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Courses for all levels of procurement and supply professionals.

Our training courses will help you to accelerate your knowledge and skills to deliver strategic and sustainable value in your role and includes up to 2 hours of complimentary e-learning.

Many courses run on multiple dates, at locations to suit busy professionals.

Each programme is aligned to the competency levels in the CIPS Global Standard and CIPS Knowledge Resources. 

10% discount on all courses for CIPS Members, other discounts include early bird and multiple course bookings.  Terms and conditions apply.

Please note, all training course fees are displayed excluding VAT

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7 CPD HoursA more in-depth look at EU procurement legislation and the impact of procurement decision making and approaches


By the end of this course you will be able to:
Build an in-depth working knowledge of the main EU procurement procedures, including competitive dialogue 
Demonstrate essential knowledge and skills sets in areas such as:
o early market engagement - how to do it effectively and lawfully
o when and how negotiation is either permitted or unlawful 
o how to manage Freedom of Information requests and legal challenges
Understand how markets are engaged and stimulated prior to OJEU 
Apply EU tendering practice effectively
Help your organisation to avoid legal challenge and maintain regulatory compliance

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

  • Understand the key UK and EU procurement legislation in greater detail and how to operate within its framework
  • Demonstrate greater knowledge of how to implement advanced procurement procedures
  • Understand the most recent changes in legislation and case law
  • Effectively address legal challenges

 

Early bird booking and course package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Thursday 26 April 2018
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre
Address: BRISTOL
Fee: Members - £360.00 per person
  Non-members - £400.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

How to reduce the possibility and impact of risk within your supply chains

 

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

  • Identify common areas of resilience and vulnerability
  • Use different tools and techniques to identify different risks and the most appropriate response
  • assess the risk and its impact on your organisation, project or contract and develop risk management strategies
  • Create approaches to ensure risk is mitigate and ethical practice is adopted
Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Thursday 26 April 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £360.00 per person
  Non-members - £400.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPDHow to operate successfully within a sustainable framework

 

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

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of sustainability principles
  • Articulate the reasons and drivers for sustainable procurement
  • Understand how to incorporate sustainability into procurement policies and procedures
  • Promote sustainability strategies within your organisation and with your supply base

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £450.00 per person
  Non-members - £500.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPDEnhance your knowledge and skills in this increasingly important procurement area


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

  • Understand why category management is an essential procurement tool
  • Appreciate the benefits of successfully implementing category management
  • Decide which approaches to category management are best suited to your organisation
  • Utitlise a range of tools and techniques to develop category management in your organisation
  • Identify an appropriate implementation strategy

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course
Date: Wednesday 02 May 2018
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £540.00 per person
  Non-members - £600.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPDIn this one day course you will learn the basics of software contracts needed to review, assess and negotiate software agreements.

 

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

  • Understand the basic technical terms used to describe different types of software, and how they are commercially significant
  • Recognise and interpret normal provisions of most software contracts
  • Identify and avoid the most common pitfalls in negotiating software contracts
  • Understand which points are most important, and which are easier to give away in negotiation
  • Understand the basics of software maintenance agreements.

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Please note that “Commercial Approach” “ScioCertus” and “Confidence in knowledge” are trademarks owned by Robert Carolina t/a ScioCertus.

Date: Wednesday 02 May 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £495.00 per person
  Non-members - £550.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777