Tendering, Procurement and Negotiation Skills Course


Introduction

This course explores the process of identifying, selection and negotiating with the suppliers that will help your organisation to be successful.  No organisation can be successful without appointing the best suppliers, and ensuring that contractual agreements maximise value for money. By applying the right processes for selecting suppliers, costs will be controlled, quality will improve and organisational efficiency will increase.

Suppliers will seek to optimise their return and need to be engaged in a way that ensures an appropriate relationship for the short and long term. Having the right knowledge and skills in tendering, procurement and negotiation is essential for any organisation to be successful, and requires appropriate planning and preparation rather than luck and optimism.

Duration

5 days

Objectives

  • Discuss elements of a good procurement process
  • Develop methods of contractor performance measurement
  • Learn methods of tender evaluation
  • Review contract strategies
  • Improve procurement and negotiation skills

Content

Day One

How Tendering and Procurement Aligns with the Organisation Strategy

  • Influence of the external environment
  • Adapting to new business models
  • Critical supply strategies
  • Transforming the Supplier relationship
  • The Procurement cycle

Day Two

The Tendering Process

  • Elements of a good procurement process
  • Selecting the right contracting strategy
  • Stages in the tendering process
  • Developing tender evaluation criteria
  • Negotiating with short-listed suppliers
  • How can we be sure we are obtaining a good price?

Day Three

Advanced Procurement Skills

  • Transforming the supplier relationship
  • Defining the organization’s mission in supplier relationships
  • How to be a good customer
  • Differentiating between SRM and collaboration
  • Optimising the supply base

Day Four

The Negotiation Process

  • Avoiding confrontational negotiations
  • Communication techniques
  • New techniques in influencing
  • Understanding the other negotiator’s power
  • Negotiating pressure points and countermeasures

Day Five

Implementing Improvements in the Organisation

  • Attract and retain procurement management talent
  • Producing a realistic personal action plan for improvement
  • Business continuity and contingency planning for procurement
  • What is Activity-Based Costing
  • Ways that procurement can improve finances

 

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES

LEARN

Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.

NETWORK

Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.

GROW

Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?


# Job Title Organisation Country
1 Finance & procurement officer MEDA Kenya
2 Finance & procurement officer MEDA Kenya
3 Finance & procurement officer MEDA Kenya
4 Senior Procurement Officer CENTRAL BANK OF SOMALIA Somalia
5 Finance & procurement officer MEDA Kenya