Key Resources


The Key Resources provides a wealth of information relevant to procurement capacity development. The resources are categorised by focus area and, where applicable, regions and countries. All documents and links are further grouped by document category e.g. methodologies and toolkits, newsletters, etc. Read about document categories here.


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Documents and links by category (total: 1465)

Methodologies and Toolkits 129 documents/links
Laws and Regulations 118 documents/links
Procurement Instructions and Manuals 96 documents/links
Assessments and Studies 301 documents/links
Policy and Strategy Documents 196 documents/links
Articles and Literature 299 documents/links
Relevant Websites 289 documents/links
PCDC Newsletters28 documents/links (Website)
Relevant websites
Uploaded: 2013-11-25   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This Russian language website provides information about Ukrainian tenders, public procurement law and education opportunities. The website contains a national public procurement database, news, applied research, publications, laws and regulations, legal consultations, upcoming seminars and events. (Please note: Some information requires subscription.)
Public Procurement for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Articles and literature
Uploaded: 2013-10-21   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This publication outlines how the OECD supports governments in reforming their public procurement systems to ensure long-term sustainable and inclusive growth.
Open Contracting - a guide for practitioners by practitioners
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2013-10-21   Download+ Read summary
This book by the Open Contracting Partnership was written in a five­ day Book Sprint to collaboratively publish a guide to open contracting. It provides guidance to practitioners on context analysis
Procurement Open Data Guidelines
Procurement instructions and manuals
Uploaded: 2013-10-21   Download (external site)+ Read summary
The Sunlight Foundation has created this set of guidelines to help shape how governments release data on their procurement process.
PCDC Newsletter: Volume 30, October 2013
PCDC Newsletters
Uploaded: 2013-10-04   Download+ Read summary
This is the Procurement Capacity Development Centre (PCDC) newsletter, published in October 2013.
Partnership for Public Procurement (website)
Relevant websites
Uploaded: 2013-09-24   Download (external site)+ Read summary
Founded in 2011 by CIPS and NIGP, this website contains tools, processes, guidance and standards for public procurement.
2013 Characteristics and Contract Type Report
Assessments and studies
Uploaded: 2013-09-16   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This report from NIGP provides measures of product characteristics, namely the degree to which it is difficult to specify the product’s attributes or requirements, and the degree to which specialized investments are required to produce the product. These measures are mapped to contracts for 29 different products procured at the federal (USA) level to identify sources of risks in the match between product characteristics and...
Public Procurement Reform – a rapid evidence review
Assessments and studies
Uploaded: 2013-09-05   Download (external site)+ Read summary
The evidence review examines existing material on procurement reform, drawing on policy and research evidence from Scotland, the UK and EU, to help inform the development of the Scottish Government Procurement Reform Bill.
How to note - Capacity development
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2013-09-05   Download+ Read summary
This note sets out DFID’s approach to capacity development. The note summarises the evidence and provides links to further guidance.
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - The Legacy: Sustainable Procurement for Construction Projects
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2013-07-18   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This Guide aims to help authorities deliver growth in a sustainable way. It includes principles, tools and case studies.
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