In this section, Procurement iNET brings you various resources, learning programs and toolkits required for mastering e-Procurement at individual level and initiating and institutionalizing at a procurement entity level. Drawn mainly from the efforts from the World Bank, Governance Global Practice, Solutions and Innovations in Procurement unit for the East Europe and Central Asia (ECA SIP) region, this section provides you access to two e-Procurement tools for procurement professionals and the E-Procurement Learning course. These tools will help in modernizing the procurement systems of the World Bank’s client countries and will help in improving the transparency and effectiveness of the use of public funds.
The Rapid e-Procurement Toolkit provides guidance to clients to better understand their needs and requirements. In the past, implementing e-Procurement solutions has been resource intensive, time consuming and costly. By streamlining the e-Procurement process with the introduction of a dedicated website, countries can benefit from a more economical and efficient approach to enhancing transparency and accountability in public spending. The toolkit also leverages the lessons learned from previous e-Procurement implementations in the region. Furthermore, it incorporates the best practices in the market place and answers typical e-Procurement questions.
The Rapid e-Procurement Toolkit website provides two core sections:
The Rapid E-Procurement Toolkit is accessible at: www.eProcurementToolkit.org
E-Government procurement (e-GP) projects are often part of the wider e-Government efforts of countries to efficiently and effectively serve their citizens and businesses. E-GP promotes better governance in public procurement by increasing transparency and eliminating opportunities for fraud and corruption. The application of ICT to procurement processes has resulted in e-Procurement platforms that are ideally suited to address the e-GP objectives.
Pursuing an e-Procurement system implementation is an effective way to improve public procurement management, through the automation of all underlying processes. Many governments worldwide have adopted end-to-end e-Procurement systems which cover the full procurement cycle.
The e-Procurement Online Learning course is composed of five modules, aiming to assist its audience to better understand electronic procurement and provide guidance on decisions that need to be taken for establishing or improving e-GP national frameworks.
The course initially focuses on how organizations can establish a plan for an e-GP implementation, and what benefits can be expected by such an implementation project. Furthermore, it provides an overview of the basic and advanced features and modules of e-Procurement systems, along with concise information on how to implement each of the described e-Procurement modules.
Additionally, the course briefly describes e-Procurement indicators and presents how these can be used by governments in order to measure adoption, performance and overall governance. Lastly, it focuses on how to incorporate procurement and e-Procurement into Financial Management Information System (FMIS) implementations in the context of Public Financial Management (PFM) reform projects.
At the end of this course, a certification can be obtained by those participants who complete the course and successfully pass the respective examination.
The five modules are:
A sixth module relates to the exam questions leading to the e-Procurement Champion certificate.
The E-Procurement Online Learning course is accessible at: www.eProcurementLearning.org