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Microsoft Excel for Purchasing Professionals Course


With the fast paced changing purchasing environment, Ms Excel tools help in making sound purchasing decisions. The course will enable participants to perform sophisticated purchasing analyses through exercises that are based entirely on the situations they face in their day to day purchasing tasks in the organization.


3 days.


The training course is ideal for purchasing professionals or relevant professionals willing to use more complex functions within Excel, including utilizing the tools that can help in making sound purchasing decisions.


Upon completion of this course the participant will learn:

  • How to most effectively prioritize requisitions.
  • How to decide when to use competitive bidding, negotiation, or both.
  • How to successfully conduct competitive bidding using solicitation tools such as RFP's and RFQ's.
  • How to use financial and operational analysis to select suppliers with not only the best monetary offer, but also the least risk of failure.
  • How to determine whether a contract, purchase order, or other method of ordering is best for a certain purchase.
  • How to use follow up techniques to ensure supplier compliance.
  • How to close out a transaction with confidence.
  • How to prepare for the future of purchasing.


  • Creating, Formatting, and Printing Professional Bid Comparison Sheets
  • Developing Should Cost Models For Price Evaluation
  • Creating Weighted Average Supplier Scorecards
  • Utilizing Sophisticated Decision Support Features
  • Creating Charts To Compare Bids, Analyze Spend, and Track Supplier Performance
  • Organizing And Analyzing Spend Data
  • Creating Pivot Tables To Summarize Purchasing Patterns & Developing Target Pricing Models For Negotiation Strategy


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 18th March  2019

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 3 Days
Event Date 25-03-2019
Event End Date 27-03-2019
Cut off date 18-03-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 45,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 606
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 660
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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