As part of the implementation of the World Bank’s new Procurement Framework, the Bank is hosting a series of seminars for the private sector. These focus on the practical implementation of the Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, the new procurement documents, and enhanced procurement processes. A schedule of the seminars will be posted on the World Bank website soon.
Topic: Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs)
By popular demand, the Bank is repeating the first seminar (delivered in December 2016). This focuses on the new Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs). This seminar is being offered on two separate dates.
On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 the World Bank Group corporate procurement team held a information session webinar. The webinar was used to explain the updates, changes and to answer any questions about corporate procurement at the World Bank. We have attached the presentation and included contact information.
Deadline: 15-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The study will be carried out through a combination of face to face interviews, review of reports and literature and survey of selected procuring entities. The scope of work will include:
a) Obtain and review available reports and Procurement Guidelines and Regulations that will include Bank Guidelines, Bank PROCYS reports, Government Procurement Regulations, Independent Procurement reviews, procurement audits by government agencies etc;
b) Conduct interviews with Bank staff, selected government agencies staff, consultants , suppliers and contractors to identify processes that are vulnerable to bottlenecks and/or redundant;
c) Explore the value added to efficiency, transparency and economy resultant from adherence to best practices/government/Bank procedures;
Deadline: 22-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is assisting Local Government Authorities in Tanzania to implement a number of investments through PPP, in particular those projects that would not require any public funding (aside from land contributions) and might generate new sources of revenues for the LGAs.
As part of the project preparation, the Word Bank is seeking a firm to undertake studies that will assess the viability of the projects in light of the economic, legal, financial, market, socio/environmental, affordability and value for money factors. The studies will allow the LGAs to determine the projects viability, whether they should pursue a PPP solution for the selected facilities, and what form of PPP should be developed. The Local Government Authorities will be the Contracting Authority (CA) for the PPP projects.
Deadline: 28-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial inclusion for the world’s poor. It is supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations who share a common mission to alleviate poverty. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP provides market intelligence, promotes standards, develops innovative solutions and offers advisory services to governments, microfinance providers, donors, and investors.
The high level objectives of this project are:
Improve publically-available data to serve the financial inclusion industry
Empower decision makers (financial service providers, funders/investors, and government officials) to build an inclusive financial services ecosystem through data, analytics, and insight.
Deadline: 04-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is seeking a firm to prepare and undertake baseline data collection for a long-term impact evaluation survey in Niger. The survey is a large-scale and complex survey. The sample will include approximately 3,500 households. The instruments will include a household survey that will be provided by the World Bank team and will include anthropometrics measurement of children under 5 years of age and water quality testing.
Baseline data is expected to be collected in approximately 150 villages in Dosso, Maradi, Zinder, Tillaberi and Tahoua. The data collection is expected to take place in late February/ early March 2017.
On November 2, 2016 the Netherlands Enterprise Agency organized an event focused on procurement at the World Bank Group in cooperation with the Netherlands’ Embassy in Washington, DC. The procurement event was geared to Dutch companies and organizations who have experience bidding for World Bank funded projects. The sessions were organized to address specific aspects of and bottlenecks in the WBG procurement process. During the interactive sessions the Dutch private sector shared their experiences and their tips and tricks in doing business with the World Bank.
Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The activity will assess the viability of a large-scale solar rooftop PV program in Turkey. The activity would include: (i) review of existing policies and solar resources, and experience with rooftop solar PV programs globally; (ii) market assessments in the public, commercial and residential building markets; (iii) prefeasibility studies in the viable markets; and (iv) development of a roadmap, with recommendations on the policy, regulatory, institutional, programming and incentives needed to realize these markets.