Contracts Management

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About this programme:

Tenders are issued by organisations to public service providers as a means of enabling a fair and equitable procurement process. The process however has evolved into a complex one that demands the development of critical competencies in the evaluation of tenders, selection of an appropriate provider and developing and managing an effective service level agreement.

This programme aims at developing the financial and legal skills in delegates to better equip them in the decision making and management process. The programme will also touch on successfully bidding for government tenders, developing pricing models that provides competitive pricing whilst still being viable.

How you will benefit. You will learn to:

  • Understand the procurement process
  • Understand the tender process
  • Understand the PFMA
  • Develop evaluation skills
  • Hone performance measurement skills
  • Understand good governance
  • Develop contracts and service level agreements (SLA)
  • Manage SLA’s
  • Conduct negotiations
  • Understand costing and pricing models
  • Create specifications from a needs analysis
  • Understand scope of needs

Key focus areas:

  • Introduction to the procurement process
  • Introduction to the tender process
  • PFMA
  • Evaluation methods, monitoring performance
  • Good governance
  • Contracts
  • Managing contracts
  • Negotiation skills
  • Costing and pricing models
  • Price versus Quality
  • Rent versus Buy
  • Needs Analysis
  • Specifications

Who should attend:

  • Supply chain personnel
  • Procurement and purchasing personnel
  • Operational personnel
  • Project managers and team leaders

Entrance requirements:

Matric or three years’ industry experience


Three days


Start Date Programme Fee
13th November 2024 R15 150
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning