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What Is A Procurement Department?

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To put it simply, a Procurement Department is employed to buy everything that a business needs to operate. They must research and investigate the products or services before purchasing them to ensure they are getting the best deal and also keeping up with the competition.
Procurement is a business process of and involves the process of obtaining goods and services from preparation and processing all the way through to the final stages of business and involves the receipt and approval of the invoice for payment. Procurement usually involves purchase planning, standards determination, specifications development, supplier research and selection, value analysis, financing, price negotiation, making the purchase, supply contract administration, inventory control and stores, and disposals and other related functions.
During every aspect of procurement, the Procurement Department will do everything in their power to make sure every decision benefits the company. It is favorable that the goods and/or services are appropriate and that they are procured at the best possible cost to meet the needs of the purchaser in terms of quality and quantity, time, and location. Corporations and public bodies often define processes intended to promote fair and open competition for their business while minimizing exposure to fraud and collusion. Almost all purchasing decisions include factors such as delivery and handling, marginal benefit, and price fluctuations. Procurement generally involves making buying decisions while trying to spend the least amount of money whilst still buying quality product. If good data is available, it is good practice to make use of economic analysis methods such as cost-benefit analysis or cost-utility analysis. An important distinction is made between analyses without risk and those with risk. Where risk is involved, either in the costs or the benefits, the concept of expected value may be employed.
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Procurement department is an organization or institution which is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services as well as other things such as the vendor payments, their reimbursements and developing the contacts of these vendors. Every region has its own procurement department. Thus a procurement department of a place is concerned with the act of procurement.

Procurement can be explained in simple terms as the act of getting possession of something or purchasing something on behalf of some body else. In terms of business and enterprises it is related with attaining goods and services that are necessary for the working of a business or an enterprise. It is a very important task. The department which is in charge of these procurement activities is known as the procurement department or department of procurement.
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Ellie Hoe answered
Procurement department is responsible for the acquisitions on the behalf of the company. These acquisitions include goods, services, vendor payments and reimbursements. The companies encourage procurement departments in order to encourage the contacts with the vendors. Procurement means to get possession of something on the behalf of other. The importance of procurement departments in the supply chain management cannot be ignored therefore, companies give a great focus on the functioning of their procurement departments.
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Procurement departement is that department in an enterprise whuch is responsible of delivering goods in tne right quantity, at the right time,to the right user service for the right purpose and at the lower cost..
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The literal meaning of the word Procurement is "to Purchase" or "to get". Thus, one can understand fully well the concept behind the Procurement Department.

The Procurement Department is a department in an organization that is responsible for making all the purchases for the organization. All the employees and departments in an organization convey their needs and demands to this department. The people at procurement department after making a survey of the market or after comparison of prices from different suppliers, make their purchases for the users.
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A department that deals with disposing unwanted or obsolete goods in a company or an agency
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Procurement is said to be the person or department in an organisation/company who is irresponsible for the purchasing of goods and services

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