Contract and Supplier Relations Management

General information
Dates and venues: Free 20 Feb - 24 Feb. 2023 in Virtual Class, Central European Time (UTC+1)
Duration: 5 days
Further information:

Virtual Training to be conducted via ZOOM

Monday 20th February - Friday 24th February 2023

09:00am - 12:30pm, all 5 days, UTC+1 (Copenhagen Time)

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Course registration information
Fee:

$1475 USD per participant

Registration deadline: 20 Jan. 2023
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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
Marco Sosted
Marco Sosted

Marco Soested has been a tutor on UNDP's training courses for several years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for UN system organisations, Governments, and IFI's around the world the last 10 years.

Marco Soested joined UNDP in 1995 and has solid experience in identifying, planning and undertaking large scale procurement on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients world-wide. He has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country offices in Yemen, Jerusalem and Sudan where he was stationed for a longer period of time. His main expertise lies within the area of procurement, contracting and logistics.

Marco is a regular tutor on our courses on "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement" (Level 2), Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement (Level 3), "Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement" (Level 4), "Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations” and “Risk Management in Contracting for Construction Services”.

Since 2004, Marco has worked with the implementation of UNDP’s procurement strategy and applied various analytical tools, such as spend analysis, supply and demand analysis and transaction analysis.

Marco has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP to e.g. Zambia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Russian Federation, where he conducted supplier inspections and assisted UNDP Country Offices with training and capacity development, streamlining of procurement processes, and developing procurement capacities.

Marco is a Danish National and his academic qualifications are in Economics.