Standard Courses

As part of its focus on increased professionalism in local and international procurement, and in order to enhance local capacities, UNDP offers a variety of specialized training courses to staff of the UN system, the donor community, NGOs and governments.

All courses are a balanced combination of lectures, case studies and workshops. The opportunity for peer-group interaction is also a crucial element of the courses. Best practice, trouble shooting and strategic thinking are key elements in all courses.


Upcoming Training Courses

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3 Nov-7 Nov. 2014 Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement - Level 4 (Accredited by CIPS)Washington DC, United States
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
- Strategic Development Skills. To develop strategies for significant procurement, including involvement in organizatonal strategic and financial planning and to organize and manage strategic procurement activities.
- Strategic Negotiation Skills. To improve the strategic communication and negotiation skills, including the management of commercial and legal considerations in negotiations, bargaining and conflict and resolution processes.
- Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage strategic supply, services and conflict resolution processes.

This course is almost fully booked, please contact UNDP
11 Nov-14 Nov. 2014 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Abuja, Nigeria
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
17 Nov-21 Nov. 2014 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)New York, United States
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of:
• Advanced Procurement Planning. To develop the capacity to manage supply markets, risks, systems and procurement planning processes
• Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage bid evaluation, contract development and contract administration processes
• Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills. To identify and improve the communication, negotiation and personal professional development skills required by those involved in advanced level procurement.

This course is fully booked
17 Nov-21 Nov. 2014 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)Bangkok, Thailand
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of:
• Advanced Procurement Planning. To develop the capacity to manage supply markets, risks, systems and procurement planning processes
• Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage bid evaluation, contract development and contract administration processes
• Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills. To identify and improve the communication, negotiation and personal professional development skills required by those involved in advanced level procurement.

This course free for booking
25 Nov-28 Nov. 2014 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Bangkok, Thailand
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
New course
1 Dec-5 Dec. 2014 Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement - Level 4 (Accredited by CIPS)Copenhagen, Denmark
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
- Strategic Development Skills. To develop strategies for significant procurement, including involvement in organizatonal strategic and financial planning and to organize and manage strategic procurement activities.
- Strategic Negotiation Skills. To improve the strategic communication and negotiation skills, including the management of commercial and legal considerations in negotiations, bargaining and conflict and resolution processes.
- Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage strategic supply, services and conflict resolution processes.

This course free for booking
9 Dec-12 Dec. 2014 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)New Delhi, India
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
13 Jan-15 Jan. 2015 Procurement Strategy DevelopmentBangkok, Thailand
 The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop and implement category based procurement strategies, hereby:
• Clearly understand corporate procurement strategy options
• Manage tools and methods to implement strategies in business units
• Align procurement systems, processes and functions with the procurement spend and risk profile of the organisation
• Focus on significant high risk/high spending accounts


This course free for booking
20 Jan-22 Jan. 2015 Risk Management in Contracting for Construction ServicesNairobi, Kenya
 This course will provide participants with a clear understanding of Risk Management as a tool to manage construction projects to improve cost, timeliness and quality and to communicate effectively with stakeholders.

Construction projects can be of high value and/or high risk and if not planned and managed well can easily run over time, over budget and not deliver what was originally expected.


This course free for booking
10 Feb-13 Feb. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
23 Feb-27 Feb. 2015 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)Nairobi, Kenya
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of:
• Advanced Procurement Planning. To develop the capacity to manage supply markets, risks, systems and procurement planning processes
• Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage bid evaluation, contract development and contract administration processes
• Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills. To identify and improve the communication, negotiation and personal professional development skills required by those involved in advanced level procurement.

This course free for booking
New course
2 Mar-6 Mar. 2015 Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement - Level 4 (Accredited by CIPS)Bangkok, Thailand
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
- Strategic Development Skills. To develop strategies for significant procurement, including involvement in organizatonal strategic and financial planning and to organize and manage strategic procurement activities.
- Strategic Negotiation Skills. To improve the strategic communication and negotiation skills, including the management of commercial and legal considerations in negotiations, bargaining and conflict and resolution processes.
- Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage strategic supply, services and conflict resolution processes.

