Public Sector Procurement

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Dubai - UAE , 20240624 24 - Jun - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
London - UK , 20240819 19 - Aug - 2024 5 - Day $5,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241022 22 - Oct - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241125 25 - Nov - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


Public sector procurement forms an essential link in the service delivery chain. These services benefit the country’s inhabitants, for instance, education, health, water and sanitation, justice, roads, public transport, and many more. Hence, Public Sector Procurement plays a significant role in the government’s spending efficiency and overall financial performance, binding with transparency, competitiveness, and cost-effectiveness.

This training course aims to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of public procurement. It will deal with the entire lifecycle of processes followed in public procurement, from the legal perspective until the final disposal of assets. You will also achieve the skills to manage the performance of contractors effectively.


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to understand:

  • Detailed principles of public procurement
  • The role and function of procurement in service delivery
  • The legal framework of public procurement
  • The risks and ethics of public procurement
  • Demand and sourcing management
  • Successfully manage the process of engaging with suppliers
  • Manage supplies through proper contract management
  • The importance of logistics and asset management


This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

People who are involved or aspire to be involved in government procurement and supply chain management activities. These include procurement staff, accountants, and end-users in the national government, provincial government, local government, and public entities.


This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual interests. Practical examples and case studies aim to stimulate the lectures’ discussions, providing maximum benefit to the participants.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - The concept of supply chain management

  • KeyTopics:

    • The function of supply chain management in the public sector
    • Differences between supply chains in the public and private sectors
    • Objectives of supply chain management in the public sector
    • Legal framework that governs public sector supply chain management
    • Structuring for successful public sector supply chain management
    • Sustainable public procurement and supply chain management

Module 2 - Regulatory Environment for Public Procurement

  • KeyTopics:

    • Functioning of the three spheres of government
    • Good governance principles in public procurement
    • Public finance management
    • Municipal financial management
    • State-owned enterprises
    • Acts, policies, and regulations governing procurement and supply chain management
    • Ethics and professionalism in public procurement

Module 3 - Demand Management

  • KeyTopics:

    • Integrated demand planning and forecasting
    • Procurement planning
    • Aligning demand and supply with budget for goods, services, and works
    • Developing specifications and/or terms of reference
    • Supplier database management

Module 4 - Acquisition Management

  • KeyTopics:

    • Sourcing methodologies
    • Delegation of authority and procurement thresholds
    • Technological requirements of acquisition management
    • Sourcing of suppliers through quotation
    • Sourcing of suppliers through competitive bidding
    • Three bid committee systems
    • Committee system for infrastructural procurement

Module 5 - Logistics and Disposal Management

  • KeyTopics:

    • Logistics management in the public sector
    • Warehousing & distribution
    • Disposal management
    • Asset management and policies

Module 6 - Supplier Contract and Performance Management

  • KeyTopics:

    • Contract management
    • Types of public sector procurement contracts
    • Contract management, administrative processes, and control measures
    • Supplier performance management
    • Supplier performance reporting
    • Risk mitigation strategies

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