Public Procurement Professional Association of India.
It is estimated that the volume of public procurement in India is more than US$ 700 Billion and it is rapidly growing in view of significant development needs of the country. To improve the value for money for public procurement, professionalization is widely regarded as one of the key drivers. An association of public procurement professionals is envisaged as the first step towards professionalization.
The association (PPPAI) will help its members in the following ways:
- Networking opportunities to exchange ideas and seeking solutions from fellow professionals.
- Become a collective voice to provide feedback to the government on procurement policy matters
- Be the precursor to the introduction of procurement cadre in government services.
- Allow opportunities for training, learning, and development.
- PPPAI will seek institutional memberships from various international associations and other bodies.
Launch of PPPAI
PPPAI (Public Procurement Professional Association of India) was launched on 24 September 2020. The launching ceremony attended by many experts in the field of Public Procurement from various public organizations and Ministry of Finance (GOI). The following experts shared their own insights & welcomed the idea to set up an Association which should encourage professionalization through networking and sharing of knowledge. The key officials who represented various stakeholders organizations are as follows:
- Ms. Elmas Arisoy, Procurement Manager, South Asia Region, World Bank.
- Mr. Bisma Husen, Principal Procurement Specialist, Asian Development Bank.
- Mr. Shaun Lake, SME Trade Academy Manager, ITC Geneva.
- Mr. Sanjay Agrawal, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
- Mr. Alberto Ninio, Director General, Operational Services Department, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
- Mr. Balasubramanian J, Procurement Specialist, New Development Bank (NDB).
- Mr. Krishan Batra, President & CEO, ISM-INDIA
Mr. Vinay Sharma, Global Director (Procurement), World Bank graced the occasion & launched PPPAI.