Managing Procurement of Essential Health Commodities


Course name Managing Procurement of Essential Health Commodities
Institution i+solutions
Location Netherlands
Language English
Contact information

Kun-Chieh Wu

Training & Consultancy Department



Phone: +31 (0) 348 489 630


Course objective

This training aims to improve the knowledge and gives practical tools of the following aspects of procurement:

- Manage and evaluate procurement activities.

- Managing the tender process.

- Using SOP’s.

- Knowing how to use the different procurement methodologies.

- Stakeholder analysis: who needs to be involved for proper and effective procurement.

- Influence of other activities in the medical supply chain on procurement work and vice versa.

- Dealing with the challenges in procurement.

Sector Public
General course topics One logistics function in great detail
Specific course topics

- Selection of essential medicines and medical supplies.

- Quantifying essential medicines and medical supplies.

- Procurement overview.

- Procurement methodologies.

- The tender process.

- Supplier selection and vendor management.

- Procurement planning.

- Procurement management.

- Shipment and receiving.

- M&E of procurement.

- Improvement project.

Total time commitment 40
Focus commodity Health, non-RH specific
Accredited No
Accredited by N/A
Certificate name Certificate
Attendance mode In-person
Attendance description

This training is particular suitable for experienced procurement and purchase officers, logistic officers, health officers (in many situations it is the pharmacists who has a responsible role In procurement), members of tender committees, program managers and supply chain managers in the public and private sector.

Incentives No
Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites No
Course fee $3,690
Course fee description

- Tuition fee (including course materials and admission costs).

- Transfer to and from the training venue to Amsterdam International Airport.

- Hotel accommodation (single occupancy) for the duration of the course (from Sunday to Saturday). 6 nights in total.

- Welcome Dinner on Sunday and Farewell Dinner on Friday.

- Three meals a day during the course period (from Monday to Friday).

- Coffee and tea during course breaks.

- Certificate.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

€ 200,00 discount is available for applicants who complete registration and payment 8 weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the course!

Course included in analysis No