User's Guide to Procurement of Works—Small Contracts

Institutional Document | December 2016

This publication guides ADB Borrowers on how to prepare a bidding document for small works contracts and how to evaluate bids and award contracts.

This publication provides guidance on how to prepare a bidding document for unit price or lump sum types of small works contracts that incorporate postqualification, and how to evaluate bids and award contracts based on ADB's Standard Bidding Document for the Procurement of Works-Small Contracts. It also includes the Bidding Process and the Invitation for Bids.

The Standard Bidding Document for the Procurement of Works–Small Contracts has been prepared by ADB for use in contracts involving “smaller” contracts—valued at generally less than $10 million by international competitive bidding (ICB), though it may also be adapted to national competitive bidding (NCB). It is intended by default for lump sum (activity schedule) types of contract, which are the most common in civil works contracting but can also be used for admeasurement (unit prices in a bill of quantities) contracts.

Contents 

  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • The Bidding Process
  • Invitation for Bids
  • Instructions to Bidders
  • Bid Data Sheet
  • Evaluation and Qualification Criteria
  • Bidding Forms
  • Eligible Countries
  • Employer's Requirements
  • General Conditions of Contract
  • Particular Conditions of Contract
  • Contract Forms