Strengthening Government Procurement Knowledge
02 Feb 2018

On 30 January 2018, DSTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) to develop a joint certification programme in procurement for public officers. 

Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) and Chairman of DSTA, Mr Neo Kian Hong witnessed the signing of the MOU by Chief Executive of DSTA, Mr Tan Peng Yam and President of SUSS, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat.

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The programme aims to raise the competencies of procurement professionals in the Public Service by deepening their knowledge in procurement fundamentals and specialised procurement domains.

Under the partnership, DSTA will work closely with SUSS to contextualise the latter’s course modules for relevance to the public sector. As the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Procurement, DSTA will also conduct course modules on project management and procurement practices, and procurement domain-specific electives, to transfer its practitioner knowledge and best practices to public officers.

A DSTA-SUSS Certificate in Procurement Management will be awarded to participants upon their completion of the programme.