Successful Procurement in the 21st Century

In Procurement and Public Finance by publicadmin

Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 12 to 23 April 2021
Dates: 25 October to 5 November 2021
Tuition fees: £3,930 (exc. VAT)

About the workshop
Procurement and the use of competition should sit at the heart of an organisation’s strategic planning process and the use of competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts can help organisations to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal. This workshop will help you to identify and comply with the key stages and processes of procurement. It covers the full procurement cycle from the start of the process through effective tendering documentation, evaluation and the legal aspects of award of tender, to the management of providers. It takes the learning forward into the audit and review activities needed to ensure compliance and regulatory conformity. It explains the World Bank’s procurement guidance and gives practical assistance in planning procurement and contracting.

What the workshop will cover
The workshop will help you to:
• Review, understand and manage the practicalities of the whole procurement process
• Apply procurement strategies effectively
• Navigate your way through procurement processes, including key documentation, tendering, evaluation and awarding of contracts
• Ensure quality and contract control and compliance
• Apply service standards and use service level agreements in the contractual process
• Develop your practical skills in the audit process, from planning to execution, including reporting on and monitoring of recommendations
• Conduct post-procurement reviews
• Apply contract management techniques to ensure quality delivery of services and works
• Learn about the drivers and impact of the supply chain on organisational targets and contract performance.

How participants will benefit
The workshop will enable you to:
• Gain knowledge in all the key areas required for anyone working in procurement, whether as a procurement specialist or as a public service manager
• Gain maximum value for money and commercial advantage for your organisation
• Ensure robust procurement processes are aligned to changing national and international statutory and regulatory requirements
• Understand how to develop a robust supplier and contractor regime
• Ensure that contract management methods are applied consistently across the whole organisation to deliver contract standards.