Learning how to do public procurement can be complicated, time consuming and even slightly tedious. That is why, Nohrcon now introduces a new, exciting e-learning game, which will transform the learning process into a fun and interactive experience. ‘The Public Procurement Game’ is a gift for procurement professionals – as well as the taxpayers whose money are being managed.
In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, several public investments have received increasing criticism due to a lack of tenders. Moreover, when the usual tendering process and regulations are followed, procurement officials are still at risk of predicament.
Therefore, it is not always pleasurable to be the one who ensures citizens the best public investment. Especially not, when we are talking tenders worth approximately €2 trillion per year in the EU countries alone. Still, does learning about procurement necessarily have to be tedious, just because managing investments of the European tax money is serious business?
Absolutely not. The new, free ’Public Procurement Game’ from the Danish-based course and conference organiser Nohrcon proves this excellently. Besides, plenty of research is already indicating the positive effects of gamification when acquiring new knowledge.
In The Public Procurement Game, the entire public procurement process is taught in an entertaining manner. As the public purchaser in the game, the player will need to choose the right selection criteria, type of public procurement procedure, prequalify tenderers, appoint an evaluation team – and eventually select the most suitable offer. Throughout the game, the player receives advice from the public procurement manager, the lawyer, and the IT specialist etc. – as well as feedback on the suitability of the decision-making in accordance with public procurement regulations.
Jesper Nøhr Kjærsig, CEO, Nohrcon
CEO of Nohrcon, Jesper Nøhr Kjærsig, hopes that the free public procurement game can contribute to strengthening the quality of public procurement by increasing the interest in ‘the best possible public procurement process’. This will benefit not only those responsible for the tenders, but also the taxpayers:
”The Public Procurement Game is, perhaps grandly stated, our gift to society – during a time where procurement officials to a greater extent than before are under pressure. As a course provider through many years, it is our experience that procurement officials perform to a higher standard and with more joy when they are more familiarised with the public procurement procedures and regulations – which, in the end, benefits us all.”
Mikala Berg Dueholm, Partner, DLA Piper Denmark law firm
Nohrcon asked procurement experts from the Danish branch of one of the world’s leading law firms, DLA Piper, to quality-assure the legal part of the ‘Public Procurement Game’ – and Partner Mikala Berg Dueholm sees great potential:
“The Public Procurement Game is a fun and educational way to be introduced to the tender process and to become aware of the many decisions the contracting authority must make. We would like to support innovative initiatives that can help public purchasers make the right decisions. The Public Procurement Game is an excellent introduction to tendering and a fun reminder for seasoned public buyers.”
Nohrcon and Hazerim Interactive
DLA Piper Denmark law firm
PS. The game is also available in Danish: Udbudsspillet
NB: The Public Procurement Game is not comparable to legal advice/directions. Therefore, Nohrcon cannot be held responsible for potential mistakes made be people who have played the Public Procurement Game.