Billions of dollars have been invested and will continue to be invested in development projects and services. Funding for these projects has been achieved through a combination of internally generated funds as well as funding provided by bilateral and multilateral sources including the World Bank and African Development Bank. One important lesson learnt from the implementation of development projects is the critical role that procurement contributes in successful implementation of these projects. Poor project preparation followed by poor management of the procurement process has led to lengthy time overruns, cost overruns and delivery of poor quality projects. Where projects are externally funded client agencies face numerous problems and delays because of the recipient's inability to observe and apply the procurement guidelines of the funding agency at each stage of the complex chain of international procurement operations. In order to improve the procurement process and expedite the implementation of development projects, ESAMI in collaboration with the World Bank, has designed a series of procurement training programmes covering Works Procurement and the Selection of Consultants.
This programme covers only the procurement of construction works contracts and the Selection of Consultants and will be based on World Bank procurement Guidelines, procedures and documentation as a benchmark of internationally accepted procurement practices.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Apply techniques on advertising;
- Prepare prequalification including development of criteria;
- Develop a procurement plan;
- Select and use appropriate procurement method;
- Prepare standard bidding documents for smaller works;
- Prepare bid receipt and bid opening documents;
- Examine and evaluate bids along with preparation of bid evaluation report.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Middle to senior level public and private sector procurement staff, including staff of projects funded by International donor community as well as National Tender Board staff and Municipal Council Officers handling tenders and members of procurement committees. Participants may include procurement managers and specialists, Civil Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Lawyers, Work Superintendents etc.
- The project cycle;
- Place of procurement in project cycle;
- Project cycle documents;
- World Bank procurement policy guidelines;
- Procurement methods
- Procurement planning;
- Types of works contracts;
- Purpose and content of bidding documents;
- Bid opening and evaluation procedures;
- Legal aspects of procurement;
- Risks and claims;
- Disputes settlement procedures.