PROJECT PROCUREMENT
Every year, we generate 20,000 – 30,000 contract opportunities for businesses and consultants from all member countries for the projects we fund in Latin America and the Caribbean.
PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
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The procurement policies reflect the interest of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and its member countries to grant transparency, competition, equality of opportunities, and the principles of economy, efficiency and integrity in the procurement of IDB-financed operations.
The IDB provides funding to its Borrowing member countries with a broad range of loans and development programs. These operations involve procurement processes for goods, works, and services provided by firms and individuals.
The IDB is supporting Borrowing member countries in their effort to strengthen their procurement systems so that they meet international best practices. The goal is to have Borrowing member countries use their own systems to carry out procurement processes for IDB-financed projects, under the threshold for International Competitive Bidding (ICB), if the system or sub-system has been accepted by the IDB in compliance with the provisions in the Guide for the Acceptance of the Use of Country Procurement Systems. Consequently, IDB Procurement Policies shall be observed for ICB or for when a country’s system has not yet been accepted for use in Bank operations.
Below, please find all accepted country procurement systems and the IDB’s procurement policies. Note that the Procurement Plan for each project will specify the method and system that will be used.
 

POLICY FOR THE USE OF COUNTRY PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS

 

POLICIES FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF GOODS AND WORKS:

 

POLICIES FOR THE SELECTION AND CONTRACTING OF CONSULTANTS

 

Who can participate in a project financed by IDB?

The Standard Bidding Documents (SBDs) are a useful tool for both Executing Agencies as well as bidders/participants since they contain instructions and provisions corresponding to the specific type of procurement processes. The objective of these SBDs is to ensure compliance with the principles of economy, transparency and efficiency in the execution of IDB-financed projects.
There are two types of standard documents for all countries:
Standard Bidding Documents for Goods and Works; and Request for Proposals for Consulting Services (firms). When the procurement plan requires an International Competitive Bidding (ICB) for goods, works or consulting services their use is mandatory.
Some countries require the use of their own standard bidding documents, agreed to by the IDB. Currently they are Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica and México.

Use of Country Procurement Systems

  • Countries where the IDB has accepted and approved full use of their procurement system: Brazil , Chile , Ecuador and Mexico
  • Acceptance of Partial Use of Country Procurement Systems of Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay y Peru

Presentation on IDB Business Opportunities:

Tools for Borrowers

e-Sourcing

Project Procurement Committee

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