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

More Opportunities to Succeed in 2019

10 December 2018

CIPS has launched new computer based exams (CBEs) for Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations.

By introducing computer based exams (CBE) you will now have six opportunities per year to take exams, giving you more opportunities to succeed:

Exam will be available globally in:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November

Book now for our NEW CBEs for Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations, March 2019 exam series.

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Australasia Press Release: Procurement Australia celebrate procurement excellence award from CIPS

23 November 2018

Procurement Australia, the public-owned body sourcing for public and private sector organisations has been recognised for Procurement by CIPS Australasia (The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) - the largest global professional body for procurement and supply management. 

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. Procurement Australia achieved the standard award demonstrating robust and effective governance and procurement processes. 

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CIPS announces Maistro as knowledge partner

25 October 2018

The partnership will bring a number of benefits to CIPS members 

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Global Events

15 Jan 2019

Branch CHESTER

Behavioural Procurement

The CIPS Cheshire and North wales Branch is delighted to have David Loseby, an experienced CPO, CIPS Fellow, previous CIPS Congress Representative for the North of England region and now appointed to the CIPS Global Board of Trustees, discusses what is meant by ‘Behavioural Procurement’.

When people talk about developing soft skills, what do they mean? What are some of the practical applications for contract management practitioners? How we behave and the behaviour of others is important in any situation and this can be particularly evident in negotiating contracts as this can lead to the success or failure of the contract.

David will define what is meant by Behavioural Procurement, how this can be achieved within the supply chain through to the end client, behavioural competencies required and how to apply this in negotiation situations, supported by case studies.

17 Jan 2019

Branch BLACKBURN

Annual Quiz & AGM

Join us and your local procurement colleagues for our annual end of year quiz at the warm and welcoming Whitehall Hotel. Get your own team together and spend a couple of valuable hours with your hours, networking, gentle testing your grey matter with our fun general knowledge and find out why CIPS branch events are well worth a look in 2019.

We also welcome enthusiastic and committed members to volunteer to join our branch committee, and help to shape our branch for the coming year, with our AGM.

17 Jan 2019

Branch MANCHESTER

Driving Social Value in your Supply Chain

With Social Value now being regularly used as part of the Sustainability Selection Criteria this event explores what more procurement functions can do to help sell the benefits of Social Value to their supplier.

Be helping suppliers understand ‘what’s in it for them’ Buyers will get higher quality bid responses and help drive Social Value in their respective supply chains.

 

23 Jan 2019

Branch BARROW IN FURNESS

We Need to Talk About Brexit

Senior Export Control Manager for Rolls Royce, Malcolm Budd has extensive knowledge on the contentious subject of Brexit. Malcolm has held senior purchasing and commercial positions in the power and telecoms industries and as a Fellow of CIPS, has presented on supply chain risks associated with export regime changes under Brexit. This event will provide delegates with a comprehensive and engaging insight into the key challenges posed by Britain's decision to leave the EU.

Training Courses

4 Feb 2019

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 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
5 Feb 2019

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 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
6 Feb 2019

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 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
7 Feb 2019

LONDON

Introduction to contract management

Understand the essentials of being an effective contract manager

 

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

  • Understand how contract management adds value to your organisation
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Identify the key performance criteria within a contract
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations

 

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 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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