Advance Action - Goods, Works, and Services
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.