Other Procurement Links

The following are some of the procurement-related links and resource materials available in the ADB and in the internet that the Asia Pacific Procurement Partnership Initiative (PPI) readership may be consulting from time to time.

Other Useful Procurement Websites

Organization Homepage

Brief Overview

African Development Bank Group www.afdb.org The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s economic and social development.
Asia Link Project http://www.cbs.dk/alpp The project aims to develop a global academic research and teaching network in the area of public procurement regulation. The other consortium members are Copenhagen Business School, the Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing), Xinjiang University, and the University of Malaya.  It targets to develop a sustainable capacity at university level in research and teaching in public procurement regulation
Australian Agency for International Development http://www.ausaid.gov.au/business/debrief.cfm This AusAid website provides generic debriefs and increased transparency for suppliers interested in their “Period Offers” (similar to ADB IDCs or some framework agreements).  These debriefs are published to develop the capacity of suppliers to be able to respond in future to specific types of requirements.
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) www.cips.org CIPS is an international organisation, based in the UK, serving the purchasing and supply profession.
Chinabidding.com www.chinabidding.com Chinabidding.com benefits from its strategic alliances including the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Finance of the Chinese Government. The two ministries have designated www.chinabidding.com and its English-language website as the sole official website for the disclosure of all the procurements of electric equipments and machinery by way of ICB (International Competitive Bidding), and the sole online platform for government supervision of ICB, and the platform of communication between government agencies and ICB participants.
Department for International Development (DFID) http://www.dfid.gov.uk/ DFID is the part of the UK government that manages Britain’s aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.
Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) www.dbsa.org The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is one of several development finance institutions in South and Southern Africa.  Its purpose is to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development by funding physical, social and economic infrastructure.
DevEx http://www.devex.com/ Founded in 2000, Devex serves a global community of 500,000 development professionals and one thousand donors, companies, and NGOs.
dgMarket http://www.dgmarket.com/ dgMarket is the largest international portal for tenders and procurement opportunities from governments and international organizations.
ePractice.eu www.epractice.eu ePractice.eu is a portal created by the European Commission which offers a new service for the professional community of eGovernment, eInclusion and eHealth practitioners. It is an interactive initiative that empowers its users to discuss and influence open government, policy-making and the way in which public administrations operate and deliver services.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) http://www.ebrd.com/ The EBRD is an international financial institution that supports projects in 29 countries from central Europe to central Asia. Investing primarily in private sector clients whose needs cannot be fully met by the market, the Bank promotes entrepreneurship and fosters transition towards open and democratic market economies.
European Investment Bank www.eib.org The European Investment Bank was created by the Treaty of Rome in 1958 as the long-term lending bank of the European Union. The task of the Bank is to contribute towards the integration, balanced development and economic and social cohesion of the EU Member States.
Institute for Supply Management www.ism.ws Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM’s mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education.
Inter-American Development Bank http://www.iadb.org/ Established in 1959, IADB is the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability.
International Budget Partnership http://www.internationalbudget.org/ The International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society around the world to analyze and influence public budgets in order to reduce poverty and improve the quality of governance.
International Development Law Organization (IDLO) www.idlo.int IDLO supports efforts by developing transitional countries to strengthen the rule of law and good governance in order to stimulate sustainable economic and social development and to alleviate poverty.
International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management www.ifpmm.org The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) is the union of 43 National and Regional Purchasing Associations worldwide. IFPSM facilitates the development and distribution of knowledge to elevate and advance the procurement profession, thus favorably impacting the standard of living of citizens worldwide through improved business practices.
International Finance Corporation www.ifc.org The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries.
KfW http://www.kfw.de/EN_Home/index.jsp KfW Bankengruppe gives impetus to economic, social and ecological development worldwide.
KZN Growth Fund www.kzngrowthfund.co.za The KZN Growth Fund (Growth Fund) has been developed and established by the Provincial Government to finance medium to large scale infrastructure and related projects throughout the KwaZulu-Natal Province.
mdbegp.org http://www.mdbegp.org/www/eGPInteractiveus/tabid/69/language/en-US/Default.aspx This multilateral development banks’ eGP website is a collaborative effort among the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank to provide a forum and resource base on eGP (electronic Government Procurement).
Middle East and North America (MENA) www.oecd.org/mena The Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development is a regional effort, initiated and led by countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It promotes broad reforms to enhance the investment climate, modernise governance structures and operations, strengthen regional and international partnerships, and promote sustainable economic growth throughout the MENA region.
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. www.nigp.org NIGP is the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.  Since 1944, developing, supporting and promoting public procurement practitioners through premier educational and research programs, technical services and advocacy initiatives.
Office of Government Commerce (OGC) www.ogc.gov.uk The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is an independent office of HM Treasury, established to help Government deliver best value from its spending.
Open Society Forum http://www.forum.mn/en/ The Open Society Forum aims to provide a platform for civil society to engage with civic life. At this website, visitors can find news, information, resources and detailed analysis of current developments in the formulation of policies and their implementation.
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) www.oecd.org/ It defines itself as a forum of countries committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a setting to compare policy experiences, seeking answers to common problems, identifying good practices, and co-ordinating domestic and international policies of its members.
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) http://www.forumsec.org.fj/ The constitutive treaty for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat currently in force is the Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, done at Tarawa on 30 October 2000.  In 2004, as part of a range of recommendations to reform the Forum, Leaders directed that its constitutive Agreement be reviewed to reflect the new purposes and functions of the Forum.  The resulting new Agreement was opened for signature on 27 October 2005, and has been signed by all Forum members. The new Agreement will enter into force when it is ratified by all sixteen Forum members.

Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum, done at Port Moresby on 27 October 2005

Pan-European Public e-Procurement Online (PEPPOL) http://www.peppol.eu/ PEPPOL is an initiative of the European Commission, focusing on e-Procurement interoperability across borders, implementing common standards, and enabling EU-wide public eProcurement.  Existing national systems of electronic public procurement will be linked across Europe so that all participants can enjoy the full benefits of a single European market without any barriers to trade.  PEPPOL is operated under the European Commission‘s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme’s ICT Policy Support Programme.
Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) www.ppiaf.org/ The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is a multidonor technical assistance facility created to help governments in developing countries improve the quality of infrastructure through partnerships with the private sector.
SouthAsia Enterprise Development Facility http://www.sedf.org/ The SouthAsia Enterprise Development Facility was established in 2002 as a facility for assisting sustained growth and development of Small and Medium Enterprises, in order to reduce poverty in South Asia.
Supply Management.Com www.supplymanagement.com www.supplymanagement.com and Supply Management magazine are both business tools for purchasing and supply professionals. It keeps them up to date with the latest information that affects their work.
Tenders ZEAL http://www.tenderszeal.com/ Tenders ZEAL is an International Tender Notices Resource and the best place for Global Tender Notices, International Projects Information, Procurement Forecast, RFP’s, RFQ’s, EOI, RFI, Pre-Qualification and Contract Awards issued from various governments, corporate, private and public organizations all over the world.
Transparency International http://www.transparency.org/ Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world.
TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.
U.S. General Services Administration www.gsa.gov GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA’s acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and information technology to government organizations and the military. GSA policies promote management best practices and efficient government operations.
U.S. Small Business Administration www.sba.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the United States.
U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre http://www.u4.no/ The U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre assists donor practitioners in more effectively addressing corruption challenges through their development support.
UNDP http://www.undp.org/ The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
UNDP Procurement Training Unit www.undp.org/procurement/training.shtml The UNDP offers specialised procurement training and certification to staff from the UN system, non-governmental organisations, international development financing institutions and their borrowers, and governments.
United Nations Development Business https://www.devbusiness.com/ Since 1979, UNDB has been the foremost business publication providing a comprehensive source of information on opportunities to supply goods, works and services for projects financed by the United Nations, governments and the world’s leading development banks.
United Nations Development Business www.devbusiness.com UN Development Business (UNDB) is published by the United Nations Department of Public Information and is available by subscription. Since 1979, UNDB has been the foremost business publication providing a comprehensive source of information on opportunities to supply goods, works and services for projects financed by the United Nations, governments and the world’s leading development banks.
United Nations Procurement
Capacity Development Centre  (UNPCDC)
www.unpcdc.org The main objectives of PCDC are to support the development of national and sub-national procurement capacities through advocacy and field-based advisory support services as well as through developing and disseminating guidance materials, tools, methodologies and approaches relating to procurement capacity development.
United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) www.ustda.gov USTDA is an independent U.S. Government foreign assistance agency that is funded by the U.S. Congress. The hallmark of USTDA development assistance has always involved building partnerships between U.S. companies and overseas project sponsors to bring proven private sector solutions to developmental challenges.
US Department of Commerce http://www.commerce.gov/ The U.S. Department of Commerce has a broad mandate to advance economic growth and jobs and opportunities for the American people. It has cross cutting  responsibilities in the areas of trade, technology, entrepreneurship, economic development, environmental stewardship and statistical research and analysis.
Zawya http://www.zawya.com Zawya is the leading Middle East business information company serving the high-end business and financial professional community. Headquartered in Dubai, Zawya has sales and support offices in Lebanon, Kuwait, Malaysia and Singapore serving a global user base of over 212,000 high end business professionals.

