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Foundations in Procurement

A course for anyone looking to gain skills and knowledge in how to successfully let a contract.

Overview

Who should attend?

This course is designed for anyone who desires a foundational understanding of procurement, and the key skills required to let contracts successfully.

Why should you attend?

Organisations often need to procure goods or services but have a limited knowledge or limited resources to do so effectively. Understanding and managing the process well makes a key difference in delivering good quality solutions. These strengthen the commercial aspects of your business and improve your chances of success.

Benefits from attending

  • Increasing your knowledge of the procurement process
  • Increasing your chances of letting contracts effectively
  • Increasing supply options
  • Reducing expenditure on an area as a result of greater competition
  • Reducing time spent on pointless activity
  • Reducing stress associated with poor quality procurement

Training Course Content

  • What is procurement and why do it?
  • The 5 rights of procurement
  • The procurement cycle
  • The primacy of understanding need
  • How do you let a contract?
  • Decision making
  • The options and steps
  • The information required to let a contract
  • The process in the public or private sector
  • Introduction to EU procurement requirements
  • Introduction to the procurement timeline
  • Tender activities
  • Information sources to support the process – technical, process, evaluation and award
  • Specification writing
  • An understanding of price and quality in evaluations
  • How to advertise your tender
  • Specialist advice – Legal / Health & safety
  • The place of templates
  • Create a winning team

Trainer – Mark Lloyd MCIPS

Mark is a CIPS qualified procurement professional. Prior to joining Silverlock, Mark spent 19 years working in a variety of supply chain roles in the food industry, NHS, Police and construction, including 13 years of writing and evaluating tenders for a diverse range of contracts.

Course Venue and Time

Courses are delivered at the client’s premises. Please get in touch on 0115 9266477 to discuss specific needs and to get a quotation.

Course Dates

Courses are delivered at the client’s premises. Please get in touch on 0115 9266477 to discuss specific needs and to get a quotation.