Project Procurement Management

Project Procurement Management - Definition, Processes, Templates

You find hereafter the definition and the processes involved in Project Procurement Management (PMBOK®) and free downloadable templates further down on this page. I developed the templates over time from real life documents.

A solid Project Procurement Management Plan is very important component of the Project Management Plan. It describes how a team will acquire goods and services from outside of the performing organization.

project procurement managementDefinition of Project Procurement Management (PMI)

Project Procurement Management are the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team to execute a project. (PMBOK® Guide)

Project Procurement Management Processes (PMI)

Plan Procurement Management

Plan procurement management is the process of documenting project procurement decisions, specifying the approach, and identifying potential sellers.

Conduct Procurement

Conduct procurement is the process of obtaining seller responses, selecting sellers, and awarding contracts.

Control Procurement...

... is the process of managing procurement relationships, monitoring contract performance, making changes and corrections as appropriate, and closing out contracts.

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All you need to know about Project Procurement Management

All you need to know about Project Procurement Management

Not all project procurements are the same. Unless the project carefully makes an assessment of the items it will make, versus the items it will buy, and then adequately plans for these purchases, the risks of performance will increase. Project procurements are simply sub-projects, which need to be managed well, not blindly delegated to an independent organization to buy for the project.

Certain procurements, major complexity developments, creating something new, which does not exist, according to the project's unique specification, must be managed by the project team, and supported by the professional procurement organization. The project's team leader must assume the management responsibility.

This book zeroes in on the effective management of that portion of the project which will be performed by another organization. It focuses on the procurement of scope from an organization outside of the project. Often, the success or failure of a project is dependent on how well the project can plan, define, solicit, authorize and manage this external relationship.

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  1. The material included on this site is useful and provided the basis from which one can work. It puts PMBOK to practice.

  2. This site is very useful and helpful for the project managers. Here I have little bit confusion that is in our country we use 9mm dia of steel also. How can I change dia of steel in material calculation sheet.

  3. Thanks so much, it was really helpful.
    Anyway, a procurement plan used for a particular project will be more helpful.

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