This function is driven by the objective of procuring materials and equipment from the best possible sources according to the specifications and delivery schedule.
The enablers are:
• A team of procurement and expediting experts.
• A comprehensive data bank of suppliers and vendors available on LAN.
• A central IT based expert system (SMART) which integrates various stores, procurement and finance activities to provide direct links from project sites/offices to central procurement.
The team performs the following:
• Pre-qualification of vendors and review evaluations.
• All import, export and customs clearance activities and guidance to customers.
• Documentation for opening LC's and remittances to overseas suppliers and vendors.
• Logistics management.