International Training Programme on World Bank's New Procurement Framework

15th July 2019 to 26th July 2019 

Indian Institute of Management

Prabandh Nagar 


India - 226013

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About the Programme

The World Bank introduced New Procurement Framework (NPF) from July 1, 2016 with many significant changes in procurement procedures to be used in projects financed by the World Bank. The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L), one of the most prestigious management education institutions in South Asia, invites nominations for the upcoming training programme on World Bank's New Procurement Framework. Delivered in collaboration with the World Bank, this training programme will be useful for borrowers, implementing agencies, suppliers, contractors and consultants.  Faculty to conduct this training programme has been drawn from the World Bank and IIM-L and it is being coordinated by the Procurement Observatory, Uttar Pradesh, which is South Asia’s first procurement observatory ( Training will be delivered in English. The Participants are expected to have working knowledge of English. Weekends are free during which IIM Lucknow will arrange a day long city tour for the participants to explore rich heritage and fabulous markets of Lucknow. 

About Lucknow: Popularly known as the seat of the Nawabi culture, Lucknow stands out as a city that takes pride in the endearing but subdued articulation of its essence and identity. Its mystical elegance and amorous ethos rarely fail to fascinate a perceptive mind. Capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is known for its ‘tehzeeb’ (cultural refinement), hospitality, politesse, cuisines and ‘Shaam-e-Awadh’. It is quite close the national capital "New Delhi" and has a well connected airport with regular flights from domestic and international cities. 


Indian Institute of Management - Lucknow,  Off Sitapur Road, Prabandh Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226013

Spread over 185 acres, IIM-Lucknow campus is an ideal setting conducive to learning. The campus is located amidst serene surroundings at Prabandh Nagar about 21 kms from Lucknow Railway Station and 31 kms from Lucknow Airport. 



Week one (15th July 2019- 19th July 2019)

Project cycle in the World Bank financed projects

Main features of procurement regulations for borrowers -  introduction, general considerations and governance

Approved selection methods and market approaches for goods, works, NCS and CS  

Preparing Project Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD) with case studies

Week two (22nd July 2019- 26th July 2019)

Introductions to GCC

Main features of procurement document for goods, works, NCS, CS and IT

Abnormally low bids (ALB) and value engineering

Procurement performance assessment and benchmarking

Red flags in procurement

e-Procurement and reverse e-auction

Systematic tracking of exchanges in procurement   (STEP)



Indian residents :  INR 120,000 plus applicable taxes (18% Tax)  

Foreign participants : USD 3400 plus applicable taxes (18% Tax)


  • The fee includes tuition, course material, boarding and lodging, access to the institute’s library, computer center and recreational facilities such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna bath, billiards, gym and courts to play games such as squash, lawn tennis, basketball, volleyball and indoor badminton (Life@IIML).  

  • The fee is payable in advance either by Demand Draft drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow and payable at Lucknow or by Bank Wire Transfer (ECS) to A/c No. 07231450000294 of IIM Lucknow with HDFC Bank, A R Centre, Dr. B N Verma Road, Opp. Gulmohar Hotel, Aminabad, Lucknow 226018 (IFSC code HDFC0000723  SWIFT CODE : HDFCINBB). In case of ECS, the remitter may inform us the UTR number and date of transaction at and along with name of the participant, name of the organization and name of programme.

  • Participants are expected to arrive a day before and may leave after the  completion of programme.    


  • Early Bird Discount : Nominations received upto 30 days before the programme date along with the fee will be entitled to an early bird discount of 10% on programme fee.
  • Group Discount: A group discount of 10% on programme fee is admissible provided an organization nominates a minimum 5 or more of its executives for the programme. Organizations sponsoring minimum 5 or more executives for the programme may avail both the discounts subject to a maximum discount of 20% provided the nominations along with the fee is received at our end 30 days before the programme date. 


  • Download the programme brochure and registration form using this link.
  • Duly filled in form along with the requisite fee should reach us at least 21 days before the commencement date of the programme (i.e. 24th June 2019). In the event of cancellation of nomination by the sponsoring authority, only 50 per cent of the fee would be refunded provided we receive such information at least 15 days before the commencement of the programme. However, the nominating organization could recommend change(s) in the nominee(s). A confirmation of nomination letter/mail will be sent to nominees after the due date. Nominees/organizations are requested to make travel plans only after receiving the confirmation of nomination(s).