Creating Awareness of Procurement - A Practical Approach

Programme Code: CRS-N-0048798


Procurement is a ‘team sport’ across any organisation. It is therefore important to ensure that everyone involved in procurement is trained and becomes knowledgeable enough to support the function.

This practical 1-day course is designed to help working professionals involved in procurement to build an understanding of the breadth of the procurement function. Exploring procurement terms, basic models and techniques throughout the procurement cycle, the course uses case studies and classroom activities to help participants develop understanding and practice. Participants will also be encouraged to discuss their own experiences and will leave with a set of appropriate knowledge and tools to use in their day-to-day role.

Next Course Starts On19 Jul 2019 (Fri) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD856.00* (as low as SGD96.80* after maximum funding) Learn more

1 day



Learning Objectives

This course aims to introduce a broad perspective of procurement from end-to-end process and how value can be added along the procurement lifecycle. A sharing of strategic and operation issues enlightens participants to the various facets of procurement. With the required skills and necessary documentations shared with the participants, this introductory course builds the platform for further learning in the area of procurement. The course also covers an introduction to costing model and soft skills of negotiation. The key topics include:

  • Introduction to Procurement
  • Interpret the Stages of Procurement
  • Build a Cost Model
  • Drive Procurement Cost Down

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those new to procurement and wanting to gain a broad overview. It is also beneficial for participants who are not working in procurement but would need to develop an understanding of what it involves.


An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.

Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Series

Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.


Full Fee: S$856 per participant (including GST)

Nett fees payable per participant after SSG) Funding:

  • S$256.80 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$96.80 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
INTAKE 119 July 2019 (Open for Registration)


Speaker/Trainer Bio

Rick Chong has over 17 years of experience in procurement and supply chain where he successfully led procurement operations, cost savings initiatives, reorganisation projects, system integrations, training and consultancy work. Having lived and worked in many countries, including Germany, Portugal, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Thailand, Rick has a wealth of experience training in different countries and different culture. He was involved in many projects, including the following:

  • Rewriting the Procurement Policy in MOF for the whole of government
  • Creating the Procurement Competency and Training Framework for all public sector
  • SAP system project implementation in Germany, Singapore and China for HTL with international standards being set for the various countries
  • Paper to Electronic purchase request system creation and implementation in A*STAR where efficiency increased in terms of turnaround time and cost savings of $100,000 a year was achieved


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