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This three day interactive workshop is designed to give you the practical skills to carry out the necessary tasks through the stages of a typical procurement cycle. The study will begin at identifying the need to spend some money and work through to managing a contract with a supplier, and will cover everything between. Instruction is based on United Kingdom good practice including HM Treasury’s Green book for producing business cases. You will consider EU procurement principles (including transparency and value for money); learn how to produce a good specification for service delivery; consider how to evaluate suppliers, the market place and tenders, and understand how to extract benefits from the contract with the supplier. The workshop allows you the opportunity to try out techniques in a safe environment so that you can adapt and use them for the specific circumstances in your own organisation.
At the end of this workshop you will:
- have been exposed to a realistic scenario used to illustrate all aspects of good procurement and contract management;
- know what is required to produce a business case to justify an investment or expenditure on a private sector supplier which is in line with the UK 5 case mode;
- be equipped to manage supplier relationships, supplier performance and know how to manage a contract for continuous improvement;
- understand that the type and extent of activities in each of these areas will vary depending on the size of the expenditure, how risky and complex it is, and its importance to the organisation;
- have been exposed to typical failures in each of these areas and know how to help your colleagues avoid these situations.
Please note that this course is part of a more comprehensive public financial management programme which lasts 9 days. Click the links for more details.