Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives Council


How To Identify And Compete Effectively For World Bank-Financed Contracts: A Conversation On the New Procurement Framework
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
9 a.m. Registration
9:30 - 11 a.m. Program
L.A. Area Chamber
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
In July 2016, the World Bank launched a new procurement framework, which helps countries design procurement strategies that encourage the right, high-performing contractors to bid. This new procurement approach has numerous changes designed to foster private sector participation. Responding to feedback from businesses, the World Bank has also introduced more protections for bidders/contractors. The World Bank is keen to have well performing companies interested in working in developing countries bid more frequently for World Bank-financed contracts. 
Please join the Global Initiatives Council to hear from Enzo de Laurentiis, chief procurement officer in the Operations Policy & Country Services Vice-Presidency of the World Bank, as he sheds light on the bank's efforts in reaching out to markets to ensure that there is broad awareness of the significant improvements in its procurement approach and the new business opportunities available.
The Global Initiatives Council works to create employment opportunities throughout Southern California by increasing exports, imports and foreign investment for companies of all sizes, and for the communities in which they conduct business.

Special Guests:
Welcome Remarks  
Erik Bethel
Alternate U.S. Executive Director
World Bank Group

Enzo de Laurentiis
Chief Procurement Officer, Operations Policy & Country Services Vice-Presidency
The World Bank
In the new World Bank Group
OPCS oversees the World Bank's corporate policies on financing and analytical services.

Prior to his current role, de Laurentiis served as manager of the Procurement Policy Unit in the same vice-presidency, as a practice manager in the Governance Global Practice, and as the regional procurement manager for the bank's East Asia and Pacific and the Latin America and Caribbean regions.
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