Project Procurement is a stage during the project where the actual purchasing of goods and services for the project from different vendors takes place. This suggests that this process involves different internal as well as external actors therefore the whole process become more complicated as the project managers has to establish and manage long term strategic relationships with the vendors.
This document will present a comprehensive procurement plan for our proposed project and would also attempt to align it with the rest of the project besides discussing the bidding methods for the proposed procurement.
This section of the plan will discuss the overall scope of the project by discussing the need for the implementation of the project and the expected outcomes to be achieved with the implementation of the proposed scheduling tool.
Over the period of time, project managers at American Property Development Corporation (APDC) have been working on individual projects with different scheduling tools. They were involved in buying the scheduling tools while remaining in their budgetary limits as well as were also involved in engaging with the contractors of their choice. However, with the implementation of this project, this practice would be stopped and a standardized scheduling tool would be implemented across all the working territories i.e. USA and Canada. The purpose of this project is to standardize the different practices across the organization and implement different tools and techniques to be used simultaneously. This would allow standardization of the processes by streamlining them according to the overall purpose of the organization.
The implementation of the project for the procurement of scheduling tool is based on the assumption that it will help to achieve efficiency as well as effectiveness in operations across the board and would also allow to bring in more standardization in the processes.
This section of the procurement plan would discuss the schedule for different activities which are going to take place over the period of the implementation of the project. The activities related with the project are going to be divided into three different categories in terms of procurement process. These activities are:
1. Pre-Procurement activities
2. Procurement activities
3. Post Procurement activities
Pre-Procurement activities would involve the identification of the key requirements of the project i.e. what is the actual purpose of the project and how it is going to be achieved. This would also mean that the Pre-Procurement activities would also involve the identification of the software, hardware requirement, need for human resources as well as the identification of the sources for procurement of the required equipment.
Procurement activities would involve the identification of the vendors, their solicitation as well as the writing of