23 September 2019 - 11 October 2019

Procurement management in the public sector

23 September 2019 - 11 October 2019

Procurement management in the public sector

Procurement management in the public sector

Course Information

23 September 2019 - 11 October 2019


Turin Centre

Code: A9011963


Enrolment deadline: 01 September 2019

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This course explains the significance of public procurement for national development and good governance. It explores options for reforming legal, institutional and managerial public procurement frameworks using the OECD Baseline Indicators Tool designed for diagnosing national public procurement systems. The course also covers the skills required for planning and executing procurement operations for goods, works and services, including the selection of consultants based on risk assessment and the optimal contracting strategy set out in the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations for Projects after 1 July 2016. Each presentation is followed by practical assignments and/or group work to find solutions to typical procurement problems.

Target audience

Target audience

Public procurement practitioners at ministry and local government levels; members of national public procurement offices, tender boards and evaluation committees; procurement trainers; procurement and financial auditors; probity advisers; staff of civil society organizations.



The overall objective of this course is to provide the participants with the practical skills necessary to enhance economy, efficiency and transparency in the management of public procurement operations.
On completion of this course the participants will be able to conduct the procurement process for goods, works and services in accordance with internationally accepted standards through:
• better understanding of the role of competition, nondiscrimination and transparency in achieving “value for money” in public procurement operations;
• effective planning, risk assessment, execution and monitoring of public procurement operations;
• appropriate selection of prescribed procurement methods;
• preparation of well-balanced procurement documents based on standard models of proven validity and the ability to customise these to suit their national context and regulatory frameworks;
• increased awareness of the importance of “bid challenge” procedures and related remedies for the proper functioning
of a public procurement system;
• upgraded ability to conduct bid evaluation, contract award and contract administration procedures;
• proficient use of international commercial trade terms - INCOTERMS;
• development of an action plan for improvement of national procedures for execution of public procurement in conformity with the existing national legislation;
• enhanced capacity to put in place systems for upholding integrity in public procurement operations: safeguards for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption with reference to a specifically-developed OECD checklist.

Informations and Costs

Informations and Costs

Participants may attend the entire course of three-weeks duration, or just one of the two Modules:

Module 1: Public procurement principles, legal, economic, policy context, procuring goods, non-Consulting and Consulting services and a study visit to an International Organization (from 23 September to 04 October 2019): Euro 4,090.

Module 2: Works procurement management (from 07 to 11 October 2019): Euro 2,250.

The cost of participation in the entire programme (3-week course) is Euro 5,530.



The course is based on the set of training material developed by ITCILO presenting recent World Bank and OECD tools for assessment of national public procurement systems and guidelines for enhancing integrity in the public procurement process.

The training content is displayed as follows:


• Public procurement principles (with reference to UNCITRAL Model Law, European Union directives, World Bank Guidelines and WTO Agreement on Government Procurement)

• WB/OECD baseline and performance indicators for benchmarking public procurement system

• Procurement methods for Goods, Works, Non-Consulting services

• System of remedies (bidders’ complaints procedures)

• The World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers

• The World Bank Project Procurement Strategy for Development



• Procurement Process

• Strategic and operational Planning

• Preparation of technical specifi cations and market research



• Setting pre-qualification criteria

• Preparation of bidding documents

• Bid opening and bid evaluation, post qualification, award and publication



• Types and nature of services, Employer’s requirements

• ToR and evaluation criteria

• Key performance indicators


• QCBS and other methods of Consultants selection

• Request for proposals for consulting services

• Evaluation of proposals/negotiation/proposal evaluation report



• Types of Works Contracts

• Pre and Post Qualification for Works

• Contract Conditions

• Evaluation Process for Works (One and Two – Envelope)



• Selected case studies dealing with common problems in public procurement

• Dispute Settlement

• Code of Ethics in Public Procurement

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

Course delivery methodology is a combination of presentations by subject-matter specialists, panel discussions on key issues, individual and group exercises, role play and analysis of case studies dealing with typical problems in public procurement.
Participants will be provided with prescribed course training modules and reference materials. Participants are encouraged to bring along copies of selected national procurement documents e.g. national public procurement law or regulations and standard bidding documents that are in use in their countries.
Participants are requested to obtain, in their home countries, a Schengen visa to enable them to take part in the scheduled study visit that is an integral part of the learning process.

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course is delivered in English and the participants need to demonstrate adequate level of proficiency in the English language.

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Tuition cost: 3020

Subsistence cost: 2510

Total cost: 5530


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