The United States Government-owned Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) approached Charles Kendall to implement its $50M Procurement Modernisation Project for the Government of Indonesia (GoI), a foreign aid endeavour aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness the GoI's national public procurement system.
Charles Kendall assisted with the implementation of the program, including sustainable procurement, skills/needs assessment and competency development.
- Design and cost a sustainable procurement system where existing structure is decentralised and low maturity, lacking in established frameworks, and unfamiliar with key concepts;
- Develop Human Resources capacity despite an absence of historical assessment data or capacity development/training programs.
- Identify drivers, risks, issues and constraints in sustainable procurement practices through evaluation of legal, regulatory and policy documentation;
- Engage stakeholders to identify needs, capacity and capability of GoI ministries;
- Research and evaluate existing sustainable procurement projects, initiatives, training/competency and best practices in GoI and other ASEAN nations.
- Designed and costed a Sustainable Procurement Project for the MCC and GoI to aid in procurement policy, procedure and training development, and implementation of a national and district-level pilot program;
- Delivered a web-based survey for procurement professionals to assess future training and competency needs;
- Analysed best practices in procurement training and presented findings in a presentation and report, with recommendations based on survey data.