Procurement Management

Face-to-face duration: 1 day
PDU's: 8

Course Objectives

This one (1) day course provides an introduction to Procurement and outlines the best practice in Procurement management principles and practices.

This course explores the procurement process; planning procurement and reviews the structure of contracts and options available for procurement. It also examines the tendering process, solicitation, probity, and how to evaluate tenders.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the role of procurement in achieving strategic goals
  2. Identify contract components and understand the various contract systems available.
  3. Selecting the appropriate contract for the project
  4. Selecting/negotiating the offer that represents the best value for the buyer (price vs. value)
  5. Understand the contract’s legal implications (fully documented or ‘design and build’)
  6. Overview of requirements, documents, specifications, plans and processes
  7. Structure of the contract
  8. How to plan a procurement
  9. How to prepare a Request for Tender
  10. How to evaluate Tenders


  • Project managers                             
  • Contract managers and administrators
  • Procurement professionals
  • Project engineers
  • Contractor’s design team


  • Learn with practical applications that reflect real-life Procurements, particularly the challenges and potential problems encountered on a day-to-day basis
  • Explains how to run a successful procurement.
  • Explains the Tender process and how to manage a successful RFT/RFQ etc
  • Gain practical knowledge in the procurement phase of projects
  • Implement international standard for procurements


  • Overview of all phases of Procurement
  • How to manage a successful procurement
  • Delivery Systems
  • Contract Systems
  • How to select the correct contract
  • Tendering - the process of transformation and motivation theories
  • Probity
  • Tender Evaluation

Program Outline

Day One

Introduction to Procurement

  • Procurement Process
  • Procurement Management Process
  • Procurement Management Plans
  • Procurement Planning
  • Make vs Buy Decision
  • 7 “Rights” of Procurement
  • Procurement Delivery Systems

Introduction to Contracts

  • Contract Systems
  • Contract Types
  • Contract Selection
  • Standard Form General Conditions
  • Contract Statement of Works

Procurement & Tendering

  • Objectives of Tendering
  • Solicitation
  • Tender Preparation
  • Tender Evaluation
  • Probity

Understanding Contracts

  • Things to note
  • Contract documents
  • Disclaimers/Releases/Indemnities
  • Order of Precedence


"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco