Guide is designed to assist national and sub-national road agencies
in developing and transition countries to launch or enhance a performance-based
contracting (PBC) program to manage and maintain their road networks.
The Guide contains information and practical documentation to:
identify a PBC approach to fit specific conditions in a given country;
design bidding and contract documentation; and
develop an efficient PBC implementation strategy.
The Guide will also be useful for consulting and construction industries,
and transport staff of international development agencies.
It is recommended that users of the Guide start with the section “Introduction
to PBC”, which contains a paper “Performance-based
Contracting For Preservation and Improvement of Road Assets” (Transport
Note TN-27, published by the World Bank). The TN-27 introduces all
basic concepts and lays out the various decision-making steps. For
convenience, this paper is offered in four languages:
The section entitled “PBC Globally” describes worldwide
applications of PBC. This is shown on the World
Map and presented
in summary form in the Country Matrix for about 35 countries. Subsequently,
detailed case studies are provided for about 15 countries.
The section entitled “Documents” provides practical
documentation for various stages of the PBC process:
terms of reference (TORs)
Sample performance specifications are provided as part of either
bidding or contract documents. These documents were developed for
PBC of road works in specific countries. Their scope is therefore
variable, depending on local circumstances. Some of them may contain
only several elements of a full-scope PBC module. Note: The authors
of the Guide and the World Bank (WB) do not bear any responsibility
for the content of the TORs, bidding and contract documents included.
Users considering applying these materials are advised to treat them
as good starting points, seek appropriate professional advice, and
contact directly the source entities for clarifications and additional
information. The section on Training Materials included introduces
key issues of performance-based procurement and will help road agencies
in developing performance specifications, bidding documents and strategy
of a performance-based road maintenance program.
The Resource Persons section contains names and contact information
of road agency officials, consultants, contractors, and World Bank
staff with experience in varied aspects of performance-based contracting.
The Multi-Donor Support section
provides information on trust funds that support activities related
to the development and introduction
of a PBC approach in the roads and highways sub-sector. For the time
being, such information is available for two funds, Global Partnership
on Output-based Aid (GPOBA) and Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory
The Resources section
includes the cited Transport Note TN-27, as well as other publications
and website links relevant to PBC for
road management and maintenance.
This Guide is a ‘living’ document and will
be updated on a regular basis. Please refer to the version number,
the date of the material.