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.
This 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)
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.
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