User's Guide: Procurement of Goods

Date: September 2010
Type: Guides
ADB administration and governance
ISBN: 978-92-9092-230-8 (print)


This User’s Guide is intended to provide guidance to borrowers on how to prepare a bidding document, based on ADB’s Standard Bidding Document for the Procurement of Goods that are available for four bidding procedures, and how to evaluate bids and award contracts.


  • Introduction
  • The Bidding Process
  • Bidding Procedures
  • Invitation for Bids
  • Standard Format for Invitation for Bids 
  • Instructions to Bidders 
  • Bid Data Sheet
  • Evaluation and Qualification Criteria
  • Bidding Forms
  • Eligible Countries
  • Schedule of Supply
  • General Conditions of Contract
  • Special Conditions of Contract
  • Contract Forms