Wednesday, August 24, 2011


World Bank Senior Procurement Specialist, Yingwei Wu, conducting the Seminar
SIF staff at the Seminar
Belmopan, Tuesday, 23rd August 2011:   Some 37 Belizean contractors and suppliers of goods and equipment participated in a one-day Business Outreach Seminar on Procurement at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City on Wednesday, 24th August, 2011.

The objective of the seminar is to create awareness among the local  business community  with regards to the World Bank’s procurement guidelines so that Belizean entrepreneurs can enhance their skills to prepare responsive bids and proposals for goods, works and services under the Belize Municipal Development Project, (BMDP). 

The seminar will include topics such as the World Bank’s Lending Trends, the Project Development Cycle, the Procurement of Goods, Works and Services, the Borrower’s Role in the procurement of Consultants, objectives of the BMDP and Experience with the Procurement of Goods, Strengths and Weakness of submissions received.

The Business Outreach Seminar will be conducted by Ms. Yingwei Wu, Senior Procurement Specialist at the Work Bank and will include presentations from Mr. Ernest Raymond, BMDP Project Co-cordinator and Mr. Lemuel Palacio, BMDP Procurement Officer.

BMDP is a five-year project being implemented by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) under the Social Investment Fund and financed by the Government of Belize through a $30.0 Bz Million loan from the World Bank.  The main objective of the BMDP is to improve access to basic municipal infrastructure and to enhance municipal management in selected Town and City Councils. This will be achieved by implementing subprojects in the following three categories:

Municipal Infrastructure Investments
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for Town and City Councils and Central Government
Project Management /Administration
Workshop participants
Wide shot of participants of the Business Outreach Seminar 
For further information please contact Mr. Mike Hernandez Jr. J.P., Director of Public Relations of the Social Investment Fund, at Tel: 822-0239, via email at or Cell No. 634-4002.

Press Release No. 21 – 2011

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