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Procurement Policy Review: Consultations

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New Framework for Procurement

The World Bank is reviewing its operational procurement policy and procedures, in a two-year process, from 2012 through 2015. The Executive Directors of the World Bank Group approved a Proposed New Framework on Procurement in World Bank Investment Project Finance on November 15, 2013. The vision statement of this new approach to procurement is “Value for money with integrity in delivering sustainable development.” The procurement review team is now working on an implementation plan. The next phase of consultations is planned for Spring 2014.

About the Review
The World Bank is reviewing its operational procurement policy and procedures, in a two-year process, from March 2012 through 2014. The two-stage review (PDF) - endorsed by the Board of the Executive Directors in February 2012 - includes consultations throughout its duration.The World Bank is reviewing its operational procurement policy and procedures, in a two-year process, from March 2012 through 2015. The two-stage review, endorsed by the Board of the Executive Directors in February 2012, includes consultations throughout its duration. The review is currently in its second stage, after Executive Directors approved a Proposed New Framework for Procurement in World Bank Investment Project Finance.

Consultations
From May 2012 through February 2013, consultations were held worldwide, seeking input from about 2,000 stakeholders representing government, the private sector, academia, and civil society, from 96 countries.The World Bank consulted widely during the first stage of the review. A second consultation plan is planned for Spring 2014. Stakeholders will then be asked to provide input into a plan to implement the changes introduced in the new policy framework.

Feedback from Consultations
Input from consultations, Independent Advisory Group, World Bank staff, and thematic background studies suggests that a new framework should reflect complexity and diversity, take into account proportionality, and support client institutions. Key inputs from the consultations are available in this brief summary. To see the executive summary of all feedback received during the consultations see here.

Details
Consultation Phase:
Closed
REVIEW PHASE:
March 01, 2012 to November 15, 2013
  • Multistakeholder Consultation:
    May 01, 2012 to February 28, 2013
Procurement Consultation: Outcomes and next steps

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
Executive Summary
English|Arabic|French|Chinese
|Russian
Feedback summary for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
(English|Russian)
Summary of comments submitted online (English)
  Feedback summary for Latin America
(English|Spanish)
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
(English|French)
 
  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:

