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Professional human resources is key to successful procurement

PROFESSIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES IS KEY TO SUCCESSFUL PROCUREMENT

Posted : January 20, 2017

(Bogor) January 20th, 2017 – Professional human resources is key to successful public procurement, as they are the main drivers of procurement process in various government agencies. Procurement Modernization Project, a partnership between National Public Procurement Agency (LKPP) and Millennium Challenge Account – Indonesia (MCA-Indonesia), has been implementing a series of training for Pilot Procurement Service Units (PSUs) staff to advance their procurement skills.

For the first time, 90 permanent staff of the Pilot PSUs will graduate from Advanced Level of Procurement Skills Training. They have learned 18 modules in 15 weeks of training, which enables them to understand important aspects of modern procurement. The topics in the modules range from basic and complex procurement principles, procurement planning, receiving and evaluating bids, management of procurement documentation and contracts to contract implementation and management. They also learned to identify and manage risks in procurement.

“We are preparing human capital that would have in-depth understanding about procurement regulations, in line with our goal to build a more orderly and credible institution,” said Head of LKPP, Agus Prabowo. “Because this government through LKPP has the main goal of transforming procurement into a professional sector.”

According to MCA-Indonesia Executive Director, Bonaria Siahaan, graduates of the training are important policy makers in procurement process in their institutions. “We hope the issues covered in the training can trigger positive change on public procurement. Therefore, procurement can save cost and able to generate high quality results needed by public, which will improve people’s welfare and the economic growth of Indonesia,” she said.

The Procurement Modernization Project assists 44 Pilot PSUs and targets to have 210 more graduates of Advanced Level of Procurement Skills Training. Therefore as Compact Indonesia Program ends in April 2018, there will be 300 graduates in total.

The Procurement Modernization Project is designed to accelerate reform and transform of public procurement system operations. The project aims to cut costs reach efficiency in goods and services procurement, ensuring the quality meets public needs in time. The cost savings will lead to improvement economic growth and poverty reduction.

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For more information, please contact:
MCA-Indonesia:
Mia Fitri, Director for Communications and Outreach, mia.fitri@mca-indonesia.go.id, 08128224393
Muhammad Karim, Promotion and Publication Specialist, muhammad.karim@mca-indonesia.go.id, 021-39831971