|01/2023-24||Management of Inventory and Disposal of Assets||Staff in private, public, development sector, non-governmental organizations, officers, assistants, and other staff.||To uplift skills in inventory planning, forecasting, inventory control, warehousing, logistics, distribution, import-exports, assets boarding and disposing of assets.||10-14 July 2023||Nakuru||60,000|
|02/2023-24||Procurement Risks and Value for Money Audit||All sectors procurement officers, auditors, technical staff, integrity officers, and others.||To analyse procurement and contracts risks, procurement and contracts audit criteria, systems audit, audit of contracts for goods, works, and services, value for money audit, detection of fraud, audit reports, queries, and action plan, ethics in procurement and contracts.||7-11 Aug 2023||Mombasa||75,000|
|03/2023-24||Competitive Tendering for Goods, Works, and Services.||All sectors, procurement officers, supply chain officers, project officers.||To effectively manage competitive tendering using suitable methods, tender documents, bidding process, evaluation, award, and contract creation.||16-20 Oct 2023||Kisumu||65,000|
|04/2023-24||Procuring Consultants and Nonconsulting Services||All sectors, procurement officers, supply chain officers, project officers, user department staff.||To master the contrast between consultancies and other services, preparing terms of reference and scope of services, service levels, estimation of consultant budget, methods, and processes, preparing tender documents, evaluation of proposals and bids, and award.||23-27 Oct 2023||Kisumu||65,000|
|05/2023-24||Evaluation of Tenders for Goods, Works, and Services||All sectors, procurement officers, supply chain officers, project officers, user department staff.||To select suitable tender documents, evaluate tenders for goods, works and services, post-qualification, due diligence, tender evaluation report, minutes, and award.||27 Nov-1 Dec 2023||Mombasa||75,000|
|06/2023-24||Projects Procurement and Contracts Management||All sectors, procurement officers, supply chain officers, projects staff, user department staff, inspection and acceptance committee, contract implementation teams, and others.||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, award; contracting and contract management.||4-8 Dec 2023||Mombasa||80,000|
|07/2023-24||Supply Planning, Warehousing, Inventory Control and Management||Private, public, development sector NGO, assistants, officers, managers, and others||To uplift skills in supply and inventory planning, inventory, forecasting, inventory control, warehousing, logistics, distribution, import-exports, disposal plans, assets boarding and disposing of assets, use of ICT solutions.||5-9 Feb 2024||Nakuru||65,000|
|08/2023-24||Procurement Under Conditions of Volatile Economic Environment||Private, public, development sector, NGO, officers, managers, directors, suppliers, contractors, service providers, and others.||To gain new skills on procuring in difficult environment, economic trends, inflation, forex, securities, taxation, and effect on budget. Use of methods in adverse conditions; correct setting and use of evaluation criteria. Contract terms and pricing: tax and inflation effect, treatment of professional fees, forms of contract, price adjustment, multiple contract awards; regulations.||4-8 March 2024||Mombasa||85,000|
|09/2023-24||Preparing Bidding Documents, and Setting of Eligibility, Evaluation, Qualification and Award Criteria||Procurement officers, supply chain officers, project officers, user department staffs, committee members.||To expand practical skills in the correct setting of evaluation criteria, preparing specifications and schedule of requirements, choice, and preparation of bidding documents, for goods, works and services, common and complex contracts.||11-15 March 2024||Mombasa||75,000|
|10/2023-24||Professional Approaches and Standards in Evaluation of Tenders for Goods, Works and Services||Procurement officers, supply chain officers, project officers, user department staffs, committee members.||To expand practical skills in professional setting of evaluation criteria, preparing specifications and schedule of requirements, choice and preparation of bidding documents, evaluation of bids, professional opinion, and contract award.||15-19 April 2024||Mombasa||85,000|
|11/2023-24||Managing Procurement Contracts, Arbitration, and Resolution of Disputes||All sectors’ projects and contracts officers, procurement officers, user dept staff, projects officers, and managers.||To improve skills in contract negotiation, formation of contracts, preparing contract documents, price adjustment, framework contracting and agreements, leases, types of contracts, contract execution, performance indicators.||13-17 May 2024||Kisumu||70,000|
|12/2023-24||Public and Donor Funded Procurement, Contract Management and Practices||All sectors’ staffs in procurement and supply function, projects officers, and others interested in next level skills in procurement and contracts management.||To attain next level skills in procurement for government and donor funded projects; comparison of applicable rules and regulations; procurement strategy for development; choice of procurement and selection methods, preparing evaluation criteria and drafting bidding documents, correct evaluation of bids, price variation versus price adjustment, drafting contracts, monitoring contracts; standards of practice in procurement and contracts for donor and Gov Projects.||17-21 June 2024||Mombasa||80,000|
- Management of Inventory and Disposal of Assets
- Procurement Risks and Value for Money Audit
- Competitive Tendering for Goods, Works, and Services.
- Procuring Consultants and Nonconsulting Services
- Evaluation of Tenders for Goods, Works, and Services
- Projects Procurement and Contracts Management
- Supply Planning, Warehousing, Inventory Control and Management
- Preparing Bidding Documents, and Setting of Eligibility, Evaluation, and Qualification Criteria for Goods, Works and Services
- Qualification Criteria for Goods, Works and Services
- Professional Approaches and Standards in Evaluation of Tenders for Goods, Works and Services
- Managing Procurement Contracts, Arbitration, and Resolution of Disputes
- Public and Donor Funded Procurement, Contract Management and Practices
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 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.