PRE- CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Improving Performance through Performance-Based Contracting: A New Paradigm?
Time/ Date: 11:00 – 17:00/ 13 May 2015, at Tirana International Hotel & Conference Center, Tirana, Albania.
Workshop Facilitator: Jan G. Janssens, Chairperson, IWA Task Group on Performance-Based Contracts
While history has shown that traditional input-based contracts often bring disappointing results, more recent thinking is encouraging a Performance-Based Contracting (PBC) approach. The advantage of PBC comes from a better alignment of incentives with output objectives, coupled with more contractor flexibility in design and implementation to facilitate innovation and encourage efficiency. A well-designed PBC is a win-win for both the utility and the private contractor.
During the Workshop, the advantages PBC has over traditional public-sector, input-based, contracting will be discussed. The facilitator will highlight the attributes of a PBC, as well as the key screening criteria and capacity considerations for a PBC. Lessons learned from PBC’s already existed or under execution will be presented. The legal and regulatory issues impacting the use of PBC’s will also be reviewed.
Pre-Conference Workshops from 2013 Conference
Management Delegation Workshop was moderated by Ms. Nancy Barnes, who brings more than 30 years experience of organizational development, capacity building, policy formation, utility management, and financial management experience. The workshop was divided in 4 modules that were conducted in form of Management lectures, Management exercises and Management discussions.
Participants of this workshops were coming from utilities, private companies, consulting company, institutions. All of them found the workshop very useful in helping them to think about managing their work and how they can do more by delegating authority and responsibility to lower level staff.
Private Sector Participation
Private sector participation Workshop was moderated by Mr. Jan Jansson, the managing director of JJC Advisory Services. The workshop was conducted in 4 modules. It started in a logical order from the fundamentals of PSP, with subtopics: , continuing in the second module with different types of PSP. During this sessions different examples were given by the moderator and also from participants. Third module was about dealing with the challenges to find the right partners. Important details were evaluated to this detail that should be taken into consideration for PSP. The workshop was closed by fourth module which was related to the contract management and regulation.
WOP’s workshop intended to explore the options to increase support to water utilities in the SEE region through Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs). The focus of this workshop was on the needs in capacity development (technical, institutional and operational) to be identified in order to prepare a work plan and a pipeline of projects for the region. The workshop had a considerable number of participants from national and international professionals on water sector.
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