DATES: AUG 30 - SEP 17, 2021    
         
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: AUG 30 - SEP 10, 2021    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200    
       

 

 

 

 

 

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 Advisor

Prof. Wallace is the Chairman of the ILI since 1970, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University; he was the Deputy Assistant General Counsel to USAID from 1962-66; founding board member of the IDLO in Rome. He chaired the Advisory Committee on World Trade and Technology to the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress 1976-79, and is currently a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, a U.S. Delegate to UNCITRAL, correspondent of UNIDROIT and the vice president of the UNIDROIT Foundation in Rome. He has been on the roster of panelists of the WTO. Some of his writings include Regulating Public Procurement: National/International Perspectives (with Sue Arrowsmith and John Linarelli), International Business and Economics: Law and Policy (with Professors Paul Stephan and Julie Roin), and Investor-State Arbitration (with Christopher Dugan, Noah D. Rubins and Borzu Sabahi).

 

DATES: AUG 23-27, 2021      
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
         
TUITION: $2245      
         

 

 

 

 



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 the Director of Programs at the International Law Institute in Washington D.C. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Gerhard 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 36 years’ experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Gerhard 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. He also holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

 

DATES: AUG  16-27, 2021    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200    
       

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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. He also holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

 

DATES: AUG 16-20, 2021      
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
         
TUITION: $2245      
         

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

This course empowers participants to become effective leaders and managers in the international development context. International development work involves multi-stakeholder cooperation and delivery in challenging environments. We designed this course to target governments from developing countries as well as practitioners in the international development community. The course tailors leadership and management training as it pertains to the public service sector and public sector reform. The skill set that needs to be developed includes leadership and decision-making, organizational management, human capital development, negotiations, navigating through political waters, and effective communications. The case studies are designed to address key issues in international development.

 

Course Outline

Leading Teams and Organizations

  • Developing personal leadership competencies: self awareness; courage; vision; strategic and analytical thinking; learning agility; decisiveness; energy; results driven; credibility; influence; communication
  • Planning for and achieving team and organizational results
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Recognizing human potential and delegating appropriately
  • Building diversity
  • Fostering innovation
  • Handling risks, changes, complications and conflicts
  • Cultural adaptation

 

General team and organizational management skills: change management; communication management; conflict management; constraint management; crisis management; decision management; financial management; human resource management; information management; operations management; perception management; performance management; process management; project and program management; quality management; resource management; risk management; skills management; strategic management

Leadership and Management in International Development Work

  • Meeting donor and other key stakeholder requirements
  • Building strong relationships with strategic partners
  • Executing in challenging political environments
  • Working with limited resources
  • Institutionalizing open and participatory communication channels

Course Advisor

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 over 30 countries. 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. She teaches a course at the University of California at Irvine Law School.  Ms. Phan is the immediate past President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.