DATES: AUG 30 - SEP 10, 2021    
VENUE: LIVE ONLINE COURSE    apply now button  
TUITION: $4200    







This seminar is designed to introduce participants to the strategies, approaches and tools for developing effective country public procurement systems. It highlights the essential aspects of a well-designed country procurement system covering legal, institutional, operational, professional, and transparency aspects. It approaches the public procurement system of a country as part of its governance framework, looking at transparency and accountability within policies, legislation and regulations. Recently, the World Bank, African Development Bank, and the Asian Development Bank have changed their procurement frameworks. Such developments are a testimony to the increased reliance on the use of countries’ institutions and systems. Utilizing a country´s own procurement system strengthens its capacity to sustainably define, execute and account for its policies.

Course Outline

Overview of Public Procurement Reform and Country Procurement Systems

  • Role and importance of public procurement in governance
  • Examination of trends in public procurement reform and implementing strategies
  • Assessing public procurement systems: Methodology for the Assessment of Procurement Systems (MAPS)
  • Risks in procurement and accountability, procurement audits

Legislative and Regulatory Framewor

  • Main components of legal and regulatory framework for a public procurement system
  • UNCITRAL Public Procurement Model Law
  • Anti-corruption, integrity and ethics, Code of Ethics, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)
  • Sustainable procurement and socio-economic considerations
  • Trade and economic integration in public procurement and the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

Institutional, Operational and Organizational Resource

  • Main institutional, operational and organizational issues in a public procurement system
  • Informational systems and management
  • Collection and reporting of data on procurement activities

Professional Procurement Workforc

  • Main features of a professional workforce for a public procurement system
  • Designing and institutionalizing public procurement curricula and training 
  • Establishing performance incentives and performance reviews

Introducing new Procurement Policies and Practice

  • Strategy for implementing e-procurement
  • Innovative procurement methods, framework agreements and e-Reverse Auctions

Course Advisor

Prof. Wallace is the Chairman of the ILI since 1970, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University; he was the Deputy Assistant General Counsel to USAID from 1962-66; founding board member of the IDLO in Rome. He chaired the Advisory Committee on World Trade and Technology to the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress 1976-79, and is currently a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, a U.S. Delegate to UNCITRAL, correspondent of UNIDROIT and the vice president of the UNIDROIT Foundation in Rome. He has been on the roster of panelists of the WTO. Some of his writings include Regulating Public Procurement: National/International Perspectives (with Sue Arrowsmith and John Linarelli), International Business and Economics: Law and Policy (with Professors Paul Stephan and Julie Roin), and Investor-State Arbitration (with Christopher Dugan, Noah D. Rubins and Borzu Sabahi).