Lebanon Digital Procurement (WB-P178801)

  • Lebanon
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Government of Lebanon
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.57 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2022

Disclosed by Bank May 30, 2022

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, the objective of the project is to enhance transparency, accountability and efficiency of the Public Procurement processes and improving procurement outcomes through greater use of technology.

  1. Component 1: Functional gaps and upgrading of the functionalities of the Lebanon e-procurement system and related technical support.

  2. Component 2: Review options for IMPACT front end Portal for publication related to procurement. Investigating the creation of a portal within the Lebanese IMPACT platform this might further assist with transparency and information availability, analysis and open access to procurement data. This portal may simply be a duplicate of that within the PPA with links / hot buttons, regardless of what direction is taken with respect to the retention or otherwise of the Delta system.

  3. Component 3: Testing the platform in a controlled environment to validate integrity of the system with respect to penetrations, performance, vulnerability, security, etc.

  4. Component 4: E-procurement capacity building of relevant stakeholders including within the Public Procurement Authority, to-be-pilot-contracting authorities, engage with Training of Trainers, public communications, awareness to senior decision-makers, etc. The priority Capacity building is addressing PPA in its new mandate. Other capacity building will be following the national strategy roadmap. Of course, if financing permits, CB will be deployed on oversight bodies, etc. Further, a transition strategy has been developed that will assist with the required culture change and training requirements by establishing lead implementers (Champions) within the government.

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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World Bank:
Contact : Lina Fares Title : Senior Procurement Specialist
Telephone No : 5367+3360

Borrower : Ministry of Finance
Contact : Mr. Youssef El Khalil Title : Minister
Telephone No : 009611655830 Email : minister@finance.gov.lb

Implementing Agencies:
Implementing Agency:
Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan
Contact : Mr. Ghassan Zeenny Title : Acting President
Telephone No : 009613398741 Email : Ghassanze@finance.gov.lb

Contact : Ms. Lamia Moubayed Bissat Title : Advisor to Minister Of Finance on Public
Procurement Reform
Telephone No : 009613377499 Email : lamiabissat@gmail.com 


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