Demystifying Procurement is an introductory online course that gives you tools and techniques to help you with your procurement.
This introductory course is especially useful for:
This free introductory training course covers the eight stages of the procurement life-cycle in four short modules.
By the end of the course you should have an understanding of:
There are four self-paced modules with interactive graphics and tables, links to procurement tools and guidance on this website and practice questions at the end of each section.
Module 1 covers the project initiation, needs and market analysis sections of the planning phase. The module will take you through identifying and understanding key stakeholders and their needs, putting together a project team, probity considerations and understanding the supply market.
Module 1 should take about 30 minutes to complete.
Module 2 covers the specification of requirements and planning approach to market sections of the planning phase. The module will take you through key considerations when specifying your requirements, determining which approach to market strategy is right for the procurement, evaluation methodology, what should go into the procurement plan and starting to think about the contract construct.
Module 2 should take about 30 minutes to complete.
Module 3 covers the sourcing phase of the procurement life-cycle, including approach to market; supplier selection and contract negotiation and award. The module will take you through what needs to go into your RFx documentation, publishing a notice of procurement, convening the evaluation panel and evaluating responses, negotiation theory, contract arrangements and debriefing unsuccessful respondents.
Module 3 should take about 50 minutes to complete.
Module 4 covers the manage phase of the procurement life-cycle, including managing the contract and relationships and reviewing procurement outcomes. The module will take you through the three key elements of contract and relationship management, the relationship spectrum, dispute resolution considerations and the review cycle.
Module 4 should take about 25 minutes to complete.