Procurement and Contract Management Program (PCMP)

Procurement and Contract Management corporate training supports the government’s procurement principles. Procurement of goods, services and construction are based on fair and open public sector procurement: competition, demand aggregation, value for money, transparency and accountability.

Through a series of learning resources, including self-guided e-learning and face-to-face training, participants will gain an appreciation for the spectrum of activities surrounding procurement and contract management. Upon completion of these courses, participants will understand the roles, accountabilities, key principles and seven phases of the life cycle of the procurement and contract management process.

1. PCMP 100: Procurement Foundations

​​This self-directed, web-based course is based on Chapter 6 of the Core Policy and Procedures Manual. The course highlights the roles, accountabilities, key principles and phases of the life cycle of the procurement and contract management process ( 2 – 3 hours)

2. PCMP 204: Law and Ethics in Competitive Procurement

Procurement is a critical function in the BC government, and legal and ethical issues can arise during any stage of the procurement cycle. Procurement and contract staff must ensure competitive solicitations and contracting activities meet the expectations for open, fair and transparent processes. This two-day course focuses on the laws, ethics and behaviours expected of procurement staff, as rooted in trade agreements, government policy, and confirmed in recent court case outcomes ( 1 day) (on hold)

3. PCMP 206: Procurement Lifecycle

This self-directed, web-based course will equip you to apply concrete procurement rules and make good decisions through all phases of the procurement lifecycle. Suitable for any with a procurement or contract management support or functional leadership role. (7 – 10 hours)

4. PCMP 207: Practical Application of the Procurement Lifecycle

This two day classroom course will equip you to apply concrete procurement rules and make good decisions through all phases of the procurement lifecycle. Suitable for anyone with a procurement or contract management support or functional leadership role. (on-hold)

5. PCMP: 302 Requests for Proposals

Provides the framework to the planning, development and preparation of a Request for Proposal (RFP). This course will allow participants to explore in detail the RFP planning requirements including both routine and complex projects through the preparation of a typical RFP document using established government guidelines and templates.(on-hold)

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