Strategic Procurement Planning

Business Guide | December 2021

The complexity, risk, and value of the project and its procurement contracts will drive the level of research and analysis undertaken to ensure the procurement approaches are proportional and relevant.

This guidance note aims to assist borrowers in developing a procurement strategy and procurement plan for projects financed in whole or in part by an ADB loan or grant, or by ADB-administered funds. Effective and strategic procurement planning helps ensure that fit-for-purpose procurement approaches are developed to achieve value for money and the project’s development objectives. The note enables borrowers to take a flexible approach to developing a procurement strategy and procurement plan, applying tools and techniques widely used across public and private sector organizations to provide the necessary intelligence to make sound procurement decisions.

Read more: Guide on Assessing Procurement Risks and Determining Project Procurement Classification.

What is strategic procurement planning?

The core features of successful strategic project procurement are explained in this video.


  • Introduction
  • Project Concept
  • Operating Environment
  • Market Analysis
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Risk Management
  • Options Analysis
  • Procurement Strategy
  • Procurement Plan
  • Appendixes