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University of Birmingham (UK) / Transit New Zealand

  1. 1. The World Bank International Road Federation Department for International Development The University of Birmingham University of Birmingham (UK) / Transit New Zealand Senior Road Executive Courses Innovations in Road Management Road Financing & Road Fund Management Road Asset Management Innovations in Procurement of Highway Maintenance Background (i) creating ownership by involving road The road sector is going though an users in the management of roads in order unprecedented period of change. Countries to win public support for more funding, to are restructuring the way they manage their control potential monopoly power and to road networks, improving management of constrain road spending to what is their road assets, introducing private sector affordable; financing and off-budget financing (ii) stabilising road financing by securing an mechanisms, and changing the way they adequate and stable flow of funds; procure road maintenance and control its (iii) clarifying responsibility by clearly quality. establishing the role of difference levels of government (including local These changes have been driven by three main communities), and; factors. First, the road sector is increasingly (iv) strengthening management of roads by recognised as “big business”. If main road providing effective systems and agencies were publicly listed companies, they procedures of management, as well as would rank among the Fortune Global 500 strengthening managerial accountability. (i.e., the largest 500 largest companies in the Course Format world). Second, the financial needs of the Four short professional development courses, road sector have typically been growing faster each lasting one week, have been designed to than government tax revenues. The road disseminate emerging “good” practice in the sector has simply outgrown the government’s following related fields: budget. Third, the size of the road business, combined with the growing financial needs of (i) innovations in road management; the road sector, mean that traditional ways of (ii) road financing and road fund managing and financing the road sector have management; become increasingly out of date. The main (iii) road asset management; pressure nowadays is to move roads off- (iv) innovations in procurement of budget, commercialize them and manage them highway maintenance. like a business – bring roads into the market place, put them on a fee-for-service basis and Each of the four courses involves 5 full days manage them like a business. of presentations, discussions, group exercises and site visits. They provide an opportunity to The key concept that has emerged is that of learn from the experiences of senior road commercialising road management and executives from around the world, staff from financing, i.e. to subject road management to donor organisations and private institutions, some form of surrogate market discipline, and and academics specialising in road to finance roads by way of an explicit fee-for- management, finance and procurement. The service – either in the form of tolls, or a courses facilitate an international exchange of second generation road fund. ideas and common experiences, and provide a Commercialisation furthermore requires forum for the dissemination of best practices reforms in four areas that have become known and recent research findings. as the four basic building blocks:
  2. 2. • Group exercise – estimating maintenance The courses are designed to enhance the needs and road use costs technical, managerial and policy making skills 2. Managing Road Funds of participants to help them to improve road • Off-budget financing – setting up a second management and finance in their own generation road fund countries. • Managing a road fund – country case Content of Courses study The topics to be covered in the four courses • Group discussion – road fund legislation are briefly summarised below. • Managing road fund revenues & expenditures Innovations in Road Management 3. Role & Scope for Private Financing 1. Management Issues • Role of private sector finance for roads • International trends in public sector reform • Managing toll roads & setting tolls (PSR) • A concessionaire’s approach to toll roads • Restructuring road management as part of & concessions PSR • Toll road concession – case study • Improved institutional structures – who is 4. Estimating Road User Charges Issues responsible for what? • Managing a road fund – 2-3 country case • Road reform – case study studies 2. Contracting Out • Calculating road tariffs • Contracting out the works function • Group exercise – calculating road tariffs • Privatisation of road maintenance 5. Sharing Experience • Developing local contractors • Review of road fund performance – • Converting in-house staff into contractors country case studies 3. Commercialising Road Management • Participant presentations • Setting up a roads board – involving road • Knowledge resources users in management • Institutional development and Road Asset Management management of change 1. Road Management Information • Group discussion – institutional & • Managing road assets – overview organisational frameworks • Road management systems – components, • Commercialising road management – case databases, institutional aspects, etc. study • Group discussion – management 4. Low Volume Roads information requirements • Managing local government roads • Road management information and • Managing low volume/private roads – performance indicators case study • New directions in managing rural roads – 2. Measuring & Recording Road examples from selected countries Conditions • Pavement condition surveys – visual, 5. Sharing Experiences automated, sustainability, structural, • Road maintenance concessions – case safety, riding quality study, • Intervention criteria and treatment • Participant presentations selection • Knowledge resources • Importance of routine & recurrent maintenance – drainage, safety, Road Financing & Road Fund vegetation, signs, lighting, etc. Management • The traffic dimension – traffic flows, 1. Adequate & Stable Financing overloading, encroachment, temporary • Road financing – the issues & public works expenditure perspective 3. Preparing Road Programs • Estimating road use costs • Preparation of work programs • Group discussion – problems with road financing & estimating funding needs • Contracting out road maintenance – monitoring progress and reporting 2
