Learning about procurement process in Logistic Management Division, DOHS
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Practicum is a course designed for the fulfillment of Master Degree in Procurement and Supply Management (MPSM) program. The aim of the practicum is to help students to gain a deeper understanding of theory and practice by examining how particular theories relate to real-world situations or how particular theories offer advantages over others. The Course is project based and will require the submission of a Report/ Practicum, where the student will also develop investigative, analytical and communication skills, including the use of secondary research and, if required, primary research where appropriate. Familiarize students with management skills by through practicum placement in organization with Procurement and Supply Chain function. The practicum exercise began with the orientation conducted by Mr. Md. Mosta Gausul Hoque, PMP, BRAC Institute of Governance & Development (BIGD).Host orgniztion for my practicum placement was Logistic Management Division,Department of Health Services,Teku,Kathmandu. Procurement and contrct management section was sleceted to meet the learning objective of practicum. Learning contract was develoned between student, mentor from host organuzation and mentor assigned from campus department. Major learning objectives of practicum placement in procurement and contract management section was to underastand and develop skill related to procuremen process. Activities performed to meet the learning objective were review of public procurement act 2063, and public procurement regulation 2064, LMD manual version 2.0,2015 ,demand anlyis of reqested equiments, participation in re bid meeting, participation and observation of bid openting process,participation in documnetation of procurement activities and interaction with Cheif of Procurement section and Mentor from host organization. The methods applied during the learning process were literature review of section and its activities, Participation and observation and Key Informant interview for appraisal of procurement process. Reviewing of litreture helped me to understand about procurment process carried out by procurement section. Major health comodities LMD responsible to procure are Famliy planning, Neonatal and child health,HIV and AIDS related, Essential drugs, Vaccines and other medical equipment and infrasuructure. Practicum placement helped to understand about the consolidate annul procurement plan and master procurement plan.All dvisions and centres are responsible for the deveolpment of CAPP. Participation and observaton helped to understand the bidding process.Mostly LMD follow two bidding process o.e National competitive bidding(NCB) and inerntionl cometitive bidding(ICB) . In NCB only registered national supliers can participate where as in ICB supliers from international market can take part.Demand analysis helped to understand need assement for the procurement . Interaction with the cheif of procurement section and mentor helped me to understnd strength of the procurment process and the challenges faced by the LMD in procurement. In overall ,practicum placement in LMD was a great oppurtunity to understnad the procurement cycle which was always been tough for me to understood. It was great oppurtunity to obesrve the goverment sytmen closely. It was helpfull to develop competency regading communication skills, working in team and working at individual level. It provided opportunity to build professionals contacts and opportunity to explore the area of interest to work in future.