DATES: MAR 5-9, 2018      
         
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

  

  


Overview

The e-Government Procurement seminar explores the concept, objectives, supporting policies and procedures of e-Procurement within the broader e-Government context. The program will highlight best practices and features as well as errors to avoid, and analyze various options in the implementation of e-Government Procurement based on the experience of several countries, depending on the different scope and levels of complexity of e-Government systems.

The seminar explores the advantages and challenges in the implementation of e-Procurement systems, the underlying institutional and legal frameworks, the diverse procurement methods and procedures commonly utilized in e-Procurement systems and their fitness in procuring various categories of procurement (goods, works, consulting and non-consulting services) depending on risks, market, and complexity, as well as the technical aspects of the related IT platforms on which e-Procurement Systems rely. Participants are expected to fully engage in class discussions, case studies and group exercises.

Course Outline

 

1. Defining e-Government Procurement – Strategy and mid and long term planning

2. Legal and institutional frameworks

3. Options and examples from developed and developing countries

4. Short case studies: comparing examples with a given country situation

5. Specific Procurement methods and procedures adapted to the use of E-Procurement systems

• Open competitive bidding

• Electronic Reverse Auction

• Framework  Agreements

• e-Catalogs

6. Pros and cons: what is the best fit for various categories of procurement depending on risks, market and complexity?

• Goods

• Works

• Consultants

• Non-consulting services

7. Technical aspects

8. Case study

9. Debriefing

 

Course Advisors

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).

Sabine Engelhard is a lawyer who recently retired from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She previously worked for the World Bank and the private sector in prominent law firms and consulting organizations. Ms. Engelhard led the procurement harmonization efforts with other Multilateral Development Banks on behalf of the IDB. She represented the IDB in several high-profile international initiatives with the OECD and the WTO aimed at strengthening and using country procurement systems and preventing fraud and corruption. She led the modernization of the procurement function at the IDB. She holds master-level and post-graduate degrees in law, international relations, and European studies. Additionally, she has completed the first part of a Ph. D. in European Law. She is a regular speaker at international procurement-related events and is fluent in English, French, German, and Spanish.