Welcome to the "International Procurement Practices and Standards" course offered by PPRA's e-learning platform. This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of procurement practices and standards followed globally, focusing on international frameworks and best practices.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the significance of international procurement practices in global trade and development.
  • Understand the key principles and standards governing procurement at the international level.
  • Learn about different procurement methods and approaches adopted in various regions.
  • Gain insights into cross-border procurement challenges and strategies for compliance.
  • Develop skills to navigate international procurement regulations and frameworks effectively.

Course Modules:

  1. Introduction to International Procurement

    • Overview of the importance of international procurement for global organizations.
    • Role of international standards and guidelines in harmonizing procurement practices.
  2. International Procurement Frameworks and Organizations

    • Examination of major international procurement frameworks (e.g., WTO, OECD, UNCITRAL).
    • Overview of organizations promoting best practices in global procurement.
  3. Procurement Methods and Procedures

    • Comparative analysis of procurement methods (e.g., open tendering, restricted tendering, direct procurement).
    • Understanding differences in procurement procedures across countries and regions.
  4. Ethics and Integrity in Global Procurement

    • Importance of ethical standards and anti-corruption measures in international procurement.
    • Compliance with international integrity and transparency standards.
  5. Contractual Agreements in Cross-Border Procurement

    • Types of contracts used in international procurement (e.g., FIDIC contracts, standard bidding documents).
    • Contract negotiation and dispute resolution in cross-border procurement.
  6. International Trade Agreements and Procurement

    • Impact of trade agreements (e.g., WTO Agreement on Government Procurement, regional trade pacts) on procurement practices.
    • Opportunities and challenges in leveraging trade agreements for international procurement.
  7. Risk Management in Global Procurement

    • Identification and mitigation of risks associated with international procurement.
    • Strategies for managing currency fluctuations, political instability, and supply chain disruptions.
  8. Case Studies and Best Practices

    • Analysis of international procurement case studies highlighting successful projects.
    • Review of best practices and lessons learned from global procurement experiences.

Delivery Method:

This course will be delivered through a combination of online modules, interactive lectures, case studies, and assessments. Participants will have access to course materials, resources, and discussions via the PPRA e-learning platform.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is suitable for procurement professionals, government officials, contract managers, and individuals involved in cross-border procurement activities. Participants seeking to expand their knowledge of international procurement practices and standards will benefit from this course.


Upon successful completion of the course and assessments, participants will receive a certificate of completion, validating their understanding of international procurement practices and standards.

Embark on this educational journey to gain expertise in international procurement practices and standards, and enhance your ability to navigate the complexities of global procurement environments effectively. Enroll now to broaden your perspective on international procurement.