E-Procurement: Making it Work


Course name E-Procurement: Making it Work
Institution Crown Agents
Location UK
Language English
Contact information

44 (0) 208 710 6134


Course objective

eProcurement has the potential to deliver significant efficiency gains and financial savings for governments and organisations.

Drawing on Crown Agents’ vast expertise in public procurement, this course identifies how manual procurement processes and their management can be ’e’-enabled.

It demonstrates how it can be used to optimise procurement performance, exploiting powerful ICT (Information and Communication Technology) tools.

The course will address common challenges including: 

  • Excessive timescales for completing procurement
  • High prices for goods, works and services
  • Excessive (but hidden) procurement transaction costs
  • Lack of procurement data
  • Issues with spend visibility and transparency
  • Lack of procurement expertise within procuring departments
  • Limited co-ordination across government to undertake collaborative procurement
  • Problems of access to procurement opportunities by SMEs due to complex procedures and high bid preparation costs
  • Maverick ‘off-system’ spending and non-compliance with procurement laws, regulations and best practice

COURSE OBJECTIVES: On completion, you will be able to:

  • Assess your organisation’s readiness to adopt eProcurement
  • Create an optimal e-strategy for your procurement operation
  • Produce a strategic e-procurement action plan for your organisation
  • Implement and operate an e-procurement system
  • Ensure sustainability and success of your e-procurement system
Sector Public
General course topics One logistics function in great detail
Specific course topics
  • Aligning business and ICT strategy
  • ICT and e-Procurement foundations
  • Governance
  • Risks, issues and change control
  • System integration and modification
  • International e-Procurement best practice
Total time commitment 33
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited No
Accredited by N/A
Certificate name Certificate
Degree name Certificate of attendance
Attendance mode In-person
Incentives Yes
Incentives description

free one year affiliate membership of CIPS

Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Practitioner
Pre-requisites No
Course fee $2,730
Course fee description

Tuition, comprehensive training materials, certificate of attendance, lunch and refreshments on training days, course photograph, support and advice on the application and mobilisation process. Rate is exclusive of tax.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Please quote LAP2017 when booking to get 10% discount off the listed fee.

Course included in analysis Yes
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