DIMAPPP Introductory Online Training - FREE

The Introductory Online Training on Public Procurement helps to explore the basics of the legislative, regulatory, organisational and managerial foundations of the modern Public Procurement System in Bangladesh.

It covers the basic understanding of Public Procurement Act (PPA), Public Procurement Rules (PPR), and procurement methods for low-value contracts.


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The overall objective of this Introductory Online Training on Public Procurement provide the learners with an overview of the legal, regulatory and procedural knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the execution and / or the monitoring of public procurement process for low-value contracts in a sustainable, economic and socially responsive manner in Bangladesh.

The course content will be mainly based on the PPA and PPR, with short modules on international procurement policy and practices like WB, ADB.

Module One

• Introduction to Public Procurement

• Public Procurement principles

• Institutional set-up - Procurement Authorities

• Market structure

Module Two

• Methods of procurement 

• Procurement criteria (technical specification, qualification and awarding criteria)

• Lyfe cycle costing / total cost of ownership

• Procurement steps 

• Types of contracts

Module Three

• Professional misconduct in public procurement and mitigation measures in Bangladesh

• E-procurement

It is foreseen that this course will contribute to the development and implementation of a complete framework for a professional accreditation program in an increased higher order level, in particular for “Tier-1: Public Procurement Associate”.

T1 - Basic Procurement Training

The Basic procurement training helps participants in the understanding of the modern Public Procurement System in Bangladesh. It includes course contents for procurement of goods, works, non-consultant services, and consultant services considering both the economic and the sustainable aspect. 

This course is designed to explain the significance of public procurement to national development, its founding principles as well as typical models for the design of its institutional and managerial frameworks.  The course bases on national public procurement systems in Bangladesh and provides essential practical business skills indispensable for successful implementation of the public procurement process for goods, works and services.

The Basic procurement training focuses on preparation of  tender  documents (works, goods and services), tender submission, evaluation and award of contract, contract management including dispute resolutions, and use of e-GP.

Altogether, the five modules aim at addressing the basic concepts and aspects of public procurement of goods, works and services and the activities connected herewith, as instituted by the Public Procurement Act 2006 and the Public Procurement Rules 2008.

The main training content is displayed as follows:

- Public Procurement Reform, Procurement Authorities, Procurement System; overview of Procurement Strategies, Methods & Processes; introduction to e-GP

- Tools and best practices to deliver Public Procurement

- Procurement of goods as per Bangladesh system

- Procurement of works as per Bangladesh system

- Procurement of services as per Bangladesh system

It is foreseen that this course will contribute to the development and implementation of a complete framework for a professional accreditation program in an increased higher order level, in particular for “Tier-2: Public Procurement Professional”.

T2 - Specialized Procurement Training

The “Specialist Procurement Training” is concerned with the complexities and feature of procurement of goods, works, non-consultant services, and consultant services.

National development projects typically incorporate substantial investments for the acquisition of equipment and/or construction and renovation of public infrastructure facilities which are often financed by development partners. Also the services sector is the fastest growing component in the global economy and post-industrial countries are now solidly ‘service’ oriented, setting the scenario for this sector to play a major role also in the economy of developing and least–developed countries. At the same time, consultancy services are invariably required at various stages of programme and project development. The recurring references to sustainability criteria in the international standards let the public procurement to consider not only the economic but also the social and environmental aspects, with particular reference to gender diversity.

This course is meant for specialized fairly complex procurement of work services and goods. It will advance the knowledge of the top performers in fairly complex procurements through in-depth knowledge and further competency enhancement analysing deeply the different management of works, goods and services under the lens of sustainability and social inclusion, in particular gender aspects.

Course participants will be able to competently plan and carry out procurement management functions for the acquisition of equipment and/or construction, goods, the selection and recruitment of consultants using the procedures of the respective funding agencies with particular reference to those of the World Bank and its 2016 regulations and Standard procurement documents.

On completion of this course, the participants will be able to conduct procurement process for goods or works or services in accordance with Bangladesh Procurement Policy and Regulations.

Specialist Procurement Training for Works

Objectives; Strategic Design of contracting strategy; Operational Context& Capacity; Stakeholder Analyses; Market Study; Case Study: Risk Management; Requirements& Procurement Planning; Key Performance Indicators; Types of Works Contracts; Prequalification for Works; Case study on Prequalification; Standard Tender Documents for Procurement of Works (International and National); Group Work on Standard Tender Documents; Bill of Quantities; Price Adjustment and Typical Indices; Case study on Price Adjustment; Tender Evaluation; Case study on Tender Evaluation; Contract Award; Introduction to Contract Administration & Project Management; Risk Allocation in Construction Contracts; Claims and Dispute Resolution 

Specialist Procurement Training for Goods and Physical Services

Objectives; Strategic Design of contracting strategy; Operational Context& Capacity; Stakeholder Analyses; Market Study; Case Study: Risk Management; Requirements& Procurement Planning; Key Performance Indicators

Procurement of Goods

Technical Specifications; Pre-qualification; Standard Procurement Documents; Bid Opening & Evaluation; Evaluation of LCC; Post Qualification & Award; Case Study: “Traffic management” throughout the entire Sessions; Case study on LCC; Major issues in contract management

Procurement of Phiyical Services

Introduction and Definition of Physical Services; Procurement Strategy & Market analyses; Types of Contract: Performance based; Case study on Types of Contract Appx 3; Bidding documents/Pre & Post qualification; Case Study Appx 4; TOR; Case study Appx 1; Evaluation; Case study Appx 1; SPP in Ph.S cycle; Contract Management & Quality assurance; Case Study on KPIs

