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Do you want to know more about how goods and services are acquired in the project management environment? Examine the procurement planning and management process in its entirety, from request-for-proposal planning to final contract close-out. Learn how to evaluate potential sources for external procurement. Explore strategies for contract selection; risk assessment; negotiation; and administration; as well as the challenges that can arise during the life cycle of a contract. Discover effective techniques for controlling quality and cost, while measuring the performance of major contractors. Other topics include legal issues; product liability and risk; tender documents; invitation to bid; bid response and evaluation.

Learning Format



Fully online Instructor-led training on your schedule with no set meeting times. Lectures are pre-recorded and your instructor will set weekly discussion topics to help you engage with the content and share meaningful experiences. Click on the “Online” section below to view course details.

This course will provide 27 education hours. To receive Professional Development Units (PDU’s), submit your UCSD transcript to the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

Note: Prerequisites: Students must complete ONE of the following before enrolling in this course: Project Management Essentials, Project Management Boot Camp, OR Project Management Essentials in Science and Technology. Waiver of prerequisite may be considered if student has taken equivalent course or recent relevant experience.

Contact or call 858-534-8136 for questions.

Course Number: BUSA-40348
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)