The course is specially designed for managers as well as staff assigned a key role in procurement processes. The target group is managers and staff who are working in counterpart institutions to Danish-supported development programmes and projects in Danish priority countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
- Minimum of 3 years working experience in the organisation
- Good working knowledge of English
- Computer literate, preferably some years of daily use
- Introduction to procurement management
- Public procurement process management
- Public procurement and disposal methods
- Procurement reforms and changing nature of procurement
- International procurement
- Legal and institutional procurement
- Procurement ethics
- Development of a procurement strategy
The objective of this course in procurement is to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and the transparency of procurement in the participants’ home organizations.
By the end of the course participants are able to:
- account for each step of the procurement cycle, from needs assessment through the development of specifications, contract management and evaluation
- plan and prepare strategies for improved procurement processes in their home organisation
- apply the principles that guide public and non-public procurement with emphasis on efficiency, economy and transparency in order to maximize the use of available funds
- account for crosscutting procurement issues such as green procurement, life cycle analysis, e-procurement
- identify and combat corrupt procurement practices
- utilize existing international good practices related to all steps of the procurement cycle and can select tools and templates to support these practices
- choose relevant tools and approaches for capacity development in the area of procurement
The learning approach will be participatory and learner-centered. The training will focus on current issues and approaches to procurement, combining theory and practice, and relating training contents to the home situation of the participants.
Facilitators are experienced educators with many years experience working with procurement in a national and international context.
The participants will receive a comprehensive set of materials and a CD with the full training package.
The course is co-funded by Danida Fellowship Programme. After selection of course participants, the Danida programmes/projects are charged a non-refundable amount of DKK 1,500 per participant per tutorial week.
Total funding needs are DKK 3,000 per participant. This includes study fees, accommodation and allowances.
Place of Study
Uganda Management Institute, Kampala, Uganda.
Participants will be accommodated in single rooms (incl. breakfast).