Specialist Procurement Training for Consultancy Services 

Objectives; Strategic Design of contracting strategy; Operational Context& Capacity; Stakeholder Analyses; Market Study; Case Study: Risk Management; Requirements& Procurement Planning; Key Performance Indicators; Selection of Consultants and Types of Contracts; Selection Methods; Case studies on Selection Methods; The importance of a sound Terms of Reference (TORs); Preparation of TORs and relevant cost estimate; Group work on preparation of TORs; Standard Request for Proposal (RFP): Instruction to Consultants; Data Sheet; Evaluation Criteria; Group Works on preparation of RFP; Evaluation of Proposals: Technical Proposals; Financial Proposal; Contract Negotiations; Role play on Contract Negotiations; Managing a Consultancy Services Contract; Claims and Dispute Resolution

T3 - Highly Specialized Procurement Training

This course is meant for highly specialized complex projects/very large infrastructures, upgrade essential public infrastructure and public services and the ability of governments to undertake such improvements with own resources (funds and personnel). The planning, award and supervision of these complex contractual and financial schemes require more advanced skills than those typically needed for the traditional project and procurement management operations. Therefore, this course tends to expose more vividly the competency-gaps at the level of the national public procurement teams involved in both a sustainable and economic manner. Furthermore, capacity is required in encouraging cost-saving innovation and improving risk management, these benefits will be only realised where the public sector has the appropriate legal framework and the necessary staff competencies to select, appraise and manage such procurement successfully and in a sustainable way.

The objective of this  training is to contribute to improved capacity in the planning and the implementation of large infrastructures procurement operations including  conceptualisation and implementation of environmental and social considerations. 

The focus will be in the various contract administration functions for successful delivery of works and services in accordance with the “scope”, “quality”, “time” and “money” provisions of the respective contracts, and recognised standards of professional practice. By the end of the course, the participants will also understand the intimate link between contract administration and successful project management including reporting with respect to accomplishment of project outputs and objectives and gender diversity matters.

The training content is displayed as follows:

- Introduction to types of Large (Major) Works – Complex infrastructure projects

- Prequalification for Works

- Case study on Prequalification

- Standard Tender Documents for Procurement of Major Works (International)

- Group Work on Standard Tender Documents

- Turn-key contracts

- FIDIC Books

- FIDIC – The Red Book

- For Building and Engineering Works designed by the Employer. General conditions

- Group work on Preparation of Contract Conditions base don FIDIC

- Negotiations and Award

- Contract Administration & Project Management

- Risk Allocation in Construction Contracts

- Claims and Dispute Resolution

- Group works and presentations on the preparation of a STD for Procurement of Large Works for an assignment which one of the representatives of each group is effectively asked to build in her/his Procurement Unit.

T4 - Procurement Management Training

Procurement management training at advance level will be arranged local & abroad for SPSOs key procurement officials and procurement focal persons to prepare them to effectively serve as the procurement resources for the respective organizations. Also, IMED and CPTU's procurement officials will be provided with this training.

The course support key officials and resource persons to become reference persons for all matters related to PP in Bangladesh

The training content is displayed as follows:

  • Introduction to Project Management and Procurement Management
  • Importance of procurement management vis-à-vis project management 
  • The Project Implementation Workplan & Project Procurement Plan
  • Work Breakdown Structure and Responsibility Matrix as concerned with procurement
  • Role of IMED at project approval stage (The PEC and ECNEC) with ref. to project implementation plan and for improvement procurement plan
  • Implementation of procurement plan within an approved project in Bangladesh context-APP, Tendering and Contract implementation
    •  APP-how developed from TPP with demonstration
    • Tendering-brief overview of the tendering process including preparation of TD, advertisement, submission, opening, evaluation and approval as per DOFP
    • Contract implementation-how the contractual terms  and appendixes are developed in terms of STD/SRFP’s
  • Key terms in contract management-GCC, PCC, specification, SOR, BOQ and TOR
  • Monitoring of projects with a focus on contract implementation
  • Contract implementation challenges in Bangladesh and ways for improvement -scope, quality, cost, time, sustainability, good practices and value for money
  • Keeping historical and transaction records for IMED monitoring and evaluation of projects

Refresher course

The refresher course aims at the participants who underwent three-week course for procurement of goods, works, and services in the past under the procurement reform project and has been practicing procurement for at least five years since the participant's training.

The course will cover PPA, PPR with associated amendments and procurement processes/ tools including framework agreement, and e-GP.


Participants refresh and reinforce their knowledge including new provisions that were introduced to legal texts if applicable.

The training content is displayed as follows:

• Major changes of PPA, PPR and STDs for last Five years and its implications.

• Initiative for Professionalization for public procurement in Bangladesh – Competency Framework

• Sustainable public procurement and Role of procurement professionals.

S1 - Training of junior level officers

Public procurement has become increasingly in focus as an instrument of public policy in addition to its traditional role as a cornerstone of good governance. The use of IT, is gradually evolving as an important tool in enhancing efficiency and fostering transparency and wider competition in public procurement operations. Another important aspect to be consider at the early stage of the design and preparation of procurement and related activities is the relevance of sustainability and social inclusion aspects, such as gender diversity and the important and decisive environmental impacts.

The main objective of the training of junior level officer is to improve the understanding of participants in public procurement (PP) and conduct their core work (estimation, requirements, evaluation, accounting, acceptance, etc.) in a more efficient/effective way minimizing mistakes and ensuring alignment with overall procurement operations. Moreover, it is fundamental for the course, to transmit to junior officer the fundamentals of sustainability and social inclusion as a cornerstone for the performance of their duties.

Course will be delivered in 4 Building blocks so that content will be as follows

1. Principles of Public Procurement

2. Preparation of Cost estimate, specification and Tender document

3. Tender processing

4. Contract Management