Certified Procurement and Supply Professional of Kenya (CPSP-K)

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Certified Procurement and Supply Professional of Kenya (CPSP-K)

PREAMBLE

The CPSP – K curriculum/exam is designed to equip learners with knowledge, practical skills and attitudes that will enable them perform duties as buyers, supply chain managers, supervisors directors, or consultants for an organization. To achieve this, modules such as Costing and Budgeting, Finance, Leadership, Governance and Project Management are incorporated into the curriculum, in addition to core Supply Chain Management modules. The program comprises four parts including a research paper, and has been benchmarked to international curriculum and practice standards.

CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL OF KENYA (CPSP-K)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Professional Course in Supply Chain Management is packaged into four (4) Parts namely:

  1. Certified Procurement and Supply Professional part 1
  2. Certified Procurement and Supply Professional part II
  3. Certified Procurement and Supply Professional part III
  4. Certified Procurement and Supply Professional part 1V

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The course is concerned with the application of procurement and supply principles and solving supply chain challenges in a dynamic environment.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

By the end of the course, the trainee should be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of Procurement and Supply in an organization
  • Execute procurement and supply process in an organization
  • Apply ICT in Procurement and Supply process in an organization
  • Effectively manage procurement and supply finance risk and documentation
  • Establish procurement and supply Audit Framework
  • Demonstrate knowledge and advice on mitigation of emerging issues in Supply Chain Management
  • Appreciate the legal aspects in Supply Chain Management
  • Apply appropriate decision making tools in Supply Chain Management
  • Manage Procurement Projects
  • Apply research methodology principles, processes, theory and models in organisational problem solving.
  • Practice as a supply chain specialist/consultant.

DURATION OF THE CPSP – K PROGRAMME

The course is designed to be covered in 1,250 hours.

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

In every year, examinations will be conducted in the periods:

May/June

November/December

EXAMINABLE UNITS:

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CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL PART I

  1. PL1.01 Organizational Environment
  2. PL1.02 Procurement of Goods, Services and Works
  3. PL1.03 Procurement Planning
  4. PL1.04 Supply Chain Management Information Systems
  5. PL1.05 Contract Law and Negotiation
  6. PL1.06 Finance for Procurement

CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND -SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL PART II

  1. PL2.01 Supply Chain Management for SMEs
  2. PL2.02 Procurement Costing and Budgeting
  3. PL2.03 Procurement of Consultancy Services
  4. PL2.04 Procurement Audit and Risk Management
  5. PL2.05 Quantitative Techniques
  6. PL2.06 Category Management

CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND -SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL PART III

  1. PL3.01 Sustainable Procurement
  2. PL3.02 International Procurement
  3. PL3.03 Logistics and Inventory Management
  4. PL3.04 Research in Procurement
  5. PL3.05 Operations Management

CERTIFIED PROCUREMENT AND -SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL PART IV

  1. PL4.01 Procurement Governance
  2. PL4.02 Strategic Supply Chain Management
  3. PL4.03 Procurement Leadership
  4. PL4.04 Project Management
  5. PL4.05 Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
  6. PL4.06 Research Project in Procurement and Supply

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A person seeking to be registered as a student for the CPSP examination must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualification

  • Pass in APS (K), or
  • Degree from a recognized university, or
  • KCSE C+ (plus) with minimum C+(plus) in English and in Mathematics, or
  • Kenya advanced certificate of education (KACE) with at least TWO principle passes and credits in Mathematics and English at Kenya certificate of education )KCE)
  • Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya institute of Supplies Management (KISM).

ANNUAL REGISTRATION RENEWAL

  1. Validity of student registration is one calendar year from January to December. Students must renew registration annually by filling examination entry / annual registration form (CPSP/APS/2) and submitting the form to the designated KISM receiving office in Nairobi or to a designated KASNEB or KISM representative in locations outside Nairobi, in accordance with instructions on the Student Registration form.
  1. Any student who fails to renew the studentship registration within three years will be required to pay registration re-instatement fee and all the annual registration renewal arrears.

EXAMINATION ENTRY

  • Registered students who wish to take the examinations must submit the prescribed entry forms, duly completed together with the appropriate examination fee on or before the dates. The closing date for the receipt of entries for the December examinations is the preceding 15th August and for the June examination the preceding 15th February.
  • Late entries may be accepted upto one month after the closing date for the normal entries on payment of late entry fee which is an additional 50% of the normal examination entry fee.
  • Examination dates and list of examination centres are supplied with the examination entry form. Information on the examination dates and examination centres is also available on the KISM and KASNEB websites; www.kism.or.ke and kasneb.or.ke.

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EXAMINATION

Application for withdrawal must be accompanied by a letter quoting the student’s registration number, preferred examination center and reason(s) for withdrawal. Students who withdraw from the examination before the closing date specified for late entry are entitled to a refund of 50% of the examination entry fee paid. Students who withdraw on account of illness are entitled to a refund of 75% of the examination entry fee paid, subject to production of an authentic medical certificate covering the examination dates.

