Learning objectives of this session:

By the end of this session, the participants will be able to:

1. Define the term “procurement” in the public and private sectors;

2. Define what is meant by Goods, Works, and Services;

3. Understand the scope of application of public procurement laws and regulations and the history of the evolution of public procurement laws and regulations;

4. Understand the objectives of the procurement function (5 R’s) in the public and private sectors and the complementary objectives that characterize public procurement policy;

5. Understand the differences between public and private procurement.