UNDP Procurement Training & Certification Course Calendar & Catalogue 2010


UNDP has just launched its Procurement Training & Certification Course Calendar & Catalogue for 2010.

Next year's programme will for the first time include training courses that have been recognised and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the UK.

Classroom courses will be held on a regular basis in New York, Panama, Dubai, Nairobi, Bangkok, Vienna, Rome and Copenhagen. Courses are open to staff in the UN system, NGOs, Inter-Governmental Organizations, Development Banks and their Borrowers, and Partner Government staff.

The new course "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement - Level 2" will be offered in English and Spanish, but a French version is also in the pipeline for French-speaking participants. In practical terms, CIPS accreditation means that participants passing the exams for this course can apply for accelerated entry with CIPS at the corresponding level. During 2010 and 2011, more accredited CIPS courses will be added to the course portfolio, allowing staff to build on the skills and capabilities acquired in the first course.

In addition to the regularly scheduled courses, all training courses can be delivered as tailor-made courses at any preferred location and time, on cost-recovery basis. This is highly recommended and normally the most cost-efficient way to educate a group of staff and counterparts, and potentially to collaborate on training across agencies.

Download the course catalogue here and the course calendar here.

More information about the courses, tailor-made options and on-line registration is available here.

Should you have any questions, please contact


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