Certification Programme on Sustainable Public Procurement

Certification Programme on Sustainable Public Procurement

Certification Programme on Sustainable Public Procurement

11 October–3 December 2021
The course is available in English

This course is one of five eligible courses for the Diploma in Public Procurement Management.

To achieve the Diploma, successful candidates must complete three out of five courses within a five-year period and undertake a capstone assessment.


***A limited number of partial fellowships is available for this course to participants with a proven interest in the topic. 

Please inquire at least four weeks before the commencement’s date to get the opportunity to attend a Certification Programme organized by ITCILO***. 

Introduction to the course

In approaching sustainable public procurement, is there a conflict in achieving a balanced "economic development", "social inclusion" and "environmental protection"? Would you like to acquire competencies in strategically integrating sustainability into procurement policy and operations and be able to handle internationally harmonised tools and approaches to showcase an impact? How in particular Life Cycle Costing can help and how externalities can also count in results-based procurement? Is the current international crisis a barrier or an opportunity for SPP development? A joint effort of UN Environment and ITCILO brings to you this online tutor-based certification programme and provides comprehensive answers and ideas on how to use the potential of procurement for the achievement of sustainable development objectives, with many practical examples.

Who attends this course?

National and international public procurement practitioners; procurement staff of national agencies; project directors and procurement staff from projects funded by international financial institutions (World Bank, Asian, African, Islamic and European Development Banks, etc.); United Nations and NGO personnel; other officers involved at a more strategic/policy level within procurement organisations of international development institutions and national government entities.