Assurance & Capacity Building Programme



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Business sector:

Power and energy

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PSD disclosed:

28 Jun 2018

Project Description

Sound public sector procurement is key to the EBRD’s mandate. Designed to enhance public procurement practices, the Quality Assurance & Capacity Building Programme (the Programme) will establish a panel of approximately 10-12 pre-identified experts, with demonstrable fully proven track records of successful cooperation with IFIs in the procurement area. The Programme will directly support procurement capacity building of EBRD public sector clients in the Infrastructure and Energy sectors, through quality review and client feedback to ensure efficient application of the EBRD’s policies and rules governing the procurement of goods, works and services contracted by the Bank’s clients in Bank-financed projects.

The objective of the Programme is twofold:

  • The core objective is to ensure that documentation submitted to the Bank for review and clearance is of adequate quality and standards required for EBRD acceptance.  This will the designated Expert to provide timely provision of tailor made feedback to clients and consultants, building each time client and Client-selected consultant capacity to comply with the EBRD PPRs. By providing this support, via dedicated and preferably locally based expertise, the speed of knowledge transfer and quality of deliverables will be improved, materially affecting the pace of implementation.
  • Secondly, via direct feedback from the Experts to the EBRD through a predefined feedback mechanism, the Bank intends to conduct a sample diagnostic on the key shortfalls relating to the quality of the documentation.  Using data collected, the Bank will be able to assess why such shortfalls arise and therefore be able to determine if there are possible/feasible remedial actions that might be considered going forward.

The Programme will not duplicate the services provided by our client’s Project Implementation Unit support consultants.
The programme will run for two years and it is anticipated that 30-40 clients per annum will be able to benefit from the experience of senior Experts under this Programme to ensure quality compliance with EBRD requirements across four key regions (SEMED, Western Balkans & Serbia, Eastern Europe & Caucuses, and Central Asia).

Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

Access to Information Policy (AIP)

The AIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations following its entry into force on 1 January 2020. Please visit the Access to Information Policy page to find out what information is available from the EBRD website.

Specific requests for information can be made using the EBRD Enquiries form

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.

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