Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector

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Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the value added role of procurement in the organizational strategic planning process.
  • Develop a strategic procurement plan for an organization.
  • Describe the various budget processes and the ways that the procurement function can add value to each process.
  • Describe the steps in the strategic sourcing process.
  • Evaluate, select, and apply the tools and processes available for a comprehensive procurement plan.
  • Use analysis tools to identify opportunities for strategic sourcing.
  • Use tools to manage client expectations and engagements to create positive outcomes.
  • Use activity analysis and tracking tools to determine the staffing required to support organizational success

Intended Audience

Targeted to public procurement professionals involved in strategic planning related to organizational development, budgeting processes and staffing.


The direction of public sector organizations has generated increased demand for strategic procurement planning and participation by procurement professionals in the actual implementation of many projects—particularly out-sourcing, privatization, and public-private partnerships. This course provides practical tools and approaches that can be used by the procurement practitioner to contribute to an organization’s strategic mission. These include the development of strategic plans, the strategic role of procurement in the budget process, pricing strategies and value-adding analysis techniques, the tools and analytics of strategic sourcing, client satisfaction strategies, and talent management. Practical examples, discussion, group exercises, and case studies will be used throughout the course.


Though no prerequisites are stipulated for this class, successful participants should have one to two years of public procurement experience prior to enrolling. Others may find completion of Introduction to Public Procurement and Sourcing in the Public Sector to be of benefit.

Requirements of Participants to Receive Certificate of Completion

  • Attendance at the entire course is mandatory. NIGP does not issue partial CEU credits or contact hours.
  • In order to receive credit for the course, participants must pass a final assessment
  • A course evaluation must be completed prior to the completion of the course.
  • Students will receive the Certificate of Completion after completing the final assessment and course evaluation.

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3 Day Course

Textbook provided

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Online Instructor-Led


  10 weeks

ebook provided

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The instructor has no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of this seminar and no financial interest in NIGP.

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