I hope that you enjoyed the article, “A 12-Point Procurement Policy Checklist.”

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The checklist can certainly help you develop a procurement policy from scratch.  But you can save a ton of time if you instead start with a procurement policy template, use the checklist to help identify your organization’s specific requirements, and then adapt the template into your personalized policy.

The newest template we have just added to the NLPA Library is our very own procurement policy template.  And, as I announced in this post, everyone who is a certified SPSM in good standing or enrolled in the SPSM Certification Program has access to the NLPA Library and all of the templates, documents, slide decks, webinar replays, and interview transcriptions that it includes!

When you first start thinking about writing a procurement policy, you probably go through questions in your head like:

  • What does a procurement policy look like?
  • What topics does a procurement policy include?
  • In what writing style is a procurement policy written?
  • How might the ideas I have for a procurement policy compare with procurement policies that are already out there?

And on and on and on.

Using a template provides answers to those questions.

Sure, an alternative would be to pay a consulting firm to write up a draft procurement policy for you to tweak.  But I can almost guarantee that the cost of that little engagement would far exceed the cost to enroll in the SPSM Certification Program.  So, enrolling would not only get you that consultant-quality procurement policy draft you’d be looking for.  You’d also get everything you need to earn the prestigious SPSM Certification – a qualification that large companies are increasingly preferring as they recruit to fill their open purchasing jobs with candidates who have proven their readiness to handle the most strategic procurement work.

If the value of the SPSM Certification wasn’t enough for you to consider earning it, perhaps the included procurement policy and other templates will push you over the edge and inspire you to join the elite performers in the profession.

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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