DATES: FEB 29 - MAR  18, 2016      
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.

 

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

  • Policies and procedures of international financial institutions such as the World Bank, 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 IFIs
  • Terms of reference, evaluation of proposals
  • 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, and now Director of the ILI Center for Public Procurement Law and Policy. 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).

The International Law Institute conducts a series of training programs annually. Programs offered in 2016 are listed below. Program content specializes in legal, economic, management, legislative and governance matters and is geared for government officials, academics, legal and other private sector professionals.

Our seminars are presented at our headquarters in Washington, D.C.

[In addition to those programs listed below, ILI conducts approximately 10 customized private programs yearly, held either in Washington, D.C. or abroad for governments, funding agencies and other organizations with special training needs and schedules.] See Special Programs

 

DATE     
               
TITLE TUITION    
NOTE
FEB 29 - MAR 18
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT $5950

MAR 21 - MAR 25 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
$1995
MAR 28
-
APR 1
NEGOTIATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
$1995
MAR 21 - APR 1
Combined: LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT & NEGOTIATIONS IN DEVELOPMENT $3950
MAR 28 - APR 8 PROJECT PREPARATION, ANALYSIS AND FINANCING  $3950  
APR 11 - APR 22 INTERNATIONAL BORROWING AND DEBT MANAGEMENT $3950
APR 11 - APR 22 PROCUREMENT OF CONSULTING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES $3950
APR 18 - APR 22 INT'L BORROWING & DEBT MANAGEMENT - APPLICATIONS & RECENT DEVELOPMENTS $1995
MAY 9 - MAY 20 PROJECT MANAGEMENT $3950
MAY 23 - MAY 27 DRAFTING INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CLAUSES
$1995
MAY 23 - JUN 3
ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION $3950
JUN 6
- JUN 10 EFFECTIVE PROSECUTION OF FINANCIAL CRIMES; HUMAN TRAFFICKING & CYBERCRIME $1995
JUN 6
- JUN 17 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
$3950
JUN 13
- JUN 17 ANTITRUST AND COMPETITION LAWS: FOUNDATIONS AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS
$1995 New Program
JUN 20 - JUL 1
WORKSHOP ON LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING $3950
JUL 11
- JUL 15 EMPLOYMENT CONFLICT - AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN DEVELOPMENT $1995
JUL 11 - JUL 22 PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE  $3950
JUL 11 - JUL 22 PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE (FOR LAWYERS) $3950 New Program
JUL 18
- JUL 29
LEGAL ENGLISH AND LEGAL WRITING $1900
AUG 1
- AUG 12 ORIENTATION IN THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM; AND BUSINESS LAW $2600
JUL 18 - AUG 12 Combined: LEGAL ENGLISH & ORIENTATION - For foreign lawyers and students
$3995
JUL 18 - AUG 12 LEGAL ENGLISH & ORIENTATION IN THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM FOR CHINESE LAW STUDENTS
$3995
AUG 1 - AUG 12 JUDICIAL, COURT AND CASE MANAGEMENT FOR JUDGES
$3950
AUG 1 - AUG 12 COURT AND CASE ADMINISTRATION FOR COURT ADMINISTRATORS $3950
AUG 15 - AUG 26 ADVANCED LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING $3950
AUG 29 - SEP 2 WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT $1995  New Program
AUG 29 - SEP 2 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT $1995
SEP 5 - SEP 9 NEGOTIATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT $1995
AUG 29 - SEP 9 Combined: LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATIONS IN DEVELOPMENT $3950
SEP 5 -
SEP 16 COUNTRY PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS $3950
SEP 5 - SEP 23 INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT $5950
SEP 19 - SEP 23 PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE CAPITAL & INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDS IN EMERGING MARKETS $1995 New Program
SEP 26 - OCT 7 LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT $3950
SEP 26 - OCT 7 PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION $3950
OCT 10 - OCT 14 CAPITAL MARKETS: FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION $2500
OCT 10 - OCT 21 CAPITAL MARKETS: DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION $4450
OCT 24 - OCT 28 CONTRACT DRAFTING IN ENGLISH $1995 New Program
OCT 24 - NOV 4
OIL, GAS, POWER AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
$3950
NOV 7 - NOV 11 FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION $1995
NOV 7 - NOV 18 ADVANCED ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION $3950
NOV 7 - NOV 18 GOVERNANCE AND ANTI-CORRUPTION METHODS $3950
NOV 28 - DEC 2 THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT AND REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS $1995  New Program
NOV 28 - DEC 2 FINANCIAL AND RISK ANALYSIS $1995
NOV 28
- DEC 2 FUNDAMENTALS OF INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
$1995
NOV 28 - DEC 9 INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATIES AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION $3950
DEC 5 - DEC 9 UNDERSTANDING, DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATING CONTRACTS $1995  New Program

