eConsultant2 & future improvements

In one of the first blog posts we highlighted i-love-procurement2the difference between Operational Procurement and Corporate Procurement. You can review this post at http://wp.me/p4X6vO-72. In essence, corporate procurement is when the World Bank procures goods, works or (consultancy) services itself, whereas in operational procurement, this is done by the borrowing country.

Roughly every quarter we have a meeting with the Corporate Procurement team to discuss any issues, problems, complaints and – every once in a while – compliments that you have raised with us. In this post, we’d like to update you on some of the changes in the corporate procurement process and the eConsultant2 system it uses. In the spotlight this time: forthcoming improvements.

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Minister Ploumen on stage at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, took to the stage during the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Concert in Washington DC. The concert took place on Saturday, April 18, 2015, during the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group. On stage, Minister Ploumen made a new commitment to provide clean drinking water and toilets for those who currently lack access. Watch her speak to the crowd in Washington.

Did you know? (2)

A couple of weeks ago we posted a ‘did you know’ article to recap information we have shared on this blog. We think it’s time to do another one, so here is ‘did you know – part 2’.

  • … the MIGA is one of the five pillars of the World Bank Group? The MIGA provides investment insurance against non-commercial risks.
  • … this blog regularly posts tender opportunities which could be interesting to Dutch companies? In the past few months several World Bank projects in the health, agriculture, water and energy sector have been brought to the attention of our readers!
  • … that in Fiscal Year 2014, measured by budget, the IFC was the largest pillar of the World Bank Group, financing projects for over $22 billion?
  • … that every year the World Bank Group and the IMF organize their Spring Meetings together? From April 17th to 19th, 2015 this event took place here in Washington, DC.
  • …..this year the Annual Meetings will be held in Lima Peru from October 9 – 11, 2015.

Again, just some facts for you to keep in mind when you read about the World Bank and especially when you want to do business with the World Bank Group!

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

eConsultant2 & the Request for Proposal stage

In one of the first blog posts we highlighted i-love-procurement2the difference between Operational Procurement and Corporate Procurement. You can review this post at http://wp.me/p4X6vO-72. In essence, corporate procurement is when the World Bank procures goods, works or (consultancy) services itself, whereas in operational procurement, this is done by the borrowing country.

Roughly every quarter we have a meeting with the Corporate Procurement team to discuss any issues, problems, complaints and – every once in a while – compliments that you have raised with us. In this post, we’d like to update you on some of the changes in the corporate procurement process and the eConsultant2 system it uses. In the spotlight this time: the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage.

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Energy Sector Mission

The 11th of March we posted an article on our blog to make you aware of the upcoming Energy sector mission to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Millennium Challenge Corporation in Washington, DC from May 4 – 7, 2015.

The joint mission, involving companies from Canada, United States, Austria, France, Spain, the Netherlands and other countries is next week!

The theme of this energy mission is “Integrating Sustainable Energy in Global Development”. The mission is intended for private sector parties – both suppliers and consultants – interested in learning about business opportunities in the energy sector.

This is always a unique opportunity to network with companies and potential partners from around the world and at the same time learn about opportunities in the energy sector from the World Bank and other institutions. For those of you who can’t attend but might be interested in the next Energy Mission, we have attached the Energy Mission 2015 agenda.

For more information on what the efforts of the World Bank, IADB , MMC and ADB entail concerning energy, click the organization.

Slides are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9fl3wj3ju2ea9t0/AACl0mpt7-mwTtlziIkfErGha

eConsultant2 & the Expression of Interest stage

In one of the first blog posts we highlighted the i-love-procurement2difference between Operational Procurement and Corporate Procurement. You can review this post at http://wp.me/p4X6vO-72. In essence, corporate procurement is when the World Bank procures goods, works or (consultancy) services itself, whereas in operational procurement, this is done by the borrowing country.

Roughly every quarter we have a meeting with the Corporate Procurement team to discuss any issues, problems, complaints and – every once in a while – compliments that you have raised with us. In this post, we’d like to update you on some of the changes in the corporate procurement process and the eConsultant2 system it uses. In the spotlight this time: the Expression of Interest (EoI) stage.

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Nigeria: World Bank Approves US$500 Million to Improve Maternal and Child Health, Achieve the ‘Saving One Million Lives’ Goal

Article originally posted on the World Bank website.

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$500 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to significantly improve maternal, child, and nutrition health services for women and children.

Access Project Website here: http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P146583?lang=en. Includes the Project Identification Document.

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World Bank Group Offers Help to Nepal After Devastating Earthquake

Originally posted on World Bank website.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2015—The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today offered Nepal the Bank Group’s immediate support to overcome the damage and loss of life after a devastating earthquake on Saturday.

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World Bank opens its contracts

Article originally published at trust.org.

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:33 GMTWorld Bank President Jim Yong Kim takes his seat as he arrives to brief the press at the opening of the IMF and World Bank’s 2015 Annual Spring Meetings, in Washington, April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

How do you track billions of dollars of development money handed out via World Bank contracts for everything from school books to bridges?

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