Project Procurement Management

In the project environment, procurement has many facets.

With a focus on the client side of procurement: purchasing equipment, supplies and resource effort you will review a wide range of procurement activities, including defining purchasing requirements, sourcing potential vendors, evaluating responses and managing goods and services.

You'll also learn the project management implications of using sourcing arrangements such as contractors, outsourcing and out-tasking.

Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, courses scheduled to start before August 31 in Vancouver or Surrey will move to online-supported delivery.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Surrey 1 - $430.00 23 Register
Surrey 1 - $430.00 35 Register

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the procurement cycle and its processes, both from a client and vendor point of view
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the different sourcing arrangements within the project environment, as well as the related project requirements and procurement needs of the different approaches
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the role of the evaluation and selection processes, as well as the administrative and management aspects of procurement activities
  • Identify the project management activities required to manage vendor performance and vendor relationships

How will I learn?

Classes are held during the day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at SFU Surrey. You will work with a group of peers throughout the course and be able to share experiences, ideas and knowledge. Expect to cover concepts through a combination of theory, best practices, real-world case studies and networking opportunities. 

You are expected to participate in exercises, group discussions, case studies and presentations. There will also be reading and take-home assignments.

How will I be evaluated?

We evaluate this course on a pass/fail basis using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, individual or group projects, participation and attendance. You must participate in discussions and activities and complete any assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

To complete the Project Management Certificate program you will need to pass all 13 courses. You will also be expected to have read A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, which you can purchase through the PMI website. In this course, we will reference relevant chapters of the PMBOK® Guide.

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