Project Procurement Guidelines
These Guidelines set out the general principles and standards for IFAD’s Borrowers/Recipients to adhere to when undertaking the procurement of goods, works and services1 for IFAD-financed operations.
For harmonization purposes, these Guidelines have been closely aligned with international procurement principles and operating procedures, and the procurement policies and standards of other development financing institutions.
They have also taken into account the size and specialized nature of IFAD’s operations, and the Fund’s unique mandate.
These Guidelines are not designed to provide detailed operational procedures for undertaking project procurement activities. Such procedures are contained in the Procurement Handbook, which is available for use by IFAD staff and Borrowers/Recipients on IFAD’s website.
In the event of any inconsistencies, these Guidelines shall prevail.