UNFPA - Introduction to Procurement

United Nations System Staff College

The course is provided in support of the UNFPA Global Programme. On completion of the course you 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
  • The course takes about 2 hours to complete.

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Short (0-3 months)

  • English
  • Online

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