Procurement and Supply

The Management of logistics and materials is as crucial to organisations as the management of finances.  This implies that organisations responsible for handling materials either for manufacturing, relief efforts, stores and inventory needs to clearly redefine their logistics strategy to ensure that the service objective of the organisation to its stakeholders is achieved at the right time, place, and in a cost-effective manner.

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CONTRACT MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

The Multilateral Development Banks, led by the World Bank are introducing changes to modernize their procurement practices with more robust strategic planning, more choice of procurement options and a greater focus on value for money and fit for purpose solutions. The changing economic needs of parties over the duration of long term projects need to be reflected in mechanisms to change existing contracts without having to revert to new procurement processing. This requires a both careful appraisal and management of risk apportionment at the outset of the procurement process and the ability to deliver change without fracturing party relationships to the cost of both.

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

  • Develop a procurement strategy which accepts the need for potential contract change
  • Avoid conflict in change management
  • Appraise what is required to measure and deal with risk management
  • Select the optimal procurement arrangements
  • Develop a contract management plan

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • Project Managers and Team Leaders that need to understand strategic procurement planning
  • Technical Specialists such as Engineers involved in procurement
  • Professionals that need to understand the new approach to procurement financed by Development
  • organizations
  • Procurement Professionals that need to understand a best practice approach to procurement
LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

This training seminar on Logistics and Supply Chain Management focuses on the sustainability of an

organization which has been gaining momentum over the last decade. It is a topic that has reached the

Executive Board in companies across the Globe.

 

A simplified explanation of Logistics and Supply Chain sustainability revolves around an organization’s

Supply Chain’s efforts in the area of environment, waste and risk assessment and improvement.

 

This Logistics & Supply Chain Management training seminar is aimed at both suppliers and buyers who need an overview of the key drivers involved when viewing supply chains from a logistics / demand point of view and appreciate what logistics and supply chain management are fundamentally about, and that delegates are able to:

 

  • Apply key techniques to control lead time in the movement of goods and materials to customers and users
  • Find the right cost and service balance
  • Use practical skills to take back to the workplace to change current methods
  • Work better with all supply chain players

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

Participants attending the training seminar will:

 

  • Gather new insights into developing logistics and supply chain to achieve competitive advantage
  • An increased understanding of the impact of logistics and supply chain management on costs and financial performance
  • Appreciation of approaches and frameworks that can be applied to different market segments
  • Reviews of the latest thinking on supply chain strategy, planning and execution

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • Senior Supply Chain Managers and Executives looking at thought leadership of their own supply chain as well as other delegates experienced and methods
  • Junior Supply Chain Executives, helping to bring them up to speed with the latest thinking, frameworks, tools and implementation
  • Marketing, customer service and manufacturing managers and directors who are seeking supply chain integration or who need to understand the impact of supply chain decisions upon their company's performance
  • Those wanting to create Action within the supply chain to increase value and reduce cost
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PROGRAM

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

The legal and practical issues surrounding public procurement continue to develop at a rapid pace, and the focus on accountable, prudent public sector spending has never been sharper. Keeping up to date with these rules and procedures, as well as staying on top of the latest key strategies and tactics in the procurement cycle is essential.

 

This course will provide committed public procurement professionals with a sharply focused and comprehensive understanding of the most recent cutting edge legal and practical developments. The course will also cover some of the more complex issues facing procurement professionals today

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

The aim of this advanced course is to provide participants with:

  • A clear understanding of the principles of effective public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement
  • The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods or services being procured
  • Dealing effectively with confidential information in the government procurement cycle
  • Tips for clearly defining conflict of interest rules in procurement documents – balancing fairness with effectiveness
  • The ability to draft a clear, thorough and concise statement of requirements
  • The tools for achieving document integration

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • Project Manager/Officers
  • Government counsel
  • Municipal lawyers
  • Procurement specialists
  • Finance managers of government bodies
  • Government procurement officers and procurement managers
  • Procurement policy advisors
  • Lawyers advising vendors to public institutions
PROCUREMENT METHODS & AUDIT

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

Public procurement constitutes a significant proportion of gross national product and overall public expenditure in all countries. It is central to the efficient delivery of public services as well as public infrastructure and is a "sine qua non" for good governance.

