The Australian Association of Procurement and Contract Management is an Australian organisation established to provide support and recognition for Australian procurement professionals working in Government, Local Government and private enterprise. At AAPCM, we are all about actively promoting the professionalisation of Procurement and Contract Management in Australia.
AAPCM supports and encourages the uptake of AQF qualifications in procurement. AAPCM recognises for membership purposes the AQF qualifications issued by all Australian RTOs. Some RTOs offer discounts to AAPCM members for vocational education qualifications, professional development programs and recognition of their Procurement or Contract Management skills through a formal certification framework.
AAPCM professional certification provides skills recognition and status to members and confidence to employers.
AAPCM is pleased to announce a professional development and networking event in Sydney on 2 July 2014.more...
AAPCM is pleased to announce a professional development and networking event in Canberra on 17 July 2014.more...
Procurement Role - Procurement and Project Management Adviser with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development. It is based in Honiara, Solomon Islands for 1 year. Allowance of $130,000 p.a. Great opportunity to share extensive procurement and procurement cycle management skills. More details – www.australianvolunteers.com or email email@example.com. Hurry, position closes 21 September.
US government has just released a paper looking at innovative procurement processes. Certainly some of these ideas are quirky, and some are extensions of the mainstream. Worth a read.
Buying snow plows in Zimbabwe...yes really!
First step in the procurement process is to identify the need. In accordance with sustainability principles, budgetary wisdom and just plain old common sense, the usual first question is "do we really need to buy this at all?"