IFI'S PROCUREMENT PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

Start Day: Mon 10 June
End Day: Fri 14 June

Module description:

1. Procurement under IFI rules

Objectives:
The aim of the course is to provide attendants with a comprehensive knowledge on the principles, the rules and the procedures governing procurement under public sector projects financed by the major IFIs, with the focus on the policies of EBRD.

Participants will be introduced to IFI’s role in procurement under public sector projects. Particular attention will be addressed to IFI’s legal status and procurement principles and how this conflicts in some cases with national legislation.

Themes:
 IFIs’ role in procurement
 The differentiation between sovereign and sub-sovereign projects
 Co-financing with others
 IFIs and PPP/concession projects
 IFI rules and national regulations
 Procurement procedures and practice
 Prohibited Practices
 IFIs remedies procedures


2. Contract Management

Objectives:
Procurement laws tend to regulate the process up to contract signature, after which time the responsibility rests with the Purchaser. The aim of the course is to provide procurement policy makers with the basic strategic knowledge to understand contract management techniques.

To show the relevance of the strategic tools within the context of international public procurement procedures (e.g. Multilateral Development Banks STDs and internationally accepted conditions of contract such as FIDIC) and to provide empirical evidence and case studies on contract management, with a particular emphasis on construction contracts.

Themes:
 International forms of contract (e.g. FIDIC)
 contracting strategy
 conflict between international forms of contract and national law
 monitoring and reporting
 roles of the parties
 payments, guarantees and insurance
 price adjustment
 claims and delays
 managing contract implementation
 how to manage change orders, amendments and variation orders
 dispute resolution (DAB, arbitration)
 penalties and liquidated damages
 acceptance and completion certificates
 Strategic tools within the MDBs’ STDs;
 Strategic tools Case studies

 

Lecturer 1

Richard Gargrave

Date  June 11 hours:  10:00-1:00  -  2:00-5:00

           June 12 hours:  10:00-1:00  -  2:00-5:00

           June 13 hours:  10:00-11:30  

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Lecturer 2

Jan Jackholt

Date   June 10 hours:  10:00-1:00  -  2:00-5:00

           June 11 hours:  10:00-1:00  -  2:00-5:00

           June 12 hours:  10:00-1:00

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Lecturer 3

Evgeny Smirnov

Date   June 13 hours:  10:00-1:00  -  2:00-5:00

           June 14 hours:  10:00-1:00  -  2:00-5:00

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EXAM MODALITIES:

Module 9: IFSs’ CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY

Prof. Richard Gargrave

Available Time: 2 hours

The exam will consist of open questions with short essay answers and the students should be prepared on the topics discussed in class which will include:


• IFI procurement principles and procedures;
• procurement planning;
• contracting strategy for different procurement types;
• advantages and disadvantages of prequalification;
• advantages and disadvantages of open tendering;
• how best to deal with change orders and variations.

In particular, Part A will be composed of 5 questions to be answered while Part B will see 3 questions out of which you will choose 1 to be answered.

Department of Economics and Finance
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Via Columbia 2, 00133 Roma

Director
Prof. Gustavo Piga
gustavo.piga@uniroma2.it

Executive Director
Prof. Annalisa Castelli
annalisa.castelli@uniroma2.it

Distance Learning Coordinator
Prof. Andrea Appolloni
andrea.appolloni@uniroma2.it

Secretariat
Cristina Cerri / Simona Rippo
cerri@economia.uniroma2.it
simona.rippo@uniroma2.it

Phone: +39 06 7259 5942
Fax: +39 06 2020 500
public.procurement@uniroma2.it.

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