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Onsite Seminar

Public Sector Supply Management

Fundamentals of Public Purchasing

You Will Learn
  • What the purchasing process involves
  • What legal and ethical issues may arise in purchasing
  • How to select suppliers and manage relationships
  • What purchasing's role is
  • How to conduct an after purchase performance evaluation and audit
Course Outline
  1. Overview of the purchasing function: The Spectrum process, organization and delegation, and legal, regulatory and ethical considerations
  2. The bidding process: Competition, bidding processes, and protests
  3. Buying techniques: Specifications, types of contracts, cooperative purchasing, leases and options, volume purchases, and trends
  4. The purchasing office: The role of purchasing, documentation, and professionalism
  5. After the purchase and beyond: Post-purchase considerations, contract administration, supplier management, performance evaluation, and audit
Who Should Attend

Purchasing and supply management professional and personnel who interface with purchasers or suppliers and who want to have a better understanding of the purchasing process, the bidding process, buying techniques, contract administration, and supplier management.