The internet has brought a paradigmatic shift in human lifestyle. The permeation of internet has exponentially increased the scope of information availability. Subsequently imparting education has also been influenced by electronic media. It is exemplary that recognizing the importance of electronic means of imparting education, the Government has also launched portals such as Pathshala, National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), etc. for increasing the outreach of educational schemes to the target audience. The e-learning mechanism has multi-fold advantages such as flexibility, less-resource consumption in terms of time and money, reduction of carbon footprint, increased outreach, among others. Moreover, e-learning by virtue of graphical representation and adjustable pace of learning increases retention. We live in an era where goods and services have crossed boundaries, and it is only a matter of time that pedagogy also crosses all confines in the light of virtual nuances. Knowledge sharing has ample scope and extends to professional knowledge sharing at the organizational and departmental levels. In the light of this, AIMA has increased focus on imparting e-learning.
As public procurement is widely recognized as a strategic tool for achieving developmental, social and environmental objectives of the Government, AIMA with technical assistance from World Bank offers professional programs in public procurement. Main aim is to impart required knowledge and skills to undertake effective procurement using the best in class practices available worldwide. These are expected to result in capacity building and professionalization of public procurement in South Asian countries. Participants from across India and from other South Asian Countries have enrolled in Professional Diploma in Public Procurement programswhich are delivered with technical support from World Bank there by ensuring the latest and the best in class delivery.
Capacity Development Program in the Area of Procurement
- Training Program on Government e-Marketplace (GEM)
AIMA conducts training program on Government e-Marketplace(GeM) as on open program for Government Ministries/ Departments, Central & State Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs & SPSUs), Autonomous institutions and Local bodies. The program has received overwhelming response in terms of training of multiple batches of 70 participants each. AIMA also organized a customized one-day programme on GeM for NSPCL (NTPC- SAIL Power Company Limited) at Bhilai. The objective of the program was to sensitize participants about understanding Government e-Marketplace, and to facilitate users in the use of GeM to achieve the best value for money. The program was well attended by DGMs, AGMs, Dy. Managers and Sr. Managers of NSPCL-Bhilai, NSPCL-Durgapur, and NSPCL-Rourkela.
- Training Program on GeM and GFR 2017
AIMA conducts training program on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) and General Financial Rules(GFRs) 2017. The program is meant to sensitize participants about understanding of the Government e-Marketplace and General Financial Rules 2017.The aim is to enable understanding of an improved, efficient and effective framework of fiscal management along with necessary flexibility to facilitate timely delivery of goods, works and services. Participants from a wide variety of companies such as BEL, CONCOR, HPCL, Chennai Metro Rail Limited, Power Grid Corporation of India etc. have attended this program.
- Professional Diploma in Public Procurement (PDPP)
AIMA is successfully running six months Professional Diploma in Public Procurement (PDPP). This program is powered by The World Bank. The overall aim of the program is to impart required knowledge and skills to undertake effective procurement using best in class practices. This is expected to result in Capacity Building and professionalization of Public Procurement in South Asian countries. The objective of the Professional Diploma in Public Procurement is to deliver comprehensive knowledge that covers theoretical aspects, modern methods & trends and also good practices in Public Procurement. Delivered as a blended learning program that includes social learning from each other, participants would be able to develop expertise in Public Procurement. Read More
- Workshop on Public Procurement
AIMA conducts, twice in a year, five-day workshop on Public Procurement with the aim of imparting knowledge and training the executives / officers in the area of public procurement. The objective of the program is to apprise the participants with the procedures and regulation governing public procurement. This workshop is conducted as part of one of the component of the Professional Diploma in Public Procurement. These workshops are conducted PAN India including but not limited to Delhi, Patna, Ranchi.
- Training Program on e-Procurement
AIMA with technical support of World Bank initiated this program as a movement to train large number of procurement professionals and others who participate in or manage procurement function, to facilitate better understanding and use of e-Procurement process for public procurement of goods, works and services.
