IFC – Manual for Performance-Based Contracting by Water Utilities in Brazil

Performance-based contracting can improve public water utility operational efficiency levels, and consequently, the quality of the public services rendered.

This manual has seven sections. Section 2 offers a brief description of the current situation regarding Brazil’s water utility companies’ water losses and energy use. Section 3 explains why it is advantageous to use performance contracts as a means to reduce water losses and to foster energy efficiency in water utility companies. Section 4 demonstrates how to conduct a technical evaluation of the water losses and use of energy by water utility operators. Section 5 prescribes how to carry out an economic-financial feasibility study, enabling water utility operators to verify if the benefits of undertaking a water loss reduction program justify the costs. Section 6 offers details on the legal aspects of a performance contract. Finally, Section 7 presents a brief summary and some conclusions.

IDB – Case Study for NRW Reduction and Control (New Providence, Bahamas)

Performance-based contracts can, under conditions delineated in this document, be a very effective, and, ultimately, cost-efficient mechanism for implementing NRW projects.The case of the WSC-Miya PBC in New Providence, Bahamas is a very good illustration of the attributes and benefits of a well designed PBC – 1) baseline study and target/plan adjustment period; 2) a “minimum scope” combined with flexibility for the contractor to adjust specific plans to the evolving situation, to both exceed targets and receive additional performance-based remuneration; 3) rapid NRW reduction, with its technical, financial and political benefits and results; 4) reduced project risk for the utility; 5) a lengthy maintenance phase to promote sustainability of the NRW reductions and 6) overall improvement of technical and financial performance at a competitive price.

World Bank Investment Project Finance Procurement Policy

The World Bank’s policy governing the procurement of goods, works, non-consulting services, and consulting services. Compliance with this policy will help water and sanitation borrowers to achieve value for money with integrity in delivering sustainable development.

World Bank Procurement Guidance – Evaluation Criteria (2016)

Procurement Guidance Evaluation Criteria

World Bank Procurement Guidance Evaluation CriteriaThis World Bank Procurement Guidance describes the different types of evaluation criteria that may be used to select contractors for Goods, Works and Non-consulting Services when using Request for Bids or Request for Proposals selection methods.

This Guidance should be read with reference to the World Bank Procurement Regulations for Investment Project Financing Borrowers (IPF), the Standard Procurement Document (SPD) and if applicable, the associated User Guide relevant to the Selected SPD. The specific application of evaluation criteria is detailed in each of the Bank’s SPDs. Evaluation criteria are a standard or test used in the evaluation of Bids/Proposals to select the Most Advantageous Bid/Proposal which best meets the requirements and offers the best value for money (VFM). Continue reading World Bank Procurement Guidance – Evaluation Criteria (2016)

Guidance on the Use of Life Cycle Costing Methodology in Procurement

This guidance document is intended to be used in conjunction with the companion document A common European methodology for Life Cycle Costing (the Methodology). It provides practical guidance on the potential uses and the benefits to be gained from using Life Cycle Costing (LCC) in construction, illustrated with a number of case studies from the use of LCC across Europe.

Human and Institutional Capacity Development Handbook

This USAID handbook will help water and sanitation institutions to build human and institutional capacity. The Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) Handbook was developed by the Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade (EGAT) to help USAID integrate Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) into its development assistance programs. It provides information on the evolution of HICD, implementation guidance, and tools for implementing HICD initiatives.

Measuring Local Government Credit Risks and Improving Creditworthiness

The paper, which was prepared for the World Bank by George E. Peterson in 1998, is a good primer on municipal credit risks and applicable to corporatized water and sanitation state-owned enterprises, especially in developing countries where tariffs often do not cover the full costs service.

World Bank Loan Handbook

This Loan Handbook for World Bank Borrowers (the handbook) sets out guidance on disbursement arrangements and debt services for loans or financing provided or administered by the World Bank. The handbook provides detailed information about the World Bank’s lending instruments, financial products and terms, policy on overdue payments and sanctions, partial waiver of loan charges policy, and billing
procedures. Continue reading World Bank Loan Handbook

Manager’s Non-Revenue Water Handbook

Using some key messages, The Manager’s Non-Revenue Water Handbook leads the utility manager through the stages of addressing NRW—first, understanding and quantifying NRW, and then developing a strategy to address it. This handbook was jointly funded by Ranhill Utilities Berhad and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). AECOM International Development provided assistance.

Constructed Wetlands Manual

This manual prepared by UN-HABITAT aims to provide a comprehensive description of the issues related to wastewater treatment through constructed wetlands. This manual has been prepared as a general guide to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of constructed wetlands for the treatment of domestic wastewater as well as an introduction to the design of constructed wetland for
sludge drying.