 

 

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DATES: OCT 26 - NOV 6, 2015
TUITION: $3950

 

 

 

Overview

Countries face many challenges related to sustainable development of their energy sectors. Governments must adapt policies and legal framework to efficiently develop their natural resources (both conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources, and renewables sources); attract capital and expertise to develop their entire value chains; capture economic rents to pass through energy sector benefits to local communities; ensure optimum local content development; improve linkages to power sector; foster transparency, corporate social responsibility and environmental stewardship - all of which is critical for securing the affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply and for building related value added segments in the industry to grow local economies.

This seminar examines issues using policy, legal and commercial lenses to provide a strategic level understanding of the sustainable energy value chain. Participants will receive a detailed review of the legal and commercial issues that must be resolved for successful sector development. Material is delivered through a variety of methods including: reference reading, in-class lectures, industry panels and interactive group simulations and workshops.

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Course Outline

Fundamentals

  • Global Energy Sector Overview
  • Petroleum industry fundamentals and structure
  • Goals and objectives of a host government, NOC and IOCs
  • Host country’s regulatory framework and fiscal regime
  • Negotiation framework, strategy and tools

 

Upstream Petroleum

  • Strategic policy issues
  • Upstream fiscal systems and taxation
  • Upstream contracts and key terms
  • Key issues in petroleum accounting

 

Midstream and Downstream Petroleum

  • Strategic policy issues
  • Downstream contracts (sales, storage, transportation)
  • Pipelines
  • Refineries

 

Natural Gas

  • Special considerations for the upstream development of natural gas reserves
  • The natural gas value chain
  • Geopolitics of natural gas
  • Gas pricing and subsidy programs
  • Natural gas agreements and contracts

 

Power Sector

  • Sector fundamentals and structure
  • Independent Power Project requirements
  • Project funding issues and alternatives
  • Power sector contracts and terms
  • Trends and developments; case studies

 

Special Energy Sector Considerations and Trends

  • Financing of energy projects
  • Local content
  • Contract and revenue transparency
  • Anti-corruption, compliance and ethics
  • Environmental concerns and responsibilities
  • Corporate social responsibility programs
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy corridors and regional cooperation


 


Course Advisors

Mr. Jonathan Cahn is a member of Dentons' Energy, Transport and Infrastructure sector team and is the US head of the firm’s Emerging Markets Energy Strategies group (EMES). For more than 20 years, he has represented some of the world's leading energy investors, including international oil companies, national oil companies (NOCs), sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and sovereigns in connection with energy sector transactions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, North America, Russia and Central Asia.

As an international lawyer, Mr. Cahn brings to his clients an in-depth understanding of the energy industry, and his many years of experience in emerging markets. He is internationally acknowledged as a leading lawyer in his field by the Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers, the Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers, Chambers, and the International Who's Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers.

