Operational Procurement

ADB procures goods, works, and services from external suppliers for its development projects and programs, and engages consultants to help prepare studies, appraisals, and reports.

Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services

Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services

ADB extends loans and provides technical assistance to its developing member countries (DMCs) for a broad range of development projects and programs. These ADB-financed projects involve the procurement of goods, works and services (other than consulting services) from external suppliers.

Procurement Principles

Article 14 of the ADB Charter states ADB's operating principles. Those relating to procurement are

Source of Procurement

Source of Procurement

Proceeds of a loan can be used only for procurement of goods and works supplied from, and produced in, member countries of ADB.

Economy and Efficiency

Economy and Efficiency

To achieve economy and efficiency, contracts are to be procured through international competition unless other forms of procurement are more suitable and have been agreed upon between ADB and the borrower.

Fairness

Fairness

Procurement procedures must give member countries adequate, fair, and equal opportunity to compete for contracts.

Transparency

Transparency

Transparency is essential in the procurement process to achieve economy and efficiency and to combat fraud and corruption.

Advance Action

ADB is prepared, in urgent cases and upon a borrower's request, to authorize procurement prior to loan approval; particularly when early contracting of goods or works would be crucial for a project's timely completion or when substantial financial benefits would accrue. In such cases, ADB will approve the draft prequalification or bidding documents before they are issued and ensure that requirements for public advertising and notification of bid invitation be followed.

ADB's approval of such advance procurement is with the explicit understanding that it does not commit ADB to approve the project and loan, and that future ADB financing depends on compliance with ADB's procedural requirements.

Prequalified Contractors

The prequalification of contractors are undertaken for most large, ADB-financed civil works contracts, turnkey contracts and contracts for the supply of expensive and technically complex equipment. ADB reviews and approves the prequalification process conducted by the Borrower's executing agency and publishes lists of prequalified contractors for contracts with estimated value of $10,000,000 and above.

Bidding Procedures

ADB-financed projects use various bidding procedures for the procurement of goods, works, and nonconsulting services. Each project tender specifies the bidding procedure that will be used.

Contracts Awarded

Contracts awarded for goods and civil works with contract value above US$1.0 million. An archive of the previous year's contract awards is also provided.

 

Procurement Plans View All Procurement Plans

The procurement plan provides information to the bidders on opportunities for expected and scheduled procurement related to a given project. Details of a procurement plan include a brief description of goods, and works or consultant services, to be procured; the method of procurement; contract cost estimates; project threshold values; expected advertisement dates; and ADB review procedure. After loan effectiveness, the procurement plan is updated as the need arises or at least annually for the duration of a project.

Title Cover Date
MongoliaAimags and Soums Green Regional Development Investment Program - Tranche 1: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
Kyrgyz RepublicAlmaty–Bishkek Economic Corridor Regional Improvement of Border Services Project Readiness: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
PakistanBalochistan Water Resources Development Sector Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
MongoliaUlaanbaatar Community Food Waste Recycling Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
MongoliaVegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
PalauCOVID-19 Response for Affected Poor and Vulnerable Groups Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
IndiaAssam Skill University Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
IndiaOdisha Skill Development Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
IndiaKarnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Tranche 2: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
China, People's Republic ofHebei Elderly Care Development Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
China, People's Republic ofQinghai Haidong Urban-Rural Eco Development Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
IndonesiaMetropolitan Sanitation Management Investment Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
Regional, Lao People's Democratic RepublicSecond Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Lao People's Democratic Republic Procurement Plan Apr 2024
UzbekistanIntegrated Urban Development Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
China, People's Republic ofChongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
MongoliaUlaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
MongoliaUlaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program - Tranche 3: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
China, People's Republic ofGansu Internet-Plus Agriculture Development Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
IndonesiaPromoting Research and Innovation through Modern and Efficient Science and Technology Parks Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024
MongoliaRegional Upgrades of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Trade Project: Procurement Plan Apr 2024