IPPAN, ICH and IFC organized a training on relevant subject for enhancing capacity of hydropower developers

organized a training workshop on Procurement and Contract Management
Nirman Sanchar, Kathmandu | Independent Power Producers Association, Nepal (IPPAN), International Center for Hydropower (ICH) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) have come together, on several occasions, for conducting trainings on relevant subject for enhancing capacity of hydropower developers.

This time, IPPAN, ICH and IFC with support from NORAD and Australian Aid, organized a training workshop on Procurement and Contract Management: Practical Use of FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Hydropower in Nagarkot, Nepal from 24th to 27th September 2018.

35 participants from various private, governmental organizations, and foreign countries took part in the training.

The participants included practicing engineers, contract specialists, government officials, and practicing lawyers. Contract Management is an integral part of hydropower development.

In Nepal, hydropower projects are developed by project owners (employers) entering into a contractual agreement with contractor and consultant.

Most of the projects are using the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) conditions for contract.

Similarly, EPC contract, unit-rate contract, EPC-Financing (EPCF) contract are more in use now. Delays in project implementation indicates that majority of technical people dealing with these contracts are poorly trained and not fully capable of managing the issues arising during the implementation of the project development.

The number of litigation, informal dispute resolution, and arbitration are on rise which is causing stoppage of work and construction delays.

Hence, IPPAN together with ICH and IFC devised a training on contract management to enhance contract management capabilities within the hydropower sector.

The training covered a wide range of aspect on contract management focusing on hydropower.

A whole day was allocated to FIDIC conditions of contract (Red, Yellow, Green and Silver book). A comparative study on the latest version (2017) was also included as a part of the training. Besides, the workshop included case studies from Nepal and beyond.

The trainers included highly experienced individuals from Nepal and aboard.

The program was opened with welcome remarks from Mr. Shailendra Guragain (President IPPAN) and Mr. Tom Solberg (Project Director ICH) and concluded with a remark from Mohammad Rehan Rashid (Country Head, IFC).


Fri, 28th Sep 2018