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Having a firmer grasp on procurement and contract management has never been more important for public sector organisations.

Join our Essential Procurement and Contract Management Skills course to enhance your procurement and contract management skills to deliver more cost-effective services, gain better value for money and enhance the resilience of existing supply chains.

Leave the day with a stronger insight into the intricacies of public sector procurement, how to produce better tenders, effectively review contracts and manage suppliers.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Gillian King
Procurement Professional & Trainer

Gillian King is a highly experienced procurement professional and trainer, with over 20 years’ experience in global procurement and supply chain management, working for government and multinational corporations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Her sector experience is as a procurement professional, initially with the Civil Service in the UK Home Office and later as a global category leader for Zurich Financial Services, where her group annual spend was in excess of $400 M.

More recently she has provided consultancy and training to international government and ‘Blue Chip’ organisations in Abu Dhabi and Singapore, specialising in ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively manage suppliers
  • Produce more successful tenders
  • Gain a firmer overview of procurement regulations
  • Take back key contract management and procurement skills needed for your organisation
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Overview of Procurement Regulations

  • Ensure your organisation complies with the relevant regulation
  • Understand your key contract and procurement responsibilities
  • Gain an overview of key procurement regulation and notices: Procurement Bill (expected to be introduced to Parliament from September 2021)
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Understanding the Public Sector Procurement Process and Journey

  • An overview of the Find a Tender Service (FTS)
  • Understand the procurement process from start to finish
  • Ascertain the key differences between OJEU and Find a Tender Service
  • Gain knowledge of how relevant procedures effect the procurement process
12:00 - 13:00

Producing Successful Tenders

  • Learn key tenets to include within a tender
  • Review real-life public sector tender examples
  • Develop a better understanding of the selection process
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

14:00 - 15:00

Effectively Reviewing Contracts and Managing Suppliers

  • Mitigate risk
  • Learn how to evaluate and monitor contracts
  • Understand the importance of good relationships with suppliers
15:00 - 15:15


15:15 - 16:00

Workshop: Procurement and Contract Skills Toolkit

In this session, you’ll learn take back a robust procurement and contract management skills toolkit to your organisation.

  • Take back the key skills needed for your organisation
  • Ensure your organisation is fully compliant with the necessary regulation
  • Align your procurement and contract procedures with best practice
  • Engender an appreciation of procurement and contract skills across your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways