Works Procurement and Selection of Consultants

INTRODUCTION

Billions of dollars have been invested and will continue to be invested in development projects and services. Funding for these projects has been achieved through a combination of internally generated funds as well as funding provided by bilateral and multilateral sources including the World Bank and African Development Bank. One important lesson learnt from the implementation of development projects is the critical role that procurement contributes in successful implementation of these projects. Poor project preparation followed by poor management of the procurement process has led to lengthy time overruns, cost overruns and delivery of poor quality projects. Where projects are externally funded client agencies face numerous problems and delays because of the recipient’s inability to observe and apply the procurement guidelines of the funding agency at each stage of the complex chain of international procurement operations. In order to improve the procurement process and expedite the implementation of development projects, we have designed a series of procurement training programmes covering Works Procurement and the Selection of Consultants.

This programme covers only the procurement of construction works contracts and the Selection of Consultants and will be based on World Bank procurement Guidelines, procedures and documentation as a benchmark of internationally accepted procurement practices.

HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Apply techniques on advertising;
  • Prepare prequalification including development of criteria;
  • Develop a procurement plan;
  • Select and use appropriate procurement method;
  • Prepare standard bidding documents for smaller works;
  • Prepare bid receipt and bid opening documents;
  • Examine and evaluate bids along with preparation of bid evaluation report.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Middle to senior level public and private sector procurement staff, including staff of projects funded by International donor community as well as National Tender Board staff and Municipal Council Officers handling tenders and members of procurement committees. Participants may include procurement managers and specialists, Civil Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Lawyers, Work Superintendents etc.

Course Outline

Topics include

  • The project cycle;
  • Place of procurement in project cycle;
  • Project cycle documents;
  • World Bank procurement policy guidelines;
  • Procurement methods
  • Procurement planning;
  • Types of works contracts;
  • Purpose and content of bidding documents;
  • Bid opening and evaluation procedures;
  • Legal aspects of procurement;
  • Risks and claims;

Disputes settlement procedures.

Course Outline

 

  • Fundamentals of dispute resolution
    • Overview of the dispute resolution process
    • Methods of dispute resolution including:
      • Litigation
      • Arbitration
      • Collaborative law
      • Mediation
      • Conciliation
      • Negotiation
      • Facilitation
    • Introduction to international High Court litigation processes
      • Path of a claim
      • Pre-action matters
      • Court documents
      • Case management
      • Disclosure
      • During the trial
      • Judgement
  • Dispute resolution in the GCC
    • The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system
      • Early neutral evaluation
      • Negotiation
      • Conciliation
      • Mediation
      • Arbitration
    • Importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law systems
    • Civil law system
    • Codification
    • Subgroups
  • Common law system
    • Court decisions
    • Statutes
  • International arbitration
    • Introduction to international arbitration
    • Institutional versus ‘ad hoc’ arbitration
    • Introduction to mediation: The process and its principles
  • Arbitration in the GCC
    • Drafting international arbitration clauses
    • The arbitration award and its enforcement
    • Recent international arbitration case law
    • Advantages and disadvantages of:
      • Arbitration
      • Litigation
      • Mediation

Why Attend

Effective dispute resolution helps minimize the costs and adverse effects to relationships that often arise from the commercial disputes. If informal negotiation fails to resolve a dispute, mediation or arbitration can often be the next best option in order to avoid litigation in court. This course will give participants an insight into dispute resolution from the perspective of a lawyer. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the main differences between the various dispute resolution techniques with a particular focus on arbitration, in order to reduce the likelihood of disputes leading to court cases.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for professionals within all industries who are involved in contract management and resolving disputes including, but not limited to, project managers, contract managers, procurement managers, supply chain managers, contractors, architects, developers and engineers. This course would also highly benefit in-house council and legal advisors new to the region who require the fundamentals of dispute resolution in the GCC.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the right course of action to resolve a legal dispute
  • Reduce the possibility of disputes leading to legal action
  • Apply national and international legal requirements for dispute resolution
  • Employ arbitration knowledge to negotiate terms
  • Use case law to achieve a favorable outcome for their organization

Course Methodology

In this interactive training course participants will frequently work in pairs as well as in larger groups to complete exercises as well as regional and international case studies.

Target Competencies

  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • GCC Dispute Resolution Frameworks

Course Outline

 

  • Fundamentals of dispute resolution
    • Overview of the dispute resolution process
    • Methods of dispute resolution including:
      • Litigation
      • Arbitration
      • Collaborative law
      • Mediation
      • Conciliation
      • Negotiation
      • Facilitation
    • Introduction to international High Court litigation processes
      • Path of a claim
      • Pre-action matters
      • Court documents
      • Case management
      • Disclosure
      • During the trial
      • Judgement
  • Dispute resolution in the GCC
    • The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system
      • Early neutral evaluation
      • Negotiation
      • Conciliation
      • Mediation
      • Arbitration
    • Importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law systems
    • Civil law system
    • Codification
    • Subgroups
  • Common law system
    • Court decisions
    • Statutes
  • International arbitration
    • Introduction to international arbitration
    • Institutional versus ‘ad hoc’ arbitration
    • Introduction to mediation: The process and its principles
  • Arbitration in the GCC
    • Drafting international arbitration clauses
    • The arbitration award and its enforcement
    • Recent international arbitration case law
    • Advantages and disadvantages of:
      • Arbitration
      • Litigation
      • Mediation

Why Attend

Effective dispute resolution helps minimize the costs and adverse effects to relationships that often arise from the commercial disputes. If informal negotiation fails to resolve a dispute, mediation or arbitration can often be the next best option in order to avoid litigation in court. This course will give participants an insight into dispute resolution from the perspective of a lawyer. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the main differences between the various dispute resolution techniques with a particular focus on arbitration, in order to reduce the likelihood of disputes leading to court cases.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for professionals within all industries who are involved in contract management and resolving disputes including, but not limited to, project managers, contract managers, procurement managers, supply chain managers, contractors, architects, developers and engineers. This course would also highly benefit in-house council and legal advisors new to the region who require the fundamentals of dispute resolution in the GCC.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the right course of action to resolve a legal dispute
  • Reduce the possibility of disputes leading to legal action
  • Apply national and international legal requirements for dispute resolution
  • Employ arbitration knowledge to negotiate terms
  • Use case law to achieve a favorable outcome for their organization

Course Methodology

In this interactive training course participants will frequently work in pairs as well as in larger groups to complete exercises as well as regional and international case studies.

Target Competencies

  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • GCC Dispute Resolution Frameworks

Course Outline

 

  • Fundamentals of dispute resolution
    • Overview of the dispute resolution process
    • Methods of dispute resolution including:
      • Litigation
      • Arbitration
      • Collaborative law
      • Mediation
      • Conciliation
      • Negotiation
      • Facilitation
    • Introduction to international High Court litigation processes
      • Path of a claim
      • Pre-action matters
      • Court documents
      • Case management
      • Disclosure
      • During the trial
      • Judgement
  • Dispute resolution in the GCC
    • The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system
      • Early neutral evaluation
      • Negotiation
      • Conciliation
      • Mediation
      • Arbitration
    • Importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law systems
    • Civil law system
    • Codification
    • Subgroups
  • Common law system
    • Court decisions
    • Statutes
  • International arbitration
    • Introduction to international arbitration
    • Institutional versus ‘ad hoc’ arbitration
    • Introduction to mediation: The process and its principles
  • Arbitration in the GCC
    • Drafting international arbitration clauses
    • The arbitration award and its enforcement
    • Recent international arbitration case law
    • Advantages and disadvantages of:
      • Arbitration
      • Litigation
      • Mediation
Durban, South Africa
Starting: 06 December 2021 Ending: 17 December 2021
USD 2,875
To cover tuition and training materials only.

Please take note that hotel accommodation, travel and out of pocket expenses will be borne by the sponsoring organization.

The cost covers only tuition, stationery, presentation slides, soft and hard copies of course materials, coffee/tea breaks, lunch, tour to tourist attraction sites and administrative expenses.

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