This seminar is designed to meet the educational needs of government officials in charge of surface transportation procurements and contracts. Topics span the entire project cycle, including planning and needs assessment, pre-qualification and qualification of contractors, tendering or RFP process, proper use and management of consultants, procurement negotiation, best practices in project supervision, completing projects on time and on budget, as well as the critical importance of ethics, anti-corruption and financial integrity particularly for multi-lateral bank and privately financed projects. The seminar content is intended to be FIDIC friendly and draws many examples, techniques, and case studies based on the FIDIC model contract for the various modalities of infrastructure project delivery mechanisms.
Participants of this seminar who pass the optional exam will be eligible for IRF's New Procurement & Contract Professional (Details Coming Soon!)
- Developing a capital investment plan or project pipeline
- Preparing of a project procurement plan
- Conducting financial analysis and Value for Money calculations
- Structuring and managing a project tender
- Managing the contract during project implementation and construction
- Administering dispute resolution including claims valuations
- Proactively managing ethics and integrity in project delivery for participants and stakeholders
- Highway and Road Professionals
- Government Agencies
- Private Consultants & Contractors
- Service Providers
- Financial Experts
From the Chairman
As the road industry’s most trusted brand in continuing education, the IRF provides road professionals with educational opportunities that are recognized worldwide by engineering and transportation societies. IRF’s Global Training Curriculum provides technical expertise in classroom and practical settings where attendees can learn from and have direct access to seasoned professionals. Each course is designed to assist attendees in learning to correctly apply the knowledge gained and provides the most relevant, up-to date information on best practices and technological solutions.
IRF Executive Seminars are specifically developed to meet the needs of road professionals. Whether you are a representative of a highway agency, a member of a financing institution, consultant or contractor, IRF Executive Seminars will give you the necessary tools to deliver improvements to your organization.
As the IRF Chairman, I encourage you to make the most of these opportunities and help fulfill IRF’s vision of better roads for a better world.
H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
Eric Dean Cook, PE
Eric Dean Cook is a Managing Director with Manchester Consulting Group. His professional fields of practice are infrastructure, construction, and finance. He is a registered Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the planning, design, construction, and financing of transportation and civil infrastructure projects in the United States, Asia, and Africa, serving in roles such as Construction Supervisor, Resident Engineer, FIDIC Engineer, Chief of Party, Senior Engineer, Project Manager, and Chief Financial Officer.
Eric is a former Chair of the International Committee for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and serves on the Procurement Policy Subcommittee for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). He is a former Associate with the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation and has a FINRA Series 79 Investment Banking Representative qualification. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, an M.B.A from Manchester Business School, and a Masters in Finance from Indiana University.
Cara Broadhead is a Director at Manchester Consulting Group. Her professional fields of practice are countering transnational crime, financial analysis, risk management, business compliance and data analytics, social safeguards, ethics, and integrity management. She is a Certified Financial Crimes Specialist with over 15 years of experience in operational analysis in the government and private sectors both within the United States and internationally serving in roles such as Senior Analyst, Senior Intelligence Research Specialist, Business Analyst, and Foreign Delegation Liaison.
Cara is a graduate of the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s International Banking and Money Laundering Training Program, US Department of Justice Financial Investigations Seminar, and the US Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council International Banking School. She previously worked at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) engaged in developing and implementing anti-money laundering, counter narcotics/terrorism financing and other transnational crime strategic initiatives. Cara is a native English speaker with fluency in French. She holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the University of Bristol, England, and a Bachelor of Arts in French with a minor in International Politics from the University of Central Florida.
Elabyad has been employed with the International Road Federation for the past 12 years. As the Vice President of International Programs, he oversees the IRF’s training programs and regional capacity building efforts around the world. He has been a member of IRF’s Asset Management committee for the past 7 years and he leads the IRF Committee for Alternative Finance & Procurement. Elabyad is also the program director for IRF’s long running Performance-based Contracting training program which has helped educate over 900 high level officials form over 40 countries in the past 10 years. Elabyad conducted his undergraduate studies at George Mason University and has a Masters in Business Administration from Ohio University. He is also a CP3P foundation certified professional on Public Private Partnerships.
IRF has negotiated special IRF Global Training Program attendee hotel rates with the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria-Old Town. Please contact the Holiday Inn & Suites Alexandria-Old Town to make your own room reservations:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria - Old Town
Address: 625 First St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 548-6300
A special room rate of US $169/night, Junior Suite rate of US $199 has been negotiated at the Holiday Inn and Suite, located just one block from the Training Institute.