MEETINGS

City Country Date Meeting Details

Port-au-Prince Haiti February 19, 2013 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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Rome Italy January 16, 2013 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 296.90 KB
Participant listPDF 369.36 KB
PresentationsPDF 3.48 MB
Tashkent Uzbekistan November 20, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 301.56 KB
Participant listPDF 258.54 KB
Moscow Russian Federation November 13, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference with Washington, DC)
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SummaryPDF 366.04 KB
Participant listPDF 259.44 KB
Tunis Tunisia October 10, 2012 to October 11, 2012 Consultation with African Development Bank
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SummaryPDF 502.46 KB
Panama City Panama October 08, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic)
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SummaryPDF 486.44 KB
Participant listPDF 276.70 KB
Washington, DC United States October 04, 2012 Consultation with Inter-American Development Bank
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SummaryPDF 89.85 KB
Participant listPDF 77.37 KB
Washington, DC United States October 03, 2012 Consultation with Government Officials
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SummaryPDF 101.63 KB
Participant listPDF 77.07 KB
Jakarta Indonesia October 02, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 334.92 KB
Participant listPDF 82.69 KB
Islamabad Pakistan September 28, 2012 Consultation with Government Officials of Khyber Pakhtunkkhwa and FATA
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SummaryPDF 90.85 KB
Participant listPDF 82.18 KB
Washington, DC United States September 27, 2012 Roundtable on Procurement of Medical Equipment and Technology
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SummaryPDF 304.91 KB
Participant listPDF 87.29 KB
Hanoi Vietnam September 25, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 103.77 KB
Participant listPDF 95.45 KB
Hanoi Vietnam September 25, 2012 Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials
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SummaryPDF 83.75 KB
Participant listPDF 93.67 KB
Mexico City Mexico September 24, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Colombia)
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SummaryPDF 120.44 KB
Participant listPDF 83.24 KB
Brasilia Brazil September 21, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 95.59 KB
Participant listPDF 87.84 KB
Pasig City Philippines September 21, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 318.95 KB
Participant listPDF 386.59 KB
Buenos Aires Argentina September 20, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 320.06 KB
Participant listPDF 398.03 KB
Manila Philippines September 19, 2012 to September 20, 2012 Consultation Meeting with Asian Development Bank
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SummaryPDF 119.52 KB
Karachi Pakistan September 19, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 92.21 KB
Participant listPDF 80.10 KB
Montevideo Uruguay September 18, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 553.46 KB
Participant listPDF 322.61 KB
Beijing China September 17, 2012 to September 18, 2012 Consultations with Government Ministries and Business Sector
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SummaryPDF 119.57 KB
Participant List (Sept. 17)PDF 80.71 KB
Participant List (Sept. 18)PDF 82.26 KB
Wellington New Zealand September 17, 2012 Meeting with Government Officials (by videoconference with Washington, DC)
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SummaryPDF 110.88 KB
Participant listPDF 73.80 KB
Lahore Pakistan September 17, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 95.98 KB
Participant listPDF 82.39 KB
Tokyo Japan September 14, 2012 Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials
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SummaryPDF 96.15 KB
Participant listPDF 78.30 KB
Tokyo Japan September 14, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 110.80 KB
Participant listPDF 80.92 KB
Seoul Korea, Republic of September 13, 2012 Consultation with Private Sector
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SummaryPDF 105.22 KB
Participant listPDF 252.00 KB
Asunción Paraguay September 13, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 551.75 KB
Participant listPDF 322.44 KB
La Paz Bolivia September 13, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 94.38 KB
Participant listPDF 105.34 KB
Lima Peru September 11, 2012 Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials
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SummaryPDF 96.31 KB
Participant listPDF 81.38 KB
Honiara Solomon Islands September 07, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by audioconference: Samoa, Kiribati, Tonga)
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SummaryPDF 101.21 KB
Participant listPDF 81.01 KB
Quetta Pakistan September 06, 2012 Consultation with Government Officials
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SummaryPDF 89.44 KB
Participant listPDF 77.13 KB
Dili Timor-Leste September 06, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by audioconference: Samoa, Kiribati, Tonga)
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SummaryPDF 99.00 KB
Participant listPDF 79.23 KB
Sydney Australia September 06, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 283.94 KB
Participant listPDF 201.44 KB
Canberra Australia September 05, 2012 Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials
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SummaryPDF 104.30 KB
Participant listPDF 76.05 KB
Dakar Senegal August 23, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, The Gambia, Cape-Verde)
Documents
Summary (French)PDF 172.02 KB
Participant listPDF 83.67 KB
Dakar Senegal August 22, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Chad, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea)
Documents
Summary (French)PDF 148.97 KB
Participant listPDF 97.93 KB
Pretoria South Africa August 20, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe)
Documents
SummaryPDF 411.19 KB
Participant listPDF 421.19 KB
Nairobi Kenya August 16, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda)
Documents
SummaryPDF 132.65 KB
Participant listPDF 310.18 KB
Yaounde Cameroon August 14, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: DRC, Congo, CAR, Chad, Burundi and Gabon)
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Summary (French)PDF 482.36 KB
