Celebrating over 20 years of Built Environment Education, Research & Advice

Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability

80 Jurong East Street 21
#04-08, Singapore 609607
Tel: (65) 6563 4166
Fax: (65) 6563 4156
Email: enquiry@recc.com.sg

Executive Training Courses




The course will provide a framework and guidance on tools to use for end-to-end strategic sourcing and procurement to achieve real estate service delivery excellence at best value cost.       

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement: Rationale & Process
    • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement vs Transactional Purchasing
    • Rationale, Drivers, Outcomes & Benefits 
    • The Process: Supplier Selection, Appointment & Management   
      1. Collect Data & Analyse Spend (Demand Characteristics & User Requirements)
      2. Analyse Market (Market Supply Characteristics & Capability)
      3. RFX (Go-to-Market): Request for Information / Proposal / Quotation / Bid
      4. Review Quote/Bid & Contract
      5. Performance Monitoring & Continuous Process Improvement 
  •  The Tools: Performance-Based Specifications
    • Prescriptive vs. Performance-Based Specifications
    • When to Use Performance Specifications 
    • Developing Performance-Based Specifications
  •  The Tools: Balanced ScoreCard (BSC)
    • BSC Basics
    • BSC in Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
    • BSC Framework to Evaluate Service Provider
  •  The Tools: Service Level Agreement (SLA)
    • SLA Basics
    • SLA in Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
    • Developing SLA for Real Estate Services
  • Risk Management
    • Internal & External Risks
    • Risk Management Process
    • Role of Procurement Professional


Dr Quah Lee Kiang FRICS

Dr Quah is the Director of the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Real Estate & Construction Academy in Singapore. She has extensive regional and international experience in Project and Facilities Management & Maintenance research, advice and academia.

Dr Quah led the EU funded project BE4213 Condition Assessment and Maintenance Strategies for Buildings and Building Components, which among other things, sought to develop an objective building condition assessment system. This project formed part of ongoing research over the last 20 years which culminated in Dutch Standard NEN 2767 on Condition Assessment of Buildings, believed to be a ‘world first’.

Dr Quah’s professional and research affiliations include being Coordinator of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Working Commission 70 on Facilities Management and Maintenance for a decade and past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Singapore Centre.  She was also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia Board, Singapore Board and Asia Pacific Sustainability Board.

Dr Quah was conferred an Honorary Fellow by Oxford Brookes University for her work in real estate and construction education and the unusual impact her career has had on this particular academic field in Asia.


Monday 9 Apr 2018

Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607


$615 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks. 

For individuals, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. NTUC members may claim up to $250 under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 


The course will benefit those who have a vested interest in buildings including:

  • Developers
  • Building Owners
  • Government Officials
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractors/Sub-Contractors/Suppliers
  • Property Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Management Corporations
  • Town Councils
  • and Others


Cancellations made one week before the scheduled commencement date of the course will be subjected to an administrative fee of $100.00. The full fee of $615.00 will be payable thereafter for any cancellation; substitutions can be made at any time.


Mr Ken Chew
Tel: 6563 4166
Fax: 6563 4156 
E-mail: exectrg@recc.com.sg


It may be necessary for reasons beyond RECC’s control, to change the content and timing of the programme and the identity of the course leader/s.



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