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Working with Vendors and Contractors

Young professionals

Procurement management, and especially contract administration, has become an essential project management skill in today’s trend of outsourcing.

We will guide you through procurement practices, the bid process, contract negotiations, managing contractors and vendors for optimum performance and provide a taste of contract law. This course will provide the fundamental tools required for project managers. It will also offer you an insight into the role of the procurement officer or buyer on a project team.

Learning objectives

You will gain practical skills to:

  • Use proven techniques, tools and skills for managing contracting and procurement on projects
  • Know how to plan and control procurement management scope of work
  • Understand and use the procurement management terminology
  • Define the work required to manage a specific contract
  • Make a plan for administering the contract and managing the vendor
  • Co-ordinate and monitor activities of on-site contractors in a commercial and professional manner
  • Value the importance of knowing the contractual requirements
  • Work within the requirements of your company’s contracting procedures

Who should participate?

This course is appropriate for project managers and team members who want to improve their procurement management skills and increase their understanding of their procurement roles and responsibilities on a project; and purchasing professionals who want to make a transition into a project environment.

Program details

Dates: Feb. 24-25, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Atlantic)
Location: Virtual
Price: $595 (+HST)
Instructor: Darya Duma

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Group Discount: Send 3 or more participants from your company and receive a 10% discount. Contact an account manager for more information.

Register for Feb. 24-25, 2022

Instructor

Darya Duma is a Senior Trainer and Consultant and member of Procept's Management Advisory Board. She has been designing and leading training courses in Project Management theory and application for 20 years and providing consulting services in project management for 15 years. She creates Project Management training for delivery by herself and others, designs PM frameworks and methodologies for clients, coaches and facilitates schedule development, Microsoft Project deployment, and scheduling template development, and facilitates the implementation of PM practices. Darya teaches at Queens University, and has designed courses for Bruce Power LP, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ontario Power Generation, National Energy Board, Vale and University of Toronto. She is one of our Microsoft Project instructor/consultants. She is Program Director for our 10-day Mechanical Contracting Project Management course for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada. Darya is active in ISO/TC 258 on projects, programmes and portfolio management, specifically as the Canadian delegate to Working Group 2 on governance of projects, programmes and portfolios, and is the Vice-Chair of the ISO/TC 258 Canadian Mirror Committee.

Darya was a practicing Project Manager for over 10 years, first in “hard” projects managing industrial elevator installations with a mechanical contractor, and then in “soft” projects developing national and international standards with CSA International. A few of the projects that she has managed include providing elevators for Hibernia GBS, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Ontario Hydro, Alberta Power, and Vancouver Port. More recently, with the Canadian Standards Association, she managed the development of codes and standards for subsequent implementation in provincial regulations, as well as the development of ISO standards for the elevator industry. She has extensive international experience with clients in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Darya has been a member of PMI’s Registered Education Provider Advisory Group, and is the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Advisory Council for ISO/TC258.

Darya holds a degree in Engineering Science from University of Western Ontario, as well as additional credentials in adult education design and facilitation. She is designated as a Professional Engineer, as a Project Management Professional by PMI, as a Planning and Scheduling Professional by the AACEI, and a Microsoft Certified Professional.

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