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Professional Diploma in Public Procurement (PDPP)

AIMA with support of the World Bank offers Professional Diploma in Public Procurement (PDPP) from July 2014.

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Aim of the course

Public Procurement forms a significant part of any country’s spending by the Government. In the region, it ranges from US $ 300 B in India to US $ 3 B in Bangladesh. To ensure that this money is spent properly in a transparent manner, most Governments in the region have enacted Procurement laws or are in the process of enacting one. Such Acts are expected to improve the quality of procurement. World Bank’s endeavour with this course is to enable officials involved in public procurement to be trained to work effectively in such an environment. The overall aim of the program is to impart required knowledge and skills to undertake effective procurement using best in class practices. This is expected to result in Capacity Building and professionalization of Public Procurement in South Asian countries

Objectives of the course

The objective of the Professional Diploma in Public Procurement is to deliver comprehensive knowledge that covers theoretical aspects, modern methods & trends and also good practices in Public Procurement. Delivered as a blended learning program that includes social learning from each other, participants would be able to develop expertise in Public Procurement.

Program Structure

PDPP has six core mandatory modules (including three modules covered in the CPPP).

  • Introduction to Procurement and Public procurement (including Management Concepts and Techniques)
  • Public Procurement Framework in India (including legal aspects of Public Procurement)
  • Categories and Methods of Procurement
  • Public Procurement Operations
  • Contract Management and Closure (including Receipt and Accounting of materials and payment of suppliers’ bills)
  • Public Procurement and Good Governance

In addition, the participants of PDPP will have to choose any two from the five optional modules below:

  • International Practices in Public procurement
  • Public Procurement of Civil Works
  • Public Procurement of Services
  • Logistics in Public procurement
  • E-Procurement

Assessment Structure

Both Formative (during the course) and Summative (end of the course) Assessments are planned. Summative assessment will carry 60% weightage and Formative assessments, will carry 30% weightage. 10% weightage is from either of these components – attending Face 2 Face workshop OR by submitting Project Report.
Formative Assessments comprise of Module-end Assessments and Assignments. You will need to clear module-end assessment before proceeding to the next module.

How to Register

Please register on the portal, log in and select the option to enrol for the Professional Diploma program from My Page. Please select All India Management Association as the partner institutes mentioned in the site. You will have to pay the required fees as per the instructions given in this portal. Once the payment is made and acknowledged by the institute, you will be permitted to start the course online.

Fee Structure

Course fee - INR 20,000/- plus GST (18%), Online Registration is also available.

To register contact:

Prof. Gurbandini kaur  
All-Centre for Management Education
14, Institutional Area Management House
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Tel: 011- 47673000 / 49868399 Ext:- 710

Mr. Kapil Verma
All-Centre for Management Education
14, Institutional Area Management House
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Tel: 011- 47673000 / 49868399 Ext:- 738

Course Delivery

The course is delivered as a blend of e-Learning, instructor-led-sessions, self-study and social learning. The delivery of this course is governed by the ‘Charter on Public Procurement Studies’ (CPPS). The ILT sessions (face to face) with selected partner institutes will be spread over five days. At the end of comprehensive online and offline training, a summative assessment will be conducted. On successful completion of the programme, the partner institute will award the Professional Diploma in Public Procurement (PDPP)