Online Certificate Course in Procurement & Contract Management from 1st September 2018 - 1st December 2018

Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce Procurement and Contract Management Online / Distance Learning Certificate Course from 1st September 2018 to 1st December 2018…

Capacity Africa procurement and contract management courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) assuring compliance with high international qualification standards as well as offering participants access to a world-wide community of procurement professionals…

The Certificate Procurement and Contract Management is a short online professional development course designed to introduce the learner to the procurement and contract management process.

The course provides students with the foundation knowledge required for effective procurement and contracts management essential to all organizations, including the government.

This online procurement and contract management course addresses the expanding needs of private and public sector organizations for trained procurement/contracting officers and is ideal for those individuals beginning their procurement career or early procurement
career individuals looking to enhance their chances of promotion.

Training Objectives

The aim of this course is to provide participants with:
 A clear understanding of the principles of effective public
procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of
corporate and transactional procurement.
 The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing
process appropriate to the value/risk of the category being
 Knowledge of what rules and procedures govern public
procurement – and why they exist
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
 Describe the principles of effective procurement, the
procurement process, and the role of procurement strategy
 Understand the activities associated with effective procurement
 Conduct procurement planning and stakeholder management
 Write specifications and effective terms of reference
 Choose appropriate procurement methods (RFQ,

 Select advertisement method and type of competition
 Understand do’s and don’ts when drafting bidding
 Invite and evaluate bids and proposals
 Practice ethics and integrity in procurement
 Understand what rules and procedures apply to
and public procurement
 Appreciate the relevance of these rules and understand why
they exist
Course content

 Introduction to procurement
 History of procurement
 Procurement myths
 Procurement and organizational strategy
 Procurement and managing change
 Procurement planning
 Procurement strategy
 Procurement cycle
 Tendering process
 Selection criteria
 Tender evaluation
 Tender negotiations
 Risk management
 Supplier relationship management
 New supplier engagement

 Contracts and contract management
 Contract administration
 Contract law
 Monitoring supplier performance
 Procurement ethics
 Supply market analysis
 Engaging and managing stakeholders
 Writing specifications and terms of reference
 Selection of methods (RFQ, ITB and RFP)
 Preparation of solicitation documents
 Bid receipt and opening
 Evaluating bids and proposals
 Contract approval process
 Committee submissions and approvals
 Contract award and management
 Contract management terms and skills
 Performance monitoring
 Dispute management
 Ethics and integrity in procurement

Organizational Capacity Statement

Capacity Africa is an organization that was established in 1996 by a group of development and media professionals to promote quality capacity building among development professionals and communities in Africa.

The organization has initiated training activities in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and Southern

Sudan training over two thousand development workers in the last ten years.
We have collaborated very closely with Action Aid Kenya, Unicef Kenya , Country Office, Undp Kenya, Unifem East Africa, Population Services International, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health, Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA, Amref, National Council for Population and Development, Nation Media Group ,Shell Kenya and Shell
International, Path, Techno serve, One Love One World Ends Aids, National Aids Control Council, Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan, Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps, Haki Kazi, ADRA South Sudan Sector Programme among others.
Training Format:

• All materials are made available through Online or Distance
Learning approaches
• Approximately 5-6 hours time commitment of your time per week
• At your own time schedule, no live participation needed
• Weekly feedback from committed instructors
• Participants are expected to submit weekly assignments electronically to earn certificate of completion

Computing Requirements:

Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs, PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send assignments by email. If you do not have internet speed sufficient to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the right alternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks .

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, Students will be required to submit FOUR assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: [email protected]/

Prior to the course start date, selected participants will receive, via email, an official invitation letter along with instructions on how to pay for the course. Course log on instructions will be emailed to you on the day the course is scheduled to begin or as soon as payment is received
Training Package Value for the Money Training will be moderated by professional with hands on skills and great wealth of Procurement and Contract Management .

Kindly confirm your participation with:
Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute
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