Deadline for application: 15 September 2019

07 October 2019 - 02 October 2020

Language: English

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Course Structure

This Master’s programme is an intensive, blended learning course of one full year duration, which is divided into:

  • Part I – Distance learning online (07 October 2019 - 24 January 2020)
    • Introduction to the legal framework for public procurement
    • Introduction to procurement management
    • Introduction to economics of public procurement
  • Part II – Face-to-face learning (27 January 2020 until 29 May 2020)
    • instruction, incorporating application work and group/individual solutions of assignments
    • 23 “core themes” 
      1. International Legal instruments governing PP (WTO, EU, UNCITRAL, WB, COMESA)
      2. Institutional models for PP and integration with Public Expenditure Management
      3. Economics of Procurement Management, game theory and reverse auctions
      4. Companies’ Balance Sheet analysis and financial reporting standards
      5. The design of centralized public procurement strategies*
      6. Procurement Process, Project cycle and risk management
      7. Procurement methods
      8. Intellectual Property issues related to Public Procurement
      9. Public Procurement in the Health sector
      10. Procurement Management of Supply Contracts
      11. Procurement of Physical Services
      12. Works Procurement Management
      13. Procurement of Consultancy services
      14. Procurement in the Utilities sector and Defence Procurement
      15. Procurement remedies (bidders’ complaints procedures)
      16. Contract Law and Dispute settlement
      17. Supply Chain Management: Logistics, Insurance Policies and Incoterms
      18. Legal framework and Economics of Public Private Partnerships
      19. Sustainable procurement: social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement
      20. Advanced Contract Management
      21. Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement
      22. Procurement Audit
      23. E-Procurement (Legal issues and implementation models)
  • Final dissertation (outline to be presented in Turin by 29 May 2020, deadline end of October 2020)
    • individual research on a selected procurement topic
    • under the guidance of a supervisor

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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