Participant listPDF 511.61 KB
New Delhi India August 08, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultations
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SummaryPDF 116.34 KB
Participant listPDF 85.44 KB
New Delhi India August 06, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultations
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SummaryPDF 187.54 KB
Participant listPDF 166.99 KB
Lagos Nigeria August 02, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone)
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SummaryPDF 103.63 KB
Participant listPDF 103.30 KB
New Delhi India August 02, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultations
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SummaryPDF 124.96 KB
Participant listPDF 81.09 KB
Abuja Nigeria July 31, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone)
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SummaryPDF 105.73 KB
Participant listPDF 97.20 KB
New Delhi India July 30, 2012 Consultation with Individual Government Experts
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SummaryPDF 300.89 KB
Participant listPDF 194.26 KB
Ottawa Canada July 26, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 105.49 KB
Participant listPDF 205.79 KB
Ottawa Canada July 26, 2012 Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials
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SummaryPDF 107.09 KB
Participant listPDF 75.51 KB
Islamabad Pakistan July 23, 2012 Consultation with Federal Government Officials
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SummaryPDF 96.04 KB
Participant listPDF 79.84 KB
London United Kingdom July 23, 2012 Supplemental Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 87.79 KB
Participant listPDF 79.34 KB
Washington, DC United States July 23, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 298.05 KB
Participant listPDF 255.56 KB
Dhaka Bangladesh July 19, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 176.60 KB
Participant listPDF 205.92 KB
Washington, DC United States July 19, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 443.99 KB
Participant listPDF 331.10 KB
Dhaka Bangladesh July 18, 2012 Consultation with Public Sector
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SummaryPDF 166.85 KB
Participant listPDF 177.29 KB
Kathmandu Nepal July 13, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 286.39 KB
Participant listPDF 169.02 KB
Paris France July 03, 2012 Consultation with Confederation of International Contractors' Associations
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SummaryPDF 260.35 KB
Participant listPDF 235.08 KB
Paris France July 02, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation hosted by MEDEF
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SummaryPDF 231.65 KB
Participant listPDF 136.04 KB
Brussels Belgium June 29, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 226.69 KB
Participant listPDF 159.69 KB
Brussels Belgium June 29, 2012 Consultation with European Commission
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SummaryPDF 294.19 KB
Participant listPDF 156.04 KB
London United Kingdom June 28, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 440.52 KB
Participant listPDF 160.07 KB
Supplemental Consultation SummaryPDF 87.79 KB
Supplemental Consultation Participant ListPDF 79.34 KB
Berlin Germany June 28, 2012 Consultation with Private Sector
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SummaryPDF 350.64 KB
Participant listPDF 208.15 KB
Berlin Germany June 28, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation
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SummaryPDF 227.39 KB
Participant listPDF 205.76 KB
Kabul Afghanistan June 27, 2012 Focus Group Discussion
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SummaryPDF 272.16 KB
Participant listPDF 151.17 KB
The Hague Netherlands June 27, 2012 to June 28, 2012 Multi-stakeholder Consultation hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Documents
SummaryPDF 364.91 KB
Participant listPDF 181.80 KB
PresentationPDF 22.81 MB
Issues PaperPDF 744.53 KB
London United Kingdom June 27, 2012 to June 28, 2012 Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials
Documents
SummaryPDF 286.91 KB
Participant listPDF 161.17 KB
Copenhagen Denmark June 26, 2012 Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials
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SummaryPDF 201.27 KB
Participant listPDF 155.51 KB
Copenhagen Denmark June 26, 2012 Consultation with Confederation of Danish Industries
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SummaryPDF 293.53 KB
Participant listPDF 175.86 KB
Copenhagen Denmark June 25, 2012 Consultation with UN Agencies
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SummaryPDF 291.48 KB
Participant listPDF 146.99 KB
Mombasa Kenya June 12, 2012 Consultation with Participants of the Workshop on Harmonizing Procurement Policies for Effective Regional Integration
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SummaryPDF 299.89 KB
Participant listPDF 156.63 KB
Issyk-Kul Kyrgyz Republic June 11, 2012 Consultation with Participants of Central Asia Regional Office Procurement Workshop
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SummaryPDF 295.08 KB
Participant listPDF 313.14 KB
Amman Jordan June 05, 2012 to June 07, 2012 Consultation with participants of the Middle East and Northern Africa Procurement Conference
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SummaryPDF 405.97 KB
Participant listPDF 389.27 KB
Tirana Albania May 25, 2012 Consultation with participants of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Procurement Forum
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SummaryPDF 309.65 KB
Participant listPDF 292.50 KB
Details
Consultation Phase:
Planned
REVIEW PHASE:
November 15, 2013
  • April 01, 2014
    (TBC)
Brief Summary of Phase 1 (PDF 552.60 KB)
Proposed New Framework on Procurement in World Bank Investment Project Finance (PDF 327.07 KB)
Articulation of policy and implementation strategy

The second stage of the review was launched on November 15, 2013. This phase will focus on the articulation and implementation of the new policy framework.

A detailed policy framework and implementation plan will be presented to World Bank Executive Directors in early 2014 (TBC). This will be followed by another round of stakeholder consultations in Spring 2014 (TBC). This feedback will be incorporated into the final policy, which is expected to be launched 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 procconsult@worldbank.org.

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