Projects, programmes and portfolios are dependent on the input of people, material and money. These input constraints include money, Finance (Practice 7) and (human and other) Resources (Practice 8). Often, acquiring resources requires Procurement (Practice 9).
The Procurement (Practice 9) competence element enable the individual to obtain the best value possible from the chosen suppliers or partners, and thus deliver the best value for the buyer and the organisation.
- Agree on procurement needs, options and process
- Participate in the supplier selection
- Participate in the negotiation
- Manage the contracts
- Determine the necessity of procurement or partnering.
- Collect the necessary information for the procurement process.
- Determine the necessary procurement documents and processes.
- Support the whole procurement process.
- Start the tendering in cooperation with the procurement department.
- Determine the specific requirements for the procurement or partnership.
- Record the different procurement steps.
- Explain the function of the documents used.
- Name and use the specified criteria.
- Keep in line with the internal and external regulations.
Lesson 3 : Contribute to the negotiation and agreement of contractual terms and conditions that meet project objectives
- Determine the negotiation mandate and the objective.
- Recognize the effect of the various forms of contract on your initiative.
- Recognize the effect of the various clauses on your initiative.
- Negotiate on the contract and customize it to your requirements.
- Take measures to manage the contract.
- Identify deviations from the plan.
- Intervene in the event of breach of contract.
- If required, involve the necessary departments.
- Deal with differences in viewpoint on the contract.
- Deal with claims from a supplier.
- Terminate the contract on delivery.
- Terminate the contract if the risk becomes too great.
Chinwi Mgbere is the President of Project Managers Development Association of Nigeria (PMDAN), Member Association of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), Certified Projects Director (IPMA Level A), National First Assessor of the IPMA 4 Level Certification System for the PMDAN Certification Body. He has taught various disciplines at Nazarbayev University School of Engineering
Chinwi Mgbere has more than 24 years of experience including extensive international experience in managing projects, portfolios of projects and programs.
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