  3. 3. • Field visit to a maintaining agent Who Should Attend 4. Structures, Low Volume Roads & The four professional development courses are Pavement Technology specifically designed for senior road • Managing maintenance of bridges & other executives (particularly those from countries structures facing road maintenance problems), senior staff from international donor organisations, • Managing maintenance of low volume and from consultants working in the road roads sector. The courses provide an opportunity to • Group discussion – budget allocation interact with senior road managers from other procedures countries, donor organisations, staff from • Recent developments in pavement consulting firms and staff from road agencies technology involved in restructuring road management, 5. Strategic Planning, HDM, Selecting finance and procurement. Examples presented Appropriate Systems in the last have included emerging good • Strategic planning of road maintenance – practice from Finland, Ghana, Latvia, calculating asset values Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa, • Integrating the HDM within pavement Sweden, UK, USA, Zambia, and other systems countries. Detailed notes and other material will be provided to course participants. The • Criteria for selecting appropriate road courses will also familiarise participants with management systems knowledge resources available through the world wide web. Innovations in Procurement of Highway Maintenance The overall number of participants attending 1. Best Value each course will be limited to 35 to provide an • Introduction adequate opportunity for interaction between • Best value, value management participants and course presenters. • Risk management Participants can choose to attend one, two, three, or all four courses. 2. Current Procurement Procedures • World Bank procurement practices Course Presenters • Panel discussion – EU, EBRD, DfID The course lecturers are drawn from the procurement University of Birmingham, UK Highways • Contractual frameworks for best value Agency, Transit New Zealand, and leading • The new engineering contract guest lecturers from around the world. They include: 3. Contractors • Professor Ian Heggie, University of • The use of private contractors Birmingham, UK (former World Bank • Small-scale contractors – labour-based, Roads Adviser) lengthmen and micro enterprises • Professor Henry Kerali, University of • Field visit to a major road construction Birmingham, UK site • Professor Keith Madelin, University of Birmingham, UK 4. Auditing & Benchmarking • Dr. Jon Broome, University of • Concessions Birmingham, UK • Auditing and benchmarking • Martin Richards, OBE (former Managing • Tackling corruption Director, MVA Consultants) 5. Future Practices & Conclusions • Senior Staff from Transit New Zealand • Alternative selection criteria to lowest • Senior Staff from the UK Highways tender Agency • Guest Lecturers from road agencies, donor • Future procurement practices in the UK organisations and practitioners in selected • Implications for consultants, contractors countries and road management • Course review – action plan for implementation 3
  4. 4. Course Evaluation management from a recognised IRF member A European Union staff evaluation of the road organisation. In addition, the candidate must management and financing courses in 2000, have submitted a 4 to 6 page essay on a topic noted: related to one of the four modules studied. “We were introduced to the IT aspects of Road The essays are evaluated by the organisation management, including use of HDM-4….this delivering that module. is a most practical tool to manage a country’s Sponsorship road maintenance program” Participants are responsible for meeting the “We actually worked through an example to costs of participation in the courses. Those determine the required level of tariffs (road seeking financial support for course fees fees, fuel levy, etc.) for a given network of and/or travel expenses should either apply to roads …. We also had a number of group their employer, or request their government to activities, one of which was to critique support them under the training component of proposed legislation for setting up a road fund. an ongoing donor loan, credit or grant. The These exercises were very useful …” main donors supporting these courses include “Presentations were made from countries the World Bank, Inter-American Development which already have a Road Fund in place ….. Bank, European Union and UK Department these were valuable in that they enabled us to for International Development (DfID). The understand the complexities involved in University of Birmingham cannot help setting up a Road Fund …” candidates to find financial support. A “Both weeks were very useful in terms of the certificate of attendance will be awarded to information obtained and the opportunity to participants completing each one-week course. network with representatives from other countries which are involved in establishing a Accommodation and Lecture Road Fund or already have them in place.” Facilities Course Recognition The courses will be hosted at the University of The courses have been developed in Birmingham Conference Park and at the collaboration with the World Bank and are School of Civil Engineering. The Conference recognised as qualifying for the new Park offers full board en-suite accommodation International Road Federation (IRF) to the standard of a good quality hotel. It is Certificate in Road Management. Preparation located within the University campus and is of the courses, and of basic teaching materials, surrounded by mature gardens adjacent to the has been supported by the UK Department for University botanical gardens. Participants will International Development. A Certificate in have access to University facilities including Road Management is awarded to candidates the Library, computers, the sports complex who have successfully completed four and other leisure facilities. The course fees are modular courses on different aspects of road fully inclusive of use of the above. 4
  5. 5. The World Bank Department for International Development International Road Federation The University of Birmingham Transit New Zealand SENIOR ROAD EXECUTIVES PROGRAMME Innovations in Road Management (27-31 May 2002) Road Financing & Road Fund Management (3-7 June 2002) Road Asset Management (10-14 June 2002) Innovations in Procurement of Highway Maintenance (17-21 June 2002) Booking Form (Closing Date for Applications: 30 April 2002) Title:.......... First Name: ............................................ Family Name:......................................... Present Position: .................................................................................................................................... Organisation: .......................................................................................................................................... Address: ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. Telephone: ................................................................Fax: ................................................................ E-mail: ................................................................................................................................................... Innovations in Road Management (27-31 May 2002) UK£ 1,850 Road Financing & Road Fund Management (3-7 June 2002) UK£ 1,850 Road Asset Management (10-14 June 2002) UK£ 1,850 Innovations in Procurement of Highway Maintenance (17-21 June 2002) UK£ 1,850 Less 10% discount for 2 or more courses TOTAL UK(£) Course fee includes full board accommodation, lectures, reception, and course materials. Participants are responsible for arranging their own finance. Please check boxes below. Source of Funding Donor Employer Self Status of Funding Approved Being Processed Other (explain) Method of Payment: Invoice Credit Card Cheque Please return the form to: Senior Road Executive Courses, Civil Engineering School of Engineering, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom Telephone: + 44 - 121 - 414 6717/5049 Fax: + 44 - 121 - 414 3675/5160 E-Mail (1): s.charles@bham.ac.uk E-Mail (2): kerali@bham.ac.uk 5

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