Executive Education in Procurement

About Executive Education in Procurement


The programmes are designed to develop human capacity in Procurement in public and private business and to produce competent and intellectually sound procurement professionals.

Philosophy


The training programmes are intended for capacity development of public servants, private and civil society personnel, graduates and the unemployed who are taking on procurement responsibilities or who wish to acquire professional skills in procurement.

Aims and Objectives


The aims and objectives of the executive education and short training courses in procurement are to provide participants with:

  • A clear understanding of the principles of effective procurement, generic procurement processes and the role of corporate and transactional procurement;
  • The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the values/risk of the categories being procured;
  • Knowledge of roles and procedures governing procurement and their relevance;
  • The capacity to manage the planning processes associated with the procurement of goods, services and works;
  • Skills to improve communication, negotiation and personal professional development required by those involved in advanced level procurement; and
  • The capacity to manage the planning processes associated with the procurement of goods, services and works;
  • Capacity to manage the evaluation, contract development, and contract administration process associated with advanced level procurement.

Duration


Executive education programmes in Procurement should last for one week or five work days. Other short courses should last for a minimum of two weeks and should involve course work and field work as well as a capstone project submitted for evaluation prior to completion.

Target Audience


The programmes are designed to develop human capacity in Procurement in public and private business and to produce competent and intellectually sound procurement professionals.