AI Procurement and Acquisition Specialist (APAS)

Length: 2 Days

The AI Procurement and Acquisition Specialist (APAS) Certification Course by Tonex is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to strategically acquire AI technologies and services. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the AI procurement process, from identifying needs to negotiating contracts and managing vendor relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of AI technology and its applications.
  • Learn how to assess organizational AI needs and develop procurement strategies.
  • Gain expertise in drafting and evaluating AI procurement contracts.
  • Acquire negotiation skills tailored for AI procurement.
  • Explore best practices for vendor selection and management in the AI domain.
  • Develop a strategic mindset for optimizing AI investments and maximizing ROI.

Audience: This course is ideal for professionals involved in procurement, sourcing, contract management, or IT management roles within organizations looking to adopt AI technologies. It is also beneficial for executives and decision-makers responsible for overseeing AI procurement initiatives.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to AI Procurement

  • Overview of AI Technology
  • Significance of AI in Business
  • Challenges in AI Procurement
  • Opportunities in AI Procurement
  • Regulatory Considerations in AI Procurement
  • Ethical Considerations in AI Procurement

Module 2: Assessing Organizational AI Needs

  • Conducting Needs Assessments
  • Performing Gap Analyses
  • Defining AI Requirements
  • Establishing Performance Metrics
  • Identifying Stakeholder Requirements
  • Aligning AI Needs with Organizational Goals

Module 3: Developing Procurement Strategies

  • Understanding AI Procurement Models
  • Determining Buy vs. Build Strategies
  • Evaluating Lease vs. Purchase Options
  • Creating Procurement Plans
  • Aligning Procurement Strategies with Organizational Objectives
  • Budgeting and Resource Allocation for AI Procurement

Module 4: Contract Drafting and Evaluation

  • Essential Components of AI Procurement Contracts
  • Drafting Contract Terms and Conditions
  • Negotiating Contractual Agreements
  • Evaluating Vendor Proposals
  • Assessing Contractual Risks
  • Ensuring Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Module 5: Vendor Selection and Management

  • Criteria for Evaluating AI Vendors
  • Assessing Vendor Capabilities and Experience
  • Conducting Due Diligence on Potential Vendors
  • Selecting the Right AI Solution Providers
  • Establishing Vendor Relationships
  • Managing Vendor Performance and Deliverables

Module 6: Optimizing AI Investments

  • Monitoring AI Implementation
  • Tracking AI Performance Metrics
  • Identifying Areas for Improvement
  • Mitigating Risks in AI Projects
  • Maximizing ROI in AI Procurement
  • Scaling AI Solutions for Future Growth