The World Bank's Procurement Policies and Procedures

09 November, 2020 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 in Washington, D.C. from November 9-November 20, 2020.

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


The program covers the following key topics:

  • Project Appraisal Document (PAD) and Legal Agreement
  • Introduction to Project Cycle in the World Bank Financed Projects
  • Features of Procurement Regulations for Borrowers
  • Project Procurement Strategy for Development
  • World Bank Approved Selection Methods and Market Approaches for
  • Procurement of Consulting Services
  • Overview of the World Bank Standard Procurement Documents (SPD)
  • Complaint Management and Standstill Period
  • Specialized Procurement Documents
  • Systematic Tracking of Exchanges in Procurement (STEP)
  • Evaluation Criteria using Request for Bid (RFB) and Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Red Flags in Procurement - combating fraud and Corruption
  • Contract Management, FlDlC Conditions, and Dispute Resolution

Course Advisors

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Shakya is a digital governance specialist, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), currently working with the World Bank as an e- Procurement Specialist and also supporting the Asian Development Bank as a Project Team Leader and other capacities on Public Finance Management (lnvestment Management).

He has also worked with USAlD, Eastern African Community, lnter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, and other development agencies. He has extensive practical international experience in Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe guiding more than 30 countries on planning, designing, developing processes and procedures, institutional arrangements and business model development, implementation of e-Procurement systems, framework agreements, developing procurement and e-procurement strategies, e- GP Guidelines, e-GP Readiness Assessment, assessing country procurement systems and e-Procurement Systems using OECD Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS ll). He is a Ph.D. with distinction in Public Administration with dissertation on ‘Good Governance in Public Procurement through e-Procurement' from the Capella University, USA.

Mr. Jorge Claro is an internationally recognized expert with over 35 years of work experience with international organizations and private sector companies in governance issues, project formulation, design, management and evaluation, and particularly, in public sector procurement policy, budget and finance.

After working for over 20 years in the United Nations system in New York and several countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, he moved to Washington, D.C. to become the Chief of the Procurement Policy and Coordination Office of the lnter-American Development Bank (lDB), a position he held for over eight years at the lDB. From 2005- 2007, he was the Director of the Public Procurement Law and Policy Center at the lnternational Law lnstitute in Washington D.C.

Mr. Claro holds an MBA from Leeds University and an MClPS from the Chartered lnstitute of Procurement and Supply (ClPS) in the UK. He is fluent in English and Spanish, with a working knowledge of French and Portuguese.

Mr. Simeon Sahaydachny 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.


$999 (Nine Hundred Ninety Nine 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:

November 9-20, 2020

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: October 20, 2020

All payments must be received by November 1, 2020 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


Ms. Elizabeth Kasonde and Mr. Anand Kumar 

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