Procurement of Consultancy Services Course


Public procurement of goods, works or services by public institutions, accounts for more than 14 percent of gdp in sub-Saharan African countries. It also accounts for a large percentage of government expenditures, in some countries covering more than half of government spending. A significant proportion of procurement expenditure is allocated to procuring of consultancy services. This notwithstanding, a large proportion of public institutions who are consumers of consultancy services face challenges in adopting to the world bank procurement framework that was launched in July 2016.


Over and above being conversant with the July 2016 world bank procurement regulations for consultants, there is a capacity deficit with respect to selection procedures, contractual issues, and negotiation techniques for hiring and supervising consultants and other providers of technical services for projects funded by the world bank and other financial institutions.  This course is aimed at enabling officials involved in public procurement of consulting services to effectively undertake such procurements using best practices in line with the principles of the World Bank’s July 2016 procurement framework. The course will address, inter-alia, policy and legal issues related to procurement of consultancy services. The course is aimed at improving the ability of procuring entities to realize better results and impact from procurement of consultancy and technical services.


5 Days


Members of bank funded project steering committees, project directors, procurement staff of projects funded by international financial institutions, project accountants, internal auditors, city council and district council staff handling procurement; members of procurement committees, trainers of procurement staff.


At the end of this IRES training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Prepare and supervise preparation of fit for purpose project procurement strategy for development (PPSD);
  • Apply provisions of the world bank procurement regulatory framework in their procurement projects;
  • Develop fit for purpose procurement documents for consulting assignments;
  • Utilize appropriate selection methods and market options for advertised assignments;
  • Apply core procurement principles in selection of consultancy service providers;
  • Undertake negotiations for consultancy contracts;
  • Interpret implications of key provisions of consulting contracts;
  • Effectively manage and monitor consultancy services contracts.


  • Overview of procurement of consulting services;
  • The world bank procurement regulations for IPF borrowers;
  • Lump-sum, time based and fixed budget consulting contracts;
  • Contracting consulting services;
  • Contract management;
  • Selection methods for consultancy services;
  • Selection of individual consultants;
  • Hiring of consultants (firms) in world bank-funded projects;
  • Estimating cost and budget of consultancy assignments;
  • Preparation of terms or reference and request for proposals;
  • Evaluation of technical proposals by tender/ proposal committees;
  • Contract negotiation and award of contract;
  • Procurement-related complaints;
  • Detection and prevention of fraud and corruption in procurement
  • Supervision of consultants’ performance;
  • Dispute settlement processes and procedures;
  • Risks in procure.

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.