Public Procurement Reform Implementation

General information
Dates and venues: Postponed 09 Jan - 12 Jan. 2024 in Virtual Class, Central European Time (UTC+1)
Duration: 4 days
Further information:

Virtual Training to be conducted via ZOOM

Tuesday 9th January - Friday 12th Janaury 2024

09:00am - 16:30pm, all 4 days, UTC+1 (Copenhagen Time)

Digital Curriculum 

Course registration:


Course registration information


Registration deadline: 11 Dec. 2023
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Potential participants may include but are not limited to:

• Development organisations involved 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 involved in public procurement system changes;
• Public procurement managers challenged by public procurement reforms, and
• Business and industry associations supporting improvements in public procurement systems


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
• Identify available sources of data/information of public procurement systems
• Tools 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

• How to engage various stakeholders in opportunity realization or problem resolution

• Sustaining stakeholder motivation and engagement in policy processes and system transformations

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 participants may:

• Access the online assistance of the UNDP Public Procurement Reform Advisor;
• Benefit from the moderated Public Procurement Reform Forum, and
• Access pre-qualified consultants from UNDP’s public procurement reform expert roster.

Tutor profile
Marco Sosted
Marco Sosted

Marco Soested has been a tutor on UNDP's training courses for several years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for UN system organisations, Governments, and IFI's around the world the last 10 years.

Marco Soested joined UNDP in 1995 and has solid experience in identifying, planning and undertaking large scale procurement on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients world-wide. He has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country offices in Yemen, Jerusalem and Sudan where he was stationed for a longer period of time. His main expertise lies within the area of procurement, contracting and logistics.

Marco is a regular tutor on our courses on "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement" (Level 2), Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement (Level 3), "Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement" (Level 4), "Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations” and “Risk Management in Contracting for Construction Services”.

Since 2004, Marco has worked with the implementation of UNDP’s procurement strategy and applied various analytical tools, such as spend analysis, supply and demand analysis and transaction analysis.

Marco has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP to e.g. Zambia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Russian Federation, where he conducted supplier inspections and assisted UNDP Country Offices with training and capacity development, streamlining of procurement processes, and developing procurement capacities.

Marco is a Danish National and his academic qualifications are in Economics.