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.

Phase 1
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

Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

Hanoi, Vietnam

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

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

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Karachi, Pakistan

Consultation Meeting with Asian Development Bank

Documents
Manila, Philippines

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Montevideo, Uruguay

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

Lahore, Pakistan

Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

Tokyo, Japan

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Tokyo, Japan

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

La Paz, Bolivia

Consultation with Private Sector

Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Asunción, Paraguay

Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

Lima, Peru

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

Honiara, Solomon Islands

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

Dili, Timor-Leste

Consultation with Government Officials

Quetta, Pakistan

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Sydney, Australia

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

Lagos, Nigeria

Multi-stakeholder Consultations

New Delhi, India

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

Abuja, Nigeria

Consultation with Individual Government Experts

New Delhi, India

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Ottawa, Canada

Bilateral Meeting with Government Officials

Ottawa, Canada

Supplemental Multi-stakeholder Consultation

London, United Kingdom

Consultation with Federal Government Officials

Islamabad, Pakistan

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Washington, DC, United States

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

Consultation with European Commission

Brussels, Belgium

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Brussels, Belgium

Consultation with Private Sector

Berlin, Germany

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Berlin, Germany

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

London, United Kingdom

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

Consultation with Development Partners

Lilongwe, Malawi

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Lilongwe, Malawi

Consultation with government officials

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 private sector

Madrid, Spain

Consultation with government officials

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

Consultation with government officials

Castries, St. Lucia

Multi-stakeholder Consultation

Castries, St. Lucia

Consultation with civil society and private sector

Jakarta, Indonesia

Consultation with government and development partners

Jakarta, Indonesia

Consultation with private sector

Documents
Montreal, Canada

Consultation with private sector

Documents
Ottawa, Canada

Consultation with government and development partners

Manila, Philippines

Consultation with Asian Development Bank

Manila, Philippines

Consultation with government officials

Documents
Ottawa, Canada

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Documents
Manila, Philippines

Consultation with private sector

Manila, Philippines

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Sydney, Australia

Consultation with government officials

Sydney, Australia

Consultation with government officials from the Pacific Islands

Sydney, Australia

Consultation with government officials

Documents
Mexico City, Mexico

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Lima, Peru

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

Multi-Stakeholder Consultation

Brasilia, Brazil

Consultation with development partners

Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

Private Sector Consultation

Tbilisi, Georgia

Consultation with government officials

Tbilisi, Georgia

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Rome, Italy

Consultation with government officials

London, United Kingdom

Consultation with civil society

London, United Kingdom

Multi-Stakeholder Consultation

Brussels, Belgium

Consultation with Civil Society

Brussels, Belgium

Consultation with Private Sector

Paris, France

Consultation with government officials

Berlin, Germany

Consultation with Private Sector

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

Comments from Transparency International

Daniel Dudis

Submission of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

Joseph Gatewood

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.