft) - Annex J
Procurement Framework Implementation Plan (Working Draft) - Annex K
Procurement Framework Implementation Timeline (Working Draft) - Annex K1
Members of the GPA, full, Acceding and observing - Annex L
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|DITTA Contribution Notes||(Dec 2014)|
|Joint Submission from the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), the Confederation of International Contractors' Associations (CICA), and the European International Contractors (EIC)||(Dec 2014)||
|Submission of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)||(Dec 2014)||
|Comments from Transparency International||(Dec 2014)||
|Comments from the MedTech Industry in Canada, represented by MEDEC||(Dec 2014)||
|Submission from Medtronic, Inc. on Proposed New Procurement Framework||(Dec 2014)||
|Comments on World Bank’s Procurement Reform Phase II from The George Washington University Law School||(Nov 2014)||
|Comments submitted by Thomson Reuters||(Oct 2014)||
|BDI Position Paper on the World Bank's Proposed New Procurement Policy Framework||(Jun 2014)||
- Public DisclosureJune 22, 2015 to July 21, 2015
The Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) and the Audit Committee of the World Bank's Executive Directors endorsed the proposed New Procurement Framework for Procurement in Investment Project Financing: Phase II on June 10, 2015, and recommended presentation of the draft Procurement Policy to the full Board for final approval. The Framework was submitted to the Board on June 22, 2015 and was disclosed to the public at the same time.
A full Board discussion is scheduled for July 21, 2015. If Executive Directors approve the new Procurement Policy, World Bank Management will finalize and issue the Procurement Directive, Procedure and Regulations and replace the current Procurement Operational Policy (OP 11.00), Procurement Bank Policy (BP 11.00) and the Procurement Guidelines with the new Procurement Framework. Management will also set a day for effectiveness of the new Framework in Fiscal Year 2016, after assessing the readiness of the institution to transition to the new Procurment Framework.