The course took place effectively providing concise contents demonstrated by specific examples and facilitating the trainees’ grasp of content. The procurement strategy tool is to support the investor in selecting an optimal procurement approach towards the achievement of project objectives within the given time frame based on scientific and practical analysis. It is compulsory for development investment projects financed by WB to develop PPSD since July 2016.
In contrast to the traditional viewpoint on procurement, the principles provided by WB emphasizes its focus on pre- and post-procurement phases (in other words, they stress procurement plan development phase, stakeholders’ engagement and contract management phase , instead of the procurement process as before). The basic content of a procurement strategy consists of six components: (1) project overview; (2) Strategic assessment of the project context and implementation capacity; (3) Bidding risk analysis; (4) bidding objectives; (5) Procurement strategy options and recommendations; and (6) options for low-risk bidding activities.
Participating in the course, the officials will be able to prepare and implement projects proactively in accordance with the donors’ requirements. Currently, the Implementation for Capacity Development and ODA Water Resources Projects in Ninh Thuan Province has been assigned by the Provincial People's Committee to be the investor and implementer of Coastal Cities Sustainable Environment Project – Sub-project of Phan Rang – Thap Cham City, approved by the President on October 27, 2017 with its implementation duration from 2017 to 2022.