In the backdrop of National Initiative to become 5 Trillion Economy and AtmaNirbhar Bharat, Centre for MSME, IICA organised Virtual (Online) Capacity Building Programme on “Procurement (Policy & Procedures based on GFR, GeM & E-Procurement) and Contract Management for Good Governance: Challenges in Implementation” held during 16-28 August, 2021........
In the backdrop of National Initiative to become 5 Trillion Economy and AtmaNirbhar Bharat, Centre for MSME, IICA organised Virtual (Online) Capacity Building Programme on “Procurement (Policy & Procedures based on GFR, GeM & E-Procurement) and Contract Management for Good Governance: Challenges in Implementation” held during 16-28 August, 2021.
The series of webinars from 16th August, 2021 to 28th August, 2021 (Each ½ day webinar) was designed to provide insights on major issues like intricacies in Public Procurement, Enhancing efficiency of Public and Private sector through effective supply chain management, evolving trends in public procurement, e-procurement, Government guidelines & policies, regulatory issues and its practical aspects as well.
Besides, in view of the various amendments brought out in Public Procurement Order (PPO) of Government of India to promote domestic manufacturing and value addition in the country, the webinar series online capacity building programme addressed the issues concerning various Departments, sectors with regard to the implementation of the Order. In this regard, a dedicated session was focused on – “Make in India & Public Procurement”
The programme organized by IICA, witnessed engaged participation from Professionals (Deputy Secretary, Deputy Development Commissioner, Chief Manager, Asst. G.M., D.G.M., Jt. D.G.M., Dy. D.G.M., Sr. D.G.M., Sr. A.G.M., Manager, Dy. Manager and Executive) involved in public procurement from major Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) / Govt. bodies under various Ministries of Govt. of India besides participants from Corporates.
A total of twenty (20) sessions covered the pertinent areas under Introduction to Government e Marketplace (GeM), GeM Procurement Process, Existing Public Procurement Guidelines, Present Regularly Framework for Public Procurement, Drafting of Commercial Contracts, Procurement Process, Bid documentation and Bid invitation (NIT), Make in India & Public Procurement, Procurement and supply chain management of Essential Medicines and medical equipment, Risk Management in Public Procurement For Good Governance, Navigating Contracts at such times (new-found risks, created by COVID-19), Cyber Contracts, Contract Management & issues of Restoring & Regenerating Sourcing & Supply Chain, Contract termination/renewal decision, EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Contract, E-auction & Disposal, Effective Strategic Procurement Sourcing & Process Management, DPE Guidelines for Procurement, Indian Contract and Dispute Resolution Mechanism and Resolution of Disputes- Arbitration proceedings, Contract Administration & Management.
• Each ½ webinar with sharing in-depth knowledge, debating spiritedly & directing razor-sharp questions at each other enabled the participants to discover more about each other and set a baseline for future cohesiveness and bonding as a group.
• The referral of case studies followed by power point presentation and study material used as a guide during program delivery provided a source book to develop and implement appropriate Processes and tools in the organisation. It provided practical assistance and valuable inputs on best practices and analysis of the critical issues of today & the future
In this programme in-house as well as outsource Subject Matter Experts were engaged as Resource Persons. The Resource Persons for the programme was
• Shri Naveen Joshi, Regional Manager - Business Services (Haryana & Chandigarh), Government e-Marketplace (GeM).
• Shri Bhaskar Narang, Retd. Principal Executive Director /RS (P), Railway Board, Indian Railways
• Shri M.C. Panda, Former Additional Secretary – Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India
• Shri R.S. Manku, Senior Vice President, HLL Lifecare Ltd
• Mr. Rajesh Batra, Head, Centre for MSME/IP&CC – IICA
The capacity building programme started with opening remarks by Mr. Rajesh Batra, Head-Centre for MSME / IP&CC, IICA and Lead Programme faculty on 16th August, 2021. The Programme was directed by Mr. Rajesh Batra, Head, Centre for MSME & IP&CC.
The programme was concluded on 28 August, 2021 with closing session & remarks presided by Mr. Rajesh Batra, Head-Centre for MSME / IP&CC, IICA.
The participants appreciated the programme content, Resource Persons and training sessions.