Developing countries globally and Africa in particular are major borrowers from the world bank for funding of the country’s development projects. Public sectors executives are entrusted with the responsibility to come up with the development projects and approach the world bank for the respective funds. For many years, the bank used the ‘red and green’ procurement guidelines that have been replaced by the new ‘procurement regulations for ipf borrowers, launched on july 1st 2016. The new regulations require the public sector executives to actively participate in the approval process. Procurement officers are being trained on the regulations. However, the chief accounting officers in ministry need to be sensitized on what the regulations entails, and will enhance their approval capacity as well as negotiation with the world bank for needed development funding. Esami in collaboration with the world bank will run the course for 5 days and provide reading materials on the procurement framework regulations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Principal secretaries of all government ministries and chief executive officers of government agencies
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Explore various concepts in the 2016 procurement regulations for ipf borrowers;
• Introduce to the executives the basic tenets of the core principles of the regulations, and how they fit within procurement systems across the world;
• Discuss the importance of procurement planning from the borrower’s perspectives;
• Review the differences between the old guidelines and the new procurement regulations.
• An overview of the 2016 procurement guidelines;
• Project procurement strategy for development [ppsd], the role of the borrower;
• Key changes in key standard procurement documents;
• Key procurement provisions in the procurement regulations and relevant selection methods;
• Procurement through various united nations agencies.