This course free for booking
10 Mar-13 Mar. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Suva City, Fiji Islands
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
16 Mar-20 Mar. 2015 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of:
• Advanced Procurement Planning. To develop the capacity to manage supply markets, risks, systems and procurement planning processes
• Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage bid evaluation, contract development and contract administration processes
• Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills. To identify and improve the communication, negotiation and personal professional development skills required by those involved in advanced level procurement.

This course free for booking
24 Mar-27 Mar. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Nairobi, Kenya
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
8 Apr-10 Apr. 2015 Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian OrganisationsCopenhagen, Denmark
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective logistical arrangements and to understand methods of mitigating risks and to optimise the organisation’s logistical activities
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a logistical exercise appropriate to the value/risk of the goods being transported


This course free for booking
21 Apr-24 Apr. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Geneva, Switzerland
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
New course
27 Apr-30 Apr. 2015 Certificado Introductorio en Adquisiciones Pϊblicas - CIPS Nivel 2Ciudad de Panama, Panama
 La finalidad de este curso es impartir a los participantes:
• Una comprensiσn clara de los principios de las adquisiciones pϊblicas eficaces, del proceso general de adquisiciones y del papel de las adquisiciones institucionales y transaccionales
• Capacidad para planificar, poner en prαctica y evaluar del proceso de abastecimiento adecuado al valor y del riesgo de los bienes o servicios que han de adquirirse
• Conocimientos acerca de las reglas y los procedimientos que rigen las adquisiciones de las Naciones Unidas, y las razones por las que se han instituido


This course free for booking
5 May-8 May. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Washington DC, United States
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
18 May-22 May. 2015 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)Rome, Italy
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of:
• Advanced Procurement Planning. To develop the capacity to manage supply markets, risks, systems and procurement planning processes
• Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage bid evaluation, contract development and contract administration processes
• Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills. To identify and improve the communication, negotiation and personal professional development skills required by those involved in advanced level procurement.

This course free for booking
26 May-29 May. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Brasilia, Brazil
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
New course
8 Jun-12 Jun. 2015 Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement - Level 4 (Accredited by CIPS)Copenhagen, Denmark
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
- Strategic Development Skills. To develop strategies for significant procurement, including involvement in organizatonal strategic and financial planning and to organize and manage strategic procurement activities.
- Strategic Negotiation Skills. To improve the strategic communication and negotiation skills, including the management of commercial and legal considerations in negotiations, bargaining and conflict and resolution processes.
- Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage strategic supply, services and conflict resolution processes.

This course free for booking
16 Jun-19 Jun. 2015 Effective Negotiations in Projects and ProcurementVienna, Austria
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• Skills and knowledge needed for successful negotiations, including:
• Understanding the principles and dynamics of the negotiation process and how to avoid the common traps in negotiation
• Developing win-win strategies based on analysis of the other parties' needs
• Identifying and actively working on their own negotiation strengths and weaknesses through role-plays


This course free for booking
23 Jun-26 Jun. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Copenhagen, Denmark
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
New course
31 Aug-4 Sep. 2015 Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement - Level 4 (Accredited by CIPS)Geneva, Switzerland
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
- Strategic Development Skills. To develop strategies for significant procurement, including involvement in organizatonal strategic and financial planning and to organize and manage strategic procurement activities.
- Strategic Negotiation Skills. To improve the strategic communication and negotiation skills, including the management of commercial and legal considerations in negotiations, bargaining and conflict and resolution processes.
- Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage strategic supply, services and conflict resolution processes.

