Public Procurement Change Agents Programme
The Public Procurement Change Agents Programme introduces participants to a toolkit for supporting evidence based public procurement policy development and practice transformation. Participants are enabled to work effectively with stakeholders who identify both problems and opportunities, and to frame cost effective interventions that promote constructive change in public procurement systems, practices, policies and procedures.
This training course addresses three core aspects: public procurement systems and their workings; evidence based policy development and practice transformation; and stakeholder engagement.
Potential Change Agents may include but are not limited to:
- Development organisations that are working to support partners interested in public procurement reform;
- Political actors who are seeking to frame a public procurement policy agenda;
- Public/ civil servants who are seeking to improve public procurement capacity;
- Civil society representatives who perceive issues with a public procurement system and who are seeking to make positive changes;
- Business and industry associations representatives that perceive shortcomings or are seeking to make improvements in a public procurement system; and
- Public procurement managers who may be challenged in implementing public procurement reforms.
Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the following capabilities:
How to enhance public procurement systems and their workings?
- Identify the nature of various procurement systems including policy objectives, legislative and regulatory frameworks and their practice implications.
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various procurement systems
- Identify and explain general points of intervention for policy and practice improvement
How to provide evidence based policy development and practice transformation?
- Explain the concept of evidence based policy and practice development and its application to the development of public procurement systems
- Identify available sources of data/information for understanding the workings of public procurement systems
- Use analytical tools and techniques to provide evidence to support policy development and practice transformation
What is stakeholder identification and engagement?
- Identify the stakeholders in the various aspects of public procurement systems
- Identify and circumscribe problems and opportunities in public procurement systems
- Determine the needs, issues and influences of stakeholders
- Determine how to most effectively engage various stakeholders in circumscribing opportunity realization or problem resolution
- Sustaining stakeholder motivation and engagement in policy processes and/or in facilitating practice transformation.
Topics to be covered:
Day 1: Public procurement systems and their workings
Day 2: Evidence based policy development and practice transformation
Day 3: Engaging stakeholders
Day 4: Fully worked case study examples and information on access to post training supports
Information is provided on how the participants may access the supports available through the UNDP Public Procurement Change Agents Programme including:
- Access the online assistance of the UNDP Public Procurement Change Agents Advisor;
- Participate in and benefit from the moderated Public Procurement Change Agents Forum via a collaboration platform; and,
- Access pre-qualified consultants as may be required through the UNDP’s public procurement reform expert roster.
US$ 3,525 including training and post-training support and advice:
• Ongoing assistance of the UNDP Public Procurement Change Agents Advisor
• Access to a moderated Public Procurement Change Agents Forum
• Access pre-qualified consultants through the UNDP’s public procurement reform expert roster