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Procurement Guidelines Index - January 1999 Version

   Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits

January 1995
Revised January and August 1996,
September 1997, and January 1999

Copyright  2004 
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development /
THE WORLD BANK

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CONTENTS

I. Introduction
     1.1 Purpose 
    1.2 General Considerations 
    1.5 Applicability of Guidelines 
    1.6 Eligibility 
    1.9 Advance Contracting and Retroactive Financing 
    1.10 Joint Ventures 
    1.11 Bank Review 
    1.12 Reserved Procurement 
    1.13 Misprocurement 
    1.14 References to Bank 
    1.15 Fraud and Corruption 

II. International Competitive Bidding
A. General 
    2.1 Introduction 
    2.2 Type and Size of Contracts 
    2.6 Two-Stage Bidding 
    2.7 Notification and Advertising 
    2.9 Prequalification of Bidders 

B. Bidding Documents 
    2.11 General 
    2.13 Validity of Bids and Bid Security 
    2.15 Language 
    2.16 Clarity of Bidding Documents 
    2.19 Standards 
    2.20 Use of Brand Names 
    2.21 Pricing 
    2.24 Price Adjustment 
    2.26 Transportation and Insurance 
    2.28 Currency Provisions 
    2.29 Currency of Bid 
    2.31 Currency Conversion for   
 

Bid Comparison 
    2.32 Currency of Payment 
    2.34 Terms and Methods of Payment 
    2.37 Conditions of Contract 
    2.38 Performance Security 
    2.40 Liquidated Damages and Bonus Clauses 
    2.41 Force Majeure 
    2.42 Applicable Law and Settlement of Disputes 

C. Bid Opening, Evaluation and Award of Contract 
    2.43 Time for Preparation of Bids 
    2.44 Bid Opening Procedures 
    2.45 Clarifications or Alterations of Bids 
    2.46 Confidentiality   
    2.47 Examination of Bids 
    2.48 Evaluation and Comparison of Bids 
    2.54 Domestic Preferences 
    2.56 Extension of Validity of Bids 
    2.57 Postqualification of Bidders 
    2.58 Award of Contract 
    2.59 Rejection of All Bids 

D. Modified ICB 
    2.63 Quick Disbursement Operations 
    2.65 Procurement of Commodities

III. Other Methods of Procurement
    3.1 General 
    3.2 Limited International Bidding 
    3.3 National Competitive Bidding 
    3.5 Shopping (International and National) 
    3.7 Direct Contracting 
    3.8 Force Account 
    3.9 Procurement from United Nations Agencies 
    3.10 Procurement Agents 
    3.11 Inspection Agents 
    3.12 Procurement in Loans to Financial Intermediaries 
    3.13 Procurement under BOT and Similar Private Sector Arrangements 
    3.14 Procurement under Loans Guaranteed by the Bank 
    3.15 Community Participation in Procurement 

Appendices
Appendix 1 Review by the Bank of Procurement Decisions 
Appendix 2 Domestic Preferences 
Appendix 3 Disbursements 
Appendix 4 Guidance to Bidders 




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