Are you aware of the new material risks triggered by the current pandemic that may have a huge impact on construction projects? Have you already adapted your approach to the procurement of works, making it agile and flexible at all stages? Now more than ever, we need to design our specifications carefully, adopting materials and working methods that are less subject to COVID-19 risks, to ensure that health and safety risks are not also exacerbated. Now more than ever, we need to choose evaluation methods and types of contract very carefully. Contract management also needs to be agile. Do you have any idea how to deal with claims in these uncertain times? This online certification programme provides you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for successful implementation of each step of the procurement process (needs' identification, market research, procurement planning, competition/bidding procedures, bid evaluation, contract award), and for works contract management, with the focus on adaptability to the current crisis situation. The programme is designed to show you how to procure and manage works in an efficient and agile manner, and how procurement can be further enhanced and made sustainable. Are you ready to become a certified professional in managing the procurement of works?
National and international public procurement practitioners; procurement staff of national agencies; project directors and procurement staff of projects funded by International Financial Institutions (World Bank, Asian, African, Islamic and European development banks, etc.); United Nations, European Union and NGOs personnel; officers involved in the financing, control and monitoring of national procurement operations involving works.
At the end of the Programme, you will be able to:
This course is delivered through distance learning and deployed on the ITCILO e-campus. It frees you from the classroom and gives you the flexibility to complete the learning modules at your own pace, while still providing interaction with international expects and professionals.
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Contracting strategy and Planning
Module 3: Standard Bidding Documents for Works and Bidding Process
Module 4: Process and Evaluation
Module 5: Contract Management
Module 6: Enhancing sustainability, Environmental, Social, Health and Safety (ESHS) and gender aspects through procurement of Works
This tutor-based Certification Programme is delivered by senior procurement staff, advisors and consultants from ITCILO. The programme is conducted using interactive self-guided learning modules, knowledge checks, live webinars and final examination.
The tutor is available for consultation via the e-campus forum or “Talk to your Tutor” mailbox and throughout the webinars.
What are the technical requirements needed?
For a smooth learning experience, participants need to have basic computer skills and a computer with a reliable internet connection and speakers.
Candidates are expected to have basic knowledge of procurement practice in the public or private sector as well as a sound knowledge of the English language.
This course is part of two Diploma programmes: