ONLY open to UN Staff in the RBAP Region - Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)

General information
Dates and venues: Free 31 Jul - 04 Aug. 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 days
Further information:
Course registration: Click here
Course registration information
Fee:

$1975 USD per participant

Participants are responsible for cost of own airfare and hotel accommodations.

Registration deadline: 26 Jul. 2017
Visa and travelling information
The course venue is:

United Nations Development Programme

At ‘PACIFIC MEETING ROOM’

4th FL UN Services Building

Rajdamnern Nok Avenue

Pranakorn Bangkok 10200

Thailand

Contact:  Ms. Varisara Anansiribovorn 

Tel: +6623049100

Accommodation:

               Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok

269 Larn Luang  Road, Pomprab, Bangkok 10100, Thailand 
Phone +66 (0) 2281 3088| Fax  +66 (0) 2280 1314

Room rate: (single)  THB 2,700 (incl. breakfast & VAT)

E-mail: benjarat@royalprincesslarnluang.com  / benjarat@dusit.com

Visas:

For information on visas, please visit www.mfa.go.th.web/12.php

Designed for

This course is designed for procurement officers or those in functions that include close interaction with procurement, such as programme and project staff seeking advanced training in UN and public procurement planning, contract management and negotiations. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Level 3 builds on the capabilities developed in the level 2 course. A UNDP/CIPS Level 2 Certificate is therefore a prerequisite for registration at level 3. Therefore, please only register for the course if you have successfully passed UNDP/CIPS level 2 certification. No registrations will be accepted from students without necessary prior level 2 certification.

Objectives

By the end of the programme participants will be able to:

  • Analyse procurement strategies providing best fit to specific procurement requirements
  • Apply systematic risk assessment and management processes to procurement activities
  • Development and review of specifications for advanced procurement purposes
  • Conduct and document supplier research and market analysis and associated activities to facilitate the purchasing process
  • Understand and apply issues related to supplier development, supply alliances and supply chain management
  • Understanding bid evaluation methods
  • Conduct efficient cost and financial risk analysis
  • Execute effective contract development and management processes
  • Communicate effectively in various situations
  • How to apply the principles of conflict management
  • Communicate, council, and negotiate effectively with clients and suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the principles of professional personal development
Topics to be covered
  • Procurement systems and procedures
  • Risk management planning
  • Activities involved in specification development
  • Supplier research and market analysis
  • Contract development
  • Bid evaluation
  • Financial analysis principles and tools
  • Cost analysis incl. life-cycle costing
  • Types of contracts and arrangements
  • Developing contracts for services
  • Contract Administration
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Disputes, warranties and corrective action
  • Communicating with clients and suppliers
  • Communication and conflict management
  • Introduction to negotiation
  • Negotiation ethics and tactics
  • Personal professional development
Methodology
  • The course is designed to be highly interactive.
  • Participants will be working on challenging hands-on practical exercises and case studies with peers from other organizations and share best practices in public procurement.
  • The course will also provide participants with the opportunity to discuss the different procurement rules and regulations of the various UN and public organisations.
  • To be awarded the UNDP/CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement students must successfully pass three tests:
  • Test I. The Multiple Choise Questionnaire (MCQ) conducted during the training course, where students must answer 100 multiple choice questions of which 80% have to be answered correctly in 2 hours. The MCQ will test the student’s knowledge and understanding of the course syllabus
  • Test II. In-class Workbook (ICW). Compolsory in class invididual exercise workbook to be completed during the course. Pass/fail, marked by course tutor(s) during the course.
  • Test III. The Work-Based Assignment (WBA) where students are given 8 weeks to complete a 3000 words written essay/project to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the syllabus and how this can be applied to a practical work-related case.
  • Students successfully completing the in-class MCQ and the WBA project will be awareded the dual UNDP/CIPS Level 3 “Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement".
  • For students requiring additional submissions of the work-based assessment (failed first and/or second attempt) the fee for resubmission is USD 250 per submission.
Quotes

"This is an excellent and concise training programme. It builds convincingly on Level 2 learning points and adds more advanced and generic knowledge especially to the planning, sourcing and contracting stages of the procurement process". Quote from a course participant from a Vienna based UN organisation

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Poul Muller
Poul Muller

Poul Muller has been a tutor for UNDP's training courses the last 10 years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for various organizations in Europe, the Middle and Far East, Africa and North America.

Poul joined UNDP/IAPSO in 1994 and has solid experience in handling largescale Supply-Chain Management and e-procurement projects on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients worldwide. In 2007, he has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country Office in South Sudan, where he was stationed for a longer period of time as acting Head of Procurement, Contracting and Logistics.

Poul has been a Procurement Advisor for the Global Procurement Unit (GPU) within UNDP/PSO, as well as Team Leader for the GPU Health Team until end of 2011.

Poul has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP and WHO to countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East, Central Asia and North America.

Since February 2012, Poul has been a Life Cycle Costing Expert and Logistics Advisor in the Procurement Unit of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based in Vienna, Austria.

Poul is now a regular Tutor for Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations; Introductory and Advanced Certification in Public Procurement (UNDP/CIPS Level 2 & 3).

Poul is a Danish national and his academic background is in Economics with a Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Informatics/Management Accounting.