School Event

Infrastructure Procurement & Delivery Management (IPDM) Training Seminar

                                     (ECSA CPD accredited course – CESA)

Course background

Procurement is the process which creates, manages and fulfils contracts. Procurement commences once a need for goods and services or any combination thereof has been identified and it ends when the goods are received and the services or works are completed and contracts are closed out. Delivery management relates to the client’s decision-making process associated with the delivery of projects and as such deals with the decisions required during the planning, design and execution of infrastructure projects. Procurement yields the necessary resources to deliver projects while delivery management provides the oversight management and forms part of the governance or quality oversight arrangements for projects.


Infrastructure procurement and delivery management is increasingly becoming an area of focus in improving infrastructure project outcomes in South Africa. Two significant publications in this regard are the National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (2015) and the University of the Witwatersrand and Engineers Against Poverty’s Client Guide for Improving Infrastructure Project Outcomes (2018).


Course outcomes


An understanding of:

·                the client’s role in delivering infrastructure effectively and the contribution which built environment professionals can make in the successful delivery of projects;

·                the fundamental standard practices and procedures associated with infrastructure procurement



Day 1: Delivery management

8:00 – 8:30


8:30 – 10:30

Session 1: Client functions and practices

·      Principal role players

·      The role of the client

·      Establishing the client team

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 13:00

Session 2: Procurement strategy and tactics

·      A strategic approach to procurement

·      Framework for the development of a procurement strategy

·      Procurement tactics to enable strategies to be implemented

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Session 3: Critical knowledge areas

·       Governance

·       Controlling work flows

·       Control framework for delivery management

·       Control budgets

Day 2: Infrastructure procurement

8:00 – 8:30


8:30 – 10:30

Session 1: Procurement system

·       Fundamentals of a procurement systems

·       Legislative requirements for procurement

·       Categories of procurement

·       SANS ISO 10845 family of standards

·       Control framework for procurement

·       Managing contingencies

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 13:00

Session 2: Procurement documents


·       A uniform format for procurement documents

·       Formatting and compiling tender documents

·       Formatting and compiling contracts

·       Selecting a suitable standard form of contract

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Session 3: Procurement procedures

·       expressions of interest

·       Standard conditions of tender

·       Evaluating tender submissions

·       Evaluating tender offers in accordance with standard evaluation methods

·       Applying the CIDB prescripts in procurement documents

Dates and Times:
  • Mon 3 December 2018  08:30 to 16:30
  • Tue 4 December 2018  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Course
Venue: Jemimas Gonubie Guest Lodge, East London , Gonubie
Fee: R 4 900.00 excl. VAT
CESA member fee: R4 800.00 excl. VAT
CESA Validation Num: CESA-961-01/2020
CPD Points: 2
Coordinator: Blessings Banda