The course aims to equip participants to constructively address public procurement related problems and opportunities by introducing and applying the following concepts, tools and techniques.
Public procurement systems and their workings:
• the nature of various procurement systems including policy objectives, legislative and regulatory bases and their practice implications.
• strengths and weaknesses of various procurement systems
• general points of intervention for policy and practice improvement in each system
Evidence based policy development and practice transformation
• the concept of evidence based policy and practice development and its application to the development of public procurement systems
• available sources of data/information for understanding the workings of public procurement systems
• analytical tools and techniques to provide evidence to support policy development and practice transformation
Stakeholder identification and engagement
• the stakeholders in the various aspects of public procurement systems
• the manifestations of problems and opportunities from the point of view of stakeholders
• the needs, issues and influences of stakeholders
• effectively engaging stakeholders in opportunity realization or problem resolution
• sustaining stakeholder motivation and engagement
In addition, information is provided about how the participants may access the supports available through the UNDP Public Procurement Change Agents Programme including:
• the ongoing assistance of the UNDP Public Procurement Change Agents Advisor;
• a moderated Public Procurement Change Agents Forum via a collaboration platform; and,
• when all else fails, access to pre-qualified consultants through a public procurement reform expert roster.