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Getting fear out of EU procurement

Course Description

Procurement processes are often a key element in EU-funded Actions, especially in the case of humanitarian aid. However, no specific manual or practical guidance is provided, as concrete regulations have to be translated into organisational procurement procedures. But how to be sure that such procedures comply with the basic principles and standards expected by the EU?

This eLearning intends to fill in this gap, by providing a clear explanation on the procurement principles and how to translate them into practical procedures, further explained with a step-by-step modality. Toolkits, checklists and useful formats are also provided.

Specific Objective

To provide the key information and practical tools to ensure a smooth application of EU principles in your organisation’s procurement procedures

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Verify compliance of your organisation’s procurement procedures with EU principles and expectations
  • Understand the importance of the different steps of the procurement procedures and of maintaining a detailed and accurate record of supporting documents
  • Confidently organise the procurement process

Methodology: how to participate?

This is and interactive self-paced eLearning: you will be able to follow the course at your own pace, through your computer, laptop or mobile phone.

After subscription, you will be addressed to the punto.sud Academy eLearning platform and subscribed to the course. You will have 30 days, from the first access, to complete the course.

At the end of the course, you will be required to fill in an evaluation form and you will be able to download the certificate of attendance.

Course Modules

  • Purpose of internal procurement procedures

This module explains why it is important to have internal procurement procedures in place and provides basic tips on how to make them compliant with EU principles and rules

  • The procurement principles

This section includes an explanation of the main principles that should applied in all procurement processes, regardless donor, location, estimated value, and how to translate them into the organisation’s practices

  • Step-by-step procedures

A detailed explanation on how to organise the different processes is provided: open procedure, restricted, negotiated, single tender and framework contract. Tips on how to prevent fraud and which documents have to be retained are also provided

  • The procurement plan

This section gives advice on how to plan the different procurement processes over time and eventual needed deviations

  • Certificate

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eLearning course to increase understanding on how to comply with procurement principles and procedures requested in the framework of an EU-funded Action


Training Details

Target group and prerequisites

  • Logistic officers, financial managers and other key staff involved in the procurement processes in the frame of EU-funded actions.
  • Project managers should also participate, to better integrate procurement programming and management in project activities.
  • Not appropriate for UN Organizations and International Organizations’ staff acting under the PAGoDA.

Number of participants

No limit.


The course lasts approximately 2 hours and must be completed within 30 days from first access.

Course Prices
100 EURO

standard price

(excluding VAT – to be added if due)


20% off 3 or more bookings

(excluding VAT – to be added if due)

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