This redflag indicates risk if qualified contractors fail to bid indicating that the bidding process may be rigged AND/OR Companies complain that officials refuse to make bidding documents available to potential bidders or accept the submisisons AND/ OR complaints from potential bidders that they are coerced to refrain from bidding through subtle suggestions, firm statements, intimidation, or physical threats
This redflag indicates risk if tests or inspections fail [including the case when the contractor resists Bank or government inspection of its books and records in disregard of the Bank’s and the government’s audit rights] AND/OR there are increased or accelerated product failures or repair costs during the delivery phase of the contract
This indicator tells from the wording of the procurement call if the date of the opening of bids or requests to participate is not the same as the expiry of the deadline to submit bids or requests to participate in procurement procedures.
This redflag indicates risk if there is a delayed start of works or a delivery of services beyond normal timeframes AND/OR Long delays in implementation of the contract. The World Bank's Handbook does not indicate figures for normal timeframe.
The indicator tells if the procuring entity - within the scope of technical and professional capacity requirements of the procurement call - extends the past period of the required references unduly, by derogation from the period as defined by law (5-8 years in case of works, 3-6 years in case of acquisition of goods and services).
This redflag indicates risk if there are any changes to quality, quantity or specification both to goods and services in the contract deviating from the bidding document AND/OR changes to contract type AND/OR Changes to standard contract clauses (audit, remedies, damages, etc.)AND/OR price schedules are not the same as the winning bid