Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3


Course name Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3
Institution UNDP
Location Various - Please contact course host for specific details.
Language English
Contact information

Singer, Deborah

Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000


Course objective

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a

clear understanding of:

•Advanced Procurement Planning

•To develop the capacity to manage the planning

By the end of the programme participants will be able to:

•Develop procurement strategies providing best fit to

specific procurement requirements

•Apply systematic risk assessment and management

processes to procurement activities

•Develop and review specifications

•Understand how to apply sustainable and green

procurement principles and policies

•Conduct supplier research and market analysis

•Apply issues related to supplier development, sup-

ply alliances and supply chain management

•Apply advanced offer evaluation methods

•Conduct efficient cost and financial risk analysis

•Execute effective contract development and management processes

•Communicate effectively with clients, suppliers and

other stakeholders

•Apply the principles of conflict management

•Communicate, council, and negotiate effectively

processes associated with the procurement of

goods, services and works

•Communication and Negotiation Skills

To improve the communication, negotiation and

personal professional development skills required

by those involved in advanced level procurement

•Advanced Contract Management

•To manage the evaluation, contract development,

and contract administration process associated with

advanced level procurement

Sector Public
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

•Procurement systems and procedures

•Risk management planning

•Activities involved in specification development

•Sustainable procurement specifications

•Supplier research and market analysis

•Personal professional development

•Communication and conflict management

•Communicating with clients and suppliers

•Introduction to negotiation

•Negotiation styles, methods and tactics

•Contract development activities

•Advanced offer evaluation

•Financial analysis principles and tools

•Credit ratings and financial stability

•Cost analysis incl. life-cycle costing

•Developing contracts for services

•Contract administration/management

•Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Total time commitment 9 Days
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited Yes
Accredited by CIPS
Certificate name Certificate
Degree name Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3
Attendance mode In-person
Attendance description

5 days in-class and 4 days of self-study

Incentives Not Specified
Incentives description


Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Other
Pre-requisites Yes
Pre-requisites description

Level 3 builds on the capabilities developed in the Level 2 course. A UNDP/CIPS Level 2 certificate is therefore a prerequisite for participation at Level 3.

Course fee $1,875
Discount available No
Discount description

Please contact the course host for this information

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

This course is designed for procurement officers or those in functions that include close interaction with procurement, such as programme and project staff seeking advanced training in UN and public procurement strategy, contract management and negotiations.

From Sept 2 -6, 2013 this course will take place in Rome, Italy.

From Oct 14-18 this course will take place in Washington DC, USA.

From December 2-6 this course will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark.