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: 129)

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
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
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.
National Evaluation Capacity Development
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2013-01-31   Download+ Read summary
This report for the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Task Force on National Evaluation Capacity Development gives practical tips on how to strengthen National Evaluation Systems.
Outils pour faciliter l’accès des TPE et PME aux marchés publics - Guide de bonnes pratiques
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2013-01-21   Download (external site)+ Read summary
Avec 14 fiches, ce guide nouvelle mouture offre une vision synthétique des étapes clés au cours desquelles l’acheteur public va pouvoir favoriser l’accès des petites entreprises aux marchés publics et présente certains outils pratiques, en commençant par rappeler certains fondamentaux bien connus des acheteurs.
Sustainable Procurement: Buying for a better world (Sustainable Procurement Manual)
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2013-01-16   Download+ Read summary
This manual from UNEP presents an overview of what sustainable procurement is and outlines key initial steps needed to facilitate the shift to sustainable procurement
Better Practice Guide: Negotiating the cloud – legal issues in cloud computing agreements
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2013-01-09   Download (external site)+ Read summary
The purpose of this Better Practice Guide is to assist agencies to navigate typical legal issues in cloud computing agreements.
Social Supply - A guide to improving social value through better purchasing
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2012-11-16   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This guide examines how local authorities can use legislation as a catalyst to improve economic, social and environmental wellbeing.
Managing risk across the public sector - Good Practice Guide
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2012-10-12   Download (external site)+ Read summary
This guide from the Victorian Government in Australia has been developed to help public sector organisations develop better practice risk management frameworks and strategies.
Humanitarian Aid Guidelines for Procurement
Methodologies and toolkits
Uploaded: 2012-10-03   Download+ Read summary
Guidelines for the award of Procurement Contracts within the framework of Humanitarian Aid Actions financed by the European Union. Version: 31 May 2011.
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