A hallmark of Jonathan Cahn’s practice has been the representation of Chinese companies making investments abroad, as well as representing parties seeking investment or partnership with Chinese investors. He is widely credited with opening Central Asia to China energy investment when, in 1997, as legal counsel to the Government of Kazakhstan, he secured Kazakhstan's approval to invite the China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation (CNODC) to participate in the privatization tender for Kazakhstan's oil company, Aktyubemunaigaz. CNODC's successful acquisition of the oil company and the related construction of the China-Kazakhstan pipeline became China’s inaugural investments in Central Asia.

Ms. Guly Sabahi is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Dentons, the largest international law firm in the world, with approximately 6,500 lawyers and professionals in more than 120 locations spanning 50-plus countries. Ms. Sabahi has over 12 years of experience in international energy projects (mainly upstream oil and gas), and advised the private sector and public sector clients on legal and fiscal regimes in the oil and gas industry in over 45 countries, mainly in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and CIS.

In addition to her work at the ILI, Ms. Sabahi serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and as a Vice Chair of American Bar Association's committees on Africa and international energy and natural resources. Mrs. Sabahi has taught a seminar on international oil and gas contracts at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a frequent lecturer and speaker on a variety of upstream oil and gas related topics.

Mr. Robert Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to businesses and governments seeking to develop projects which expand development and use of natural gas. Mr. Lesnick recently retired from the World Bank as its Oil and Gas Program Coordinator after a successful 30-year career in the private sector. He has extensive experience in the petroleum sector, including commodity trading, project development, and natural gas field operations. Robert has over 25 years international experience as a manager and lead negotiator for the development of energy infrastructure projects, and has conducted business in more than 85 international locations in 60 countries on 6 continents.

In his previous assignment at the World Bank, Robert managed the development of the business strategy and allocation of resources of the Institution’s Oil and Gas Policy Unit and provided advice on a variety of energy policy topics to strategic government client. Mr. Lesnick has served on the Management Committee for the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), and has been a Vice President and Executive Committee member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and was its President’s Award winner in 2010. He is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on a variety of natural gas related topics.



Core Faculty

In addition to the course co-advisors, the sessions will be taught by leading energy experts from:

  • Dentons offices from Washington, D.C., London, New York and Cape Town
  • International oil and gas companies, such as Anadarko, OMV, Eni Petroleum
  • US Department of Energy and Department of Commerce
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • IHS
  • World Bank, IFC, IMF, MIGA, as well as OPIC

 

DATES: OCT 24 - NOV 4, 2016
TUITION: $3950

 

 

 

 

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Overview

Countries face many challenges related to sustainable development of their energy sectors. Governments must adapt policies and legal framework to efficiently develop their natural resources (both conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources, and renewables sources); attract capital and expertise to develop their entire value chains; capture economic rents to pass through energy sector benefits to local communities; ensure optimum local content development; improve linkages to power sector; foster transparency, corporate social responsibility and environmental stewardship - all of which is critical for securing the affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply and for building related value added segments in the industry to grow local economies.

This seminar examines issues using policy, legal and commercial lenses to provide a strategic level understanding of the sustainable energy value chain. Participants will receive a detailed review of the legal and commercial issues that must be resolved for successful sector development. Material is delivered through a variety of methods including: reference reading, in-class lectures, industry panels and interactive group simulations and workshops.

.

Course Outline

Fundamentals

Upstream Petroleum

Midstream & Downstream Petroleum

  • Global Energy Sector Overview
  • Petroleum industry fundamentals and structure
  • Goals and objectives of a host government, NOC and IOCs
  • Host country's regulatory framework and fiscal regime
  • Negotiation framework, strategy and tools
  • Strategic policy issues
  • Upstream fiscal systems and taxation
  • Upstream contracts and key terms
  • Key issues in petroleum accounting
  • Strategic policy issues
  • Downstream contracts (sales, storage, transportation)
  • Pipelines
  • Refineries

