An Introduction to Procurement


Course name An Introduction to Procurement
Institution UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)
Location Online
Language English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Mongolian
Contact information

Rachel Kouassi-Zessia
Tel: 0045-4533-7230

Karen Rasmussen
Tel: 0045 4533 7285


Course objective

Upon completing the course, the learner will be able to:

• Explain the key principles to be applied when procuring goods and services

• Identify common types of procurement and state when each would be used

• Describe the key stages in the Procurement Cycle

• Explain what is meant by procurement methods and thresholds

• Identify the factors that identify lead times and explain how lead times impact delivery

• Describe the advantages of Long Term Agreements and the role of contract monitoring

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

The course covers, procurement principles, the different types of procurement, the whole procurement process, procurement methods, delivery and lead times and finally, long term agreements and contract monitoring.

Total time commitment 4
Focus commodity Health, including RH
Accredited No
Accredited by N/A
Certificate name Certificate
Degree name Certificate of Completion of Online Training: Level 1 Introduction to Procurement
Attendance mode Online
Incentives No
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Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 50
Audience Practitioner
Pre-requisites No
Pre-requisites description


Course fee $0
Discount available No
Course included in analysis No
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