The aim of this online certification programme is to explore the technical and procedural competencies needed for successful implementation of procurement processes for the provision of public infrastructure (public buildings, highways and bridges, water and sewerage networks, irrigation canals, etc.). It provides a detailed explanation of how internationally recognized procurement principles are reflected in the stipulations of the standard pre-qualification and procurement documents for all categories and investment budgets of construction contracts, whether for large or smaller and simpler works. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the risks influencing the choice of the optimal procurement and contracting strategy, and the implications of the choice of type of contract for the cost of procurement and the supervision skills required to ensure effective contract performance by the chosen contractors.
National and international public procurement practitioners; procurement staff of national agencies; project directors and procurement staff of projects funded by IFIs (World Bank, Asian, African, Islamic and European Development Banks, etc.); United Nations, European Union and NGOs personnel; other officers involved in the financing, control and monitoring of national procurement operations involving works