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02 May 2017 - 05 May 2017

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

02 May 2017 - 05 May 2017

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement
Deadline for application: 28 April 2017
English
A9010366
Turin Centre
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Course Information

02 May 2017 - 05 May 2017

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9010366

English

Deadline: 28 April 2017

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This course explores the competencies needed for the execution of socially and environmentally responsible procurement, while upholding the principle of value for money (VFM). It explains the process for developing sustainable procurement plans at national or organizational levels, their contents and targets. At procurement implementation level, the course explains how social and environmental parameters can best be integrated at the appropriate stage of the procurement process in a legally-compliant manner, and how the use of LCC can effectively and efficiently contribute in achieving sustainability.

Description

Description

This course explores the competencies needed for the execution of socially and environmentally responsible procurement, while upholding the principle of value for money (VFM). It explains the process for developing sustainable procurement plans at national or organizational levels, their contents and targets. At procurement implementation level, the course explains how social and environmental parameters can best be integrated at the appropriate stage of the procurement process in a legally-compliant manner, and how the use of LCC can effectively and efficiently contribute in achieving sustainability.

Target audience

Target audience

Procurement professionals and policy-makers from international development institutions such as the EU, WB and UN, and national government agency staff.

Objectives

Objectives

The objective of this workshop is to contribute to improved capacity in the conceptualisation and implementation of environmental and social considerations in procurement, in line with internationally-accepted principles and practices.

Content

Content

The following topics are addressed:
• definition and key concepts for SP;
• the potential of SP for promoting sustainable development and realizing its benefits;
• international regulatory framework for SP,including:
– international environmental and labour conventions/agreements
– international trade agreements and regional economic integration schemes
• national frameworks for SP;products/services prioritization strategies at the organizational level;
• the integration of sustainability considerations in the procurement cycle: procurement planning, requirement definitions, sourcing, standard bidding documents, evaluation and award and compliance monitoring; main barriers and opportunities for SP;
• action plans for the implementation of SP at organizational level;
• the role of the civil society and the private sector.

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The course is delivered by senior procurement specialists, labour-standards and environmental specialists and consultants from ITC-ILO, UNEP and other internationally-recognised institutions. The course is conducted using a highly-participative training delivery methodology through a combination of interactive presentations by subject-matter specialists followed by group discussions and exercises. Ample opportunity is provided to explore and discuss benefits and constraints related to the introduction of SP considerations in the entire procurement process.
Case studies at national and international level will demonstrate examples of best practices in this field and provide a practical orientation for the participants as to the application of sustainable procurement principles.
Each participant is encouraged to bring along a copy of the procurement act/manual of its organisation/country for reference throughout the course.

Language requirements

Language requirements

Participants are expected to read and write easily in the English language.

Contact us

sdp@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 1440

Subsistence cost: 500

Total cost: 1940

 

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