Procurement Policy Review: Consultations

New Proposed Framework for Procurement

The World Bank has a new Procurement Framework. After a 3-year review period, the Board of Directors approved a new Procurement Policy that supports clients to achieve value for money with integrity in delivering sustainable development. The Framework goes into effect in early 2016. All related documents are available on this website under "Details" for Phase 3 of the review.

    Overview

    About the Review

    On July 21, 2015, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a new policy governing procurement in projects financed by the Bank. The new Procurement Framework will allow the World Bank to better respond to the needs of client countries, while preserving robust procurement standards throughout Bank-supported projects.

    The new Procurement Framework will go into effect in 2016. Value for money, sustainable development and integrity are the vision of the new approach. It will help clients get better development results as it gives the World Bank the space and capacity to significantly increase its support to help countries develop their own procurement systems. For the first time, the World Bank will allow any contract award decisions to be based on criteria other than lowest price, including quality and sustainability.

    The World Bank started its first comprehensive overhaul of its procurement system in 2012. The goal of the reform was to move from a one-size-fits-all policy to a fit-for-purpose policy.

    Consultations
    The World Bank consulted widely during the review to ensure that the views of shareholders and stakeholders are represented. A first phase of consultations was held from May 2012 through February 2013. The second phase ran between August and December 2014. In total, the World Bank received input from about 5,000 stakeholders in close to 100 countries, representing government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.

    Feedback from Consultations: Phase I
    Input from consultations, Independent Advisory Group, World Bank staff, and thematic background studies conducted during the first phase of the review 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.

    Feedback from Consultations: Phase II
    Stakeholders widely welcomed the proposals of the draft Procurement Framework, especially the core principles of value for money and fit for purpose. Capacity building was at the top of the list of concerns of most stakeholders. A list of comments and Bank responses can be accessed here.

    Procurement Consultation: Outcomes and next steps
    Policy Consideration & Consultation
    Consultation Phase
    Closed
    REVIEW PHASE: 03/01/2012 - 11/15/2013

    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
    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:

    Completed Meetings

    Date Title Location

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Rome, Italy

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference with Washington, DC)

    Moscow, Russian Federation

    Consultation with African Development Bank

    Documents
    Tunis, Tunisia

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic)

    Panama City, Panama

    Consultation with Inter-American Development Bank

    Washington, DC, United States

    Consultation with Government Officials

    Washington, DC, United States

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Consultation with Government Officials of Khyber Pakhtunkkhwa and FATA

    Islamabad, Pakistan

    Roundtable on Procurement of Medical Equipment and Technology

    Washington, DC, United States

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Colombia)

    Mexico City, Mexico

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Pasig City, Philippines

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Consultation Meeting with Asian Development Bank

    Documents
    Manila, Philippines

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Karachi, Pakistan

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Montevideo, Uruguay

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Lahore, Pakistan

    Consultations with Government Ministries and Business Sector

    Documents
    Beijing, China

    Meeting with Government Officials (by videoconference with Washington, DC)

    Wellington, New Zealand

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Tokyo, Japan

    Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

    Tokyo, Japan

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Asunción, Paraguay

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    La Paz, Bolivia

    Consultation with Private Sector

    Seoul, Korea, Republic of

    Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

    Lima, Peru

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by audioconference: Samoa, Kiribati, Tonga)

    Honiara, Solomon Islands

    Consultation with Government Officials

    Quetta, Pakistan

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Sydney, Australia

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by audioconference: Samoa, Kiribati, Tonga)

    Dili, Timor-Leste

    Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

    Canberra, Australia

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, The Gambia, Cape-Verde)

    Dakar, Senegal

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Chad, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea)

    Dakar, Senegal

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

    Pretoria, South Africa

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda)

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: DRC, Congo, CAR, Chad, Burundi and Gabon)

    Yaounde, Cameroon

    Multi-stakeholder Consultations

    New Delhi, India

    Multi-stakeholder Consultations

    New Delhi, India

    Multi-stakeholder Consultations

    New Delhi, India

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone)

    Lagos, Nigeria

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation (by videoconference: Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone)

    Abuja, Nigeria

    Consultation with Individual Government Experts

    New Delhi, India

    Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

    Ottawa, Canada

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Ottawa, Canada

    Consultation with Federal Government Officials

    Islamabad, Pakistan

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Washington, DC, United States

    Supplemental Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    London, United Kingdom

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Washington, DC, United States

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Consultation with Public Sector

    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Consultation with Confederation of International Contractors' Associations

    Paris, France

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation hosted by MEDEF

    Paris, France

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Brussels, Belgium

    Consultation with European Commission

    Brussels, Belgium

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Berlin, Germany

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    London, United Kingdom

    Consultation with Private Sector

    Berlin, Germany

    Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

    London, United Kingdom

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation

    The Hague, Netherlands

    Focus Group Discussion

    Kabul, Afghanistan

    Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Consultation with Confederation of Danish Industries

