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  • SubGenre:Purchasing & Buying
  • Language:English
  • Pages:86
  • eBook ISBN:9781483564821
  • Paperback ISBN:9781483564814

Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques

Reference Guide for Procurement Professionals

by Lourdes Coss View author's profile page

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Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques is a resource for procurement professionals providing guidance on method selection and techniques to increase the effectiveness of the procurement process. The book provides examples to aid in the development of critical sections of the procurement document and explains the logic that should be followed in order to optimize the process.


Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques is a resource for procurement professionals based on practical experience and techniques tested on actual procurements.  The book is written for both the manager searching for a tool to train procurement staff and professionals seeking to expand their knowledge.  Procurement Methods” Effective Techniques offer guidance for the development of procurement documents and method selection.  It focuses on the three basic procurement methods: the invitation to bid, the request for qualifications, and the request for proposals. It addresses the appropriate use of each method and explains the rationale for the inclusion of key components in the solicitation document, elaborating on how these components work together to make the process effective. The book also provides examples to illustrate the sections described. It touches briefly on standardization opportunities and the importance of using consistent terminology and aligned with the method. 

About the author

Lourdes Coss, MPA, NIGP-CPP, CPPO is a transformational leader with over 27 years of procurement experience. She held executive level positions in major public organizations. As a visionary and change agent, she successfully led transformations resulting in substantial cost savings, innumerable operational efficiencies, legislative changes, automation, and enhanced staff performance. Lourdes authored several public policies and legislative changes, many of which were institutionalized and still exist in the organizations for which she worked. Lourdes also held positions in various Boards regarding energy, green procurement, minority and women business participation, and NIGP. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico and received her MPA from Florida State University.

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