Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Training: World Class Procurement Practices

World Class Procurement Practices:  The concept of World Class Procurement has application to both the public and private sectors.  This workshop will address what is meant by "World Class" and what practices countless public agencies are adopting to achieve such status.  Case studies shared in the class will illustrate many common practices of agencies and procurement professionals that are considered World Class.

When:  September 23, 2011 (all day)
Darin Matthews

Where:  Yakima, Washington

  • $275 - NIGP National Members
  • $375 - Non-Members
Instructor:  Darin Matthews, Chief Procurement Officer for Metro regional government, Portland, Oregon

Course Outline:
  • Definition of world class; public and private sector perspectives
  • Evolution of procurement techniques
  • Industry trends and survey data
  • Pre-Solicitation approaches
  • Sourcing and effective market research
  • Building departmental relationships that are win-win
  • Analyzing usage data and financial reports
  • Developing a quality training program for procurement
  • Leading procurement techniques
  • Creating standard procurement documents
  • advantages and disadvantages of proposal processes
  • Alternative procurement methods
  • Delegation of authority and de-centralization
  • Developing an effective procurement card program
  • Post-award activities
  • Contract administration plans
  • Managing contract disputes
  • Developing contract performance measurements
  • Evaluation of contractors and suppliers
  • Implementation of World Class practices
  • Achieving short term wins
  • Longer term strategies for implementing new practices
  • Cultivating a world class culture
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1 comment:

Dean Gadda said...

I am always a little dubious when the term "World Class" is applied to business practices, sports teams, auto designs, etc. At least the author will offer a definition. I would think that lprocurement practices as practiced in China, India, Japan, Ghana and Brazil would vary greatly based on cultural, legal, economic and other factors. This of course begs the question, "What is World Class". Best practices in China may well be illegal in the USA. Best practices in Ghana might include a level of bribery not even imagined in Mexico. Hmm...