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Applying a universal three-phase framework: plan, source and manage, this course will cover the complete lifecycle of a public sector procurement. Using practical learning activities so that you can apply best practice procurement processes, you will develop an understanding of how to write a professional specification from an assessment of business needs. You will be able to confidently evaluate supplier offers consistent with probity principles, legislation and government policy. You will build an understanding of how to develop, implement, negotiate contracts and effectively manage performance, resolve disputes and respond to requests for variations.
This course will cover the following content:
At the completion of this procurement course you will:
This course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.
This course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.
This course can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more.
Procurement Course for the Public Sector is ideal for those seeking an understanding of the key principles to be considered when undertaking planning, sourcing and management of contracts in the public sector. It provides essential information on the contract management life-cycle including consideration of procurement principles.
This course is suitable for both people new to their roles in a procurement function and those who have experience in procurement and contracting in the private sector and are transitioning to a similar role in the public sector. Managers and executives from private sector firms seeking to do business with the public sector efficiently and effectively whilst supporting integrity and probity principles will also benefit from this procurement course.
Rob Halsall is an experienced Chief Procurement Officer, facilitator and university lecturer. He has extensive experience in conducting and leading procurement and contracting teams across the public sector as well as international experience in leading automotive, chemical, telecommunications, tertiary and financial services industries. In 2019, Rob was the 2019 CIPS Australasia Winner for both People Development and Risk Mitigation Categories.
Founder and Managing Director of corporate and government training provider, AcademyGlobal and Visiting Fellow at the UTS Faculty of Law, Paul has been practicing commercial negotiations for more than 30 years and teaching it to executives for 15 years. He has worked in banking (Citi) and consulting (Deloitte) and has a depth of experience in negotiating with staff, management and boards of directors.
Due to COVID-19 this class will be delivered online, via a live video link.
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