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Health Sector Goods - Section III. Eligibility

Section III. Eligibility for the Provision of Goods, Works, and Services in Bank-Financed Procurement

Notes on the Eligibility Section

Purchasers and suppliers may obtain the latest Eligibility sheet from either the Bank’s project staff or from the World Bank’s Web site: Replace the following page with the most current text. The Eligibility section must remain unaltered.

Public Information Center1

As of February 2001

For the information of borrowers and bidders, and with reference to paragraph 1.6, footnote 9, of the Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, dated January 1995, set forth below is a list of countries from which bidders, goods, and services are not eligible to participate in procurement financed by the bank or IDA.2

  • Andorra
  • Cuba
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Nauru
  • Tuvalu

In addition, bidders, goods, and services from other countries or territories may be declared ineligible by a provision in bidding documents if the borrower’s country has excluded them by a law, official regulation, or act of compliance meeting the requirements of paragraph 1.8 (a) of the Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits.

The Loan/Credit Agreement also prohibits a withdrawal from the Loan/Credit Account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of the Bank, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. At the present time, this prohibition applies to:

  • Iraq


1. The most current listing of eligible countries can be viewed on the Public Information Center’s Web page at: A list of firms debarred from participating in World Bank projects is available at:

2. Any questions regarding this list should be addressed to the Director, Procurement Policy and Services Group, Operational Core Services Network.

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