Certification training course

"Public Procurement Specialist"

in wartime

Our goal is to strengthen purchasers on the way to victory!


The Public Procurement Specialist certification course is:

  • Lectures and workshops from top international and Ukrainian procurement experts;
  • A comprehensive and multidisciplinary program covering all the basic knowledge and skills required for public procurement;
  • Skills to defend your position during law enforcement inspections;
  • Support your project with a mentor;
  • Involvement in the Community of the Center for Improvement of Procurement
  • Ability to optimize purchasing processes in the organization, see the sources of savings, get promotions.
  • Certificate of Professional Development in Public Procurement Specialist (Postgraduate Education).


This program is for you if:

  • You work in the procurement departments of state-owned enterprises / self-government bodies;
  • You are acting as the Authorized Person to carry out the procurement procedure;
  • You intend to learn how to save money in public procurement;
  • You plan to carry out more public procurement;
  • You are making the first steps in the area of public procurement.



As a result of the course you will learn:

  • Understand the needs of the internal customer and meet them in a timely, qualitative manner within the limits of the legislation and the limited budget.
  • Work with Spend Cube and make decisions based on purchasing data analysis.
  • Plan purchases and manage balances.
  • The basis of financial management and you can speak the same language with the departments of finance, accounting and economists.
  • Analyze the market and achieve high competition.
  • Quickly navigate all Prozorro procedures and their schedules.
  • Understand the legal framework and economic logic.



  • Natalia Shapoval, Head of KSE Institute, Co-Founder of Procurement Improvement Center
  • Inna Maznyak, Head of Procurement, Bunge
  • Michael Schneider, ex-Chief Procurement officer, Ukrposhta
  • Volodymyr Stetsyk, Director of Kearney Ukraine, international expert
  • Arthur Kovalchuk, Senior KSE Data Analyst
  • Yaroslav Dubrova, Lawyer, expert in public procurement
  • Olga Nechitaylo, State Commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
  • Christina Artemenko, Public Procurement Expert
  • Sergiy Gvozdov, Professor of KSE
  • Yulia Sytnyk, Deputy Head of Organizational Affairs, the SmartTender platform
  • Mykhailo Staetskyi, Head of the Department of Tender Procedures, Ukrposhta
  • Kateryna Klochkova, Specialist of the State Procurement Department of the Zakupki.Prom.Ua platform
  • Natalia Shimko, Deputy General Director of “Prozorro”
  • Oleksiy Hrybanovskyi, Senior Data Analyst of CEP KSE
  • Oleksandr Shatkovskyi, International expert on public procurement
  • Yuriy Kleban, Lawyer, criminal law and business protection lawyer, Arzinger


Duration and format:

June – August 2023


Online lessons + live webinars

Student workload: 4-5 hours / week online


Start of training: June 2023


Blended Learning format, including:

  • 11 Online lessons with videos, abstracts, document templates ;
  • Online tests to test knowledge;
  • Homework for each lesson;
  • 10 live webinars with public procurement expert teachers;
  • Individual procurement preparation project (student’s choice).


The number of listeners in the group is up to 35.

You can learn more about the course on our online learning platform at this link.


Cost: The cost of the course for individuals is UAH 8,000, for legal entities UAH 10,000.


It is possible to pay in 2 or 3 installments without overpayments, individual approach to the formation of the payment schedule according to your capabilities. Payment (full or first payment) must be made by the start of training.


Training program:

Module 1. Orientation on the course.

Module 2.  What are the steps you need to take to make a purchase?

Module 3. Internal customer needs analysis – how to do it.

Module 4. Key data of the procurement specialist and how to process the data.

Module 5. Residue management.

Module 6. Procurement planning and budgeting.

Module 7. Market analysis – how to do it specifically.

Module 8. Estimated Expected Value.

Module 9. Preparation of tender documentation and draft contract.

Module 10. Risks in procurement

Module 11. Process in Prozorro.


The following webinars are planned in the program “Public Procurement Specialist *in wartime”: 

1) Analytical tools of the purchaser

2) Development of tender documentation, clarification to the Resolution on some issues of defense and public procurement of goods, works and services under martial law from 28.02.2022 № 169

3) Conclusion, execution of the procurement contract

4) Determining the expected value

5) Tender documentation and preparatory materials for the procurement of works, repairs, construction

6) Contract, procedure for execution of contracts concluded before February 24, changes in regulatory documents (contract price, prices for construction materials) for procurement of works, repairs, construction

7) Development of public procurement under martial law

8) Features of appeals in public procurement under martial law

9) Rules of conduct with law enforcement agencies under martial law

10) Prevention of risks associated with unscrupulous suppliers


Webinars with our public procurement experts are always dialogue, exchange of experiences, discussion of cases, live communication and community support!


Contact person: Olena Starodubtseva, [email protected] tel. 380674347205

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12 modules






$ 10000