Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2


Course name Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2
Institution UNDP
Location Various - Please contact course host for specific details.
Language English, Spanish
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 the principles of effective public procurement, the generic procurement

process and the role of corporate and transactional


•The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a

sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the

category being procured

•Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern

UN and public procurement – and why they exist

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

•Describe the principles of effective procurement,

the UN procurement process, and the role of pro-

curement strategy

•Understand the activities associated with effective

procurement projects

•Conduct procurement planning and stakeholder


•Write specifications and effective terms of reference


•Choose appropriate procurement methods (RFQ,


•Select advertisement method and type of competition

•Understand do’s and don’ts when drafting bidding


•Invite and evaluate bids and proposals

•Practise ethics and integrity in procurement

•Understand what rules and procedures apply to UN

and public procurement

•Appreciate the relevance of these rules and under-

stand why they exist

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

•The principles of UN and public procurement

•Procurement planning and strategy

•Procurement practices and processes

•Risk assessment and management

•Engaging and managing stakeholders

•Writing specifications and terms of reference

•Selection of methods (RFQ, ITB and RFP)

•Preparation of solicitation documents

•Sourcing of suppliers and advertisement

•Bid receipt and opening

•Evaluating bids and proposals

•Contract approval process

•Committee submissions and approvals

•Contract award and management

•Contract management terms and skills

•Performance monitoring

•Dispute management

•Ethics and integrity in procurement

Total time commitment 4 Days
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited No
Accredited by CIPS
Certificate name Certificate
Degree name Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2
Attendance mode In-person
Attendance description

This course will take place over 4 days.

Incentives Not Specified
Incentives description


Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Other
Pre-requisites Not Indicated
Pre-requisites description


Course fee $1,575
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 those working in the public sector interested in gaining a comprehensive over view of public procurement and in obtaining a professional certification and accreditation with CIPS. It is also relevant to those new to the procurement function or those who have worked in the function for sometime, but have not previously undertaken formal training. Additionally, those in functions that include close interaction with procurement, such as programme and project staff who would like a closer understanding of procurement would find this course relevant.

The course is offered in English and Spanish.

From Sept 17-20 this course will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

From Oct. 1 -4 this course will be held in Rome, Italy.

From Oct 22-25 this course will be held in New Delhi, India.

From Nov 5-8 this course will be held in Abuja, Nigeria.

From Nov 19-22 this course will be held in Bangkok, Thailand.

From Dec. 10-13 this course will be held in Nairobi, Kenya.

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