(10th Edition: 26 October 2015 – 30 October 2016)
The Programme jointly organized by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) with the University of Turin (UNITO) and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) explores the legislative, regulatory, organisational and managerial foundations of a modern Public Procurement System. The programme is designed as a blended learning opportunity that combines policy/theory prescriptions with applied assignments and research work. It provides participants with direct access to expertise from academia, international organizations, think-tanks and the private sector. It prepares them for a range of executive and managerial functions connected with public procurement management and its supervision.
The overall objective of this Master’s programme is to help bridge the current deficit in qualified human resources and to enable procurement professionals to cope with the challenges of regulating, executing and monitoring public procurement in an economic and socially responsive manner while mitigating adverse environmental impact.
At the end of the programme, participants will have acquired a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills covering:
- internationally accepted principles governing sound public procurement systems
- legislative and regulatory frameworks and corresponding institutional models for successful discharge of the functions of a modern procurement system
- economic theory, assessment tools and financial analysis techniques and accounting standards relevant to public procurement operations
- strategies and instruments for embedding social, environmental and human rights provisions at the relevant step of the procurement process/supply chain
- promotion of corporate social responsibility through public procurement
- execution of the procurement process for goods, works and services (including innovative contracting modalities like public private partnerships and e-procurement)
- risk management in procurement operations
- procurement audit, control and reporting techniques in public procurement
- design of systems for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption in public procurement
- general interpersonal skills (negotiation techniques, team building and report writing).
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Sustainable Procurement: Social, Economic and Environmental considerations in Public Procurement
(16-20 May 2016)
The course jointly organised by ITCILO and UNEP explores the competencies needed for execution of socially and environmentally responsible procurement while upholding value for money (VFM). It explains the process for development of Sustainable Procurement Plans at national or organizational levels, their contents and targets. At procurement implementation level the course explains how social and environmental parameters can best be integrated at the appropriate stage of the procurement process in a legally-compliant manner and how the use of LCC can effectively and efficiently contribute in achieving sustainability.