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Effective Project Procurement Management



This programme examines the key challenges related to project procurement and will allow delegates to develop effective strategies to deal with these issues. Delegates attending this course will develop techniques and approaches to enable them to balance initial costs with lifetime costs, deal with and meet deadlines and obtain the value for money.

Who should attend

This practical and engaging programme is designed for directors and managers with project management responsibility, and those dealing with project procurement. It ensures that all personnel are aware of the challenges and opportunities that exist in project procurement. The course will also be of great value to managers who will interact with procurement professionals.


Understanding the Issues Associated with Project Purchasing

  • Dealing with colleagues
  • Conditioning suppliers for success
  • Developing effective communication skills

Project Management

  • Understanding the planning process
  • Teamwork in project management
  • Critical Path Analysis

Life Cycle Costs

  • Capital and Operational (CapEX and OpEx) issues

Contingency Planning

  • Taking corrective actions
  • Expediting to manage deadlines
  • Procurement in urgent situations
  • Analysing project risk

Sourcing Processes

  • Best practice in tendering
  • Partnering to improve effectiveness
  • When to outsource
  • Effective negotiation skills

Legal Issues

  • Preparing and understanding contracts
  • Penalties and incentives
  • Establishing key clauses

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand and manage the key issues associated with project procurement
  • Design strategies to ensure value for money
  • Utilising the interpersonal skills to achieve results 
  • Creating a sourcing process 
  • Understand and manage the consequences of failure
  • Understating the legal issues of procurement management 
  • Achieve best results in project purchasing
  • Communication

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