Certification on Government Contracts, Tender Management and Regulations

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Total Fees: INR 5,000

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Duration: 3 months

Businesses have a huge opportunity to provide goods and services to the government, as it is the largest purchaser of goods and services. Selling to the government enables you to have a steady demand and build credibility. However, the government’s purchase mechanism is subject to certain rules and procedures, which businessmen need to know to successfully supply to the government. In this course, you will learn the different models the government uses to procure goods and services. You will learn how to find, understand and apply for government tenders and contracts in your sector, know applicable vigilance norms and even challenge contracts awarded without following appropriate procedures, if there is a need.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to Government Procurement
  2. Principles and framework for Government procurement
  3. How does the government procure goods and services?
  4. What are the restrictions on the procurement of goods and services by the government?
  5. What is the legislative framework in relation to the procurement of goods and services by the government?
  6. What are the general financial rules and how are these applicable to government procurement?
  7. What is a procurement cycle for goods and how does it work?
  8. How does the procurement cycle for procurement of services work?
  9. What is e-procurement system and how does it work?
  10. What are the restrictions applicable to procurement by PSUs and statutory corporations?
  11. Do bidders who bid in government contracts face any risks?
  1. Common types of contracts with the government
  2. NHAI Concession Agreement: Ten clauses you must know
  3. How does the Airports Authority of India use PPP contracts to get modern airports built?
  4. What are concession agreements?
  5. What are the different types of contracts which may be entered into with the government?
  6. Who can sign government contracts?
  7. What are works contracts?
  8. Can the government enter into contracts for land acquisition?
  9. What are public-private partnership (PPP) contracts?
  10. What is the smart city project? What are the agreements entered into in relation to the smart city project?
  11. Legal framework for Smart Cities
  1. Key terms in a tender document
  2. What is bidding and what are the stages of bidding?
  3. What is the structure of a typical notice inviting tender?
  4. Types of tender enquiries and bidding systems
  5. What are the different types of tender enquiries? -I
  6. What are the different types of tender enquiries? -II
  7. What is reverse auction and what are its advantages?
  8. An example of reverse auction
  9. Procurement of services and engagement of consultants by Central Government
  10. What are the different consultants and service providers from whom the government avails services?
  11. What are the different types of contracts which can be awarded to the service providers?
  12. How are consultants or service providers selected?
  13. What is procurement on a nomination basis?
  14. Procurement Reservation for Specific Products and SMEs
  15. Are there any incentives for government procurement from MSMEs?
  16. How can the vendors register with the government irrespective of the tendering process?
  17. What is a Swiss challenge?
  18. What should a private party be careful of, while submitting a tender?
  19. What are the provisions of the Constitution of India in relation to government contracts?
  1. Anti-Corruption and Whistleblowing
  2. Does the Competition Commission of India (CCI) have any powers over unfair practices in government procurement?
  3. Which are the different categories of contractors who enter into contracts with the public works department (PWD)?
  4. What are the CVC guidelines in relation to tendering process?
  5. How should a submitted tender be read?
  6. What is an integrity pact?
  7. What are the remedies available to a bidder who is treated unfairly?
  8. What is the role of the CVC in government procurement?
  9. Can an aggrieved party invoke the writ jurisdiction of the high court in case of unfair treatment?
  1. Annex - MSMEs Procurement Reservation Order
  2. Complaint handling policy of CVC
  3. CVC guidelines on e-procurement
  4. CVC guidelines on maintaining transparency
  5. CVC guidelines on mobilisation of advances
  6. CVC guidelines on post tender negotiations
  7. CVC guidelines on selection of consultants
  8. General Financial Rules 2017
  9. Guidelines for preference to domestic manufacturers in electronic products
  10. Guidelines for procurement of telecom products
  11. Limited Tender Enquiry FSSAI
  12. List of reserved electronic products
  13. List of reserved medicines under Pharma Policy
  14. Manual for Procurement of Goods 2017
  15. MSME ACT, 2006
  16. Payment procedure on GeM
  17. Proprietary Certificate
  18. Sample - CMDA Tender Notice
  19. Sample - KVIC
  20. Sample - NCERT-Empanelment of Printers
  21. Sample - Passport Office Tender
  22. SME procurement policy
  23. Standard Bidding Document Punjab Roadways

Industry Academia Panel

Badrinath Srinivasan

MCIArb & Senior Executive (Law) at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

Suhas Baliga

Principal, Impact Law Ventures

Rajeev Doharey

Manager Legal at Global Energy Pvt. Ltd.

