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    Event Profile
    Date Nov 09, 2017
    Time 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Venue Mandarin Orchard Singapore
    333 Orchard Road
    Singapore 238867
    7% GST will apply
    SGD 470.00
    3 & above: SGD450.00 each
    For Member
    SGD 446.5
    3 & above: SGD427.5 each
    NoteBreakfast, two tea breaks and buffet lunch will be served; complimentary car parking coupon will be provided upon request
    Other Date(s)1) Oct 29, 2018
    2) Jan 21, 2019
    3) Mar 11, 2019
    4) May 22, 2019
    5) Aug 21, 2019
    6) Nov 06, 2019
    You may reach us via
    T: (65) 9879 6267
    To register via fax, fill in This Form and fax to (65) 6310 5430.
    The SOS! (Specification of Services) course aims to equip the participant with basic understanding of writing procurement specifications and save the procurer from a nightmarish specification! Each participant will learn the importance of having of the 4Cs in specification writing. There will be lots of sharing on the finer points of writing and raising awareness of areas of concerns in general procurement of services.

    This course is designed for professionals who want to learn how to improve the specifications in order to procure services better. It will help the participants appreciate the ART of specification writing together with the need to be efficient yet comprehensive. Participants will also benefit from the sharing of cases and trying out a sample writing example.
    At the end of this programme, participants will be able to:
    • Recognise the Do's and Don't's of Specification Writings
    • Appreciate the 4Cs of specification writing
    • Understand and avoid the impact of bad specifications and
    • Appreciate the lessons learnt from case studies
    Getting to KNOW
    • What is Specification Writing?
    • The 4Cs
    • Importance of Having a Good Specification

    UNDERSTAND Specification and its Arena
    • The Procurement Lifecycle vis-á-vis Specification Writing
    • Functional Specifications vs Technical Specifications
    • Process of Creating Specifications
    • Evaluation and Specifications

    APPLY to Specification Writing
    • Common Specification Content
    • Common Mistakes
    • The Beautiful English Language
    • Scoring Chart

    Forming the HABIT
    • Sharing of Case Studies
    Who should attend
    This course is designed for junior and middle managers that are involved in procurement, supply chain, sales and marketing activities. It is also useful for those personnel who are engaged in procurement; especially in the service aspect.
    The course is structured as a series of short sharing followed by activities such as case studies reviews, sharing of common mistakes, learning reflections and writing of actual case.
    "A seemingly dry topic was brought to life by the trainer's experience and humour. Trainer was straight to the point and engaging. Rick is an excellent trainer for this course!"
    Participant from National Council of Social Service

    "Trainer Rick was highly engaging - turned a dry, boring topic into something interesting. Case studies useful for application. Slides were detailed and easy to find."
    Participant from Ministry of Manpower

    "The trainer is very good and knowledgeable on the procurement lessons taught. Patient and willing to share his insights"
    Participant from Mitsubishi Fuso
    Rick Chong's Profile
    Rick Chong has over 15 years of experience in procurement and supply chain where he successfully led procurement operations, cost savings initiative, SAP material management, reorganization projects, system integrations, training and consultancy projects. His major achievements include re-writing the Singapore government procurement policies, achieving extraordinary cost savings for a local airline and creating procurement systems for a few public agencies and private companies.

    In the last 5 years, Rick has trained more than 2,000 participants in various topics of Procurement and Facilitation. His client includes A*STAR, Ministry of Defence, Singapore Tourism Board, National Library Board, National Environment Agency, People's Association, Temasek Polytechnic, Chinatrust Bank, Momenta Group among others.

    Rick holds an Honours Degree in Business Administration. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). He is a qualified SAP Material Management consultant and has completed his Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). He also has an international certification from CIPS and is a recognised WSQ PMP trainer.
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