Ghana Supply Chain schools SMEs in procurement management

EntrepreneurMr. Albert Tetteh-Entsie, the Managing Partner of  Febert Consult, has said effective and high quality tender and contract management are crucial  for improved levels of performance for employees in the oil and gas industry.

“Providing higher value added activities available from contract and procurement operations requires the continuous involvement of knowledgeable professionals and management who understand and implement the best practices in contract management and tendering for the acquisition of goods, equipment, and services in the oil and gas industry,” he stated.

Mr. Tetteh-Entsie, said this at the opening of a four-day Procurement Best Practices Workshop for SMEs which bid for contract in the oil and gas and energy sector.

The workshop would again explore key concepts of strategic approaches to procurement, partnering, tendering and contract management in the oil and gas industry and demonstrate how today’s supply management organizations in the oil and gas industry needed to move from their traditional tactical focus to the strategic focus.

It would also look at the contemporary legal frameworks and issues in tendering, contract management, and procurement operation in the oil and gas industry.

The training is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Ghana Supply Chain Development Program, being implemented by Pyxera Global.

Mr. Tetteh-Entsie explained that the participants would be equipped with the knowledge to develop appropriate sourcing and supplier management plans, and action plans for implementation within their organisations to improve the total value of their organisations and enhance efficiency.

Mr. Augustus Boateng, the Deputy Chief of Party, Pyxera Global, noted that if international companies could win contracts and sublet them to local contractors to do the job, then local SMEs were capable of also winning contracts by themselves when they were well-equipped with international best practices.

He said the training would, therefore, enable local businesses to live up to international standards adding, “Standards in the oil and gas sector are not compromised for anything”.

Source: GNA

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