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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

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

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

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.


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


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

Advance Action

If requested by the borrower, ADB is prepared, in urgent cases, to authorize procurement prior to loan approval. This is particularly when early contracting of goods or works would be crucial for timely completion of the project 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.

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.

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.

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
Lao People's Democratic RepublicGreater Mekong Subregion Health Security Project (Additional Financing): Procurement Plan Jun 2021
MongoliaХүртээмжтэй боловсролын төслийн дэмжлэг: Худалдан авах ажиллагааны төлөвлөгөө Jun 2021
MongoliaSupport for Inclusive Education Project: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
MongoliaSustaining Access to and Quality of Education During Economic Difficulties Project: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
IndonesiaFlood Management in Selected River Basins Sector Project: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
MongoliaCombating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
AfghanistanRoad Network Development Project I (Bala Murghab to Leman): Procurement Plan Jun 2021
China, People's Republic ofAnhui Huainan Urban Water Systems Integrated Rehabilitation Project: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
PhilippinesInfrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
Viet NamCentral Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
Lao People's Democratic RepublicEducation for Employment Sector Development Program: Loan 3822 Procurement Plan Jun 2021
IndiaMadhya Pradesh District Roads II Sector Project: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
China, People's Republic ofChongqing Longxi River Basin Integrated Flood and Environmental Risk Management Project: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
MongoliaClimate-Resilient and Sustainable Livestock Development Project: Procurement Plan Jun 2021
Solomon IslandsLand and Maritime Connectivity Project: Procurement Plan May 2021
PhilippinesLocal Governance Reform Project: Procurement Plan May 2021
Kyrgyz RepublicCOVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Project: Procurement Plan May 2021
Regional, Lao People's Democratic RepublicSecond Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Lao People's Democratic Republic Procurement Plan May 2021
China, People's Republic ofAir Quality Improvement in the Greater Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Region–Shandong Clean Heating and Cooling Project: Procurement Plan May 2021
China, People's Republic ofXinjiang Changji Integrated Urban-Rural Infrastructure Demonstration Project: Procurement Plan May 2021