E-Procurement for Private and Public Sector sa

E-Procurement: Private and Public Sector Course (Pretoria, South Africa)

This E-Procurement course takes an integrated approach to the management of e-procurement within the private and public sector and equips participants with tools, techniques and skills that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of procurement in their work environment. The course, offered by Garvey Africa Institute, provides a useful practical overview of e-procurement and supply chain management. It covers the regulatory and legal frameworks, institutional arrangements and procurement methods. This E-procurement course links the dependence of procurement effectiveness on related public finance management performance, the assessment of public procurement performance, the use of information technologies, inventory and warehouse management, the role of the market, opportunities for corruption and the employment of preference programs to address social imbalances. It includes contract management and covers contract variations. Thus, the course analyses the strategic nature, operating procedures, technologies, and implementation issues of e-procurement in the business environment.

Who Should Attend this Course?

  • Professionals involved in any procurement and supply chain management activities within the private and public sector, or planning a career in this field
  • Officials involved in public procurement and related areas who need to improve their understanding of public sector procurement
  • Any professional responsible for purchasing at a mid to senior level who seeks to further enhance their skills
  • Suppliers of goods and services to public entities

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Have understood supply chain management definitions, concepts and theories
  • Be conversant with various components of supply chain systems
  • Have acquired analytical skills to understand principles and fundamentals governing public e-procurement: regulatory and legal principles driving fairness, equity, transparency and accountability
  • Be appreciative how efficiency and effectiveness can be achieved using suitable e-procurement methods
  • Be aware of the strategic nature of e-procurement and e-CRM
  • Understand the various business models such as organisation by function and organisation aligned to specific groups of customers, operating procedures, and technological standards ine-procurement and e-CRM
  • Identify major internet sources for carrying out e-procurement and e-CRM
  • Be aware of the e-procurement and e-CRM technologies such as data warehousing and data mining for carrying out market research, facilitating customer acquisition, and building customer loyalty
  • Have developed skills to engage in e-procurement and e-CRM implementation
  • Be aware of public sector procurement regulatory environment and relevant applicable procedures