Bid Challenge Adjudication Procedure
COURSE TITLE: BID CHALLENGE ADJUDICATION PROCEDURE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES APPEALS BOARDS
COURSE DURATION: 3 DAYS
Aim: To equip delegates with knowledge on their mandate and responsibilties regading handling bid challenges.
Rationale: The public tendering has layers of oversight organs. These oversight organs are intended to amongst others instill confidence in our public procurement systems.
The nature of public tender systems is that in most cases all but one will be awarded a contract. It is expected, that some will want to be debriefed and may ultimately challenge the award. For bidders to trust that their complaints will be fairly and objectively addressed, an independent organ is normally tasked with adjudicating bid challenges, so is the case with procurement for Local Authorities.
It is therefore crucial , for bidders to believe in the appeal process, that members of the Appeals Board must be knowledgeable about the procurement and appeal process. In any case, appealling to a higher authority does not only suggest independence, but also fresh and objective assessment of the issues being brought before them. It must mean superior thinking or analysis.
This two and a half days’ course will equip delegates with the tools required to confidently deal with the varied issues that may be brought before the Board. The fact that there are no regulations to guide the Appeals Board, makes it necessary to cover extensively, how members must apply their minds to various issues that may be brought to their attention.
- LAPAD Legal Framework
- The context of review bodies in procurement process
- Understanding Principles of Public Procurement
- Value for money, Fairness to Providers, Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, Equal Opportunities and Equal Treatment of Providers.
- Committees Functions & Responsibilities
- Accounting Officer
- Procuring Entity
- Evaluation Committee
- Adjudication Committee
- Appeals Board
- Establishment of the Committee
- Duties of the Committee
- Performance Monitoring Committee
- Competent Authority
- Understanding the Procurement Cycle
- Appeals Procedure
- Ground for Review
- Procedural Impropriety
- Establishment of standing
- Appeal time frame
- Developing own procedure
- Appeal Process: The four stages of appeal process:
- Receipt of protest,
- Determination of Issues
- Conducting Hearing(s) – optional
- Making the Decision
- The Principle of Natural Justice / Rules of Due Process
- The Bid Validity Period and The Appeals Process
- How to Write ‘Judgements’
- Ethics in Procurement
- Conflict of interest
- Gifts and hospitality
- Reciprocal trading
- Equal opportunities
NOTE: EVERY AFTERNOON OR IN BETWEEN SESSIONS, THERE WILL BE MOCK ADJUDICATION (APPEAL) SESSIONS AND REVIEW OF RECENT PROCUREMENT JUDGEMENTS.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Secretariat – Adjudication and Appeals Committees
- Appeals Board Members
- Accounting Officer or delegated authority
- Chairperson – Adjudication Committee
COURSE FEES INCLUDE
Course material and power point slides
Pens and writing paper
Meals: Morning tea, lunch + drink, refreshments and (2) x bottled water per day.
Committee Secretaries to bring Laptop Computers.
FOR BOOKINGS, CONTACT US AT:
E-mail: Info@goldenlinks.co.bw or call Mesiah at: Telephone: +267 3913888 Fax: +267 3913897
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