Natural Gas

Power Sector

Special Energy Sector Considerations & Trends

  • Special considerations for the upstream development of natural gas reserves
  • The natural gas value chain
  • Geopolitics of natural gas
  • Gas pricing and subsidy programs
  • Natural gas agreements and contracts
  • Sector fundamentals and structure
  • Independent Power Project requirements
  • Project funding issues and alternatives
  • Power sector contracts and terms
  • Trends and developments; case studies
  • Financing of energy projects
  • Local content
  • Contract and revenue transparency
  • Anti-corruption, compliance and ethics
  • Environmental concerns and responsibilities
  • Corporate social responsibility programs
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy corridors and regional cooperation

 


Course Advisors

 

Carlos

Ms. Guly Sabahi is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Dentons, one of the ten largest law firms in the world with 79 locations in 52 countries. Ms. Sabahi has over 12 years of experience in international energy projects (mainly upstream oil and gas), and advised the private sector and public sector clients on legal and fiscal regimes in the oil and gas industry in over 45 countries, mainly in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and CIS. In addition to her work at the ILI, Ms. Sabahi serves as a Representative of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) in Washington, DC, and as a Vice Chair of American Bar Association's committees on Africa and international energy and natural resources, and as a Senior Adviser at ABA's committee on international investment and development issues. Mrs. Sabahi has taught a seminar on international oil and gas contracts at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a frequent lecturer and speaker on a variety of upstream oil and gas related topics.

Cecilia Wang FLD

Mr. Robert Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to businesses and governments seeking to develop projects which expand development and use of natural gas. Mr. Lesnick recently retired from the World Bank as its Oil and Gas Program Coordinator after a successful 30-year career in the private sector. He has extensive experience in the petroleum sector, including commodity trading, project development, and natural gas field operations. Robert has over 25 years international experience as a manager and lead negotiator for the development of energy infrastructure projects, and has conducted business in more than 85 international locations in 60 countries on 6 continents. In his previous assignment at the World Bank, Robert managed the development of the business strategy and allocation of resources of the Institution's Oil and Gas Policy Unit and provided advice on a variety of energy policy topics to strategic government client. Mr. Lesnick has served on the Management Committee for the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), and has been a Vice President and Executive Committee member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and was its President's Award winner in 2010. He is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on a variety of natural gas related topics.


Core Faculty

In addition to the course co-advisors, the sessions will be taught by leading energy experts from:

  • Dentons offices from Washington, D.C., London, New York and Cape Town
  • International oil and gas companies, such as Anadarko, OMV, Eni Petroleum
  • US Department of Energy and Department of Commerce
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • IHS
  • World Bank, IFC, IMF, MIGA, as well as OPIC


Participant Profiles

 

Legal Officer
Deputy Director: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Chairman of Procurement Committee: Assembly
Permanent Secretary: Judiciary
Legal Adviser
Legal Representative
High Court Justice: Commercial Division
Deputy Managing Director Privatization
Head of Law Department
Financial Manager: Water and Sewage Enterprise
Principal Legal Officer: Public Procurement Appeals Authority
Austria
New Zealand
Nigeria
Uganda
France
Dominican Republic
Malawi
Kuwait
Georgia
Colombia
Tanzania

 

DATES: MAY 11 - 22, 2015
TUITION: $4965 includes a Tablet
/ $3950 without a Tablet

 

 

 

 


Overview

The seminar primarily 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.

 

Oil and Gas

This program is specifically designed to integrate important components and applications of Oil and Gas Infrastructure Development in project management.

 

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 Youker has over 35 years experience as a project management trainer and consultant. His project management experience includes new product development and consulting for many companies. Mr. Youker has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He consulted with the World Bank Institute to develop an instructor’s resource kit for Project Management training.

    Gopi Puri - After working in the Indian Steel industry for 17 years, Gopi Puri joined the World Bank, where he directed seminars at the World Bank Institute. In 1977 he joined the International Finance Corporation, where he appraised investment proposals in several industries. He has an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and has worked with more than 80 developing countries.