College For Procurement & Supply Management

Scope of the College

The College for Procurement & Supply Management serves as a knowledge, resource and competence centre for the Procurement and Supply Management Community offering practical support and guidance in a wide variety of Procurement and Supply Management matters and the pertinent focus areas, including problem-solving tools and best practices.

The College Council members collectively possess decades of practical experience, expertise, and wide-ranging skills with diverse organisational backgrounds in various Procurement and Supply Management roles in the private and public sectors.

The College includes the following Elements and Focus Areas in its Scope:


  • Market Analysis and Environmental Scanning
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Make & Buy Decisions
  • Specification & Tender Development
  • Bid Evaluation & Tender Management
  • Contract Development
  • Whole-system Planning
  • Project Procurement
  • Capital Item Procurement
  • Category Management
  • Outsourcing

Supplier Performance Management

  • Supplier Appraisal and Evaluation
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Contract Management
  • Change Management
  • Supply KPI-Metrics

People and Skills

  • Stakeholder Engagement & Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Effective Communication for Procurers
  • Managing Procurement Conflicts
  • Strategic Leadership in Procurement
  • Leadership & Team Management

Environment, Sustainability & Resilience

  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Prevention of Modern Slavery and Child Labour in Procurement
  • Sustainable and Responsible Sourcing

Risk Management

  • Emergency Procurement
  • Fraud and Corruption Prevention
  • Procurement Audits & Investigation
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Supply-Harness Data Analysis
  • Resilience & Disruption

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