Public Procurement Reform Implementation
The Public Procurement Reform Implementation Programme introduces participants to a toolkit for supporting evidence based public procurement policy development and practice transformation. Participants are enabled to work effectively with stakeholders who identify both problems and opportunities, and to frame cost effective interventions that promote constructive reform in public procurement systems, practices, policies and procedures.
Potential participants may include but are not limited to:
• Development organisations involved in public procurement reform;
• Political actors who are seeking to frame a public procurement policy agenda;
• Public/ civil servants who are seeking to improve public procurement capacity;
• Civil society representatives involved in public procurement system changes;
• Public procurement managers challenged by public procurement reforms, and
• Business and industry associations supporting improvements in public procurement systems
Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the following capabilities:
How to enhance public procurement systems and their workings?
• Identify the nature of various procurement systems including policy objectives, legislative and regulatory frameworks and their practice implications.
• Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various procurement systems
• Identify and explain general points of intervention for policy and practice improvement
How to provide evidence based policy development and practice transformation?
• Explain the concept of evidence based policy and practice development
• Identify available sources of data/information of public procurement systems
• Tools to support policy development and practice transformation
What is stakeholder identification and engagement?
• Identify the stakeholders in the various aspects of public procurement systems
• Identify and circumscribe problems and opportunities in public procurement systems
• Determine the needs, issues and influences of stakeholders
• How to engage various stakeholders in opportunity realization or problem resolution
• Sustaining stakeholder motivation and engagement in policy processes and system transformations
Topics to be covered:
Day 1: Public procurement systems and their workings
Day 2: Evidence based policy development and practice transformation
Day 3: Engaging stakeholders
Day 4: Fully worked case study examples and information on access to post training supports
Information is provided on how participants may:
• Access the online assistance of the UNDP Public Procurement Reform Advisor;
• Benefit from the moderated Public Procurement Reform Forum, and
• Access pre-qualified consultants from UNDP’s public procurement reform expert roster.