Procurement Planning & Execution: USAID Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Training
from Humentum
Registration deadline: 25 Apr 2018 Training date: 26 Apr 2018 to 27 Apr 2018 More Information

OVERVIEW

This two-day workshop tackles the rewards and risks involved in executing procurements in USAID-funded assistance programs. Well-planned, well-executed procurement contributes to effective and compliant programming. Poor understanding of processes and procedures in this area raises the risk of funder audits and compliance reviews. If you want to learn more about how to develop and implement the right mix of procurement procedures, systems, and controls, this workshop is for you. Designed in a highly participatory style, the course provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to effectively manage all aspects of procurement that are typically required in project implementation.

This course is one of three required to earn our Certificate in USAID Assistance Management.

PREREQUISITE(S)

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

In addition to individual participants, we encourage teams of employees to attend this workshop together, to build and reinforce a culture of effective procurement planning. Those who will benefit include staff with responsibility in:

  • Procurement (including those who develop procurement budgets and those who implement, monitor and report on procurement)
  • Finance, compliance, and audit
  • Program and administration
  • New business development

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This workshop explores ways to plan and implement procurement tools and systems effectively under both normal and unusual circumstances. You will learn how to:

  • Plan procurement based on programmatic needs
  • Navigate through each of the key steps in the procurement process including establishing specifications of goods; requesting and evaluating bids; selecting vendors; ensuring quality in procurement; and documenting the procurement process
  • Identify and reduce organizational risks related to procurement execution
  • Establish processes to ensure compliance with USAID requirements, including full and open competition, prior approvals, waivers, and restrictions on goods and services
  • Manage revisions to the budget and other changes that affect procurement including budget reductions, revised specifications, price fluctuations, and procurement in disaster situations

CPE Credits

Participants at the workshop will earn 15.6 CPE credits and receive a certificate of attendance. The course level is Basic. The delivery method of this program is Group Live and the Field of Study is Specialized Knowledge.

InsideNGO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Fee information:
Early: March 15 ($820 for Humentum Members, $1,030 for Non-Members) Regular: April 5 ($925 for Members, $1,135 for Non-Members) Late: April 26 ($1,030 for Members, $1,240 for Non-Members)
How to register:

Register here!

Registration requires filling out a form that includes information such as your job title, organization, area of responsibility, and form of payment. If you have questions, please contact workshops@insidengo.org.