Contract and Supplier Relations Management

General information
Dates and venues: Free 04 Sep - 06 Sep. 2018 in Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 days
Further information:
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Course registration information
Fee:

$1475 USD per participant

Participants are responsible for cost of own airfare and hotel accommodations.

Registration deadline: 21 Aug. 2018
Visa and travelling information
The course venue is:

IFAD
Via Paolo di Dono, 44,

Rome, Italy

Accommodation:
Visas:

 

For information on applying for a visa, please click on the link below:

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/italy-visa/

Designed for

This course is designed for all those who are actively involved in managing contracts in their office and regularly deal with suppliers and consultants. While this includes procurement staff, it would also be particularly relevant for finance and admin officers and programme and project staff who on a regular basis deal with the management, monitoring and evaluation of supplier/consultant performance.

Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the main types of contractual relationships that might be formed with suppliers and the appropriate use of each
  • Develop successful commercial relation-ships with prospective suppliers
  • Identify key stakeholders in a procurement exercise and be able to develop effective relationships with them
  • Apply effective performance and quality monitoring methods
  • Manage risks, disputes and potential conflicts during contracting and procurement
  • Understand the importance of ethics and integrity in procurement and how to act in an ethical manner
Topics to be covered
  • The principles of effective procurement and the procurement process
  • Why we need to form relationships with suppliers in the general supply market
  • Essential risk assessment and risk management methods
  • How to benefit from our importance to suppliers
  • What is a contract? Legal, business and relational issues
  • Types of contractual and commercial relationships
  • Engaging and relating to stakeholders during contracting and procurement
  • The purpose and process of contract approval
  • How to manage and communicate with bidders and suppliers after contract approval
  • Performance and quality management
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • How to manage contractual reviews, disputes and potential conflicts
  • What is integrity and ethics in contracting and procurement?
  • Best practices when dealing with suppliers
Methodology
  • The course is designed to be highly interactive.
  • Participants will be working on challenging hands-on practical exercises and case studies with peers from other organizations and share best practices in public procurement.
Quotes

"I will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues. It touches upon the day-to-day problems and make suggestions for improvement"

"The best thing about this course was being in a group with people from different organizations including outside UN and learning about their
experiences"

"I will recommend this course to colleagues involved in contract management and all procurement staff"

"I liked the emphasis that was made on the importance of the contract administration"

"This is my second UNDP training course and I believe they are very professional in the way they present their subjects and in the way they make everybody involved in the discussions and interaction"

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Tutor profile
 Andria Bjørnestad
Andria Bjørnestad

Andria Bjørnestad joined UNDP/PSO in April 2011 and works today as a Procurement Specialist in the Quality Assurance and Professionalisation unit in UNDP’s Procurement Support Office in Copenhagen.

Andria Bjørnestad started working for the UN in 1992 when she joined UNICEF Supply Division’s vaccine procurement unit (EPI). In 1997 she moved to UNOPS’ Division of Procurement Services (DPS) as a buyer of goods and services such as: raw materials (cement, resins, chemicals, iron and steel, paint) vehicles, construction & earth-moving machinery, IT & office equipment and printing services, mainly for projects in francophone Africa and Latin America.

For the last five years with UNOPS prior to joining UNDP PSO, she was a Procurement Advisor in the Global Procurement Support Unit with a focus on Corporate LTAs, procurement of services, enhancement of procurement processes and solicitation documents, and development and delivery of procurement training courses. She was also a member of the UNOPS HQ Contracts and Property Committee and chair of the Appointments and Selections Panel.

As a tutor, her primary expertise lies within public procurement and CIPS accredited courses, and she delivers courses in both English and Spanish.
Andria is a UK national with an academic background in language studies, she is also a fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).