OverviewLeading-edge public procurement officials historically have relied on proven policies, practices, and procedures to add strategic value in a heavily regulated framework. As useful technology has evolved, these officials have effectively used data to make procurement decisions that are more logical, rational and objective than before. However, the question of how public procurement officials can enhance the strategic value they add through how effectively they interact with others has been largely overlooked. In this session, the facilitators call attention to how public procurement officials can optimize their relationships with suppliers and stakeholders by leveraging needed non-technical competencies. Attention is paid to the impact of individual and group biases on the procurement function.
What You'll LearnAfter completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1. Explain why it is essential for public purchasing officials to have productive relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
2. Identify the internal stakeholder in the procurement function and explain the stake(s) each stakeholder holds.
3. Apply what is learned in this webinar to facilitate your entity's strategic goals.