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Procurement Training According to World Bank Guidelines

Jakarta - The Regional Infrastructure Development Agency (BPIW) together with the World Bank conducted a two-day procurement training online in Jakarta on Thursday, April 29, 2021. It aims to increase the capacity of procurement of goods and services in carrying out its duties in accordance with world bank procurement guidelines. 

Kuswardono as Vice Chairman of CPMU BPIW said that this event was held to equalize perception to comply with the requirements of the World Bank.

"The purpose of this training is to ensure that there are no differences in perception and to ensure also if there are questions can be directly submitted to the Resource Person. Since the funds come from the World Bank, we inevitably use the guideline of the World Bank. So, there is something to follow," Kuswardono said in the opening of the training.

In this training, BPIW invited Angelia Budi Nurwihapsari as procurement specialist of the World Bank. She conveyed how important the preparation of this procurement, in order to be detailed and in accordance with the standards applicable in the World Bank.

"Procurement is very important, poor procurement implementation will thwart the implementation of the project so that PDO (Red: project development objective) that has been compiled will not be achieved. If PDO is not 100 percent, the disbursement will not be 100 percent," she said.

She added that the world bank procurement principle is the same as the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) on procurement. Where the use of funds for predetermined purposes is economically and efficiently, equality of opportunity for all parties, and transparent.

"There should be no conflict of interest, the information provided must be the same, there should not be KKN (Red: Corruption, Collusion, and Nepotism). For example, of the 7 companies that participated in the tender, 1 was given a leak, it should not be. It will automatically cancel," Angelia said.

Angelia added that there are seven points of responsibility for borrowers, including realizing procurement plans, disseminating procurement information, preparing procurement documents, receiving and evaluating tender proposals, submitting No Objection applications and obtaining a No Objection Letter (NOL) from the World Bank, signing contacts and implementing the contract. He explained that activities will not be financed by the World Bank if not listed in the procurement plan nor will it be financed by the World Bank if the Procurement plan does not get NOL from the World Bank.

This training was held for two days with the agenda on the first day is World Bank Procurement Guidelines, followed World Bank Procurement Goods and NCIS Guideline agenda, while the last session was held on the next day is World Bank Procurement Consultant Guidelines. The training was attended by a number of ministries such as the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, and the Ministry of Investment / Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).