CPTU signs capacity dev deal with ITC-ILO
The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Planning, signed a contract on Capacity Development and Professionalization with ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy, at the NEC Conference Room, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka on Wednesday.
Director General of CPTU and Additional Secretary Md Faruque Hossain and Manager, Sustainable Development Programme of ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy, Ralf Kruger signed the contract in presence of the Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal FCA MP as the Chief Guest.
Secretary, IME Division Md Mofizul Islam was present as Special Guest and Acting Country Director of World Bank Ms. Sereen Juma was also present as the Guest of Honour.
The contract involving more than 12 million US dollars will be executed until 30 June 2022 under the Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project being implemented by CPTU with support from the World Bank.
The project has four components of which capacity development and professionalization is the largest. About 11 thousand persons, mostly from the government, including the private sector tenderers, elected local government representatives and journalists will receive training under the contract to be facilitated by the Engineering Staff College Bangladesh (ESCB) as the nominated sub-consultant.
Creating professionalization in public procurement is a priority of this contract. After training procurement professionals of various tiers will be certified under this contract. The CPTU was established in 2002 and at that time ITC-ILO worked behind its creation and bringing about subsequent.