While procurement activity has existed across the decades, the study of Procurement as a significant body
of knowledge is relatively new. The procurement course series implemented by Freetown Business School
intends to articulate, imbue, examine and clarify academic strategic procurement concepts, practices and
processes across the entire spectrum of the procurement sphere.
For this module, we shall treat the fundamental rationale for procurement (Principles), the strategic plot of
procurement (Planning), the legal and regulatory – including the Sierra Leone and multi-lateral development
banks’ – framework(s) (Policies), and the modes of operations (Practices) of procurement.