Innovative procurement processes are easily identified with a well-managed organization or project. Such processes hasten the achievement of its objectives. Procurement processes must be dynamic and aligned to the needs of the organization or the project. E-procurement is evolving as an important tool in enhancing organizational capacity not only in the procurement function but also within its overall mandate of fostering transparency and wider competition especially public procurement operations. E-procurement has proved to contribute significantly to the process of the transformation towards a leaner and a more cost-effective government.
The course will bring together procurement specialists and practitioners to discuss the perspectives of e-procurement. It will also address the issues of the change management processes required at organizational level for an effective e-procurement system.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is designed for procurement, contract and finance managers and officers.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Increase skills for developing tools and techniques of managing procurement activities and processes;
• Understand the components and process essential to implementing a successful e-procurement process;
• Understand basic concepts of e-procurement, its potential and trends as well as practical issues to be dealt with;
• Appreciate the diverse business models including e-tendering, e-auction, and e-marketplace;
• Understand e-procurement legal framework and technological infrastructure for e-procurement implementation;
• Develop workable proposal for promoting e-procurement in their own organization;
• Learn how to manage an e-procurement system.
• The context of public procurement;
◦ Concepts and principles of e-procurement;
◦ E-procurement processes & workflows;
◦ E-procurement models;
◦ Steps in developing an e-procurement system;
◦ Developing e-procurement modules (e-purchase requisitions; e-quotation preparations, e-quotation evaluation system, e-purchase order system, e-tendering system;
◦ Review of e-procurement process and e-procurement methods;
◦ E-procurement hardware and software;
◦ Legal framework for implementation of e-procurement solutions;
◦ Organisational improvement through e-procurement;
• E-procurement management.