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HLCM PN WG Harmonization Procurement Process and Practice Harmonization in Support of Field Operations Status Update JFBO Meeting, May 24, 2011.

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1 HLCM PN WG Harmonization Procurement Process and Practice Harmonization in Support of Field Operations Status Update JFBO Meeting, May 24, 2011

2 Current Status and Next Steps Current Status Alexander Blecken (Procurement Specialist) and Phillip Walker (Administrative Assistant) commenced work at UNICEF Supply Division on the project on May 16, 2011 Core team: Ann Hasselbalch, Alexander Blecken, Phillip Walker with strong support from WG Currently review of existing documentation and preparation of inception report Next Steps: May 23 – June 3: Initial interviews with PN members and key stakeholders Mid/End June: Kick-Off Meeting with Working Group Mid June: Inception Report finalized May – July: Revision of Guidelines for Harmonized UN Procurement at the Country Level UNICEFHLCM PN WG Harmonization Harmonization Project 2

3 Objectives and Work Packages Objectives: Create a common framework for harmonization of procurement related regulations, rules, policies, procedures and business practices, Document and include country level outcomes and best practices in collaboration with the UNDG Task Team on Common Services and procurement in (selected) countries Develop a standardized toolkit for country level procurement practitioners taking into account the best practices, needs and insights from the country level Work Packages: WP1: Revision of Guidelines for Harmonized UN Procurement at the Country Level WP2: Documentation and assessment of country level outcomes for pilot countries WP3: Comparative Analysis of organizations' Rules and Regulations WP4: Development of standardized Rules and Regulations WP5: Comparative Analysis of organizations' Manuals and Toolkits WP6: Development and of standardized procurement toolkit WP7: Development and assessment of strategic options for harmonized procurement at the country level WP8: Development of Training and Communication Materials FOR DISCUSSION UNICEFHLCM PN WG Harmonization Harmonization Project 3 The Work Packages will form the basis for a revision of the detailed project plan

4 Success Indicators for Work Packages Success Indicators for WP1: Guidelines for Harmonized UN Procurement at the Country Level (Guidelines) are revised Guidelines are endorsed by Procurement Network Guidelines are distributed via UNGM A number of UN country teams establish common procurement following the Guidelines Increased volume and value of goods and services procured by UN country teams through common procurement, e.g. LTAs FOR DISCUSSION UNICEFHLCM PN WG Harmonization Harmonization Project 4 Success Indicators for other Work Packages currently under development

5 Questions & Discussion Contact: Dr. Alexander Blecken Office:


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