1st Workshop on Procurement and Contract Management for Higher Education Institutions

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1st Workshop on Procurement and Contract Management for Higher Education Institutions

24-26 June, 2020- Seychelles Island & 17-20 November 2020, Botswana

Programme Overview

The rapid growth of Universities in Africa has come along with complex procurement and contract management requirements.  Effective and efficient procurement and contract management is at the heart of institutional continuous growth and development. Consequently, it is important that University staff involved in Procurement and Contract Management have the requisite skills  the tasks demand.  Universities which have engaged skilled procurement and contract management professionals to manage their growth, all need to ensure the skills of such professionals are constantly sharpened in line with current developments in that field. This training, being organised by the Association of African Universities will ensure, contract and procurement staff are consistent with the standards to manage the vital activities of the university.

Target Audience

The workshop is best suited for people who occupy the following positions:

  • Contract and Procurement administrators
  • Team leaders and members in procurement environment
  • Contract Managers
  • Project team members
  • Administrators of purchasing and procurement activities

Expected Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Establish procurement needs of the university or project;
  • Procure goods and services through developing requests, receiving and selecting offers and administering contracts;
  • Understand the values and principles of the university and value diversity;
  • Develop and monitor service to clients through developing, implementing and reviewing client service strategies;
  • Gather and effectively analyse information from a range of sources;
  • Apply the required processes, support the implementation of policy and encourage compliance with legislation;
  • Effectively use a range of advanced workplace communication strategies;
  • Identify and treat risks; and
  • Implement workplace safety procedures and programs.

Programme Content

Procurement lifecycle

Supplier selection criteria

Supplier evaluation techniques and negotiation

IT systems in procurement

Contract types, definitions and purpose

Managing supplier performance and relationships

Registration Information

Workshop Date(s) and Place(s):

24-26 June 2020. Seychelles Island Registration Link: https://event-mgt.aau.org/e/PM

 

17-20 November 2020, Botswana    Registration Link: https://event-mgt.aau.org/e/PM2

 

Workshop Fee: $700

Fee paid takes care of: Visa Assistance, Airport Pickup, Wi-Fi, Opening Cocktail & Jazz Night, Breakfast, Workshop Materials, Lunch, Refreshments, Certificate, City Tour & General Tour (outside the city)

Follow this link to register

Get in touch for all assistance and queries:

Schenineda Kwaku Ankomah

Email: skankomah@aau.org

WhatsApp: +233200783270

 

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