DEFERMENT OF EXAMINATION FEES

A student shall be allowed to defer examination fees to the subsequent examination sitting only once in any particular part upon application and providing sufficient reason(s) for deferment. The successful applicants shall be required to pay an administrative charge equivalent to 15% of the applicable examination fees thirty days prior to the examination period, failure to which the opportunity granted for deferment will lapse.

ABSENTEEISM FROM EXAMINATION

A student absent from an examination will forfeit the examination entry fee paid.

EXEMPTIONS

(a) Exemptions will be granted on paper by paper basis.

(b) No exemptions will be granted for APS Examination and CPSP Part IV

Additional information on CPSP-K examination is available from:

  • KISM offices
  • KASNEB offices
  • Kenya National Library Services (KNLS) branches countrywide
  • Training institutions
  • KISM and KASNEB websites

ITEM                                                 FEE

  • CPSP Normal Registration                5,500
  • CPSP Late Registration                      8,000
  • CPSP Reinstatement                           5,500
  • CPSP Renewal                                   1,500
  • CPSP Part I Examination (per paper)    2,500
  • CPSP Part II Examination (per paper)  3,500
  • CPSP Part III Examination (per paper) 4,000
  • CPSP Part IV Examination (per paper) 4,000
  • CPSP Research Paper                      15,000
  • Exemption CPSP Part I (per paper) 3,750
  • Exemption CPSP Part II (per paper) 5,250
  • Exemption CPSP Part III (per paper) 6,000

*Late examination entry attracts an additional 50% of the normal entry fee.

*No exemptions at APS Levels and at CPSP Part IV

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okeyo josephat kiwaPosted on  3:51 am - Apr 30, 2018

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joel kelelePosted on  9:08 am - Jan 22, 2018

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CPSP-K notes and revision: KISMPosted on  9:07 pm - Sep 6, 2017

CPSP-K III SYALLABUS
CPSP-K notes and revision papers

SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT
Introduction to sustainable procurement
Technology development and sustainable innovations
Sustainable trends and influencers of sustainable procurement
Drivers and enablers of green procurement
Sustainable procurement policy
Balanced score card and sustainability
Green procurement audits in an organization
Performance measurement of sustainable procurement
Emerging issues and trends in sustainable procurement

INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENT
Overview of international procurement
Preparation of specification in international procurement
Sourcing strategies in international procurement
Sourcing strategies in international procurement
Commodity markets
Procedures and documentation in international procurement
Import and export preparation
Customs services, regulations and instructions
International transportation
Financing in international procurement
International trade, institutions and frameworks
Challenges/ risks faced in international procurement
Emerging issues and trends in international procurement

LOGISTICS AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
Overview of logistics management
Management principles in logistics
Transport management
Warehousing and distribution management
Outsourcing logistics management
Measuring logistics costs and performance
Humanitarian logistics
Scope and concepts of store management
Stock identification and coding
Stock control techniques
Stock taking, stock checking and stock audit
Organizing and managing the stores function
Inventory management information systems
Inventory optimization
Emerging issues and trends in logistics and inventory management

RESEARCH IN PROCUREMENT
Overview of research in procurement
The research problem
Research design
Sampling design
Measurement and scaling techniques
Data collection
Processing and analysis of data
Sampling and sampling process
Testing of hypothesis
Multivariate analysis techniques
Interpretation and reporting
Role of information technology (IT) in procurement research
Emerging issues and trends in research in procurement

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Overview of operations management
Value analysis in supply chain
Operations planning and control
Operations strategy
Operations decision-making
Production management and resource planning
Systems design
Facility location and layout
Total quality management (TQM)
Benchmarking in operations management
Product and service design
Maintenance management
Emerging issues in operations management

CPSP-K notes and revision: KISMPosted on  8:57 pm - Sep 6, 2017

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FOR SMES
Overview of supply chain in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Supply chain & SMEs
Supply chain management objectives and strategy
Marketing in supply chain management for SMEs
Managing relations with supply chain partners in SMEs
Leadership in supply chain management for SMEs
Financial needs for SMEs
Business plan and negotiation with financiers
Managing supply chain risks in SMEs
Sustainable supply chain management for SMEs
Emerging issues and trends in supply chain management for small and medium enterprises

PROCUREMENT COSTING AND BUDGETING
Nature and purpose of costing in procurement and supply
Cost concepts and classification
Cost accumulation
Cost estimation techniques
Costing methods
Contract costing
Marginal and absorption costing
Standard costing
Forecasting in budgeting
Budgeting in procurement and supply
Budgeting and budgetary control systems
Emerging issues and trends in procurement costing and budgeting

PROCUREMENT OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Overview of procurement of consultancy services
Procurement of consultancy services (evaluation and selection)
Types of consultancies
Important provisions in consultancy contracts
Stakeholders in procurement of consultancy services
Inspection, receiving and acceptance of consultancy services
Benchmarking for best practices in procurement of consultancy services
Ethical issues in procurement of consultancy services
Emerging issues and trends in procurement of consultancy services

