PSC101 - Principles, Planning, Policies and Practices of Strategic Procurement

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 multilateral development banks’ – framework(s) (Policies), and the modes of operations (Practices) of procurement.

Course Objectives: On completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the strategic principles of public procurement
  • Demonstrate comprehension of the principles and objectives of procurement
  • Recognize the underlying principle of private sector procurement
  • Recognize the procurement cycle
  • Comprehend the entire legal and regulatory framework in which public procurement operates
  • Recognize the roles, responsibilities and relationships between the different stakeholders and actors
  • Demonstrate good procurement planning
  • Analyze and review procurement plans
  • Prepare a proper procurement plan, with proper packaging
  • Identify financial thresholds as part of the planning process
  • Comprehend the connection between principles and practices

Registration: Participants will only be required to register through our website for the course and are expected to attend all training days.

Dates: 21– 25 May 2018

Fee: Le6,000,000 per person. 5% Discount for Women. Additional 5% Discount for Groups of 10+.

Venue:  Sierra Lighthouse Hotel, Aberdeen

Registration is at 8:30am on 21 May 2018 (Day 1)


A Procurement Specialist/Consultant with about
two decades experience in procurement and project management
principles, practices, policies, processes and procedures. He has seasoned
knowledge of (World Bank, MCC, ADB, AfDB, UNDP/IAPSO (now UNOPS),
UN Mission, USAID, and general (public and private sector) procurement
policies, practices, procedures, processes, and an in-depth grasp of
procurement and project management techniques, practices, policies,
processes, procedures, principles and operations, and ability to address
broader issues of procurement in terms of impact at the programme and
institutional level.
Franklin has an MSc in Procurement Management from the University of
Strathclyde (UK), an MBA from the University of Liverpool (UK) and is a
Certified Project Management Practitioner under PRINCE2.
Franklin has experience working in Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Kenya,
Liberia, UK, Egypt, Namibia, Gambia, Nigeria, Italy, Philippines, Mauritius,
Nepal, Turkey, Mozambique, Zambia, UAE and USA.