IIM Shillong, through its Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis, is organising a three-day training programme on ‘Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consultancy Services under the World Bank Financed Projects’, which began yesterday and will conclude tomorrow.
The training programme is designed to enhance expertise in procurement processes and covers a range of topics.
Thirty-one officers representing 10 departments and implementing agencies engaged in World Bank-funded projects are in attendance.
These include procurement strategies for goods, works and non-consulting services, approved selection methods, market approaches, various contract types and the utilisation of the model procurement document (MPD) for civil works.
Distinguished trainers and consultants from the World Bank, including Satya Panda, Shivendra Kumar and Kumar Sivaramakrishnan, are leading the sessions.
During the inauguration, Sanjeev Ningombam, the centre coordinator of the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis, welcomed the participants and emphasised the pivotal role of the training in developing essential skills for effective project management under World Bank financing.
During his inaugural address, Prof DP Goyal, Director of IIM Shillong, highlighted the perpetual importance of acquiring new skills and staying updated through continuous learning. Goyal expressed IIM Shillong’s commitment to providing high-quality training and education accessible to individuals from all walks of life.