Procurement Planning & Execution: USAID Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Training

eLearning

Procurement Planning & Execution: USAID Grants & Cooperative Agreements

March 12, 2018 to April 20, 2018

Online (your computer!)

Instructor(s):

Keith A. Edwards

Language: English

Early - Jan 29 Regular - Feb 19 Late - Mar 12
NON-MEMBERS $1,030 $1,135 $1,240
HUMENTUM MEMBERS $820 $925 $1,030

Overview 

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.

Who Should Attend 

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

Key Discoveries 

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