COURSE NAME:Purchasing & Contracting Strategies


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This course will enable the participants to know all the processes and techniques used in purchasing, identifying actual needs, finding the right suppliers, negotiating with them to contract them for the supply of the right material, on the right time, at the right place with the right specifications and at the right cost and efficiency


Upon the completion of this course, candidates will be able to:


  • Understand the full cycle of the procurement process
  • Use the different procurement tools and techniques
  • Practice effective negotiations to select the right vendor
  • Identify which type of contract to use, and when
  • Understand and use a better approach to Contract Management
  • Manage: bidding, tendering, Vendor selection and contracting processes

Day One:

  1. The Purchasing or Procurement Function:


  • The procurement process
  • The buyers role,
  • The importance of procurement,
  • Objectives of procurement
  • Procurement Procedures,
  • Strategic Material Planning,
  • Quality & \specifications in Procurement,
  • Writing Specifications.


  1. Tenders and Contracts Management:


    • Tendering Types:
      • Restricted, Negotiated and Open, Serial Tenders.
    • Procedures,


Day Two:


  1. The Negotiation Process:


  • Objectives
  • When to Negotiate
  • Negotiations Strategies, & Negotiation Phases:
  • Face-to-Face Negotiations,
  • Aides to Success


  1. Contracting:


  • Types,
  • Vendor Analysis
  • Criterion of the Contracting Activity
  • Vendor selection Steps/Supplier Selection Phases
  • Supplier information, and Supplier Goodwill,
  • Supplier Partnership,
  • International Sourcing,
  • Pre-award conference,
  • Order Placement



Day Three:


  1. What Sourcing Channel is right for you?


  • Strategic Sourcing Process,
  • Portfolio Matrix
  • Best practice in SCM to decrease Procurement Cost,
  • Factors to consider


  1. Procurement Strategies and Material Management:


  • Procurement process,
  • Organizational elements,
  • Procurement Department Organization:
  • Procurement Leadership: Mission analysis
  • Market Intelligence


Day Four:


  1. Procurement Strategies:


  • Five major Strategies,
  • Designing relationship wit cooperation and trust
  • Strategic Role of Procurement,
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Supply Chain and Supply Network,
  • Strategic Alliance,
  • E-procurement



  1. Cost Reduction & Cost Analysis:


  • The Purpose, Elements,
  • Classifications of Costs,
  • Value Analysis, Design Analysis, Breakeven Analysis,
  • Buyer 4 Tools,
  • Quantity Discounts,


Day Five:


  1. Vendor/Customer Relations:


  • Manuals, Procedures, Surveys,
  • Performance Standards & Measures,
  • Adding Value,


  1. The Basics of Supply Chain Management:


  • ·         Effectiveness
  • ·         Right Supplier, Challenges,
  • ·         Building Trust, Partnership,
  • ·         Active Relationships with Vendors (ARV)
  • ·         SCM components, Costs, Savings,
  • ·         Traditional Procurement Process,
  • ·         Procurement Techniques,
  • ·         Managing Supply Chain – Other Options.



Potential Candidates for this course are:


  • Procurement/Purchasing Managers & Buyers.
  • Logistics Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Staff wishing to move to the above positions


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