INTERNATIONAL GOOD PRACTICES IN PROCUREMENT LAW
UNCITRAL Model Law on procurement of Goods, Construction and Services with Guide to Enactment. Download. Visit site.
Compendium of Country Examples and Lessons Learned from Applying the Methodology for Assessment of National Procurement Systems; Volume I – Sharing Experiences, OECD, 2008. Download.
Robert Rothery, Understanding Public Procurement, The Governance Brief, ADB. Download.
Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 9184 Otherwise Known as Government Procurement Reform Act (As Amended). Download.
Public Procurement Law, OECD. Download.
Green Procurement Law and Green Purchasing in Japan, Download.

PROCUREMENT HANDBOOK
CIDA Procurement Handbook. Download.
e-Procurement Suppliers’ Handbook. Download.
Curving Corruption in Public Procurement in Asia and the Pacific, ISBN: 978-971-561-615-7, December 2006, Out of Print. View document here.
Environmentally Responsible Procurement, ADB Publication, ISBN: 978-971-561-641-6, Publication Date: December 2007, 86 pages. Download.
Core Labor Standards, ADB and ILO publication, October, 2006, 142 pages. Download.

TOOLKITS

OECD DAC, Methodology for Assessment of National Procurement Systems, Version 4 July 17 2006, 68 pages. Download.
Common Benchmarking and Assessment Methodology for Public Procurement Systems (Version 4). Visit.
Procurement Capacity Toolkit: Assessment Guide, 25 pages. Download.
Corruption Risk Assessment Tools for Use in Development Projects. Visit.
ADB, Public Financial Management, Procurement and Combating Corruption Risk Assessment of Country Level Systems in Afghanistan (Country Partnership Strategy), August 2007, 31 pages. Download.
UNDG Capacity Assessment Methodology: User Guide: for National Capacity Development, Feb 2008, 64 pages. Download.

TASK FORCE AND OTHER BODIES
Procurement Task Force for Aid Effectiveness, OECD
Procurement Law Academic Network Site.
University of Nottingham Public Procurement Network
Procurement Watch Inc.
Transparency International
Asia Link
APEC Government Procurement Experts’ Group
Inter-American Network on Government Procurement
Procurement Leaders
Zunia (formerly The Dvelopment Gateway)
University of Malaya, Faculty of Law

RELEVANT PAPERS

Micheal Lawrance (micheal.lawrance@oecd.org), Summary of the 2nd Meeting of the JV for Procurement, Copenhagen on 19 – 21 September 2007. Download.
Sam Sharpe, Director of FCPD, Procurement Can Make it Happen: A DFID Commercial Strategy, Document Number: 1867169, 10 pages, 10 December 2008. Download.
Kathleen Moktan, Public Management and Governance, ADB InFocus, 2 pages. Download.
Regional Seminar on Good Practices in Corruption Prevention, Regional Seminar on Good Practices in Corruption Prevention, Macao, China; 25-26 March 2009 , 9 pages. Download.
Fighting Corruption in Asia-Pacific: Strategies for Business, Government and Civil Society 6th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia-Pacific Singapore, 26-28 November 2008 FightingADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific, 19 pages. Download.

MAGAZINES

Supply Management: Public Sector. View site here.
Inside Supply Management. View the site here.
Procurement Leaders. View the site here.

Banks
ADB
IADB
The World Bank
World Bank Procurement

ADB
CWRD
EARD
PARD
SARD
SERD

Regional Organizations
APEC
ASEAN
EU-Public Procurement
OECD
Pacific Islands Forum
SAARC