Procurement Course

Procurement Course

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Ensuring procurements are managed in a professional way is essential to maximise the chances of a successful project, initiative or operation and this procurement course is designed to help ensure that there is the appropriate identification, selection, and then engagement of suppliers for any sized organisation. This procurement course will explore the importance of a effective procurement management plan for any organisation including planning procurements, conducting procurements, monitoring and controlling Procurements and will bring to light the benefits in building a professional working relationship with your suppliers in order to achieve your operational objectives.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this procurement course you will be able to:

  1. consider the importance of making the right ‘make’ or ‘buy’ decision whilst following organisational policy.
  2. develop a procurement management plan.
  3. conduct the planned procurements.
  4. monitor and control the procurements.
  5. close the procurements.
  6. assess supplier satisfaction (via honest feedback) and lessons learned.
  7. improve supplier engagement due to targeted and improved communication planning.

Course Content

This procurement course will cover the following content:

Introduction to Procurement Management

Planning Procurements

  • Types of suppliers, services and contracts.
  • Internal policies.
  • Statement of Work (SOW).
  • Request for Proposals (RFP).
  • Procurements selection Criteria.
  • Procurement Management Plan.

Conducting Procurements

  • Executing the Procurement Management Plan.
  • Selecting the suppliers & contracting.
  • Selecting on price or solution?
  • Meeting suppliers.
  • Negotiations (Win-Win).
  • The contract.
  • Site visits / Joint Reviews.

Monitoring and Controlling Procurements

  • Assessing supplier performance.
  • Providing feedback to suppliers.
  • How do we handle supplier suggested changes & variations?
  • How do changes in suppliers or suppliers contact personnel affect your work?

Closing Procurements

  • Do we formally close procurements?
  • Providing feedback to supplier and to internal procurement.
  • Lessons Learned.

Supplier communications

  • Communications methods, tools & techniques

Wrap-up and close

  • Supplier satisfaction
  • Lessons learned from the initiative, project etc.
  • Area for improvement

Intended Audience

This procurement course is designed for individuals who wish to learn more about procurement management principles. It particularly suits participants who are either managing, running or contributing to projects or organisational initiatives designed to deliver organisational objectives.

Delivery Style

This procurement course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This procurement course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.


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The University of Newcastle, Sydney Campus is a leading provider of short courses in Australia, with industry qualified and experienced educators that bring up-to-date real-world skills directly to the classroom.