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Best Practices for Procurement Management

Information Services Procurement Library (ISPL) provides a framework for the management of IT procurement. It helps both customers and suppliers to structure and control their procurements and encourages them to build professional and businesslike relationships during an outsourcing project. Customers will be able to formulate a clear requirement and make appropriate and transparent decisions while suppliers will be able to propose solutions addressing the specific customers’ requirements.

The framework is based on a set of best practices which offer various management instruments for understanding and controlling the complex and changing situations within IT procurement.


 To create awareness about procurement management and the need of a structured framework
 To provide understanding of the key ISPL concepts
 To provide a set of techniques supporting the acquisition and procurement processes
 To illustrate the customer and supplier benefits to be gained from the implementation of the procurement management best practices


1. Introduction to Procurement Management
2. Introduction to the ISPL Framework
3. ISPL Processes
a. Acquisition Initiation
i. Acquisition Goal Definition
ii. Acquisition Planning
b. Procurement Management
i. Tendering
ii. Contract Preparation
iii. Contract Monitoring
iv. Contract Completion
c. Acquisition Completion
4. ISPL Techniques
a. Description of Services
b. Situation and Risk Analysis
c. Design of Strategy
d. Decision Points Planning
e. Description of Deliverables
5. ISPL Implementation


• All individuals wanting to gain knowledge about acquisition and procurement management.
• All individuals involved in acquisition and procurement activities and wanting to develop their own acquisition and procurement management capabilities.




 Theory and concepts illustrated by a trainer with sound expertise and experience in acquisition and procurement management.
 Group discussions with the purpose to match the relevant acquisition and procurement management issues to real life experience.
 Practical exercises to enhance the reinforcement of the learning objectives.




 Course Materials
 Attendance Certificate

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