 

Progressive privatisation, rapid technological developments, outsourcing of public service delivery and the increased focus on

results-based-management in the public sector have all contributed to the increased eminence and sophistication of the public procurement function. In the case of developing countries the introduction of new development delivery modalities like Sector Wide Approaches (SWAp) and related budget support funding are conditioned by the ability of the recipient governments to put in place efficient and integrated procurement and financial management systems that fulfil national accountability requirements as well as those of International Financial Institutions (IFI) and the donor community.

 

In response to the aforementioned developments, Globe Management Training developed this course in order to enhance the capacity of national and IFI procurement audit and supervision staff in assessing procurement operations for regularity e.g. compliance with the law/regulations and in verifying achievement of "value for money" which is defined as "the optimum combination of whole life cycle cost and quality (fitness for the purpose) in meeting the user's requirements".

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

The course aims at contributing to the improvement of the effectiveness of the "Procurement Audit" and supervision functions in national and IFI procurement operations through enhancing the capacity of the participants in conducting the full spectrum of procurement audit functions ranging from:

 

  • verifying compliance with the legal requirements of competition
  • analysis of organizational context; systems and procedures for
  • planning and execution of audit
  • assessment of achievement of "value for money“ in public procurement operations

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • The participants are staff of Supreme Audit Institutions, officials of ministries of finance as well as internal controllers of public procurement operations at central, regional and local contracting authorities.
PROCUREMENT, LOGISTICS AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

The Management of logistics and materials is as crucial to organisations as the management of finances.  This implies that organisations responsible for handling materials either for manufacturing, relief efforts, stores and inventory needs to clearly redefine their logistics strategy to ensure that the service objective of the organisation to it’s stakeholders are achieved at the right time, place, and in a cost effective manner.

The course is designed to impart to participants, the planning and procedural skills that are required for the successful implementation of strategic, logistics, procurement and material management techniques that maximizes value in terms of the goal attainment

 

The cause will also explore the merits of various contracting strategies for effective management of materials, and how to effectively and logistically reposition the resource distribution function of the organisation.

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

The objective of this course is to upgrade and develop the participants competencies in planning, managing and forecasting materials requirements and the supervision of the procurement and logistics contracts in accordance with policy guidelines for effective logistics and materials management strategy

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

GMT program on logistics and materials management is specifically tailored for the benefit of senior and middle management staff from:

  • Government supplies and materials division, from various ministries.
  • Donor and Bilateral agencies/ Relief Organisations.
  • Private sector companies
  • World Bank Financial Projects
  • Donor financed projects
  • Finance and Project managers form NGO’s
  • Parastatal organisations
PROCUREMENT FRAUD WORKSHOP

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

Procurement fraud can be one of the more complex frauds to investigate; there are numerous ways it can be committed and, when investigating it, all options need to be considered. A simple definition of procurement fraud would be ‘fraud within the procurement lifecycle of a product or service, not forgetting long-term maintenance contracts’.

 

This Procurement Fraud Workshop identifies frauds that are committed fall within the banner of procurement fraud as most companies obtain products or services through some form of procurement exercise. No one company can operate in isolation. Often when concerns are raised, products and services have already been procured and the contracts have been in place for some time.

 

This workshop will feature:

 

  • Developing KPIs for Procurement
  • Ethics and codes for purchasing personnel
  • Identifying Supplier Fraud
  • Common procurement fraud schemes
  • Ways to control procurement fraud

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

By the end of this  workshop, the participants will be able:

 

  • Learn how unjustified single source award encourages fraud
  • Develop strategic purchasing plans to avoid collusion between suppliers
  • Discuss how purchase orders and variations orders are instrumental in Procurement fraud
  • Determine how to eliminate low value-added processes
  • Be taught how to develop spend profiles
  • Explore many ways of reporting Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • Those involved in purchasing, albeit as supplier, buyer, materials planner, finance or even end-customer
  • Supervisors, Professionals and staff in the organization who are responsible for overseeing the purchasing function