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Certificate in Procurement and Contract Management

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The course is designed to help participants manage the procurement aspects of projects and the contract process. Topics covered include planning the procurement process, developing procurement Scope of Works, Request for Proposal (RFP), supplier selection, competitive bidding, price negotiation, teaming arrangements and subcontractor management and many more. The course also covers selecting the proper contract type and explains the strengths and weaknesses of all possible contract approaches. Managing procurement risks is given in-depth treatment. The related legal aspects of project procurement are also covered.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

1. Account for each step of the procurement cycle Plan and prepare strategies for improved procurement processes

2. Apply the principles that guide public and non-public procurement

3. Utilize existing international good practices related to all steps of the procurement cycle Account for crosscutting procurement issues

4. Have a detailed understanding of the contracting and procurement process

5. Know the roles and responsibilities of key players in the contracting process

6. Understand the phases of contract and acquisition

7. Understand contract and its administration

8. Develop knowledge of contracts as it applies to the project management

9. Understand the impact of effective interaction between contract administration and the accomplishment of project goals and objectives

10. Understand the risks associated with different types of contracts and strategies

11. Learn how to effectively select vendors and evaluate their offers

12. Appreciate the contract cycle including initiation, change implementation, schedule progress and closure

Course Outline

Introduction to Procurement and Public procurement

Categories and Methods of Procurement

Planning for the Procurement

Procurement Management Plan

Legal Aspects of Procurement Management

Public Procurement Framework in Nigeria

Public Procurement Operations

Contract and Contract Types

Source Selection Leading to a Contract

Contract Administration

Supplier Selection

Teaming Arrangements and Subcontractor Management

Close-Out of Procurement Contracts

Public Procurement and Good Governance

The Procurement Environment

Developing Procurement Scope of Works

Roles and Responsibilities

Planning for Solicitations

Solicitation of Seller Proposals

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Price Negotiation

The Bidding Process

Competitive Bidding

Procurement Planning and Budgeting

Statement of Requirements

Evaluation and Evaluation Methodologies

Administrative Review

Procurement Audits

Procurement Ethics and Procurement Fraud

Procurement Records

Procurement Risks

Current Trends and Developments in Procurement


Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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