The Centre for Advanced Procurement Studies (CAPS) provides practical capacity building and training in the specialised fields of planning, procurement, contracts, and supply management. The list of our accredited practical training programs for the second half of 2022 is as follows:


Code Course Training Outline Date Venue KES
CAPS4-2022 Procurement Strategy, Planning and Monitoring Applicable procurement policy; supply market strategy; departmental requirements; inventory planning and forecasts; packaging requirements; estimating cost of goods, works and services; choice of method; preparing the procurement plan; and monitoring of actual versus plan. 20-24  June 2022 KSM 65,000
CAPS8-2022 Supply Management for Effective Service Delivery Inventory planning, control and management; performance indicators; warehousing management and operations; materials handling; logistics planning and distribution management; transport planning, reverse logistics; import-export procedures, documentation and customs. 25-29 July 2022 MSA 70,000
CAPS5-2022 Procurement of Works, Plant and Equipment Defining large and complex contracts; works specifications and requirements; plant and equipment specifications; preparing tender documents for works and equipment; setting evaluation and qualification criteria and qualification criteria; evaluation of tenders for works, plant and equipment; opinion and award; drafting works contracts. 19-23 Sep 2022 MSA 85,000
CAPS6-2022 Procurement and Contracts Audit Analysis procurement and contracts process risks; managing procurement appeals and complaints; procurement and contracts audit; audit of works contracts; audit of consultant contracts; performance audit; audit reports, responding to audit queries, audit monitoring. 24-28 Oct 2022 KSM 65,000
CAPS7-2022 Projects Procurement and Contracts Management Projects initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closeout; projects procurement strategy and plan; donor funded vs government procurement rules; preparing bidding documents; evaluation of bids, opinion and award; approvals; contract negotiation and management. 5-9 Dec 2022 MSA 85,000
CAPS1-2023 Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act and Regulations Procurement principles, governance structures; effective organization of the procurement function; procurement methods; choice of tender documents for each category of goods, works and services; rules, and processes; preparation of appropriate tender documents; preparing responsive tenders; effective evaluation of tenders; drafting of contracts; applying preferences and reservations; common reasons for appeal to Review Board; inventory and disposal of assets. 20-24 Feb 2023 MSA 70,000
CAPS2-2023 Procuring Consulting and Non-consultant Services Contrasting consultancies and other services; preparing terms of reference and scope of services, estimation of budget, procurement methods and processes, preparing tender documents, evaluation of bids and proposals; opinion, award, notification of award, drafting procurement contracts; service levels; contract monitoring. 27-31March 2023 KSM 75,000
CAPS3-2023 Preparation of  Evaluation Criteria and Tender Documents Preparing specifications and scope of requirements; setting of eligibility criteria, technical criteria, financial criteria; qualification criteria, and award criteria; preparing the schedule of requirements; choice of procurement method; suitable tendering document; preparing tender documents for goods, works, and services; drafting contract documents. 24-28

April 2023

MSA 80,000
CAPS4-2023 Framework Contracting and Agreements Setting of specifications for goods and services; scope of requirements; preparing evaluation criteria and qualification criteria; preparing tender documents for framework contracting; evaluation of bids for frameworks; unit price vs lot-wise award; framework agreements; drafting suitable contracts; call off orders; and contract monitoring. 22-26 May 2023 MSA 75,000
CAPS5-2023 Procurement, Inventory and Disposal Planning Applicable procurement policy; supply market strategy; departmental requirements; inventory planning and forecasting; packaging requirements; estimating cost of goods, works and services; choice of procurement method; preparing the procurement plan; preparing disposal plan, and monitoring of actual versus plan. 26-30 June 2023 NKR 65,000


Training Approach

The training programs are based on extensive research on effective training of adult learners in Africa. Because the courses are practical oriented, emphasis is placed on hands-on work. Learners are requested to bring their Tablets and iPads loaded with Ms Office software and a calculator.


Based on our research, learners prefer training largely based on the following training methods: Discussions, simulations, group work and role-play.


The successful learners are issued with a Certificate of Practical Training. Authentication of the certificates is done online using the website


The learners valuate the training by responding to various aspects of the training. This includes satisfaction with content, instructors, learning environment, materials, and learner groups. A pre-and-post assessment of the learners will measure the knowledge gained during the training and achievement of the training objectives.


The courses are based on county, national, regional, and international best practices. Learners gain expertise procuring under different procurement systems of Government, Development Banks, and Agencies.


The training modules are designed to appeal to all learning styles. The courses cater for learners that prefer concrete experience, observation, reflection, theory, as well as create new learning experiences.


A mix of national and international instructors will deliver the course. They hold advanced degrees in procurement and contracts management coupled with over twenty years international practice in procurement and contracts management.


The training is designed to ensure learners acquire practical skills, with minimal theory. New entrants gain skills on how to perform specific tasks in procurement and contracts management. More experienced practitioners update their skills on best practices in carrying out procurement in any African country and emerging markets.


The results of these training programs will be well trained staff equipped with practical skills and ready to perform their duties to the required standards. Each participant will get workbook of practical materials to to refer to at work.


The Centre for Advanced Procurement Studies has a professional training license from the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) and is accredited by the National Industrial Training Authority of Kenya (NITA).


About 87% of learners prefer a research session on procurement and contracts management. Thus, each course has a session to discuss research topics, brief on research methods, analysis of data, and report writing.