We specialise in consulting and training services in procurement and financial management under projects financed by the World Bank, Inter American Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and procurement carried out by public procuring entities. Our procurement advisory services to the private sector include preparation of bids, clarification questions, bid challenging, contract negotiations, contract implementation, dispute resolution.
On procurement consulting services, the experience of our consultants we cover all aspects of procurement advisory from assisting in preparing procurement plans, preparation of bidding documents, clarification questions and answers, bid submission procedures, bid evaluation reports, contract negotiation and administration, advisory in handling complaints, preparation of procurement progress reports.
On procurement training, we have developed a full training delivery methodology for Works, Goods and Consulting Services, which includes guidelines, rules and standard bidding documents, an extensive hands-on support for the preparation of bidding documents, preparation of evaluation reports, handling of complaints, and a thorough understanding and skills transfer in contract administration.
Our team of experts has provided advisory services during project implementation in the fields of environment, water and sanitation, education, health sector restructuring, health insurance reform, legal framework for business activities, social insurance reform, public procurement reform, including institutional strengthening of the public procurement regulatory body, trade and transport facilitation, privatisation agency reform, among others.
Capacity building in procurement has been implemented in all assignments where our experts have participated as procurement, financial management and project management advisors. The latter included training assessment needs to designing and implementing career development plans for public procurement personnel, design of a full training program covering legal and regulatory framework, norms and directives in public procurement, understanding and effectively utilising standard bidding documents, easy to use guides for the preparation of specific bidding documents, logistics, foreign trade aspects for the purchase of goods, banking and payment mechanisms, resolution of disputes and complaints from suppliers and contractors etc. and detailed course materials design for acquiring skills and knowledge to manage and supervise the different methods of public procurement, namely, International and National Competitive Bidding, including single and two stage bidding procedures, International and National Request for Quotations, International and National Request for Proposals for Consulting Services.