Programme Partner Institutions
The Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development is run in conjunction with a number of partner institutions. They provide specific technical expertise for lectures during the face-to-face phase in Turin.
"In an increasingly economically interdependent world, the importance of an improved legal framework for the facilitation of international trade and investment is widely acknowledged.”
The United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), established by the United Nations General Assembly by its resolution 2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966, plays an important role in developing that framework in pursuance of its mandate to further the progressive harmonization and modernization of the law of international trade, by preparing and promoting the use and adoption of legislative and non-legislative instruments in a number of key areas of commercial law. UNCITRAL has become recognized as the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law.
Over the last 24 years, UNCITRAL has produced major international texts on the sale of goods, transport, dispute resolution, procurement, infrastructure development, international payments, electronic commerce and insolvency. International arbitration, transport law, electronic commerce, insolvency law, security interests and public procurement are the focus of current work.
UNCITRAL also coordinates and cooperates with other law reform bodies (notably other international organizations) to facilitate the harmonization of international trade law and law reform efforts, and provides technical assistance with the implementation of its texts.
The International Trade Law Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs provides services to UNCITRAL such as conducting research and preparing studies and draft texts.
The Italian PP Central Authority (Consip S.p.a)
The Italian Public Procurement Central Authority (Consip S.p.a) is a public stock company established in 1997 by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance (MEF), which is its sole shareholder.
The company provides public administrations with technological, organizational and process-related consultancy on innovative projects, handling their planning, implementation and assistance phases, and the acquisition of the required goods and services. Consip acts in two main areas:
the management and development of information services for the Ministry of the Economy and Finance – economy area and courts of audit – through project, technical and organizational
consultancy on the information systems of the Ministry and financial and accounting activities;
the implementation of the Programme for the Rationalization of Public Expenditure in Goods and Services, using IT and innovative public administration purchasing tools (e-procurement).
These two diversified areas are integrated into a common organizational model that is totally innovative in the Italian context. It is based on the search for, and the application of, ICT to the processes and organization of public administration.
Consip contributes to the modernization of public administration and the renewal of its structures. It harmonizes the requirements of administrations with market dynamics and competition, so as to secure the widest possible participation in its initiatives by companies in a context of utmost transparency.