The World Bank's Procurement Policies and Procedures

22 February, 2021 Monday Washington, D.C.

International Development Institute (lDl) is conducting series of 10 virtual classes on the World Bank’s Procurement Policies and Procedures in collaboration and consultation with Public Sector Procurement (PSP) experts from February 22-March 5, 2021.

The PSP spending is US$8.5 trillion out of US$28 trillion of global market spending. PSP or Government Spending is a powerful tool to develop industry, generate employment, drive innovation and consumption in an economy. To achieve this, all MDBs work closely with governments/public institutions to provide specialized technical support along with funding.

The procurement function plays an important role in completing a project on time, within budget and to a desired level of quality to accomplish ‘Best value for Money'. The magnitude of the World Bank funded projects worldwide is very high in terms of the number of projects as well as the dollar value. These projects are running in multiple sectors to include infrastructure, transportation, health, education, energy, agriculture, water, sanitation and environment.

A new Procurement Framework was approved by the World Bank Board on July 21, 2015 and its use is mandatory for all lending operations after July 1, 2016.

Guidelines (Pre-July 2016): lPF projects which were approved prior to July 1, 2016, are usually governed by the Bank's Procurement Guidelines (for Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services) and Consultant Guidelines (for the selection and employment of consultants). lf you are involved with such a project you need to understand, and be familiar with, the appropriate Guidelines, as these are different from the regulations.

Procurement Regulations (Post-July 2016): The Bank undertook a review of its Guidelines and issued an updated Procurement Framework. lPF projects which were approved after July 1, 2016 are governed principally by the Procurement Regulations.

This program explores, explains and clarifies the World Bank's 2016 Procurement Framework. The Program provides a detailed explanation on the principles and procedures to be followed under the World Bank funded projects, based on the New Procurement Framework of the Bank, as well as opportunities to learn from experienced, practicing professionals. The Program addresses the main features of new PF regulations, approved selection methods and market approaches for procurement of goods, civil works and non-consulting services, and main features of selection documents for consultants.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals from procurement, finance, contract management, legal and dispute management departments of the World Bank funded projects
  • Procurement consultants
  • Government officials responsible for public procurement
  • Students of public policy, public administration, public financial management, and law

Mr. Simeon Sahaydachny (USA) has over 30 years of experience as an international consultant to governments, international organizations and development institutions (World Bank, African Development Bank, ADB, USAlD, MCC, CARlCOM, COMESA) on public procurement, e-commerce, mobile money, concessions, public-private partnerships, and others areas of commercial law and dispute resolution.

He was formerly a Senior Officer at the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on lnternational Trade Law (UNClTRAL), where he served as secretary of various inter-governmental committees of UN General Assembly and authored and contributed to working drafts of model laws (mainly government procurement, cross-border insolvency and e- commerce), international conventions and legalguides relating to international commercial transactions adopted by UNClTRAL and recommended by the UN General Assembly.

Mr. Sahaydachny was instrumental in transforming the public procurement systems in numerous countries. He has worked on public procurement reforms in over 30 countries including China, Georgia, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Mr. Sahaydachny received his J.D. in 1979 and his L.L.M- lnternational Law from New York University in 1986.

Mr. Ovidiu SLIMAC (Romania) has over 18 years of experience in procurement. He is familiar with Romanian national legislation, European Directives in Procurement, and World Bank procedures. He is an engineer, specialist, public procurement expert, nationally and internationally accredited, trainer (of trainers), social responsibility manager. He was a lecturer at the Contract Management (FIDIC types) Seminar in the discipline ”Preparation of documentation, particularities and practical aspects in the field of public procurement.” He was one of the Key Note Speakers at Western Balkan Circular and Climate Innovation Beacons ”CE Beacons” event, held on-line on 14th October 2020, with the title: ”The European Green Deal - Implications and impacts on public procurement.”

Mr. Slimac contributes in number of blogs and is a faculty of public procurement.

Program Manager

Elizabeth Kasonde (USA); WhatsApp +1 571-348-118

Procurement Program Coordinator

Anand Kumar (India)


$750 (Seven Hundred Fifty US Dollar)

The cost includes training program, training material and global networking.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • ln order to cancel or reschedule a confirmed training please submit an email request to
  • lDl will refund 50% of deposits amount if cancellation requests submitted not less than 7 days prior to the scheduled course date.
  • There will be no refund for any cancellation requests submitted less than 7 days prior to the scheduled course date.
  • There will be no refund for no-shows.
  • All cancellations must be made in writing.

Contact Us

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Program Date

February 22-March 5, 2021

The training is scheduled from 8:00 AM-10 AM EST. Kindly download the brochure at the end or time conversion tool to find training time in your country. Considering a very high number of applicants, IDI may decide to hold 2 different cohort's and participants have choice to pick one of the dates. Please enroll before all seats are reserved.

Enrollment Deadline: February 15, 2021

All payments must be received by February 20, 2021 to confirm your enrollment.

Registration and Nomination Form

CLICK HERE, to register and/or nominate in our upcoming training on “World Bank Procurement Methods”. You can also send nominations via email to or contact via WhatsApp messages at WhatsApp +1 571-348-118. 

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