Brazil: Emergency Fire Prevention And Control Project in the Amazon Procurement and Disbursement Arrangements
A) Procurement of Contracts to be signed before December 31, 1998
In view of the emergency nature of this project, procurement would be carried out in accordance with Chapter I of the Banks Procurement Guidelines. Simplified procedures acceptable to the Bank would be used for contracts signed before December 31, 1998, as follows:
Shopping (comparison of at least three quotations) for goods up to an aggregate amount of US$3,500,000. Prior review of technical specifications and vendor lists would be required for lots with an estimated price exceeding US$50,000;
Individuals: Selection based on consultants qualification for all contracts.
Prior Review of Terms of Reference for all contracts would be required. Full documentation would be required.
Firms: Consultants Qualification (comparison of three firms) for all contracts. Single Source selection for specific exceptional cases with Banks prior no objection.
No works will be procured under this project.
B) Procurement of Contracts to be signed after December 31, 1998
Procurement of all goods for contracts signed after December 31, 1998 will be carried out in accordance with the Banks Procurement Guidelines (Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits,version dated January 1995, revised January and August 1996). To the extent possible, goods may be packaged and contracts for such packages estimated to cost in excess of US$350,000 will be procured under International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures using the Banks Standard Bidding Documents. Other packages of goods whose contracts for such packages are estimated to cost in excess of US$50,000 up to US$350,000 may be procured under National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures using standard bidding documents acceptable to the World Bank (Standard NCB models will be provided by the World Bank). Goods costing up to US$50,000 may be procured under International Shopping, up to aggregate amount of US$3,500,000. With respect to each contract for goods estimated to cost the equivalent of more than US$50,000 the procedures set forth in paragraphs 2 and 3 of Appendix 1 to the Guidelines shall apply.
Consulting services from firms will be procured in accordance with Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) procedures. Complex or highly specialized assignments may be procured under Quality-Based Selection (QBS). Simple assignments not exceeding the equivalent of US$200,000 that can be precisely defined may be selected under a fixed budget. Assignments of a standard or routine nature not exceeding the equivalent of US$100,000 may be procured under least-cost selection procedures. Individual consultants will be selected on the basis of their qualifications. These procedures are described in the Banks Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, version dated January 1997, revised September 1997. All Terms of Reference, independently of their estimated cost, will be subject to prior review by the Bank. With respect to consulting services contracted with firms estimated to cost the equivalent of US$100,000 or more, the procedures set forth in paragraphs 2 and 3 of Appendix 1 to the Guidelines shall apply. With respect to consulting services contracted with individuals estimated to cost the equivalent of US$50,000 or more, the individual consultants qualifications and contract will be subject to prior review by the Bank.
Annex 6, Table A: Project Costs by Procurement Arrangements (in US$000 equivalent)
A. GOODS 1. Vehicles
2. Field Equipment
3. Office Equipment
B. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 1. Local Consultants
D. INCREMENTAL RECURRENT COSTS 1. Operating Costs
2. Maintenance of Equipment
Note: N.B.F. = Not Bank-financed (includes elements procured under parallel cofinancing procedures, consultancies under trust funds, any reserved procurement, and any other miscellaneous items). The procurement arrangement for the items listed under “Other” and details of the items listed as “N.B.F.” need to be explained in footnotes to the table or in the text.
Figures in parenthesis are the amounts to be financed by the Bank loan/IDA credit
Consultant Services Expenditure CategorySelection MethodTotal Cost (including contingencies) QCBSQBSSFBLCSCQOtherN.B.F. A. Firms 0.5 0.5 B. Individuals 1.4 1.4 Total0.51.41.9
Note: QCBS = Quality- and Cost-Based Selection QBS = Quality-based Selection SFB = Selection under a Fixed Budget LCS = Least-Cost Selection CQ = Selection Based on Consultants’ Qualifications Other = Selection of individual consultants (per Section V of Consultants Guidelines), Commercial Practices, etc. N.B.F. = Not Bank-financed.
Annex 6, Table B: Thresholds for Procurement Methods and Prior Review *
Contract Value (Threshold)
Contracts Subject to Prior Review / Estimated Total Value Subject to Prior Review
US $ thousands
US $ millions
Contracts signed prior to December 31, 1998 1. Goods First US$ 3.5 M. by International Shopping >350 ICB Prior Review
50 to 350
NCB (up to an aggregate value of US$3.5 M.) Prior Review of Specifications and Quotations <50 International Shopping
(except for tires, fuel, foodstuffs and other consumable goods which may be procured by National Shopping, up to an aggregate value of US$3.5 M.)
Prior Review of Specifications and Quotations In locations where less than three suppliers are available <25 Direct Contracting
(up to an aggregate value of US$1 M.)
None 2. Services Firms QCBS Prior Review of Short-list and LOI Individuals CQ Prior Review of TORs Contracts signed after December 31, 1998 1. Goods >350 ICB Prior Review
50 to 350
NCB Prior Review of Specifications and Quotations <50 National Shopping Prior Review of Specifications and Quotations 2. Services Firms QCBS Prior Review of Short-list and LOI Individuals CQ Prior Review of TORs
* (Thresholds generally differ by country and project. Consult OD 11.04 “Review of Procurment Documentation” and contact the Regional Procurement Aviser for guidance.
Annex 6, Table C: Allocation of Loan Proceeds (in US$000 equivalent)
Project Total Amount
Bank Financing %
I. Investment Costs A. GOODS
B. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Total Investment Costs
II. Recurrent Costs A. INCREMENTAL RECURRENT COSTS