A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is planning for contingencies when business operations are interrupted. Practitioners must understand how to determine risks and mitigate them through the creation of a business continuity plan.
In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:
- Explain the major steps to create a business continuity plan.
- Prioritize essential procurement functions.
- Identify the resources needed for each procurement function, activity, or task.
- Identify and evaluate risks to procurement operations.
- Identify any needs for policy or documentation changes.
- Create and compile back-up documentation.
- Plan communications strategies.
- Identify appropriate emergency contracts and internal entity agreements for specific events.
- Create a plan to execute the strategies such as prioritizing timelines, budgeting, resources, etc.
- Conduct formal emergency preparedness training.
- Test emergency preparedness policies and procedures.
- Determine lessons learned from a business interruption or simulation.
This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:
Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.
Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.
Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.
Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.