Instrumentos para a gestão de compras no Município do Porto

  • Constança Dionísio da Silva Festas Barbosa (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Supplier and contract management is a sensitive area for any purchasing department. The Public Contracts Code and the Administrative Procedure Code present a very sustained framework of concepts, principles, and processes. However, these dynamics can be performance across the corporate network that increases performance due to access to shared resources. I had the opportunity to carry out the curricular internship at the Municipal Purchase Department of Câmara do Porto and get to know the reality of its management and, through a participative process, propose a model for the management of suppliers and contracts. I proceeded to the description of the existing situation, realizing that both have a potential for increase, if some variables were analysed and worked on. I could understand that the supplier’s selection and qualification criteria were not distinct and weren't applied. In contract management, the instruments were very quantitative, not allowing the opportunity to carry out a qualitative assessment, with improvement opportunities. Therefore, I proposed two new models for suppliers and contracts management. For suppliers, I've created different criteria for selection and qualification, making them more objective and technical, to be embracing to any contract. As for the evaluation, I included the non-compliant as an important factor. In contract management, I adapted the risk matrix, also including qualitative and critical subjects, in the contract form I added four criteria, more focused on the evaluation of its execution. Finally, in the management tools, I built an interactive Excel to facilitate immediate monitoring and analysis.
Date of Award7 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorLuís Manuel Dionísio Marques (Supervisor)


  • Contracts
  • Instruments
  • Suppliers


  • Mestrado em Gestão

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