Abhyuday Agarwal

COO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Komal Shah

Company Secretary, Content Manager & Editor, iPleaders

Success Stories

Imagine how it would be if you could navigate the usual legal and regulatory mess with ease, and make better decisions as you scale your business or career growth. Regulatory and legal difficulties is a huge hurdle to doing business in India, and very few people have mastery over it. We are inviting you to find out more about how we can add a touch of magic to your growth. Here are some amazing success stories of our students who have taken up our courses.

I am a computer science engineer by education, but an entrepreneur by profession. Having had no formal education in running a business I was always led to a lot of "learning the hard way". When iPleaders launched the course for Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws, in an e-learning mode I took up the course with the objective to understand all legal nuances related to running a business. The course covered things like; understanding of ESOP, Sweat Equity, Company Policy, License agreements, IP related law, EULA and lots of other content which made sense for our business.

Atul Gupta

Managing Director of InSync Tech-Fin Solutions Ltd

I joined the NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws while I was working with the Calcutta Stock Exchange. I had already done my LLB and was looking for a course which would give me some practical insight. I came across the NUJS Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws while searching the internet. I was looking for some course for value addition to my profile and knowledge. I had already done my LLB and MBA but wanted some practical knowledge. This course appealed to me, as it was dealing with business laws and I was working with a corporate. So this course was very significant to me and covered things which were relevant to me.

Sumit Sengupta

CFA, LL.B, Legal Counsel, Calcutta Stock Exchange

All modules in this course are meticulously designed with the emphasis on practical knowledge and it's very difficult to say which module was more informational than the other. Still, I particularly found the modules on statutory compliances, due diligence, business structuring and institutional financing to be really beneficial for me because I wanted practical insight into these topics. Non-lawyers such as businessmen are usually afraid of legal jargons that are found in books; however, this course uses a very simple and easy to understand language and therefore I recommend this course to all those who wish to enhance their business law knowledge.

Harshal Joshi

Legal Head, Legal Dog, LL.C

This course is something that would simply catalyze the process and help you in creating the best path for yourself. Being armed with a diploma in law from a prestigious national law school in itself speaks volumes – it gives the signal to the people working with you that your understanding of legal and regulatory situation should be and can be taken seriously. Given the kind of work I'm into, it does help a lot indeed, especially as one climbs the stairs of seniority and responsibility. The early headstart in legal strategy making and insights into dispute resolution is also a superb advantage.
Also joining the course has given me a new fraternity. It indeed feels great to have been associated with iPleaders…and I would be glad to continue with this relationship. I continue to get professional support from them. You can always reach out to the alumni or iPleaders founders themselves and ask for a favour.
I would strongly recommend this course to people (age no bar, beyond fulfilling the eligibility criteria) who are interested in bringing out something new (in any form) which shall be innovative and meaningful in the long run, and those who are interested in organization building – as the course helps in minimizing the number of legal and strategic hurdles that one may face after taking the plunge. You will be much more educated and smart with respect to a whole range of things once you even go through the course even partially.

Abhilash Acharya

Doctoral Fellow, IIM Ranchi

The placement support program offered by iPleaders was useful in securing my first job at Innove Law (a niche corporate law firm in Mumbai).

Unnita Bhattacharya

Associate at Krishnamurthy & Co.

This course has given me valuable insights such as drafting various agreements with clients, dealing with clients, and also choosing right organization structure my own venture and was able to help other entrepreneur in structuring their new venture.
Skills I learned during the course structuring a company, appoint advisors and remunerate them, drafting Co-Founder's Agreement, taxation of software product and SAAS companies, clear understanding of Shareholders' Meetings, legal instruments, Shareholders' Agreement, how to raise investments effectively, drafting employment agreement, Structuring ESOP& ESPS, How to avoid disputes and drainage of resources through courtroom battles, Data protection under Indian law, Cloud computing agreements, How to obtain copyright, trademark and patent registration in India.
Definitely student entrepreneurs studying in college will get a lot of benefits from this course. Interested students will be motivated like me to pursue their entrepreneurial journey keeping balance with various entrepreneurship network system, they can easily create a successful business venture without any hindrance.


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