Contracting & Management of Individual Contractors

General information
Dates and venues: Postponed 02 Jan - 06 Jan. 2023 in Virtual Class, Central European Time (UTC+1)
Duration: 5 days
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Virtual Training to be conducted via ZOOM

Monday 2nd January - Friday 6th Janaury 2023

09:00am - 12:30pm, all 5 days, UTC+1 (Copenhagen Time)

Digital Curriculum 

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Postponed

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Fee:

$1475 USD per participant

Registration deadline: 02 Dec. 2022
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Designed for

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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Torben Soll
Torben Soll

Torben Soll is Manager in the Quality Assurance and Professionalisation unit and currently Officer-in-Charge of UNDP's Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He is responsible for the design, development and implementation of procurement training, certification and quality assurance initiatives at individual, organizational and partner country levels.

Torben is chairing the Professional Development Working Group of the United Nation’s High Level Committee on Management – Procurement Network (HLCM-PN) leading the common procurement professionalization efforts in the UN System.

Prior to joining UNDP, Torben spent four years with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) in Lebanon, where he worked as Team Leader and Economic Affairs Officer.

Before joining the UN system in 2000, he worked 7 years as Chief Consultant in Ramboll Management Ltd, the largest Danish private management consulting company in the area of public sector development.

Torben is a regular tutor on UNDP courses with the main focus being on the CIPS accredited Introductory (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3) Certificates in Public Procurement as well as the Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement (Level 4).

Torben is a Danish national and holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, and is full Member (MCIPS) and Fellow (FCIPS) of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).