Contracting & Management of Individual Contractors

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Dates and venues: Free 11 Dec - 12 Dec. 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2 days
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Fee:

$1475 USD per participant

Participants are responsible for cost of own airfare and hotel accommodations.

Registration deadline: 11 Nov. 2018
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In UNDP the management of Individual Contracts is a procurement activity and is therefore subject to a competitive process and best value for money considerations. This course is designed for those working in UNDP and other UN and public sector organisations, who need to engage individuals to perform non-staff tasks in connection with clear and quantifiable deliverables.  Specifically, it is relevant to those working in the procurement function who need to have a clear understanding of the procurement principles and policies governing the engagement and management of Individual Consultants or Consultancy Firms to provide services that range from being highly specialised and intellectual in nature to more routine and operational support services.

Objectives

By the end of the programme/course, participants will gain a thorough understanding of:

  • The roles and procedures that govern ICs and Service Contracts – and why they exist
  • The conditions under which the IC is the appropriate form of contract
  • Understand the correct, as well as the incorrect, use of the Individual Contract, Reimbursable Loan Agreements (RLAs), and Service Contracts (SC)
  • The selection and engagement process for IC, RLA, and SC
  • The difference between an Individual Contract and a Reimbursable Loan Agreement – when and how?
  • Sourcing, receipt and evaluation of applications
  • The role of the procurement review committee
  • Roles and responsibilities in the management of IC, RLA, SC
  • Apprehension of performance monitoring, measurement, and management methods
Topics to be covered
  • Definition and scoping of assignments
  • Use of the IC
  • Legal status, rights and obligations
  • Selection and engagement of ICs
  • Service-incurred liabilities
  • Travel
  • Engagement of Government Officials, Retired Staff, Interns & Relatives
  • Establishing a roster of ICs
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Terms of references
  • Deliverables, milestones
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Key performance indicators
  • Performance evaluation and management
  • Payment of ICs
  • Termination
  • Activities and case studies
Methodology

In UNDP the management of Individual Contracts is a procurement activity and is therefore subject to a competitive process and best value for money considerations. This course is designed for those working in UNDP and other UN and public sector organisations, who need to engage individuals to perform non-staff tasks in connection with clear and quantifiable deliverables.  Specifically, it is relevant to those working in the procurement function who need to have a clear understanding of the procurement principles and policies governing the engagement and management of Individual Consultants or Consultancy Firms to provide services that range from being highly specialised and intellectual in nature to more routine and operational support services.

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 Andria Bjørnestad
Andria Bjørnestad

Andria Bjørnestad joined UNDP/PSO in April 2011 and works today as a Procurement Specialist in the Quality Assurance and Professionalisation unit in UNDP’s Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen.

Andria Bjørnestad started working for the UN in 1992 when she joined UNICEF Supply Division’s vaccine procurement unit (EPI). In 1997 she moved to UNOPS’ Division of Procurement Services (DPS) as a buyer of goods and services such as: raw materials (cement, resins, chemicals, iron and steel, paint) vehicles, construction & earth-moving machinery, IT & office equipment and printing services, mainly for projects in francophone Africa and Latin America.

For the last five years with UNOPS prior to joining UNDP PSO, she was a Procurement Advisor in the Global Procurement Support Unit with a focus on Corporate LTAs, procurement of services, enhancement of procurement processes and solicitation documents, and development and delivery of procurement training courses. She was also a member of the UNOPS HQ Contracts and Property Committee and chair of the Appointments and Selections Panel.

As a tutor, her primary expertise lies within public procurement and CIPS accredited courses, and she delivers courses in both English and Spanish.
Andria is a UK national with an academic background in language studies, she is also a fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).