PROCUREMENT AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Overview of procurement audit and risk management
Legal and professional framework in procurement audit and risk management
Procurement audit, evidence and report
Performance audit and risk management review
Assurance services and non-assurance services
ICT tools in procurement audit
Risk assessment techniques and segmentation tools
Management of professional procurement audit and risk management agencies/firms (consultancies)
Risk management strategies
Key stakeholders and their roles in procurement audit and risk management
Best practices in procurement audit and risk management
Legal issues in procurement audit and risk management
Emerging issues and trends in procurement audit and risk management

QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES
Overview of quantitative techniques
Equations and functions
Probability
Correlation and regression analysis
Time series
Linear programming
Decision theory
Network planning and analysis
Inventory control models
Emerging issues and trends in quantitative techniques

CATEGORY MANAGEMENT
Overview of category management
Categorization in procurement
Strategic acquisition and sills for category management
Understanding category data
Preparing for the category management process
Supply market factors
Planning and preparation of category management
Routes to the supply chain
Working with stakeholders
Mobilization, start up and transition
Managing contracts and suppliers
Performance and risk measurement
Emerging issues and trends in category management

CPSP-K notes and revision: KISMPosted on  8:40 pm - Sep 6, 2017

C PSP-K I SYLLANUSS
CPSPK notes and Revision past papers

ORGANIZATION ENVIRONMENT
Overview of the organizational environment
Foundations of organizational environment
Organizational behaviour
Types of organizations
The purchasing organization and structures
Types of markets and market theories
Understanding the organization’s stakeholders and their needs
Environmental analysis
Emerging issues and trends in organizational environment

PROCUREMENT OF GOODS, SERVICES AND WORKS
Overview of procurement of goods, services and works
Development of specifications for goods, services and goods
Procurement of goods, services and works in various sectors
Procurement policy, law and regulations in kenya
Procurement methods of goods, services and works
Procurement plan
Bidding documents
Bid evaluation
Management of procurement contracts
Inspection, receiving and acceptance of goods, services &works
Storage and issuance of inventory
Emerging issues in procurement of goods, services & works

PROCUREMENT PLANNING
Overview of procurement planning
Role of market survey in procurement planning
Elements of a procurement plan
Priorities in procurement planning
Procurement cycle
Forecasting in procurement planning
Characteristics of demand
Budgeting as an element of procurement planning
Strategic procurement planning (spp)
Forecasting techniques for dependent and independent demand
Planning for disposal of stores, equipment and other assets
Emerging issues and trends in procurement planning

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Overview of supply chain management information systems
Procurement systems
E-procurement systems
Automation in supply chain
E-procurement applications
E-procurement platforms
Procurement information management systems (pims)
Emerging issues and trends in procurement information management sytems.

CONTRACT LAW AND NEGOTIATION
Contract formation between supplier and purchaser
The express and implied terms that relate to contracts in procurement and supply
Contractual agreements and their impact on relationships among different parties in procurement and supply
Termination of contracts in procurement and supply
Contract negotiation
Approaches and techniques in contract negotiation
Negotiation resources, process and relationships
Effective communication skills in contract negotiation
Dispute resolution in contract law and negotiation
Ethical & legal issues in contract negotiation & international contracts
Emerging issues & trends in contract law & negotiation

FINANCE FOR PROCUREMENT
Overview of finance for procurement
Sources of finance
Cost of capital
Financial markets
Time value of money
Budgeting and budgetary control
Capital expenditure decisions
Working capital management
Financial statement analysis
International finance
Emerging issues and trends in finance for procurement

CPSP-K notes and revision: KISMPosted on  8:03 am - Sep 3, 2017

CPSP

PART I
• Organizational Environment
• Procurement of Goods, Services and Works
• Procurement Planning
• Supply Chain Management Information Systems
• Contract Law and Negotiation
• Finance for Procurement

CPSP

PART II
• Supply Chain Management for SMEs
• Procurement Costing and Budgeting
• Procurement of Consultancy Services
• Procurement Audit and Risk Management
• Quantitative Techniques
• Category Management

CPSP

PART III
• Sustainable Procurement
• International Procurement
• Logistics and Inventory Management
• Research in Procurement
• Operations Management

CPSP
PART IV
• Procurement Governance
• Strategic Supply Chain Management
• Procurement Leadership
• Project Management
• Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
• Research Project in Procurement and Supply

Everlyne AkiyiPosted on  5:31 am - Aug 6, 2017

If you are MCIPS must u do this too?

williePosted on  7:43 pm - Jun 30, 2017

Message:how do i get my Cpsp exam results

GLADYS MATHENGEPosted on  8:01 am - Jun 27, 2017

kindly send me examination forms for CPSP-K.

Regards
Gladys

Gertrude KamunaPosted on  2:00 pm - Feb 17, 2017

We appreciate the professionalism you ve demonstrated in the field of procurement.

Is it possible to get past papers for the previous sittings.

Thanks again

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