The International Procurement program covers the institutional, legal, financial and procedural issues involved in the procurement of goods and services by public entities and discusses reform programs to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability. It provides participants with a detailed analysis of the project-procurement cycle including a full presentation of the procurement policies of international financial institutions (IFI) such as the World Bank, and comprehensive coverage of the open tender system. The seminar incorporates the recent developments in procurement policy undertaken by the World Bank, African Development Bank and other regional multilateral financial institutions.
The seminar will be delivered through 15 live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at a time to be announced closer to the seminar, but the starting time will be within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the classes to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.
Public Procurement Reforms
- Reform programs and approaches to enhance transparency, efficiency, integrity and accountability
National Procurement Laws and Institutions
- Differing approaches under common law and civil code systems
- UNCITRAL model law
- Transparency and accountability; ethics and corruption
- Procedures of international financial institutions such as World Bank, AfDB, ADB, IDB, etc.
- Role and objectives
- Policy and institutional aspects
- Project cycle: procurement issues
- Procurement process under goods, works and PPP
- Budgeting, budget utilization and monitoring
Selection of Consultants
- Procedures of IFI
- Terms of reference, evaluation of proposals, QCBS, QBS
- Contracts: lump sum, time-based
International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
- Objectives, principles, and key features
- The bid package: preparation and scheduling
- Bid advertising and prequalification
- Preparation of bidding documents
- Bid examination, evaluation, and award
Other Methods of Procurement
- Limited/restrictive international bidding, national competitive bidding
- Direct purchase, shopping
- Internet bidding, electronic procurement
- Green Procurement
- Versatile and adaptive procurement
- Principal types of contracts, terms, and guarantees
- Negotiation techniques
- Dispute avoidance and resolution
- Oversight and monitoring
- Performance-Based Contracting
Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board. Today Dr. Becq works as an independent consultant with more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Becq´s experience includes working with French development agencies, in particular, he was the Deputy Chief of the International Consulting Firm of ENPC, and Project Officer and Adviser to the President at Agence Coopération et Aménagement (ACA). Dr. Becq holds graduate degrees in Mathematics from Paris VI University and in civil engineering from ENTPE in Paris, France, and a Master degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles, USA, where he also completed post graduate work (PhD ABD).
Tuition for this seminar is $5950.
This tuition covers live instruction (fifteen days, with 3.5 hours a day, delivered live online) and materials (presentations, and in some cases background documents, shared digitally). There are no additional costs associated with this seminar.
How to register
Register at - http://ili.org/training/application.html