Consulting Services Administered by ADB Borrowers

Business Guide | June 2018

Consulting services are of an intellectual and advisory nature requiring evaluation of technical proposals that offer tailored approaches, methodologies, and specially qualified experts.

A substantial portion of ADB loans and grants are spent on consulting firms and individual consultants. This consulting services guidance note offers information on the selection, contracting, and supervision of consulting firms and individual consultants by ADB borrowers and grant recipients under the ADB 2017 procurement policy. This guidance note introduces faster consultant selection processes, easier and more flexible procedures for selecting consultants, new principles that promote better quality consultancy and value for money, and stronger support for consultancy planning and contract management.

Video: What are Consulting Services?


  • Introduction
  • Planning
  • Selection and Contracting Methods
  • Procedures
  • Resolution of Complaints
  • Appendixes