SOP for Procurement under EIIP and Other Development Cooperation Construction Works

Version 1.0 Procurement Bureau and DEVINVEST

Instructional material | 22 December 2021
ILO Development Cooperation (DC) projects increasingly include construction works for the purposes of infrastructure development and rehabilitation, job creation, and capacity building. The majority of these projects are undertaken using the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) methodology with the support of DEVINVEST. By nature, construction projects necessitate extensive planning and preparation in order to achieve the project objectives and foster a sustainable benefit to the host community. This includes substantive considerations related to the legal framework surrounding the construction project, how the construction works are to be procured and delivered, through to contract management and the desired outcome for the ultimate beneficiaries.
Based on more than 10 years of experience in DC construction procurement, this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a joint effort between PROCUREMENT and DEVINVEST to benefit from lessons learned and provide guidance to colleagues planning or undertaking construction works (and associated maintenance) in the context of a DC project, including when executing projects involving the EIIP methodology.