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Certificate Programme in Public procurement delivered as a MOOC. Powered by World Bank

Certificate Program in Public Procurement (CPPP)

The Governance – Global Practice of the World Bank and the partner institutions of Charter for Public Procurement Studies (CPPS) proudly present the world’s first ever, Certificate Program in Public Procurement (CPPP) offered free in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format.

CPPP provides the learners with an opportunity to enhance domain knowledge benefit from peer review submissions and get a certificate on successful completion of the course. The course, a blend of e-learning, self-study and social learning is offered completely online. CPPP will have eight units in three main modules of (i) Introduction to Procurement and Public procurement (including Management Concepts and Techniques); (ii) Public Procurement Operations; and (iii) Public Procurement and Good Governance.

Aims and Objectives of the Course
CPPP caters to procurement practitioners across the globe and the endeavor is to enable anyone interested in public procurement to get an overview of the field and to understand the rationale behind Public Procurement decisions.

Duration and Assessment Structure
A period of 13 weeks is provided to complete CPPP. Candidate will need to pass module-end assessments and the Certificate will be issued when a cumulative score of over 60% is achieved in all modules.

Who can benefit from the course?

  • Procurement Professionals for updating their domain knowledge
  • Non-procurement professionals who participate in or manage procurement function
  • Employees of private sector bidding in Public Procurement
  • Anyone interested in Public Procurement.
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Course Delivery

The course is delivered completely online, as a blend of e-Learning, self-study and social learning. On successful completion of the programme, the South Asia Procurement Services of the World Bank will award a completion certificate for the Certificate Program in Public Procurement (CPPP).

How to Register

Please register on the portal, log in and select the option to enrol for the Certificate Program from My Page. You are not required to pay any fees for this program. The validity for learning is limited to 13 weeks and you are encouraged to complete it well in time.

Assessment Structure

Only Formative Assessments are planned. These will comprise of Module-end Assessments and Assignments. You will need to clear module-end assessment before proceeding to the next module. The pass criteria is set at 60% and you will need to repeat the Module, till such time as you clear this assessment. The Certificate will be issued if you have cumulatively scored over 60% of the possible score across all three Module. You may repeat the Assessments to improve your score and get Certified.

You are strongly encouraged to submit assignments that are tagged to each Module. These will be peer-reviewed and the feedback will help you internalise key learning.

Syllabus Structure

CPPP Has three modules comprising eight Units.

  1. Introduction to Procurement and Public procurement (including Management Concepts and Techniques)
  2. Public Procurement Operations
  3. Public Procurement and Good Governance

Objectives of the course

The objective of the Certificate Program in Public Procurement is to cover the basics of Public Procurement, so as to enable the participants to get an overview of Public Procurement and to understand the rationale behind Public Procurement decisions.

Aim of the course

Public Procurement forms a significant part of any country’s spending by the Government. In the South Asia region, public procurement spending patterns ranging from US $ 300 B of India to US $ 3 B of Bangladesh account for about 15-20% of GDP of the country. To ensure efficient and economic use of these resources, significant reforms on procurement regulations, institutions and systems are being witnessed in many countries in the region. Public procurement reforms are long term initiatives and need the involvement of policy makers, judiciary and the civil society.

However, initiatives that focus on building capacities of officials involved in procurement management can be addressed in relatively shorter time with higher efficiencies and skill up-gradation of the staff involved. Making affordable and quality learning opportunities for procurement practitioners as well as students who want to pursue a career in public procurement is a challenge, particularly in the South Asia region where it is estimated that about 10 million public servants engage in some activities in public procurement as part of their official responsibilities. World Bank’s endeavour with this course is to enable anyone interested in public procurement to become aware of various aspects of procurement.

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