O1 - Orientation of the officials of Judicial Service

The Orientation of the officials of Judicial Services, helps to explore and have a good understanding of the legislative, regulatory, organisational and managerial foundations of the modern Public Procurement System in Bangladesh. In particular, it focuses on the Public Procurement Act (PPA), Public Procurement Rules (PPR) of Bangladesh and on the international treaties and operation financed by multilateral development parts that can affect procurement decision.

The overall objective of this orientation course is that judges and attorneys will have an in depth understanding of procurement act and rules and provisions (matters of interpretation, remedies and entitlements, claims and disputes, dispute resolution, etc.).

The training content is displayed as follows:

• Main Features of the Bangladesh Procurement Policy and its Regulations

• Fundamental Guiding Procurement Principles (World Bank, Asian Development Bank, other development financial institutions) 

• Transparency

O2 - Orientation of anti-corruption Commission officials

This orientation course explores local procurement laws for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption particular focus on sanctions and associated matters. The orientation course will reference to a specifically-developed OECD checklist and in line with the country’s obligations under the UN Convention Against Corruption.

The course aims participants at having good understanding and interpretation of local procurement laws in the context of sanctions and associated matters, through enhancing the capacity of the participants in designing organizational systems and procedures for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption.

Participants, will enhance capacity to put in place systems for upholding integrity in public procurement operations: safeguards for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption.

The training content is displayed as follows:

• Public Procurement System and Legal Framework

• Procurement Ethics and hallmarks of Good procurement system

• Risks and stages of Corruption within Procurement Process

• Contract Management 

  o Revision/Additional delivery/Repeat order/Extra Work Order/Variation order

  o Approval of contract amendment

• Documents used in public procurement and their classification

• Complaints & Appeals

O3 - Orientation of journalists

Dynamic marketplace, rapid technological developments, outsourcing of public service delivery and the increased focus on results based- management in the public sector have all contributed to the increased eminence and sophistication of the public procurement function.

Achieving sustainable development in practice requires that economic growth supports social progress as well as respect for the environment, that economic performance reinforces social equity, and that environmental policy is cost effective without compromising the livelihood of future generations. Governments should consider how to make better use of procurement to reduce the risk of fraud and corruption, to reach sustainability objectives through balancing the social, economic and environmental outcomes of public procurement practices and decisions.

Corresponding need for journalists is to learn more about public procurement, the related risk of fraud and corruption and therefore how to investigate and monitor it for article reporting. 

The objective of this orientation is to contribute to improved Journalists capacity to learn more about public procurement and how best to monitor it for article reporting and how to benefit from transparency to inform the public in order to play their optimal role as civil society monitors. 

The training content is displayed as follows:

• Public Procurement System and Principles

• Introduction to e-GP, PPP and Concession Contracts

• Public Procurement Ethics And Qualification

• Procurement Information

• Procurement Methods

• Tender Evaluation - Approval & Contract Award

• Complaints & Appeals

• Sustainable procurement and Gender

• Critical issues of procurement for journalists

  o Splitting of package

  o Changes in contract conditions

  o Contract failure



O4 - Orientation of Parliament Secretariat Officials

Public procurement refers to the process of acquisition by government and public entities of goods, works and services that are necessary to fulfil their mandate in the provision of services and facilities to the general public. The Orientation of Parliament Secretariat Officials, helps to explore the national and international rules, and in particular the law and regulation of the modern Public Procurement System in Bangladesh. Particular attention is given to the Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS) that provides a common tool which countries, as well as development partners, can use to assess the quality and effectiveness of procurement systems and in line with the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The overall objective of this orientation is that officials with a role in local development matters learn public procurement rules and procedures and understand the pivotal role of integrity in tender preparation, evaluation and contract management, in order to increase the quality, effectiveness, transparency and sustainability of procurement systems.

The training content is displayed as follows:

• Assessing Procurement Systems: MAPS

  o Legal, regulatory and Policy Framework

  o Institutional Framework and Management Capacity

  o Procurement operations and Market Practices

  o Accountability, integrity and Transparency

• MAPS suite and supplementary modules:

  o MAPS core tool to assess the procurement system as a whole

  o Supplementary modules to focus and deepen the analysis on a specific aspect 

  o Guidance and templates to support the assessment

• Sustainable procurement and Gender



O5 - Orientation of the elected representatives (Counsellors) of local government

Public procurement refers to the process of acquisition by government and public entities of goods, works and services that are necessary to fulfill their mandate in the provision of services and facilities to the general public. The continuous improvement and transformation of the context of the public procurement in terms of national and international law and standards, requires a constant training. In this context, is also required that economic growth supports social progress as well as respect for the environment, that economic performance reinforces social equity, and that environmental policy is cost effective without compromising the livelihood of future generation.

Therefore, the deeply understanding and the correct interpretation of the local procurement law can really help elected representatives of local government of Bangladesh in their duties.

The course targets locals representatives at learning public procurement law and rules and the institutional role of various approval agencies or bodies to better understand how the public procurement system functions. Therefore, on completion of this course, the participants will have a better understanding of the Bangladesh context referring to the public procurement system, considering also the sustainable criteria in terms of generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

The training content is displayed as follows:

• Public Procurement Act and Rules

• Public Procurement Methods and Process

• Role of elected official in Procurement Management

• Sustainable Public Procurement

• Employment opportunities

• Gender and social inclusion mainstreaming opportunities offered by public procurement


O6 - Business outreach program

The Business outreach program, helps participant in the understanding of the modern Public Procurement System in Bangladesh. It aims at helping organizations and SME to compete and win tender business, and therefore to set up the tendering   process in the best way. The involvement of SMEs in public procurement has improved results in increased competition for public contracts. This important participation of SMEs bring about a range of positive outcomes as promoting the local economy and better understanding of the market and domestic preference, the qualification requirements (also as Joint ventures) and contract management.

This course also explores the key concepts for sustainable procurement and explains how these can be applied in order to impart competence to the participants in using the potential of procurement for the achievement of sustainable development objectives.

The overall objective of this course is to provide the participants with the practical skills necessary to enhance economy, efficiency and transparency in the management of public procurement operations.

Participants acquire more knowledge on the PP law and how to prepare more compliant tenders, protest decisions and implement contracts.  

The training content is displayed as follows:

• Aims of Public Procurement Act 

• Overview of  PPA 2006 & PPR 2008, e-GP & PPP

• Procurement Information and doing business with government 

• Procurement Methods 

• Eligibility and qualification Requirements including Joint ventures

• Domestic preference

• Tender/Proposal Preparation & Submission 

• Tender Evaluation and Contract Award 

• Contract Management 

• Sustainable procurement and Gender diversity