All prices are in Canadian dollars.

Scope Working for Procurement and Contracting Applications

Date:   Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019
Time:   8:30 AM (MST)
Location:   SCMA AB Office
100 - 10525 170 Street, N.W.
Edmonton, AB

CPD:     10 Credits
Price:     Member: $625

Non-member: $695

Important Notes:      GREEN Initiative!  

Printed workshop materials will no longer be provided.  Participants could print materials as needed.

The workshop materials will be sent to participants "electronically" prior to the workshop delivery date.


Course Overview    

Supply chain experts like you, tasked with conducting sourcing activity are responsible to assure that best value is received from the goods and services you purchase for your customer.

Success can be achieved in this area by ensuring that the sourcing effort benefits from a well-defined scope and comprehensive and accurately documented requirements and specifications.  Without these things the results of sourcing result can lead to avoidable budget-over-runs, project delays, reputational loss and damages relationships and tiring disputes.

Key Learning Outcome(s):       


As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Be able to conduct effective stakeholder identification, assessment, and management
  • Learn techniques for defining and documenting scope for sourcing applications
  • Be more able to skillfully elicit and capture requirements and specifications for sourcing
  • Learn about appropriate uses of supplier-provided requirements and specifications
  • Understand and execute best practices for supplier evaluation and selection

Topics Covered:

  • Methods for Stakeholder Analysis, Practicing Stakeholder Analysis
  • Scope Definition – Link to Goals, Introduction to Elicitation
  • Scope Definition – Practice Exercise
  • Exploring: What are Requirements?
  • Requirements Capture Exercise
  • Linking Scope and Requirements to Evaluation Criteria
  • Best Practices in Supplier Evaluation

About the Instructor:

Richard is the principal of Venerus Advisory Partners - a procurement consultancy specialized in supporting and improving the performance of strategic sourcing and contracting functions in private and public sector organizations.  Venerus Advisory Partner’s practice relies on Richard’s 15 years of mixed experience as procurement counsel and as a sourcing specialist and leader.  In addition to a degree in Law, Richard holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics.  He is also a certified Change Management expert. Richard is a frequent instructor, facilitator and presenter of procurement and contracting subject matter, for the Supply Chain Management Association.

Richard Venerus Associates (RVA) has rebranded/re-organized into Venerus Advisory Partners (VAP). The new business features an expanded suite of services and a larger team.   Richard is a certified practitioner of the independent ISO 44001 standard for collaborative working and among the first Canadian advisors to bring best practices in collaboration to procurement and contracts.


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