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

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

The Procurement Integrity program covers the institutional, legal, 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. The program incorporates the strategies and approaches within the United States and globally to create an organizational culture committed to high ethical standards and integrity. Participants will learn best practices on ensuring organizational procurements are performed fairly, impartially, honestly, legally, and free from fraud and abuse.

 

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, 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
  • 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

 

U.S. Anti-Corruption

  • U.S. Anti-Corruption Agencies
  • Inspector General Community
  • Oversight

 

Risk Framework Models

  • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commissions (COSO)
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

 

Got Ethics

  • Ethics & Compliance Programs
  • Whistle-Blower Protections

 

Procurement Fraud

  • Make-up and Schemes
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Criminal, Civil and/or Administrative

 

The Fraudster

  • Mind-set & Motivation
  • Elusiveness

 

Procurement Integrity Control System®

  • Elements
  • Criteria

 

Investigations

  • Fraud Risk Theories
  • Proactive Approaches
  • Case Preparation

 

Case Study

  • Ethical Reform Movement
  • Road Blocks
  • Victories and Set-Backs

 

Course Advisors

Ms. Sheryl Steckler was formerly the Inspector General for Palm Beach County and the Department of Children & Families, State of Florida.  Ms. Steckler has worked in law enforcement and criminal justice related positions for over 30 years. She is presently the President of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, a woman-owned small business specializing in developing, assessing, and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity by mitigating the inherent risk to procurement fraud and abuse.  Ms. Steckler is currently a Certified Inspector General, Certified Inspector General Investigator and formerly a certified law enforcement officer and public assistance fraud investigator. Ms. Steckler holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University.

Mr. Tom Caulfield was formerly the Executive Director of Training for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.  Mr. Caulfield spent over 38 years of federal government service, his assignments included responsibilities at both the senior executive and case agent levels in law enforcement, criminal investigations, anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, internal oversight, and professional development and training.   He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Procurement Integrity Consulting Services and was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice National Procurement Fraud Task-Force.  He holds degrees in Criminology and Criminal Justice and currently is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Inspector General, and Certified Inspector General Investigator.

Ms. Steckler and Mr. Caulfield are frequent instructors at both domestic and international forms and have published and co-published several articles on subjects related to the prevention and detection of procurement fraud and abuse. Their material has been referenced in various federal reports and book publications. Some of the articles can be found at:  http://www.procurement-integrity.net/publications.html).

 

 

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: JUN 3 - 14, 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: 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, and the Asian Development Bank have changed their procurement frameworks. Such developments are a testimony to the increased reliance on the use of countries’ 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

Legislative and Regulatory Framewor

  • Main components of legal and regulatory framework for a public procurement system
  • UNCITRAL Public Procurement Model Law
  • Anti-corruption, integrity and ethics, Code of Ethics, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)
  • Sustainable procurement and socio-economic considerations
  • Trade and economic integration  in public procurement and the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

Institutional, Operational and Organizational Resource

  • Main institutional, operational and organizational issues in a public procurement system
  • Informational systems and management
  • Collection and reporting of data on procurement activities

Professional Procurement Workforc

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

Introducing new Procurement Policies and Practice

  • 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 Organization 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 Labor 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.