CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

BAE Systems achieves platinum award for procurement excellence

21 November 2019

BAE Systems Australia was this week recognised for business excellence by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply – the largest global professional body in the world for procurement and supply management.

This is the first time that an Australian defence company has been recognised by CIPS. 

The CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme is an in-depth assessment process that measures an organisation’s effectiveness in procurement and supply management against CIPS world-class standards.

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Launch of Corporate Award Program in Italy by CIPS the global professional body, and SC Italia the supply management specialist

22 October 2019

The CAP-Advanced is designed to develop an organisation’s procurement and supply chain expertise through an adapted, applied and accredited training programme and a direct route to achieving MCIPS.

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UK Government announces important partnership with CIPS as it moves to eradicate modern day slavery from its supply chains

26 September 2019

This CIPS ethical training forms part of the Government’s initiative of ensuring all procurement staff are skilled in all aspects of procurement and to drive commercial and procurement capability and best practice across the whole of  Government and is recommended within the guidance as a source of best practice.  

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Global Events

23 Jan 2020

Branch ABERDEEN

Circular Economy in Procurement

Circular Economy in Procurement event jointly presented with Zero Waste Scotland and Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

23 Jan 2020

Branch LONDON

Feed Your Mind & CLB Branch AGM

Feed Your Mind (presented by Mindapples) - What we do influences our mental health and wellbeing, so how do our daily routines affect how we think and feel, and what can we do to take better care of our minds?

23 Jan 2020

Branch BIRMINGHAM

Hays Procurement Recruitment - 2020 & Beyond

Hays will share highlights from their forthcoming and highly respected Salary Insights project.

23 Jan 2020

Branch READING

New Year, New Career

This event is aimed to give advice on how best to present your CV to new potential employers.

Training Courses

3 Feb 2020

MELBOURNE

Introduction to procurement and category management

Understand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

 

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of spend categories and the supply chain function
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post tender appraisal and develop tender/RFQ templates
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and how to effectively manage termination.

 

 This is a one-day training course.

 

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact training@cipsa.com.au for specific closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

3 Feb 2020

LONDON

Introduction to procurement and category management

Understand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
4 Feb 2020

LONDON

Introduction to negotiation

The fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the steps contained within a negotiation process 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Recognise diferent syles of negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
5 Feb 2020

LONDON

Introduction to contracts

How to construct legally binding contracts

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
  • Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
  • Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
  • Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier
  • Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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