• PDPP aims to build up a strong foundation in Public Procurement.
• Understand the process and best practices in Public Procurement followed in Govt. of India and States .
• Enable those who are aspiring for a career in public procurement to acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of the field.

PDPP has six mandatory core Modules:
These cover-
• Introduction to Procurement and Public Procurement (including Management Concepts and Techniques);
• Public Procurement Framework in India (including Legal Aspects of Public Procurement);
• Categories and Methods of Procurement;
• Public Procurement Operations (including Procurement Planning, Bid Operations from preparation to Evaluation and Award of Contract);
• Contract Management and Closure (including Receipt and Accounting of Materials and Payment of Suppliers’ Bills); and
• Public Procurement and Good Governance.
In addition, the participants of PDPP will have to choose any two from the five optional Modules:
• International Practices in Public Procurement (including Importing Goods into India);
• Public Procurement of Civil Works;
• Public Procurement of Services;
• Logistics in Public Procurement (including Disposal of Scrap); and
• E-Procurement.

• Procurement Professionals wishing to update their domain knowledge.
• Non-procurement professionals who are involved in or manage the procurement function.
• Employees of private sector who bid in Public Procurement.
• Auditing and compliance professionals.
• Anyone interested in Public Procurement.

Please visit www.procurementlearning.org and register yourself by providing profile information. You will receive an email (please beware that this may land in your spam folder, instead of inbox) containing a link for authentication. Click/go to this link and you will be taken to your MyPage, where you can click PDPP course to enrol.Select CIRC as a Partner Institute.

• Fee for individual Student is Rs 20,000/- plus GST @ 18% extra.
• For Organisations sponsoring 5 or more candidates, there would be reduced fee of Rs 15,000/- per candidate plus service tax.
Fee once received will not be returned but change of candidate is allowed before start of the course. Learner will have to pay the required fee as per the instructions given in this portal. Once the payment is made and acknowledged by the Institute, he would be formally admitted to the course and can start the course.

• Public Procurement Professionals in Central /State Governments; Local Bodies (Villages and Municipalities); State owned Enterprises (SoEs)/Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) wishing to update their domain knowledge.
• Non-procurement professionals who are stakeholders in or manage the procurement function .
• Auditing and compliance professionals.
• Employees of Private Sector who bid in Public Procurement.
• Graduates who want to take up a career in Procurement.
• Anyone interested in Public Procurement.

• Graduation in any stream or
• Recognised Diploma in any professional streams (e.g. Engineering; Pharmacy; Hospital Management; Hotel Management etc).
• Final Year students can enrol subject to passing their Graduation or Diploma before award of PDPP Certificate.
• Two years’ work experience is desirable but not mandatory.
• It is advised that the course may need adequacy in English Language and Computer/ Internet Usage.

Professional Diploma in Public Procurement (PDPP) is offered through a blend of e-learning (at a dedicated website: www.procurementlearning.org); attendance at e-tutorials/ webinars/ e-forums; directed home self-study; continuous structured assessments; assignments and work-based projects and a final examination and onsite face to face delivery with selected partner Institution. The learners can go through interesting scenarios, case studies, activities and expert and peer feedback on submissions as part of e-learning at convenient place, timings and at their own pace. The blended methodology ensures comprehensive online and offline assimilation of learning. You can sample the precursor Certificate Course on the site mentioned above. CIRC will admit, manage, conduct Examinations and issue Certificates to Candidates Registering for the Course. CIRC would also provide a five day boot camp at the end of the course to facilitate various sessions on course topics, case studies and mock exercises etc. The camp will end with an on-line examination at CIRC designated venue.

Both Formative (during the course) and Summative (end of the course) Assessments are planned. Summative assessment will carry 70% weightage and Formative assessments, 30%.
Formative Assessments comprise of Module-end Assessments and Assignments. You will need to clear module-end assessment before proceeding to the next module. The pass criteria is set at 50% and you will need to repeat the Module, till such time as you clear this assessment. You are encouraged to submit assignments that are tagged to each Module. At least 4 assignments need to be submitted to qualify for the Summative Assessment.
The Summative Assessment will be in the form of a final examination conducted after the classroom sessions.
You will have to secure 60% marks to pass and be awarded the diploma. If you get 75% or more, you will be awarded the Diploma with a distinction.
The duration for completing the Diploma will be 6 months. You will be allowed 3 attempts to clear the summative assessment.