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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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.
Procurement and IT staff involved in the acquisition of information systems and related services for government agencies.
The course’s curriculum includes:
Dealing with procurement contracts for information systems, this course aims at fostering participants' competencies in:
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”:
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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.