The Public-Private Partnership Center and Australia Awards in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology successfully rolled out the Contract Management Short Course for the Center’s employees. The online short course ran for four (4) months from July 2020 to October 2020. Nineteen (19) participants participated in the said training program.

The short course capacitated the participants in applying contract management competencies for effective delivery of public sector contracts, developing contract management plan, organizing contract teams, negotiating PPP contracts, and in applying policies and practices that promote GEDSI (Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion) in the management of contracts.

During the closing ceremony of the Contract Management Short Course held last April 12, 2021, His Excellency Steven J. Robinson AO, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines highlighted the solid partnership between the Australian government and PPP Center in expanding the knowledge and enhancing the skills of the agency in PPPs.

The Australian government through the Australia Awards has continuously supported the PPP Center in capacitating its employees by bringing in local and international experts to deliver short course programs. PPP Center Deputy Executive Director Eleazar E. Ricote thanked the Australian government and QUT for successfully delivering the contract management program that will highly contribute in the Center’s mandate as the main driver of the Philippine PPP program.

To apply the learnings from the course, the Center’s participants have started working on their re-entry action plans (REAP) which will benefit not only the agency but also its external clients particularly the implementing agencies such as the national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), water districts, among others.