Title: Policy Guidelines for Managing Unsolicited Proposals in Infrastructure Projects

Languages: English

Type: Publication

Published: August 1, 2018

Region: Global

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Topics: Transparency, Good Governance and Anti-corruption, Procurement

Keywords: PPP Project Cycle, Procurement, Unsolicited proposals



Download Volume 1: Main Findings & Recommendations1.08 MB, Download Volume 2: Guidelines for the Development of a Policy for Managing Unsolicited Proposals in Infrastructure Projects2.8 MB, Download Volume 3: Review of Experiences with Unsolicited Proposals in Infrastructure Projects2.17 MB

Document Summary:

Many projects that originate as USPs experience challenges, including diverting public resources away from the strategic plans of the government, providing poor value for money, and leading to patronage and lack of transparency, particularly in developing countries. To ensure governments can mobilize the strengths of the private sector while protecting the public interest, USPs, when accepted, should be managed and used with caution as an exception to the public procurement method.

Document Details:

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This initiative includes three documents: Main Findings and Recommendations, that is considered as a summary; Policy Guidelines for Managing Unsolicited Proposals in Infrastructure Projects, which provides key policy decisions and considerations for the USP policy; and Review of Experiences with USPs, an in-depth review of global best practices with USP policies and projects, the findings of which informed the development of considerations and recommendations in the Guidelines.  Read More

Also available in Spanish and French.

Updated: October 25, 2021