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Procurement Procedures For The World Bank Aided Projects


Administrative Staff College of India
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Course format: Classroom

Training Program/Course Description:

"The procurement functions refer to the process of engaging contractors, suppliers and consultants for the construction of various works, facilities or supply of goods or providing consulting services for development projects. The procurement function involves substantial investments that are often funded from loans or credits provided by International Financial Institutions (IFIs) such as The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, etc. The Programme provides an explanation and clarity of The World Bank guidelines with emphasis on current procurement procedures that were harmonized with procedures of other multi-lateral development institutions in May 2004 and fine tuned thereafter.

According to International Financial Institutions, the term ‘Procurement�is applied broadly to the acquisition or purchase of works, related goods and consultancy services of a project. The five stages involved in the procurement process for a project are given below:
�Identification of unique procurement needs
�Project appraisal and approval, and preparation of bid documents
�Bid opening, evaluation and award of contract
�Contract administration, payments, claims and disputes
�Contract closing and evaluation.

The World Bank and the multi-lateral/bilateral agencies have been providing loans and grants for various developmental projects in countries all over the world. The implementation plans for procurement functions of implementing agencies are often confronted with problems and delays due to lack of trained personnel. The trained officials, if available, can cope up with and perform complex national and international procurement operations at every stage of the project in accordance with the guidelines and procedures of the funding agency. This has been identified as one of the major reasons for the delay in award of contracts and consequential time and cost overruns of projects in many projects all over the World.

In order to assist borrowers to improve and speed up procurement operations, the ‘Administrative Staff College of India�has been conducting this Programme on self-sustaining basis, in association with The World Bank and the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, over the last fourteen years. The aim of the Programme is to alleviate procurement bottlenecks through better understanding of the underlying principles of the World Bank’s procurement guidelines as applicable to various stages of the project from the planning to final completion and acceptance. The Programme provides principles and procedures to be followed by the World Bank funded Projects, based on the Guidelines of the World Bank and opportunities to listen to hands-on, operative experiences of practitioners.

The Programme addresses the main types of contracts and their application, and describes the relevant procedures for soliciting competitive bids and the subsequent processes for bid evaluation, award of contract and implementation of the same.


At the end of the Programme, the participants will be able to competently and effectively plan and carry out the procurement function in accordance with the guidelines and procedures of The World Bank.

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School Address/Venue(s):

Administrative Staff College of India
Bella Vista,
Raj Bhavan Road,
Hyderabad - 500 082

About Administrative Staff College of India:

That pioneered post experience management education in India, to equip corporate managers, administrators, entrepreneurs and academicians in synthesising managerial theory and practice, to respond to the ever-increasing complexity of managerial issues confronting government, industrial enterprises and non-government organisations.

Ever since it was established in 1956, ASCI fuelled the process of professionalizing management, by synergizing a symbiotic blend of management development [training], consultancy and research. This unique blend coupled with information technology pursuit is structured to develop strategic thinking, reformist leadership, and state-of-the-art skills among practicing managers in India and the developing world. It thus envisages to achieve competitive dominance by confronting existing and emerging challenges and effectively managing regulatory, government, commercial and non-commercial organizations. Over 75,000 participants from industry, government and non-government organizations in India and the developing world have taken advantage of nearly 200 management development programmes offered by ASCI every year and over 300 organisations have reaped benefits from its research and consultancy services.

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