American Property Development Corporation (APDC) a designer and developer of outdoor shopping malls and small office complexes has decided to standardize their project management practices and processes across the national organization. The goal is to standardize on one single project scheduling tool,and have the tool installed and to be operational within 90 days. To this end they are forming a central Project Management Office (PMO). Until now, project managers (there are 40 presently on staff distributed all over the USA and Canada) have been able to use whatever scheduling tool they liked, within their budget constraints. They have also been able to buy equipment and engage contractors at will. The PMO will be determining one scheduling tool that all PMs will be expected to use, exclusive of any other scheduling tools. The PMO will also develop and implement a standardized procurement process. Since the PMs are located across the USA and Canada, a web-based solution seems likely to be the most successful tool.
As the Project Manager, you have been charged with implementing the procurement process and you decide your first project will be purchasing the scheduling tool for ACME Development Corporation.
Deliverable Length: 8-12 slides w/200-250 word speaker notes per slide
Details: Now that you know what you're buying, the requirements, and the type of contract, you're ready to put the contracts out for bid. Develop a procurement plan and align it with the rest of the project plan. Note the bidding methods you will use for each contract, and how the various procurement tasks integrate with the rest of this project (buying and implementing a common project scheduling tool).
8-12 slides (with 200-250 word speaker notes per slide) are required for your presentation. Additionally, include a title and reference slide. The title slide (includes topic title, your name, etc.) makes your presentation look and appear professional. The reference slide (at the end, if used) ensures credit is acknowledged for other's work.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 10:19 pm ad1c9bdddf
Procurement Plan is discussed in great detail in this solution.