MANAGING AND OPERATING E-PROCUREMENT PLATFORM

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Procurement Managers/Officers, Due Process Managers/Officers, Tender Managers, Purchasing Managers/Officers, Project Managers/Coordinators, Supply Chain Personnel, Logistics Officers, Logistics Managers, Project Accountants, Assistant Project Accountants, Internal Auditors, Project Auditors, Project Management Team Members etc.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

The wave of ICTs adoption in virtually all facets of human endeavors has been the high point of this century, the procurement field inclusive, Officers in organizations and project teams have witnessed the introduction of electronic procurement (e-procurement) process which has been widely adopted in the international frontier. E-procurement, the process of purchasing goods and services electronically, and the use of integrated communication systems for the conduct of part or all of the purchasing process which incorporates stages from the initial need identification by users, through search, sourcing, negotiation, ordering, receipt and post-purchase review is perceived as a means of saving resources.

In fact, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to start the pilot phase of electronic procurement (E-Procurement) systems in six ministries. The government believes that about forty-eight billion Naira could be saved from the new initiative in 2017. Similarly donor agencies and development partners, including the World Bank, are also introducing modern procurement platforms using ICT tools and techniques. This is why having a clear-cut IT strategy in procurement is key to establishing a competitive advantage.

To successfully meet this goal, the use of procurement software would come in handy because, e-procurement software typically computerizes numerous procurement-related activities thereby eliminating the need for manual and/or paper-based processes and saving cost. However, similar to the implementation of other electronic systems, implementing an e-procurement application comes with potential challenges, particularly around installing and integrating the software into other systems in use in the organisation; training employees to use it; and working with suppliers to ensure a smooth transition to the new computer system. In addition, e-procurement may not work well for every type of purchase, one such area, for example, is the procurement of mission-critical items that are available through only a few suppliers and where inventories can run low, and procuring such items involves complex negotiations; and/or where the potential to lower costs through an e-procurement platform is minimal.

This training will expose officials who perform procurement duties to the information and skills they need to acquire to operate a successful e-procurement platform.

 

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • leverage the internet for procurement activities
  • operate the e-procurement platform
  • list the advantages and disadvantages of e-procurement
  • manage e-procurement supply chain
  • use the e-procurement software; reduce the cost of procurement
  • apply e-procurement processes and develop workflows
  • conduct tendering in e-procurement; and
  • resolve e-procurement issues
  • incorporate e-procurement into Public Financial Management reforms
  • apply the concept of e-Government Procurement (e-GP).
  • Leveraging the Internet Technologies for Procurement Performance Improvement
  • Cost Reduction in Procurement
  • E-procurement software
  • Advantages and disadvantages of e-procurement
  • E-procurement supply chain management
  • Developing an E-Procurement Strategy,
  • Tendering in e-Procurement
  • Issues in e-Procurement
  • Incorporating e-Procurement into Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms
  • Understanding the concept of e-Government Procurement (e-GP)

1st Run: 16th – 20th JUL, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 16th – 27th JUL, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

2nd Run: 20th – 24th AUG, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 20th – 31st AUG, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

3rd Run: 15th – 19th OCT, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 15th – 26th OCT, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

4th Run: 5th – 9th NOV, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 5th – 16th NOV, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

5th Run: 10th – 14th DEC, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 10th – 21st DEC, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

| IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 150,000 Naira Per Participant

| IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 300,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 200,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 400,000 Naira Per Participant