Project Manuals & Guidelines

Procurement Guidelines for Projects Goods and Services

The purpose of the Guidelines on Procurement and Property Management for Projects (the Guidelines) is to ensure that the funds of the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) for projects are used in the most efficient, economic and effective way, to meet the purposes for which they are designed and implemented to maximize outputs and greater outcomes from project activities financed by AFoCO, in order to obtain higher value for money. The Guidelines also provides for the minimum requirements that the IA should undertake within the bounds of relevant policies of the implementing country the procurement of goods and services and management thereof.

The Guidelines will govern the procurement and payment of goods and services, and their sustainable management derived therefrom as functional and usable during and after the project implementation by Implementing Agencies (IAs) and AFoCO. This is in accordance with Article 10.6 ‘Procurement and Property Management of Goods and Services’ of the
Project Manual for AFoCO, for any Project or other activity which is directly funded, in whole or in part, by AFoCO. Any other arrangements and requirements in any specific individual case should be subjected to the decision of the Secretariat under the guidance of project donors and/or IAs. This Guidelines also considers specific Policies of AFoCO.