Procurement Planning & Execution: USAID Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Procurement Planning & Execution: USAID Grants & Cooperative Agreements


This two-day workshop tackles the rewards and risks involved in executing procurements in USAID-funded assistance programs. Well-planned, well-executed procurement contributes to effective and compliant programming. Poor understanding of processes and procedures in this area raises the risk of funder audits and compliance reviews. If you want to learn more about how to develop and implement the right mix of procurement procedures, systems, and controls, this workshop is for you. Designed in a highly participatory style, the course provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to effectively manage all aspects of procurement that are typically required in project implementation.

Note: This course is one of three required to earn our Certificate in USAID Assistance Management. Participants will earn 15.6 CPE credits and receive a certificate of attendance.  The Course Level is Intermediate. The delivery method of this program is Group Live and the Field of Study is Specialized Knowledge.

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Prerequisite USAID Rules and Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Target Audience  

In addition to individual participants, we encourage teams of employees to attend this workshop together, to build and reinforce a culture of effective procurement planning. Those who will benefit include staff with responsibility in:

  •  Procurement (including those who develop procurement budgets and those who implement, monitor and report on procurement)
  •  Finance, compliance, and audit
  • Program and administration
  • New business development

Pre-requisite: USAID Rules and Regulations – Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Key Takeaways 

This workshop explores ways to plan and implement procurement tools and systems effectively under both normal and unusual circumstances. You will learn how to:

  • Plan procurement based on programmatic needs
  • Navigate through each of the key steps in the procurement process including establishing specifications of goods; requesting and evaluating bids; selecting vendors; ensuring quality in procurement; and documenting the procurement process
  • Identify and reduce organizational risks related to procurement execution
  • Establish processes to ensure compliance with USAID requirements, including full and open competition, prior approvals, waivers, and restrictions on goods and services
  • Manage revisions to the budget and other changes that affect procurement including budget reductions, revised specifications, price fluctuations, and procurement in disaster situations

Learning Approach 

Our training puts the learner at the center, using practical and fun learning activities supported by easy-to-use materials. We share tools and techniques that can be immediately used in your work.

Practice areas

Finance;Grants and Contracts


Early Price* Regular Price
NON-MEMBERS $850 $1,000

*Early prices are available up to 6 weeks before the course date

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Next steps

For pricing, agenda and venue information please follow the orange 'Full info' links next to each location in the panel above which will provide this information, and follow the instructions to register. Please get in touch with us via the form below to discuss a group booking, or any other query for this workshop.

Dates and registration

Mar 05 - Mar 06, 2020 Beirut, Lebanon English Full info
Mar 12 - Mar 13, 2020 Bangkok, Thailand English Full info
Apr 23 - Apr 24, 2020 Harare, Zimbabwe English Full info

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