Procurement of information systems in World Bank-funded projects

Procurement of information systems in World Bank-funded projects

Procurement of information systems in World Bank-funded projects

11–15 Mayo 2020
El curso está disponible en English

This course was developed jointly by the World Bank and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITCILO) in order to respond to the growing need for automation in public administration and to assist government agencies in training their procurement and Informatics Technology (IT) staff in the disciplines of planning and tendering for new acquisitions in the informatics field. The course highlights the merits of various contracting strategies for the procurement of information systems which may range from turnkey solutions to packaging the procurement into its constituent components, e.g. separate contracts for hardware, software, system development and management services, maintenance, etc

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Presentación del curso

This course explores the competencies needed for the successful assessment, planning and execution of procurement operations for the supply and installation of customized information systems in World Bank-funded projects. It is based on WB standard procurement documents, with comprehensive coverage of the requirements for commissioning, performance-testing, maintenance, technical support and software licensing arrangements.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

Procurement and IT staff involved in the acquisition of information systems and related services for government agencies.

What topics does this course cover?

The course’s curriculum includes:

  • Introduction to modular training set for“The World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers”
  • Project Procurement Strategy for Development
  • “Standard Procurement Documents - Initial Selection Document, Information Systems Design, Supply and Installation” (For use with a Request for Proposals process)
  • “Standard Procurement Document - Request for Bids, Information Systems, Design, Supply and Installation” (One-Envelope Bidding Process),(With or Without Prequalification)
  • “Standard Procurement Document - Request for Proposals, Information Systems, Design, Supply and Installation” (Two-Stage Request for Proposals, after Initial Selection)
What will I learn?

Dealing with procurement contracts for information systems, this course aims at fostering participants' competencies in:

  • planning;
  • tendering;
  • evaluation; 
  • award;
  • supervision.


What will I be able to do?

By the end of the course the participants will be able to implement the under-mentioned tasks in accordance with the provisions of the “The World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers”:

  • select the contractual strategy most suited for the intended IT procurement (e.g. off-the-shelf hardware and software, simple information systems or complex information systems);
  • determine the estimated acquisition costs of the proposed information system;
  • develop the procurement plan and prepare the bidding documents for acquisition of IT systems in liaison with the end-user;
  • evaluate tenders for IT systems based on technical performance and economic/commercial merit criteria;
  • plan and carry out contract management and supervision functions;
  • arrange for maintenance and technical support services.
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning methods and dynamic training environments.

The course is conducted using a participatory delivery methodology through a combination of interactive presentations, plenary discussions, self-assessment exercises and group and individual assignments.

Case studies dealing with issues of concern in the procurement of IT solutions are also analysed by the participants in collaboration with the resource persons and representatives of the IT industry.

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