Workshop: Working with the EBRD. Consultant Opportunities at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Office for the CEI Fund at the EBRD, and the Association of Italian Engineering, Architectural and Technical Economic Consulting Organisations (OICE) organise a full day workshop on opportunities for consultants to work with the EBRD and its clients. The workshop is organised in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it is developed within the agreement between OICE and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. The workshop will take place at the premises of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Trieste, Italy, on the 26th of September 2012.

The EBRD places special emphasis on capacity building in its countries of operations, but also in the business community of all its stakeholders. Public procurement occupies a central place within the Banks' core objectives of fostering efficient use of public funds, contributing to institutional strengthening, corporate governance and internal capacity building.

In this context, representatives of the EBRD will use this workshop to present the HOWs, DOs and DON'Ts of obtaining consultancy work with the Bank and its clients.

Consultants (firms and individuals) from Italy and from other CEI member states will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about: the EBRD's Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) for consultancy assignments, the identification of EBRD opportunities for consultants and the successful strategies for applications and winning contracts. The workshop will be focused on the following sectors: transport, municipal & environmental infrastructure, power and energy, financial institutions, and SME support.

The event will be also an opportunity for networking with other players in the market. Moreover, the workshop will feature presentations of the CEI Fund at the EBRD and related opportunities in the broader context of the Bank's operations.

The official language of the workshop will be English (simultaneous interpretation will not be provided).

Participation is free of charge. Please return the registration form before 7 September 2012 to Please note that the number of participants is limited to 40.

For further information please contact Mr. Francesco Fiermonte and Mr. Marco Ragusa:



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