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S2 - Training of civil service officers

Public procurement is related to different areas that civil servants, at the entry, mid and senior level continues to manage.

In fact, it has both a traditional role as a cornerstone of good governance, and an innovative function in enhancing efficiency and fostering transparency and wider competition in public procurement operations. Currently, E-Procurement initiatives are constrained by a number of legal and oversight gaps in addition to scarcity of skills and capacity within governments at the human resources level and sustainable procurement takes centre stage as a key indicator of governments’ commitment to sustainable development.

The overall objective of this course is that various levels of civil servants can better understand public procurement and are able to deal with PP daily issues in an optimal and coherent manner.

The training content is displayed as follows:

• Public Procurement System and Principles

• Overview  of  PPA 2006 and PPR 2008

• Procurement  Planning

• Procurement Methods (national and international)

• Public Procurement Committees

• Complaints & Appeals

• Advertisement

• Standard Procurement Related Documents

• Evaluation of Tender/Proposal

• Approval Process of Tenders/Proposals

• Delegation of Financial Powers

• Contract Award

• Contract management

S3 - Training of auditors, finance and accounts officers

Progressive privatisation, rapid technological developments, outsourcing of public service delivery and the increased focus on results-based management in the public sector have all contributed to the increased eminence and sophistication of the public procurement function. In the case of developing countries the introduction of new development delivery modalities like Sector Wide Approaches (SWAp) and related budget support funding are conditioned by the ability of the recipient governments to put in place efficient and integrated procurement and financial management systems that fulfil national accountability requirements as well as those of International Financial Institutions (IFI) and the donor community. 

The course aims at contributing to the improvement of the effectiveness of the procurement Audit, finance and accounting’ functions in procurement operations through enhancing the capacity of the participants in conducting the full spectrum of procurement Audit functions as well as in designing organizational systems and procedures for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption.

Participants will learn tools and techniques to review procurement documents and proceedings (B.D., evaluation reports, payments, contractual remedies, contract enforcement, etc.) to enhance the audit function and minimize delays.

Overview of PPA 2016 and PPR 2008 followed by identification of the red flags concerning the following tasks in the implementation of the procurement process based on specifically prepared checklists.

Procurement Planning

Procurement methods

Contract type

Procurement committees

Advertisement

Pre-qualification and short listing

Tendering / request for proposal

SRFPs for services (national) above Tk 10 million

Submission and opening of tenders / proposal / quotations

Evaluation tender / quotation - PG3 / PW3

Principles of evaluation of tender / proposal

Contract negotiations

Approval process

Delegation of financial power

Contract award

Compliance and appeals

Auditing

Contract administration and management

Procurement post review

Compliance audit

S4 - Training of the officials(Tax/VAT) of NBR

Public procurement constitutes a significant proportion of gross national product and overall public expenditure in all countries. It is central to the efficient and sustainable delivery of public services as well as public infrastructure and is a “sine qua non” for good governance. In particular, VAT/Tax is important in public procurement and official should be ready in advance of tenders to deal with the tax questions and issues.

The overall objective of this course is that participants will better understand how to deal with taxation and VAT under procurement contracts to offer guidance to P.E.’s and manage taxation more effectively.

In particular, the use of e-GP system as the primary source of all information, helps NBR to manage VAT/Tax issues in a sustainable and efficient way during procurement management.

The training content is displayed as follows:

Public Procurement System, Key Principles of PPA 2006 & PPR 2008, e-GP 

Steps in  Procurement Process & Procurement Planning

INCOTERMs

Contract Price and Implication of Taxes and VAT per category; Calculation of Tax and VAT on progress payments 

Reconciliation of due TDS ( Tax deduction at source) and VDS (VAT deduction at source) on final payment