Procurement is an essential function for all governments and serves to provide service that connects public sector operations with private sector suppliers, contractors, and providers. Procurement is also a key part of finance and all finance officers need to have a basic understanding of what procurement is, how it fits within an organization, and the outcomes that it provides. In this session, instructors will cover the basics of public procurement, provide an overview of key processes and policies, highlight important features and tools of modern procurement functions, and explain how the profession can evolve to better meet the needs of governments. Click here for additional information about the session.
Deputy Executive Director, Chicago office