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.

7 PMI professional development units


Location: Online
Duration: 1 day
Tuition: $430
Can be applied to:
Project Management Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateFri, Dec 13, 2024
  • Fri, Dec 13, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
Seats Available31
Start DateFri, May 23, 2025
  • Fri, May 23, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
Seats Available35

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll 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 you will learn and be evaluated

  • Expect readings and other assignments 
  • Plan to participate in exercises, discussions, case studies and presentations

You will be evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis on:

  • Assignments
  • Individual or group projects
  • Participation and attendance

To graduate with the Project Management Certificate, you will need to pass all 13 courses.

Learning Materials

Course fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve registered. We will provide additional course materials online.

Required textbook:

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 7th edition. Available for purchase from online or local bookstores, or through the PMI website. We will expect you to have read the textbook, as this course will reference relevant chapters.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Professional Development Credits

SFU is an Authorized Training Partner with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This course qualifies for PMI professional development units (PDUs) whether you're pursuing the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation or needing to meet continuing certification requirements.