Online course in Supply Chain Public Procurement: Creating a competitive proposal for public sector bids
Brief Description
Government is intent on modernising the management of the public sector, to allow for competitive bidding of tenders in South Africa. Competitive bidding is a process of issuing a public bid with the intent that companies will put together their best proposal and compete for a specific project. By law, this process is required for every government agency that issues a bid.

Competitive bidding creates a transparent environment that is open and fair. This essentially means that any company, regardless of their company size, annual revenue or other similar factors, will be welcomed to the bidding process and will be given a fair chance as the rest of the competition.

This 5-week online course will enable delegates to create competitive supply chain proposals in response to public sector bids,  with all the necessary elements covered in the course. The focus will be on teaching the fundamental concepts, processes, principles and techniques of the public sector supply chain management process, how to create competitive bids and to ensure business continuity. It will also assist delegates to understand the responsibilities and elements of tenders and bids.
 The University of Pretoria is the only university in South Africa with the European Logistics Association accreditation.  The course leader is an Internationally Certified Supply Chain Professional.
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course, participants will:
Understand the fundamental principles and processes of the public sector bidding process
Understand how bids are evaluated and awarded
Be able to create a competitive bid
Course Content
The following topics will be covered:
Study Unit 1 – Introduction to public procurement
Study Unit 2 – Public procurement process
Study Unit 3 – Bidding process
Study Unit 4 – Evaluating and awarding bids
Study Unit 5 – Creating your own competitive bid
Entry Requirements
The requirements are that delegates should have a general knowledge about business management and should at least have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and/or prior knowledge in place.
This course has a calculation component and you are expected to be able to do basic calculations with the use of your calculator.
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Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Who Should attend:
This course can be presented to potential individuals wishing to start a career in supply chain management.
Additionally, this course is suitable to project managers, planning managers, procurement/sourcing managers import and export managers, inventory managers, warehouse managers, logistics managers, demand managers, operations managers and any other related supply chain manager.
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