Public procurement is the acquisition of goods, services, and works by a public "authority" or "body". Transactions of this nature are public undertakings and, therefore, they are governed by Public Procurement Act and Regulations. Constituting one of the main expenditures of government in developing countries, the importance of public procurement cannot be denied. Needless to say, any improvements in the public procurement system can have a direct and beneficial effect on the overall economic situation of a country. Given the significance of resources controlled through public procurement systems and the need for improvement, this course will help the participant explore in a short period of time key facets that govern the public procurement process. In addition, this course will focus on contracts entered into by the public authorities/governments (whether central, local, county and Parastatal), for the purposes of procurement of goods, services and works. Finally, this course will also look into various dispute resolution mechanisms applicable in a public procurement context.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Interpret the Public Procurement Act and regulations;
- Recognize the various methods and procedures of domestic and international
- Interpret a public procurement contract and be able to assist in its execution;
- Select the applicable method for resolution of disputes in public procurement
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Officials from a wide array of departments involved in public procurement and management.TOPICS INCLUDE
- Public Procurement Act;
- Procurement planning and scope statement, product description;
- Market condition and analysis;
- Solicitation planning process and preparation of solicitation documents;
- Source selection and bid evaluation;
- Contract award and contract management;
- Risk management in public procurement contract;
- Dispute resolution;
- Contract close out.