Welcome to the course on "Public Procurement in India: Rules, Procedures, and Guidelines." This comprehensive course aims to provide you with a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in public procurement processes in India. Whether you are a government official, a procurement professional, or a stakeholder interested in the Indian public procurement system, this course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to navigate this complex landscape.

Public procurement plays a vital role in India's economic development as it involves the acquisition of goods, services, and works by the government and public sector entities. It encompasses a significant portion of government expenditure and has a direct impact on the overall functioning and delivery of public services. Hence, it is crucial to have a solid understanding of the rules, procedures, and guidelines governing public procurement in India.

Throughout this course, we will delve into the key aspects of public procurement, focusing on the Indian context. We will explore the legal and regulatory framework that governs the procurement process, including relevant acts, policies, and guidelines. You will gain insights into the various stages of the procurement cycle, from pre-tendering to contract management, and understand the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders involved.

Here are some of the topics that we will cover:


· Introduction to Public Procurement: Understanding the importance of public procurement, its impact on the economy, and its significance in achieving transparency, efficiency, and value for money.

· Legal and Regulatory Framework: Exploring the key laws, acts, and policies governing public procurement in India, such as the Public Procurement Policy, 2017, and the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) platform.

· Procurement Planning and Strategy: Understanding the process of procurement planning, market research, and defining procurement objectives to ensure effective and efficient procurement outcomes.

· Bid Evaluation and Selection: Examining the procedures and criteria for bid evaluation, including pre-qualification, technical evaluation, financial evaluation, and awarding contracts to successful bidders.

·  Contract Management and Performance Monitoring: Exploring the post-award phase, contract management principles, performance monitoring, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

· E-Procurement and Technology: Analyzing the role of technology in streamlining the procurement process, the implementation of e-procurement platforms, and the benefits of digitization in public procurement.

· Sustainable and Green Procurement: Understanding the growing importance of sustainable procurement practices, green initiatives, and social responsibility in the procurement process.


Throughout the course, we will emphasize practical examples, case studies, and interactive exercises to enhance your learning experience and enable you to apply the concepts in real-world scenarios. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and tools to navigate the complex landscape of public procurement in India confidently.


We look forward to embarking on this learning journey with you and fostering a deeper understanding of public procurement rules, procedures, and guidelines in India. Let's begin!


Course objectives

·     Understand the importance of public procurement in the Indian context and its impact on the economy, transparency, and the efficient delivery of public services.

·     Acquire comprehensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework governing public procurement in India, including relevant acts, policies, and guidelines.

·     Gain a thorough understanding of the different stages of the procurement cycle, from pre-tendering activities to contract management, and the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders involved.

·    Familiarize themselves with the procurement planning process, market research, and the development of effective procurement strategies in alignment with organizational goals.

·    Learn about the various methods of bid evaluation and selection, including pre-qualification, technical and financial evaluation, and contract awarding, ensuring transparency and fairness in the process.

· Develop competence in contract management principles, post-award administration, performance monitoring, and effective dispute resolution mechanisms.

·   Explore the role of technology and e-procurement platforms in streamlining the procurement process, improving efficiency, and ensuring accountability.

·     Understand the growing importance of sustainable and green procurement practices, including environmental considerations, social responsibility, and ethical sourcing.

·    Analyze real-world case studies and practical examples to apply the learned concepts and develop problem-solving skills in public procurement scenarios.

·   Enhance their ability to navigate the complex landscape of public procurement in India, including addressing challenges and mitigating risks effectively.