***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***
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 and 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.
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.
Aiming at filling the knowledge gap in the sustainability domain this online training course designed by the ITC-ILO and UNEP explores the key concepts of sustainable procurement and explains how they can be applied to better leverage the potential of procurement for the achievement of sustainable development objectives.
The course also demonstrates the need for countries and local governments for sound sustainable public procurement policies in line with the requirement of SDG 12.7. It presents the UNEP methodology for the development of SPP policies, rolled out in over 20 countries since 2009.
Finally, the online training course will present an overview of sustainable procurement policies, regulatory frameworks and best practices which could inspire and guide decision makers and practitioners.
The objective of this workshop is to contribute to improving the capacity of decision makers and practitioners in the conceptualization and implementation of environmental and social considerations in procurement operations and in managing the contracts, in line with internationally accepted principles and practices
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.
Module 1 Introduction
Modules 2 The development of SPP policies
Module 3 The environmental dimension of SPP policies
Module 4 The social dimension of SPP policies
Module 5 Integrating SPP into the procurement cycle
Module 6 Sustainable procurement in Practice: selected case studies
Learning hours: 60 hours – 6 weeks
Delivery modality: On-line self-learning; tutor based; weekly WebEx; weekly assignments and knowledge test and final test
This course is part of one Diploma programme: