SAIGA's Skills Transfer & Educational Programmes STEPSTM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM) Course Facts Background and topics covered * Please also read the fact sheet of the Foundation Course of the Public Finance Management Programme. Supply Chain Management refers to managing the demand of goods and services to their acquisition, managing the logistics process and finally, after use, to their disposal. It encompasses the procurement, contract management, inventory and asset management and obsolescence planning processes. The Public Finance Management Act (and the MFMA – for local authorities) expects all public entities and departments to ensure that they develop and maintain a well documented, operational procurement system, within a system which is fair, equitable, competitive, cost effective and transparent. This process is, and will always remain one of the highest exposures to fraud and corruption in any organisation in the public sector. The process is, by necessity, highly regulated and very complex including a wide array or legislative and procedural requirements and prescripts. Considering all you need to know about the PPP, SCM, PPPFA, BBBEE, LGSCMR, BEC, PEC, etc. becomes difficult and confusing. Non-compliance often has serious repercussions for the offending party. With the above in mind, SAIGA developed the Supply Chain Management Course (SCM) which forms an integral part of the Public Finance Management Programme™. The SCM course gives full effect to SAIGA’s unique training approach registered under the acronym STEPs™ (Skills Transfer and Educational Programmes). This Supply Chain Management Course seeks to unbundle the myriad of policies and procedures by carefully addressing the basic processes, the relevant legislation and best practices. The course is practical and case study driven. This course is designed to be of significant benefit to those who manage the procurement and supply chain processes as well as those who are responsible for compliance thereof. It will be invaluable to empower delegates to guard against financial mismanagement (as defined in the PFMA and MFMA), including Unauthorized, Irregular and Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure. Who should attend: The course is specifically designed from a public sector perspective and suited to officials at all three tiers of government: financial managers, finance staff in general, internal auditors, administrative and logistics personnel, supply chain managers, accountants, staff, line managers and other role players working in the supply chain management chain. All office bearers who have to deal with or who are responsible for supply chain management will benefit greatly from attending this short course. Contents: As for all courses which form part of the Public Finance Management Programme, the content is designed around and based on the requirements of the PFMA. This way SAIGA assists with the implementation of the PFMA / MFMA. The outline of the four day course is: Gain a broad understanding of the concept of Supply Chain Management and its core components Learn about the legislative requirements governing procurement in the public sector Understand and manage the phases of procurement, including o Pre-solicitation (need analysis, specification, award criteria) o Solicitation (bidding process) o Negotiation (bidding process, drafting of contract) o Performance (change orders, review of completed work and sign-off, compliance assessment of deliverables, release of funding, etc) o Administration, o within the public sector prescripts and policies; Discuss the practical challenges managers face in the daily application of these rules Understand and explore the fraud and corruption risks inherent to the Supply Chain Management process, in particular, the “who, what, where, when, why and how” of procurement fraud. Seek out the red flags of any of these forms of procurement abuse and learn how to respond appropriately. Discuss specific and common abuses of the procurement process, including cover quoting, fronting and corruption. The official learning outcomes include: Identify and apply the principles of supply chain management Apply chain management policies and procedures in the public sector Utilize supply chain management systems and resources to fulfill the function effectively Secure and manage supplier contracts The course may vary in emphasis, depending of the requirements and existing experience of the delegates. It remains very participative and practical. The course is specifically designed from a public sector perspective and strikes a balance between management skills and the conceptual knowledge required to understand these concepts. Booking and cancellation policies Bookings Since only a limited number of participants can be accommodated, bookings will be handled on a first- come-first-served basis. To avoid disappointment submit your registration as soon as possible. Changes / cancellations: Tax invoices will be issued (faxed and posted) on receipt of your booking. Once a tax invoice has been  issued the department/delegate will be held liable for payment of the full course fee.  No refunds can  be made, but alternative delegates (substitutes) may attend the same course at no extra cost. All  booking changes or cancellations are charged at R1,539 (R1,350 plus 14% VAT) per delegate booking.  No cancellations or changes in booking will be accepted if not received in writing at least 5 working days  before the course. Invoices must be paid before the course starts. No certificates will be issued if  payment is outstanding. Outstanding payments incur 2% interest per month. Due to the minimal  information which banks provide in respect of direct deposits, participant have to fax their deposit slips  / electronic transfer slips to the Secretariat and state the invoice number/(s) to which the deposit  refers. As required by recent legislation, VAT numbers have to be provided with registration. The  Institute reserves the right to cancel a particular course due to unforeseen circumstances e.g.  insufficient bookings or unavailability of venues (in the last few years, only a few courses had to be  cancelled). In such event, participants will be informed at least two weeks before the scheduled course  date of such cancellations. Participants who have paid their fees will receive full refunds in the event of  SAIGA cancelling a course (SAIGA's liability in such event is limited to this refund). * To register for this course, or any other course, kindly complete one of your REGISTRATION FORMS
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