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25 March 2019 - 05 April 2019

Procurement management for equipment and works in World Bank-funded projects

25 March 2019 - 05 April 2019

Procurement management for equipment and works in World Bank-funded projects

Procurement management for equipment and works in World Bank-funded projects

Course Information

25 March 2019 - 05 April 2019

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011938

English

Enrolment deadline: 10 March 2019

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Description

Description

This course aims to improve the capacity of procurement practitioners to plan and execute operations for the procurement of equipment and construction works in IFI-funded projects, adopting an optimal contracting strategy. It is based on the provisions of the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after July 1, 2016, and related documents concerning the procurement of goods and works. The course also includes group work that will enable participants to apply the knowledge they have acquired in preparing a procurement plan and the related procurement documents, using case studies of typical procurement operations.

Target audience

Target audience

Project directors and procurement staff of projects funded by IFIs, national public procurement officers, trainers of procurement staff.

Information and cost

Information and cost

This course consists of two modules: Module 1 on equipment procurement management (EPM) and Module 2 on works procurement management (WPM). Participants may attend the entire two-week course or just one of the two modules: Module 1+2: 25/03/2019 - 05/04/2019, EUR 3,735; Module 1: 25/03/2019 - 29/03/2019, EUR 2,250; Module 2: 01/04/2019-05/04/2019, EUR 2,250.

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National development projects typically incorporate substantial investments for the acquisition of equipment and/or construction and renovation of public infrastructure facilities which are often financed by development partners like the World Bank and Regional Development Banks. Government agencies responsible for the execution of such projects are often constrained by the scarcity of procurement practitioners who are competent in discharging the full range of bidding and contract administration functions in accordance with the regulations and procedures of the funding agencies and the standards of professional business practice. Such deficiencies in staff capacity can compromise the achievement of the projects’ outcomes as well as undermine the integrity and “value for money” considerations in the procurement process. No wonder that a number of development projects face delivery problems originating from poor procurement or lax contract supervision like cost overruns, delays in project completion (and hence delayed benefits to the general public), as well as non-compliance with the prescribed standards of quality which may jeopardize the desired performance parameters of the needed equipment and/or built facilities.

This course titled “Procurement Management for Equipment and Works in World Bank-funded projects” is designed and delivered by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) in order to upgrade the capacity of project staff in planning and executing international competitive bidding operations for procurement of equipment and works in International Financial Institutions (IFI)-funded projects.

The course provides for comprehensive coverage of the overall spectrum of technical, procedural and business competencies needed for successful implementation of each step of the procurement process (needs’ identification, market research, procurement planning, risk assessment for the selection of the best contracting strategy, competition/bidding procedures, bid evaluation, contract award and contract management) for goods and works. Detailed explanation is provided as to how the principles of the World Bank Procurement Regulations

are reflected in the stipulations of the World Bank’s standard pre-qualification and Standard Procurement documents.

Emphasis is placed on the “analysis of risks” that would influence the choice of the optimal contracting strategy through correct implementation of Project Procurement Strategy for Development.

Acquisition of works explanations are given as to the impact of the choice of “type of contract” on the cost of the procurement as well as on the scope/extent of required contract supervision skills in order to ensure effective contract performance by the awarded contractors.

Thorough explanation is also given about the World Bank’s role in reviewing Borrowers’ procurement operations through the “no-objection” process which is designed to ensure that project funds are used for the “purposes intended” and with “due diligence” to achieve value for money in delivering sustainable development.

The course is structured around modular learner/trainer curricula (in English) that explore in detail the required competencies with reference to the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers of the World Bank as well as to “professional business practices” indispensable for economic and effective procurement. The course materials also provide for measurement of learning achievement through self-assessment exercises, group work and practical case studies.

Objectives

Objectives

Course participants will be able to competently plan and execute the entire procurement process functions for acquisition of equipment and contracting and supervision of works’ contracts in accordance with the standards of professional practice and the provisions of the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers and Standard Procurement documents of IFIs in general and of the World Bank in particular.

Content

Content

(EPM = Equipment Procurement Management modules)
(WPM = Works Procurement Management modules)


EPM - WPM PROCUREMENT ENVIRONMENT IN WORLD BANK-FINANCED PROJECTS
• Public procurement and World Bank fiduciary responsibility
• Project cycle and related documents at the end of each phase
• World Bank procurement policy and regulations for IPF Borrowers
• System of remedies (bidders’ complaints procedures)
• The World Bank

EPM - WPM PROCUREMENT PLANNING
• Procurement Process
• Strategic and operational Planning
• Preparation of technical specifications and market research


EPM THE STANDARD PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS FOR EQUIPMENT IN WORLD BANK-FINANCED PROJECTS
• World Bank standard procurement documents for procurement of equipment
• Preparation of procurement documents
• Schedule of Requirements and Technical Specifications
• Business competencies (Incoterms, insurance, forwarding and transport arrangements, etc.)
• Bid opening and bid evaluation, post qualification, award and publication


WPM THE STANDARD PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS FOR WORKS IN WORLD BANK-FINANCED PROJECTS
• Purpose and content of different works procurement documents
• Standard Procurement document (Smaller Works)
• Common types of works contract (unit rate, lump sum etc…)
• Preparation of procurement documents (one and two envelopes process )
• Standard qualification process for works
• Evaluation Process for works (One and Two – Envelope)
• Comparison with FIDIC contract documents
• Main differences


EPM - WPM CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
• Selected case studies dealing with common problems in contract management for goods and works
• Dispute Settlement (adjudication and arbitration)
• Code of Ethics in Public Procurement


Assignments and case studies are used in each module in order to enable the participants to apply the knowledge and competences presented in the course.

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The course is delivered by senior procurement advisors and consultants from the World Bank and ITCILO. The course is conducted using a highly participative training delivery methodology through a combination of interactive 

presentations by subject-matter specialists followed by plenary discussions. Individual and group assignments are used
extensively in order to demonstrate in practice the proper application of IFIs’ guidelines and to enable measurement
of participants’ learning achievement. Solution and analysis of case studies are emphasised as principal techniques for
acquisition of new knowledge and attainment of prescribed exit competencies.
Individual guidance is provided, upon request, to help participants to troubleshoot procurement-related problems on
their own projects.
Each participant is encouraged to bring along a copy of the Loan Agreement, of the Project Procurement Strategy
for Development Document and a Standard Procurement Document related to his/her project for reference throughout the course.

Language requirements

Language requirements

Candidates are expected to have basic knowledge of procurement practice in the public or private sector as well as a sound knowledge of the English language.

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Tuition cost: 2335

Subsistence cost: 1400

Total cost: 3735

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Tuition cost: 2335

Subsistence cost: 1400

Total cost: 3735

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