DATES: SEP 2 - 20, 2019    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $5950    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

The International Procurement program covers the institutional, legal, financial and procedural issues involved in the procurement of goods and services by public entities and discusses reform programs to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability. It provides participants with a detailed analysis of the project-procurement cycle including a full presentation of the procurement policies of international financial institutions (IFI) such as the World Bank, and comprehensive coverage of the open tender system. The seminar incorporates the recent developments in procurement policy undertaken by the World Bank, African Development Bank and other regional multilateral financial institutions.

 

Course Outline

 

Public Procurement Reforms

  • Reform programs and approaches to enhance transparency, efficiency, integrity and accountability

 

National Procurement Laws and Institutions

  • Differing approaches under common law and civil code systems
  • UNCITRAL model law
  • Transparency and accountability; ethics and corruption

 

 

International Procurement

  • Procedures of international financial institutions such as World Bank, AfDB, ADB, IDB, etc.

 

Procurement Planning

  • Role and objectives
  • Policy and institutional aspects
  • Project cycle: procurement issues
  • Procurement process under goods, works and PPP
  • Budgeting, budget utilization and monitoring

 

Selection of Consultants

  • Procedures of IFI
  • Terms of reference, evaluation of proposals, QCBS, QBS
  • Contracts: lump sum, time-based

 

International Competitive Bidding (ICB)

  • Objectives, principles, and key features
  • The bid package: preparation and scheduling
  • Bid advertising and prequalification
  • Preparation of bidding documents
  • Bid examination, evaluation, and award

 

Other Methods of Procurement

  • Limited/restrictive international bidding, national competitive bidding
  • Direct purchase, shopping
  • Internet bidding, electronic procurement
  • Green Procurement
  • Versatile and adaptive procurement

 

Contract Administration

  • Principal types of contracts, terms, and guarantees
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Oversight and monitoring
  • Performance-Based Contracting

 

Course Advisor

Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board. Today Dr. Becq works as an independent consultant with more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Becq´s experience includes working with French development agencies, in particular, he was the Deputy Chief of the International Consulting Firm of ENPC, and Project Officer and Adviser to the President at Agence Coopération et Aménagement (ACA). Dr. Becq holds graduate degrees in Mathematics from Paris VI University and in civil engineering from ENTPE in Paris, France, and a Master degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles, USA, where he also completed post graduate work (PhD ABD).

 

 

DATES: SEP 2 - 13, 2019    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar is designed to introduce participants to the strategies, approaches and tools for developing effective country public procurement systems. It highlights the essential aspects of a well-designed country procurement system covering legal, institutional, operational, professional, and transparency aspects. It approaches the public procurement system of a country as part of its governance framework, looking at transparency and accountability within policies, legislation and regulations. Recently, the World Bank, African Development Bank, as well as other regional development banks have changed their procurement policies and regulations. Such developments are testimony to the increasing reliance on the use of a country's own institutions and systems. Utilizing a country´s own procurement system strengthens its capacity to sustainably define, execute and account for its policies.

Course Outline

Overview of Public Procurement Reform and Country Procurement Systems 

  • Role and importance of public procurement in governance
  • Examination of trends in public procurement reform and implementing strategies
  • Assessing public procurement systems: Methodology for the Assessment of Procurement Systems (MAPS)
  • Risks in procurement and accountability, procurement audits
  • Mobilizing financial and other resources to strengthen procurement systems

Legislative and Regulatory Framework 

  • Main components of legal and regulatory framework for a public procurement system
  • UNCITRAL Public Procurement Model Law
  • Anti-corruption, integrity and ethics
  • Sustainable procurement and socio-economic considerations
  • Trade and economic integration agreements in public procurement

Institutional, Operational and Organizational Resources 

  • Main institutional, operational and organizational issues in a public procurement system
  • Designing a central policy office for a public procurement system
  • Informational systems and management
  • Financial control and audit in public procurement systems
  • Collection and reporting of data on procurement activities

Professional Procurement Workforce 

  • Main features of a professional workforce for a public procurement system
  • Development of a code of ethics
  • Establishing performance incentives and performance reviews
  • Designing and institutionalizing public procurement curricula and training 

Introducing new Procurement Policies and Practices 

  • Strategy for implementing e-procurement
  • Innovative procurement methods, framework agreements and e-Reverse Auctions

Course Advisors

Sabine Engelhard is a lawyer specialized in procurement whose career focus has been in international development, capacity building and governance-related issues. She held various senior positions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She also worked at the World Bank, with a prominent international law firm, and headed the Washington office of an international consulting firm. Sabine has been involved in high-profile initiatives with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to strengthen country procurement governance. Today Ms. Engelhard consults for different international organizations. She is an independent expert with the United Nations (UN) Award-Review Board, advising on procurement challenges resolution. She is a course advisor and a lecturer at the International Law Institute (ILI) in Washington DC, and lectures in the Procurement Master’s Program of the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO) in Turin, Italy. She holds master-level and post-graduate degrees in Law, International Relations, and European Studies.

Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board. Today Dr. Becq works as an independent consultant with more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Becq´s experience includes working with French development agencies, in particular, he was the Deputy Chief of the International Consulting Firm of ENPC, and Project Officer and Adviser to the President at Agence Coopération et Aménagement (ACA). Dr. Becq holds graduate degrees in Mathematics from Paris VI University and in civil engineering from ENTPE in Paris, France, and a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles, USA, where he also completed post graduate work (PhD ABD).

 

DATES: AUG  19-30, 2019    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE LINKS: 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEGOTIATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Overview

This seminar offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development, and consists of a combination of two courses: Leadership and Management in International Development; and Negotiations in International Development. Participants in this course will receive two certificates indicating completion of each seminar. To see descriptions of the topical areas covered, please refer to the two descriptions above or in the ILI Brochure. In addition, the participants who enroll in this two week combination seminar will have more opportunities to network and can take part in the optional weekend sightseeing tour of Washington offered to participants who attend seminars lasting two weeks or longer at the ILI.

 

Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Mauritius, Angola, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and the APEC region. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. Ms. Phan is the immediate past President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Greg Swanson has over 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive and officer in both private industry and international development consulting agencies. He has extensive business development, HR, marketing, policy, and strategy formulation experience. He has worked in the U.S., Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean and has served as a Senior Director with various donor projects, countries, and partners.

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 25 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.

 

DATES: SEP 2 - 13, 2019    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950
   
       

 

 

 

 

 

 
Overview

This seminar focuses on project management and monitoring, including team building and leadership. It is especially designed for managers of developing country projects and for persons responsible for implementing such projects. Past participants have come from government, utilities, corporations, international organizations and NGOs. The seminar will examine crucial issues and steps in project management. Participants are encouraged to bring an example of a project that they can relate to the seminar for discussion.

 

Course Outline

Crucial Issues and Steps in Project Management

 
  • Defining objectives (logframe)
  • Managing the project environment
  • The project life cycle
  • Project identification, preparation and approval
  • Financial and economic analysis
  • Project financing
  • Team building and leadership
  • Organization alternatives
  • Communication, motivation
  • Managerial styles
  • Conflict resolution
  • Role of project managers
  • Implementing change
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Critical path method
  • Project scheduling (MS Project Software)
  • Cost control
  • Risk analysis
  • Reporting and control
  • Monitoring
  • Database management systems (MS Access Software)
  • Introduction to procurement

 

Course Advisors

Robert Ross has served as an executive and senior advisor in the energy, oil & gas, and manufacturing industries, with significant global responsibility and experience across Fortune 500 companies, management consulting firms, the United Nations, and US and foreign government agencies and ministries. Rob has built and led business units and functional teams as an executive at numerous companies. His work has focused on improving business process execution and operational effectiveness, building sustainable capacity, increasing profitability, strengthening communications, and managing information technology. He has worked in more than 20 countries. He has managed the delivery of results-oriented services in the areas of business process improvement, company operations turnaround, business risk mitigation, anti-corruption program design and implementation, litigation support, contract/project management, and information systems planning/design/implementation.

 

 

DATES: AUG 26-30, 2019      
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
         
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

 

 

 



Overview

 

This highly interactive seminar focuses on the development of effective negotiation skills, styles, and strategies, with special emphasis on multilateral negotiation with and within international organizations and companies. Through in-depth analysis of theory and practice with exercises and simulated negotiations, participants will gain the necessary skills to become confident negotiators, overcome impasse in the negotiation process, and utilize strategic tactics to further their own positions and interests. Officials and practitioners from developing countries, who have been confronted by the challenges of negotiating with their domestic and international counterparts as well as international development institutions, would find this seminar highly beneficial.

 

Course Outline

  • Negotiation and conflict styles
  • Approaches to negotiation
  • Preparing for negotiation
  • Process and key stages of negotiation
  • Analyzing positions, interests, options, and more
  • Techniques and skills
  • Exploring power and cultural dynamics
  • Overcoming impasse
  • Dealing with difficult negotiators
  • Multilateral negotiation in international organizations and companies

Course Advisor

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI.  Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development.  Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa.  He has over 25 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development.  Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.