Contract & Vendor Management

Date/Time Time Event Name Venue
08/03/2021 - 09/03/2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Contract & Vendor Management The HUB, Jaya One, PJ, Petaling Jaya
14/12/2020 - 15/12/2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Contract & Vendor Management The HUB @ Jaya One, PJ, Petaling Jaya
13/04/2020 - 14/04/2020 1:00 am - 9:00 am Contract & Vendor Management The HUB @ Jaya One, PJ, Petaling Jaya
11/11/2019 - 12/11/2019 1:00 am - 9:00 am Contract & Vendor Management The HUB @ Jaya One, PJ, Petaling Jaya
06/08/2019 - 07/08/2019 1:00 am - 9:00 am Contract & Vendor Management The HUB @ Jaya One, PJ, Petaling Jaya
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Course Introduction ›

Effectively negotiating, executing and controlling agreements with suppliers is an important task, yet many organizations do a poor job of managing contracts. While negotiation plays an important role in the culmination of a contract, however, it is the execution and management of the contract that ensures a successful business relationship with the suppliers. Failure to manage a contract effectively, leads to cost inefficiencies and overruns, scope creep, project delay, etc. Improper management of the contract further leads to protracted contract development and negotiation cycles, improper contract approvals, limited contract visibility and control, and, an inability to ensure that suppliers comply with established contract terms.

This two-day program addresses all these issues and show participants how a planned contract management process ensures that inefficiencies are addressed at the earliest stage possible. Through interactive supplier-buyer participation and the management of the contract throughout its life cycle, supplier-buyer relationship is maintained at the highest level.

Course Objectives ›

  • Understanding the essentials of procurement
  • How to manage procurement by contracts
  • Contract drafting and designing essentials
  • The essential preliminaries of a contract
  • Risk management
  • Selection of Suppliers
  • Contract performance and progress monitoring
  • Supplier development

Course Outline ›



  • Principles of Effective Procurement
  • Functions – understanding the basic functions
  • Type of Buying Situations – how buying situations differ and the impact on procurement functions
  • The Process – a typical process that ensures contract and company policy compliance
  • Responsibilities – the role and responsibilities of procurement to ensure compliance, management and monitoring of contracts


  • What is a Contract – definition, and what constitutes contract
  • Importance – why contracts, the essentials, how it affects performance and cost benefits
  • The Need for Contracts – a paradigm shift that looks at contracts for cost efficiency and consistency
  • Type of Contracts – looks at various contracts that can be considered for businesses
  • Legal Aspects to Consider – essential laws that need to be understood and how the legal aspects determine the drafting of contracts.


  • The essentials of contract drafting and the traps to look out for
  • Key contract provisions – the opportunities a contract provides in ensuring fairness and setting obligations
  • Key elements of a contract – ensuring essential requirements are included with clarity
  • Determine the applicability of other contract terms to a particular contract like dispute resolution, etc.
  • Contentious clauses in contracts – the need to understand contentious clauses


  • Specification – looks at why specification is important to ensure the contracts begin on the right footing
  • Preparation of SOW & RFP – what is a SOW & RFP; the difference and importance of it, how it helps determine the course of the contract
  • Steps in SOW – essentials of developing a good SOW to ensure the contract completes its terms successfully
  • Importance of RFP – ensuring the important details are included to avoid inconsistencies and how a detailed RFP avoids litigation and problems
  • Tenders & Quotations – looks at the fundamental differences and usage in business
  • Rights – conditions and rights of buyers and sellers


  • Types of Risks – defining risks and the various types of risks that should be considered in business
  • Transfer of Risks – 13 INCOTERMS – how international trading addresses risk by understanding risk transfer and responsibilities
  • Identifying Risks – acknowledging risks and its sources
  • Responsibilities – looks at responsibilities of all parties of a contract in addressing risk
  • Managing Risks – looks at the various stages of managing risks in a contract


  • Supplier rating – suppliers are rated according company criteria prior to selecting them for any business deals
  • Criteria – looks at the basics and standards expected that will ensure consistency and quality of potential suppliers
  • Selection – this process looks at all the essentials after the criteria have been met
  • Negotiation – negotiation with suppliers prior to contract acceptance


  • Measurement – setting measurement methodology and monitoring principles
  • The Experience Stage – Understanding how relationships are developed and addressing key contract issues while contracts are on going
  • Monitoring Techniques – setting key performance indicators and making the contract performance based
  • Change Control – changes may happen periodically in the life a contract and how changes can be addressed with derailing the contract
  • Contract Closure – all contracts will come to an end and needs to be closed effectively


  • Understanding Supplier Relations – why work with suppliers and how a relationship could be developed for good business practices
  • What is Supplier Development? – understanding why suppliers have to be developed for mutual benefits, the ways in which suppliers are developed
  • The Process of Development – supplier development and the experience factor and how loyalty and commitments are explored
  • Managing suppliers contract commitment and performance


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