This online certification programme will explore the technical and procedural competencies needed for successful conduct of procurement processes for the provision of public infrastructure, for example public buildings, highways and bridges, water and sewerage networks, irrigation canals and so on. 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 large works or smaller and simple works. Emphasis is placed on analyzing risks influencing the choice of the optimal procurement and contracting strategy, the implications of the choice of type of contract for the cost of the procurement, and the supervisory skills for ensuring effective performance by the selected contractors.
National and international public procurement practitioners; procurement staff of national agencies; project directors and procurement staff of projects funded by international financial institutions (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