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Best practice in corporate procurement


The South African chapter of the Association of Proposal Management
Professionals (APMP) is holding a roundtable discussion on everything you
need to know about Corporate Procurement on Wednesday 6 August, at the
Deloitte offices in Woodmead.

Organised by specialist software consultant, nFold, on behalf of the APMP,
this evening discussion will guide you as to what to keep in mind when
responding to corporate tenders and gives the opportunity to engage with
specialists in the field of procurement.
Delegates to previous APMP seminars and roundtables have responded
positively to the course content and rated the facilitators and speakers as
highly professional.
The upcoming roundtable will cover the factors and standards that a bidder
needs to be aware of before tendering. As corporate procurement policy
strives to obtain optimum value for money while ensuring that open and fair
competition prevail, specialists will address the do's and don'ts that
bidders should know, helping to eliminate problems and save money.
Topics include the legal meaning of words and also 'dangerous words' that
can cost money when you win. Participants will be able to learn from the
other side of the fence by understanding what the buyer's processes are and
seeing what procurement specialists look for when evaluating tenders.
Discussion will focus on what is best practice around procurement and nFold
invites participants to email their questions to before the
discussion so that the specialists can include these in their topics and
keep the session relevant to attendees.
The discussion begins at 17h30 and will be introduced by APMP SA Chapter
co-founder and bid manager for Deloitte, Chris Rademeyer, after which the
specialists will each take the floor in turn for the informal talk, followed
by discussion and questions. The evening will end at 19h30 with drinks,
snacks and networking.
The seminar costs R125.00 (APMP members) and R225.00 (APMP non-members) and
is aimed at CEOs, bid managers, proposal writers, sales and marketing
managers and executives. The Roundtable discussion about Government
Procurement Policies in March was well attended and nFold advises interested
parties to
book early to avoid disappointment, as seating is limited.