Procurement for Non-Procurement Professionals

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Procurement for Non-Procurement Professionals

Procurement for Non-Procurement Professionals training is designed to provide internal customer staff (stakeholders) with an understanding of modern procurement practice and insight as to how they may best support and contribute to their organization’s procurement objectives.

This Procurement training highlights all elements of the procurement profession. It gives you food for thought on your approach and capabilities. It discusses topics such as the value of procurement, processes, market research, negotiating, strategy, social procurement and much more.

This Procurement for Non-Procurement Professionals course unravels the web of procurement and clarifies all stages of the procurement process to give candidates a comprehensive overview that allows them to achieve their desired results.

The 1-day interactive programme considers the necessary tools and techniques used within a procurement and supply chain role. It will ensure that delegates know the end-to-end process, covering a range of crucial topics including:

*The supply chain and its constituent elements

*Developing specifications for critical stakeholders

*The fundamentals of the category management process

*Supplier appraisal techniques

*Tendering, documentation & alternative routes (RFQs/RFPs)

*Post tender appraisal

*Performance management vs. supplier management

Know what core skill-set you need to be a successful Procurement professional. Identify business factors that affect the role of Procurement.

Get an understanding of what Procurement is, to start paving your way in the profession or to deal with it as a critical business function.

You might be interested in other Purchasing and Contract Management programs as a next step.

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  • COURSE TYPE Practitioner
  • DURATION 2 days
  • COURSE ACCREDITED BY Local Certificate


The Introduction to Procurement and Category Management course is suitable for those in a junior procurement or non-procurement professionals or supply chain role, as well as anyone who is new to the profession.

The course provides an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of the purchasing cycle and how each stage contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function.



Students will receive Strategic Axis professional certificate accredited by UAE Government.



Module 1: Introduction to procurement and supply

  • Role and value-add of procurement
  • Category management
  • Supply chain management – how and why it differs
  • Impact of Effective Procurement on Corporate Performance

Module 2: The Purchasing Cycle

From Identification to the satisfaction of a need
Preparing and issuing Tenders
Deciding on the contract approach
Requests for interest
Requests for quotes
Supplier Appraisal – using particular criteria for selecting vendors

Service Level Agreements

Module 3: Planning and specifying the purchase

  • Planning procurement activities
  • Five ‘rights’ of procurement
  • Characteristics of different spend categories
  • Types of specification
  • Engaging suppliers in early discussion
  • Ethics/Gifts
  • P.O. or Contract?

Module 4: Tender Evaluation and Contract Awards

Dealing with late and non-compliant tenders

Lowest price v most economically advantageous, taking account of environmental and social policies in evaluation criteria

Using weighted evaluation comparisons

The total cost of ownership

The use of post-tender negotiation

Debriefing, transition and contract award procedures

  • In The Classroom

  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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