New seminar on Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs)

As part of the implementation of the World Bank’s new Procurement Framework, the i-love-procurement2Bank 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.

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New Procurement Framework Webinar on December 8th!

On December 8, 2016 in Washington DC, as part of the implantation of the World Bank’s world-bank-webinar-new-procurement-frameworkNew Procurement Framework, the Bank is hosting a workshop on the World Bank’s Procurement Framework and the new Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs).  This workshop will be the first in a series of events to update the private sector.  The event will focus on the key regulatory changes and how the SPDs have been developed.  Subsequent events are planned to be held in 2017 in different parts of the world reflecting demand.

This workshop will be run in person and simultaneously through an online platform (webinar) so that as many people can take part as possible and anywhere in the world.  As such, to cater for time differences this first event will commence at 8am EST.  There are 120 webinar participation places available, and 30 places for physical attendance in D.C.  See below for registration details.

The objectives of the workshop/webinar are to:

  1. Provide attendees with an understanding of how the SPDs have been developed
  2. Inform attendees on the new Request for Proposal SPDs for goods, works and non-consulting services
  3. Provide information on the key regulatory changes, and how these have been reflected in the SPDs, including:
    • Eligibility;
    • Performance Based Specifications;
    • Value for Money and Rated Criteria;
    • New Request for Proposal SPDs and Initial Selection;
    • Best and Final Offer (BAFO) and Negotiations;
    • Sustainable Procurement;
    • Abnormally Low Tenders;
    • Most Advantageous Bid/Proposal;
    • Notification of Intention to Award;
    • Standstill Period, Debriefs and Complaints; and
    • Value Engineering.

The webinar is a World Bank facilitated event delivered by key members of OPCS procurement.
Chris Browne                    –              Chief Procurement Officer
Enzo de Laurentiis          –              Manager – Procurement
Tesfaalem Iyesus            –              Lead Procurement Specialist
Diomedes Berroa            –              Lead Procurement Specialist

Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  To register, please email your interest by Friday December 2, 2016 stating if you would like to attend in person or via the online platform (webinar) to:

Nancy Bikondo-Omosa –    
Barnaby Wiles                  –    

Confirmation of registration will be issued on Monday 5, December at which time the location of the event and webinar log on details will be provided.  Please note that only one log will be provided to each company or organization due to the limited numbers.

Once all the places have been allocated, other interested parties will be added to a list for the next workshop.

Videos:Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016

We hope you were able to folow the events LIVE but if not we have the video. The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 20-21, 2016 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development.”


Online PPP event: South African Development Community Countries


There has been an increase in private investment in infrastructure in the South African Development Community (SADC) member states in recent years. Public-Private Partnerships are being increasingly seen as a solution for challenges related to efficiency, capacity and fiscal constraints.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM EST – 11:00:00 AM EST

This webinar discusses the main issues and challenges related to the frameworks for PPP in key SADC countries active in the PPP space.

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Online event: Climate Action and Green Competitiveness

greencompetitivenessDate: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 14:30 – 16:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: International Finance Corporation Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online



  • Rachel Kyte: Vice President & Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group

Webinar: World Bank PPP learning event

Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Europe and Central Asia
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 ( Tomorrow )
Time: 10:00AM EST – 3PM GMT
Name: Lorik Fejzullahu – Head, Central PPP Department Ministry of Finance, Kosovo
Name: Filip Drapak – Consultant, East and Central Asia PPP Transaction Advisory, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group
Name: Shyamala Shukla -Senior Consultant, PPP Cross-Cutting Solution Area, The World Bank Group

World Bank Webinar: ‘Unleashing Private Investment in Renewable Energy’

evd__8324What solutions already exist and what needs to be done to stimulate further private sector investment in renewable energy?

At the 9th of October, a panel of global and regional investors, a renewable energy developer, and a senior government official will discuss how success can be scaled; and explore the specific actions to leverage public energy financing for scaled up private flows. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will open the discussion in a moderated conversation with Norway’s Foreign Minister Mr. Børge Brende.

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Successful NL / WB Clean Cookstove Webinar held on September 29

On Tuesday, September 29, your webinarNL4WorldBank team at the Netherlands embassy, in close cooperation with the World Bank Group, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, organized the first ever Clean Cookstove Webinar.

You will find the audio recording of the webinar here. The initial clip is a preview – click on ‘download’ to hear the entire recording.