Many of us begin working as newly appointed public procurement practitioners with no idea of what to do or where to start. And it may take several years before we develop a system for being more efficient and effective in our work. Over the years, I’ve come to the conclusion that to quickly achieve proficiency in public procurement management, there are seven things you need to do.
1. Study the Public Procurement Rules
Most public procurement organizations are governed by a legal framework (procurement rules) consisting of a procurement law or regulation (sometimes called “the Act”). This is further developed into policies and procedures, procurement and contract administration manuals and guidelines, including standard bidding documents which are used for inviting bids and proposals. The language of public procurement policies, procedures, guidelines, manuals and standard bidding documents must align with what is stipulated in the public procurement legal framework. Adherence to the public procurement rules is obligatory and infractions are punishable by law. [Read more…] about 7 Secrets to Quicky Become Proficient in Public Procurement