Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement, Level 3 - CIPS Accredited

General information
Dates and venues: Full 05 Jun - 09 Jun. 2023 in Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 days
Further information:

Face 2 Face

Rome, Italy

Course registration:

This course is fully booked.

Course registration information

$1975 USD per participant

Registration deadline: 05 May. 2023
Visa and travelling information
The course venue is:

H10 Roma Città

Via Amedeo Avogadro, 35, 00146 Roma RM, Italy


H10 Roma Città -


Via Amedeo Avogadro, 35, 00146 Roma RM, Italy


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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.


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
  • 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.

"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

Tutor profile
Yuriy Silayev
Yuriy Silayev

Yuriy Silayev currently works as a Procurement Analyst with the UNDP Procurement Services Unit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He has more than 11 years of experience within the UN in the area of procurement, contracts and supply chain management. Prior to joining the UNDP Procurement Support Office (PSO) in Copenhagen in 2010, Yuriy worked in various duty stations such as Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), Zimbabwe (UNDP) and Sudan (UNFPA) managing diverse and complex procurement projects and logistics.

For the past 6 years, Yuriy has been working with the UNDP PSO Global Procurement Unit planning and managing procurement of a wide range of goods and services associated with considerable complexity and value (HIV diagnostics, medical and laboratory equipment, chemicals, electoral materials, freight forwarding services, cargo insurance, etc.). He has a strong background in market research, risk analysis, planning and strategy development, contract management, and strategic supplier relationship and networking.

Prior to joining the UN, Yuriy served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces for about 15 years. Yuriy is a Ukrainian national and holds Advanced University Degrees in Law and Electronic Warfare.