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Consultation with UN Agencies

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Consultation with Participants of the Workshop on Harmonizing Procurement Policies for Effective Regional Integration

    Mombasa, Kenya

    Consultation with Participants of Central Asia Regional Office Procurement Workshop

    Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic

    Consultation with participants of the Middle East and Northern Africa Procurement Conference

    Amman, Jordan

    Consultation with participants of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Procurement Forum

    Tirana, Albania
    Phase 2
    Articulation of policy and implementation strategy
    Policy Articulation & Consultation
    Consultation Phase
    Closed
    REVIEW PHASE: 11/15/2013

    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 protected]. 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

    Completed Meetings

    Date Title Location

    Multi-Stakeholder Procurement Consultation (Academia and Civil Society)

    Documents
    Washington, DC, United States

    Videoconference: multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Bamako, Mali

    Consultation with multi-stakeholders

    Washington, DC, United States

    Consultation with Government Officials

    New Delhi, India

    Consultation with private sector

    New Delhi, India

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Dakar, Senegal

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Lagos, Nigeria

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Lilongwe, Malawi

    Consultation with government officials

    Lilongwe, Malawi

    Consultation with Development Partners

    Lilongwe, Malawi

    Consultation with Government Officials

    Washington, DC, United States

    Consultation with Government Officials

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Multi-stakeholder consultation (private sector and civil society)

    Moscow, Russian Federation

    Consultation with government officials

    Moscow, Russian Federation

    Multi-stakeholder consultation (by videoconference: Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan; Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

    Moscow, Russian Federation

    Consultation with Private Sector

    The Hague, Netherlands

    Consultation with government officials

    The Hague, Netherlands

    Consultation with government officials

    Madrid, Spain

    Consultation with private sector

    Madrid, Spain

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Beijing, China

    Consultation with Central and Provincial Government agencies and project management offices

    Beijing, China

    Consultation with private sector

    Rabat, Morocco

    Consultation with Government Officials

    Rabat, Morocco

    Videoconference: Consultation with private sector

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Consultation with government officials

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Multi-stakeholder consultation (private sector and civil society)

    Tokyo, Japan

    Consultation with government officials

    Tokyo, Japan

    Consultation with government officials

    Wellington, New Zealand

    Multi-stakeholder Consultation

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Consultation with civil society and private sector

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Consultation with government officials

    Castries, St. Lucia

    Consultation with government and development partners

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Consultation with private sector

    Documents
    Montreal, Canada

    Consultation with government officials

    Documents
    Ottawa, Canada

    Consultation with private sector

    Documents
    Ottawa, Canada

    Consultation with government and development partners

    Manila, Philippines

    Consultation with Asian Development Bank

    Manila, Philippines

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Documents
    Manila, Philippines

    Consultation with private sector

    Manila, Philippines

    Consultation with government officials from the Pacific Islands

    Sydney, Australia

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Sydney, Australia

    Consultation with government officials

    Sydney, Australia

    Consultation with government officials

    Documents
    Mexico City, Mexico

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Lima, Peru

    Consultation with development partners

    Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

    Multi-Stakeholder Consultation

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Private Sector Consultation

    Tbilisi, Georgia

    Consultation with government officials

    Tbilisi, Georgia

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Rome, Italy

    Consultation with civil society

    London, United Kingdom

    Consultation with government officials

    London, United Kingdom

    Consultation with Civil Society

    Brussels, Belgium

    Multi-Stakeholder Consultation

    Brussels, Belgium

    Consultation with Private Sector

    Paris, France

    Consultation with Private Sector

    Berlin, Germany

    Consultation with government officials

    Berlin, Germany

    Consultation with Enterprise Ireland

    Dublin, Ireland

    Consultation with British Expertise

    London, United Kingdom

    Submissions

    Date Title Contributors

    DITTA Contribution Notes

    Joint Submission from the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), the Confederation of International Contractors' Associations (CICA), and the European International Contractors (EIC)

    Frank Kehlenbach

    Submission of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

    Joseph Gatewood

    Comments from Transparency International

    Daniel Dudis

    Comments from the MedTech Industry in Canada, represented by MEDEC

    Brian Lewis

    Submission from Medtronic, Inc. on Proposed New Procurement Framework

    Trevor Gunn

    Comments on World Bank’s Procurement Reform Phase II from The George Washington University Law School

    George Washington University Law School

    Comments submitted by Thomson Reuters

    Donald G. Peele, Jr.

    BDI Position Paper on the World Bank's Proposed New Procurement Policy Framework

    The Federation of German Industries (BDI)
    Policy Approval and Public Disclosure
    Policy Approval and Public Disclosure
    Consultation Phase
    Closed
    REVIEW PHASE: 06/10/2015 - 07/21/2015

    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.

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