This course free for booking
7 Sep-11 Sep. 2015 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)Copenhagen, Denmark
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of:
• Advanced Procurement Planning. To develop the capacity to manage supply markets, risks, systems and procurement planning processes
• Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage bid evaluation, contract development and contract administration processes
• Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills. To identify and improve the communication, negotiation and personal professional development skills required by those involved in advanced level procurement.

This course free for booking
14 Sep-18 Sep. 2015 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)Suva City, Fiji Islands
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of:
• Advanced Procurement Planning. To develop the capacity to manage supply markets, risks, systems and procurement planning processes
• Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage bid evaluation, contract development and contract administration processes
• Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills. To identify and improve the communication, negotiation and personal professional development skills required by those involved in advanced level procurement.

This course free for booking
22 Sep-25 Sep. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Rome, Italy
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
13 Oct-15 Oct. 2015 Contract and Supplier Relations ManagementCopenhagen, Denmark
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of main supplier relations management methods, taking account of legal, ethical and relational issues
• Essential contracting capabilities, including approval and contractual relationship management methods
• Methods to manage risks, disputes and potential conflicts in the procurement and contracting processes
• Effective contract performance and quality monitoring schemes


This course free for booking
New course
19 Oct-23 Oct. 2015 Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement - Level 4 (Accredited by CIPS)Washington, United States
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
- Strategic Development Skills. To develop strategies for significant procurement, including involvement in organizatonal strategic and financial planning and to organize and manage strategic procurement activities.
- Strategic Negotiation Skills. To improve the strategic communication and negotiation skills, including the management of commercial and legal considerations in negotiations, bargaining and conflict and resolution processes.
- Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage strategic supply, services and conflict resolution processes.

This course free for booking
20 Oct-23 Oct. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)New York, United States
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
26 Oct-28 Oct. 2015 Risk Management in Contracting for Construction ServicesCopenhagen, Denmark
 This course will provide participants with a clear understanding of Risk Management as a tool to manage construction projects to improve cost, timeliness and quality and to communicate effectively with stakeholders.

Construction projects can be of high value and/or high risk and if not planned and managed well can easily run over time, over budget and not deliver what was originally expected.


This course free for booking
29 Oct-30 Oct. 2015 International Standards in Procurement using Incoterms 2010Copenhagen, Denmark
 • Are you aware of your roles and responsibilities using different Incoterms?
• Do you know the new Incoterms 2010?
• Have you considered how Incoterms relate to Corporate Risk Management?

This course free for booking
2 Nov-6 Nov. 2015 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)New York, United States
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of:
• Advanced Procurement Planning. To develop the capacity to manage supply markets, risks, systems and procurement planning processes
• Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage bid evaluation, contract development and contract administration processes
• Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills. To identify and improve the communication, negotiation and personal professional development skills required by those involved in advanced level procurement.

This course free for booking
17 Nov-20 Nov. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Bangkok, Thailand
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
23 Nov-27 Nov. 2015 Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 3 (Accredited by CIPS)New Delhi, India
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of:
• Advanced Procurement Planning. To develop the capacity to manage supply markets, risks, systems and procurement planning processes
• Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage bid evaluation, contract development and contract administration processes
• Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills. To identify and improve the communication, negotiation and personal professional development skills required by those involved in advanced level procurement.

This course free for booking
1 Dec-4 Dec. 2015 Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2 (Accredited by CIPS)Johannesburg, South Africa
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
• A clear understanding of the principles of effective UN and public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
• The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured
• Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN and public procurement – and why they exist


This course free for booking
New course
7 Dec-11 Dec. 2015 Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement - Level 4 (Accredited by CIPS)Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
- Strategic Development Skills. To develop strategies for significant procurement, including involvement in organizatonal strategic and financial planning and to organize and manage strategic procurement activities.
- Strategic Negotiation Skills. To improve the strategic communication and negotiation skills, including the management of commercial and legal considerations in negotiations, bargaining and conflict and resolution processes.
- Advanced Contract Management. To develop the capacity to manage strategic supply, services and conflict resolution processes.


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