The program focuses on both the theoretical aspects of e-Procurement and hands-on experience for adequate development of practical skills. It also gives an opportunity to participants to explore e-Procurement models appropriate for their businesses.
- Transforming Procurement Together
Realizing the importance of e-Procurement, which is transforming the way public procurement is conducted, AIMA organized a two-day training program on “Transforming Procurement Together” in Mumbai. Governments and businesses are transitioning to e-Procurement faster than ever before. Procurement professionals are driving competitive advantage for their organizations through smart use of e-Procurement modules such as e-tendering, online auctions and vendor management software solutions. The objective of the program was to acquaint the professionals/ officers with the specific facilities and features available, and rules and regulations that apply to e-Procurement.
- Global Procurement Summit 2016 (GPS 2016)
Global Procurement Summit (GPS) 2016, organized by All India Management association (AIMA) in partnership with Government of India and the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank, exhorted policy makers and practitioners for attaining sustainable economic competitiveness in public procurement, through use of real time Procurement Big data; launching technology driven transformational capacity building programs and innovations that would facilitate better and longer engagement with private sector without compromising spirit of competition.
The Summit held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi India from 21-22 April 2016, also highlighted the need for the Governments to analyse beforehand the impact and cost benefits of introducing and implementing preferential procurement policies. The Summit attracted more than 230 senior procurement policy makers and practitioners from over 14 countries. World Bank also launched the Hindi language version of its flagship Certificate Program in Public Procurement (CPPP), offered as Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through its dedicated learning and networking portal. Read More
- Global Procurement Summit 2017 (GPS 2017)
After the remarkable achievement of first Global Procurement Summit 2016, Global Procurement Summit 2017 (GPS 2017) with support of the World Bank, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), and Ministry of Communications & Information Technology was announced on 27th and 28th February 2017 at New Delhi. The aim of the summit was to bring together the most senior global and regional procurement community to examine opportunities and challenges faced in transforming public procurement today. The Summit also presented successful strategies and benchmarks that procurement leaders can use to gain insight into best practices and ultimately improve the operations and performance. Read More
- Global Procurement Summit 2018 (GPS 2018)
All India Management Association, in partnership with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the World Bank organized the Global Procurement Summit 2018, on February 8-9, 2018 at New Delhi.
The theme of the summit was New Frontiers: Driving Transformation & Growth. The Summit facilitated in providing a forum to share the learning and the success stories from different regions, to support the countries which are at early stages of reform and might be facing teething problem. The summit will bring together the most senior global and regional procurement community to examine the new frontiers faced in the transformation process of procurement today. The summit was well attended by 200 delegates across the world. Read More
- Certificate Programme in Contractual Dispute Resolution
The Certificate Programme in Contractual Dispute Resolution, a blended learning programme is designed to prepare participants with the foundational knowledge and skills to understand and effectively manage contractual agreements. The course assists in developing the skills necessary to identify and avoid the basic problems/ issues which may lead to disputes in a contract and provides the skills to resolve them, through the various available methods. Read More
- Certificate in Initial Lean Supply Chain - Strategic
With increasing complexities and requirement of competitive edge in doing business, Supply chain management is becoming increasingly important for organizations, at the same time, more and more challenging for individuals responsible. Developments urge companies to integrate their business processes with those of their suppliers, customers and other stakeholders. Read More
Some of the PSUs/Ministries/companies from where Procurement Professionals are trained
- Water Resources Department, Rajasthan
- PWD Rajasthan
- Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) - Govt. of Bihar
- Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (Govt. of Jharkhand)
- Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
- Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL)
- IIT Bombay
- Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority
- National Institute for Smart Government
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
- NTPC LIMITED
- OP Jindal Global University
- NRLM, Ministry of Rural Development
- BGR Energy System Ltd.
- Durgapur Thermal Power Station
- Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
- Indian Army
- IBM GPS
- IRCON Intl
- World Bank
- Artemis Fountain Foundation
- EGIS International
- Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone
- Ernst & Young
- Govt. of Kerala
- Govt. of Pakistan
- Indian Maritime University