Procurement and Contract Management: An A to Z

In Procurement and Public Finance by publicadmin

Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 21 October to 1 November 2019
Tuition fees: £3,910 (exc. VAT)

About the workshops
These workshops are in two modular weeks which can be attended as separate modules or combinations of both weeks to gain a more comprehensive understanding of procurement.

  • Week One: A modern approach to procurement: a strategic perspective
  • Week Two: Effective tendering, award of contract and managing your provider

The procurement cycle is a series of steps that must take place to ensure that due process is followed in ensuring properly competitive sourcing and to support value for money.
The workshops will help you to identify and comply with the key stages and processes, as well as understanding vital procurement issues. These include the impact of consumer demand; contractor management; strategic planning; defining service and product quality; ensuring regulatory compliance, review and assessment of documents and systems.
They will improve your knowledge of procurement and contracting, tendering processes and regulatory frameworks, risks in all parts of the procurement cycle, procurement strategies, contract supervision and termination.
The workshops cover the full procurement cycle and key principles from the start of the process, through effective tendering documentation, the evaluation process and the legal aspects of award of tender, to the management of providers. In addition, they take the learning forward into the audit and review activities needed to ensure compliance and regulatory conformity.
The workshops explain the World Bank’s procurement guidance and give practical assistance in planning procurement and contracting.

Who are they for?
The workshops are aimed at anyone involved in letting or managing contracts for goods, services and works.

How participants will benefit
The workshops will enable you to:

  • Gain knowledge in all the key areas required for anyone working in procurement, whether as a procurement specialist or as a public service manager with regular procurement or contracting needs
  • Gain maximum value for money and commercial advantage
  • Ensure robust procurement processes are aligned to changing national and international statutory and regulatory requirements, including World Bank guidelines
  • Understand how to develop a robust contractor regime.