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Our 2017 Learning Directory is now available.

Our short skills training courses will help you to accelerate your learning 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. 

Please note, all training course fees are displayed excluding VAT

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CPDHow 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
    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
Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 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

CPDAcquire the practical tools and techniques required for managing the tender process from issues to award

By the end of this course you will be able to: 
Maximise value for your organisation in this vital procurement business process 
Determine the rules and structure of the tendering process
Select the process that best suits your needs
Appreciate the legal and technical aspects for selecting the best possible strategic route to contract award
Understand how to undertake evaluation of offers, manage post tender negotiations and award contracts
Realise the importance of specification and the cost plan.

 

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

  • Maximise value for your organisation in this vital procurement business process
  • Determine the rules and structure of the tendering process
  • Select the process that best suits your needs
  • Appreciate the legal and technical aspects for selecting the best possible strategic route to contract award
  • Understand how to undertake evaluation of offers, manage post tender negotiations and award contracts
  • Realise the importance of specification and the cost plan
Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
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

CPDUnderstand 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
Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 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

CPDEnsuring effective buyer-supplier relationships through your contracts

 

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

  • Understand the impact of effective contracts on buyer-supplier relationships
    Demonstrate knowledge of the key legal considerations when developing a contract
    Prepare a standard set of conditions and explain the use of key contracting terms
    Manage contract amendments effectively
    Understand the impact of effective contracts on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key legal considerations when developing a contract
  • Prepare a standard set of conditions and explain the use of key contracting terms
  • Manage contract amendments effectively

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course.

Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £720.00 per person
  Non-members - £800.00 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

CPDThe fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

 

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

  • Understand your own negotiation style and recognise that of others 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play
Date: Tuesday 18 April 2017
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
Address: BRISTOL
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 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.
Booking ends on Monday 10 April 2017