CONSULTANCY SERVICES ON PROCUREMENT

  • 05 Jul 2021 to 09 Jul 2021/
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management

The governments are the biggest “spenders” worldwide. For example, public procurement accounts for 60% of Kenya(s) public spending, 70% in Uganda and Tanzania, 58% in Angola and 40% in Malawi. The figures differ institution-wise, sector-wise and country-wise, but various sources indicate that government spending on public services accounts for anywhere between 15 – 45% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). A significant proportion of procurement expenditure is allocated to procuring of consultancy services. This notwithstanding, a large proportion of public institutions who are consumers of consultancy services face challenges in adopting to the world bank procurement framework that was launched in July 2016.

Since July 2016 world bank procurement regulations for consultants, there is a capacity deficit with respect to selection procedures, contractual issues, and negotiation techniques for hiring and supervising consultants and other providers of technical services for projects funded by the world bank and other financial institutions. This course is aimed at enabling officials involved in public procurement of consulting services to effectively undertake such procurements using best practices in line with the principles of the world bank’s July 2016 procurement framework. The course will address, inter-alia, policy and legal issues related to procurement of consultancy services. The course is aimed at improving the ability of procuring entities to realize better results and impact from procurement of consultancy and technical services.

Course Objectives

  • Apply core procurement principles in selection of consultancy service providers;
  • Undertake negotiations for consultancy contracts;
  • Interpret implications of key provisions of consulting contracts;
  • Effectively manage and monitor consultancy services contracts
  • Apply provisions of the world bank procurement regulatory framework in their procurement projects;
  • Develop fit for purpose procurement documents for consulting assignments;
  • Utilize appropriate selection methods and market options for advertised assignments

Course Content

TOPICAL SESSIONS TO BE DISCUSSED FOR DAY ONE:

  • The world bank procurement regulations for ipf borrowers; 
  • Lump-sum, time based and fixed budget consulting contracts;
  • Contracting consulting services;
  • Contract management;

TOPICAL SESSIONS TO BE DISCUSSED FOR DAY TWO:

  • Selection methods for consultancy services;
  • Selection of individual consultants;
  • Hiring of consultants (firms) in world bank-funded projects;

TOPICAL SESSIONS TO BE DISCUSSED FOR DAY THREE:

  • Estimating cost and budget of consultancy assignments;
  • Preparation of terms or reference and request for proposals;
  • Evaluation of technical proposals by tender/proposal committees

TOPICAL SESSIONS TO BE DISCUSSED FOR DAY FOUR:

  • Contract negotiation and award of contract;
  • Procurement-related complaints;
  • Detection and prevention of fraud and corruption in procurement
  • Supervision of consultants’ performance

TOPICAL SESSIONS TO BE DISCUSSED FOR DAY FIVE:

  • Dispute settlement processes and procedures;
  • Risks in procurement

Targeted Group

City council directors, district executive directors, project directors, procurement staff of projects funded by international financial institutions, project accountants, internal auditors, and district council staff handling procurement; members of procurement committees, trainers of procurement staff and other people interested in the consultancy services.

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Course Price: 1,000,000/=

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