Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement - Level 4


Course name Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement - Level 4
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:

•Strategy Development Skills

To develop strategies for significant procurement,

including involvement in organisational strategic

and financial planning and to organise and manage

strategic procurement activities.

•Strategic Negotiation Skills

To improve the strategic communication and nego-

tiation skills, including the management of com-

mercial and legal considerations in negotiations,

bargaining and conflict resolution processes.

•Advanced Contract Management

To develop the capacity to manage strategic supply,

services and consultancy contracts and conduct

advanced offer evaluations.

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

•Develop and implement strategic procurement


•Integrate procurement plans in corporate strategic

and financial planning

•Plan for significant procurement and supply

•Conduct cost and financial analysis

•Organise and manage procurement activities

•Understand commercial and legal considerations in


•Apply successful negotiations and bargaining methods in procurement negotiations

•Make team negotiations work

•Manage conflict and deadlock resolution processes

•Manage advanced offer evaluation processes

•Execute strategic supply, service and consultancy


•Measure and manage performance of major contracts

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

•Strategic procurement planning

•Planning for significant procurement

•Contingency planning at strategic level

•Integration of procurement plans with organisational and financial strategies

•Organising procurement activities

•Centralisation versus decentralisation

•Controlling procurement performance

•Commercial and legal considerations in negotiations

•Power and persuasion in negotiations

•Conflict and deadlock resolution process

•Bargaining in strategic procurement

•How to use winning negotiation strategies

•Overcoming common negotiation tactics

•Making team negotiations work

•Strategic offer evaluation processes

•Administration of major contracts

•Managing strategic supply contracts

•Contract performance measurement

•Managing contract objectives and risks

Total time commitment 9 days
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited Yes
Accredited by CIPS
Certificate name Diploma
Degree name Strategic Diploma in Public P rocurement – Level 4
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 4 builds on the capabilities developed in the Level 2 and 3 courses. A UNDP/CIPS Level 2 and 3 certificate is therefore a prerequisite for participation at Level 4.

Course fee $1,975
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 and contract management officers, and those in functions that include close interaction with procurement, such as programme and project staff, seeking strategic level training in UN and public procurement strategy development, negotiations, and contract management.

This course will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from Nov 11-15.