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Where To Start With Commissioning & Procurement Workshop
Our Commissioning and Procurement training aims to provide those who are brand new to commissioning and procurement with an overview of the essential skills you need to design and implement purchasing activities for:
Services - such as professional services (HR, ICT, Legal etc) or operational services like marketing or fulfilment.
Goods - such as IT equipment, office supplies and specialist equipment.
Works - such as building contractors and capital projects.
The course covers aspects of commissioning and procurement such as:
To procure or not to procure - We help you to understand the step by step process you need to go through to make a decision about which form of purchasing is best to meet your requirements.
Developing your evidence base and rationale - We provide an understanding about how to develop your procurement specification.
Understanding your markets - Do you know what the market looks like for the services, goods or works you want to purchase? We show you how to understand your market.
Compliant procurement process - Maybe you are using public money to procure, if so there are often legal requirements to consider. We show you how to navigate these.
Contracting and legals - We are not legal experts and you should always seek your own legal input. However, we give you tips on what you should consider when entering into contractual agreements with suppliers/contractors.
Managing your contractors - Procurement is the easy bit, managing your contractors to get the best out of them is where the hard part starts. We give you an understanding of the processes you should follow.
The course is delivered over one full day with the conceptual aspects of procurement delivered in the morning, and afternoon workshops where participants put the theory into practice. Please note that this course is designed to provide an overview of the principles associated commissioning and procurement processes so that participants are aware of the key considerations regarding their organisation's purchasing activities. However, BrightSparks CIC do offer more detailed procurement consultancy services where we can provide more detailed and bespoke advice regarding your purchasing requirements. Click here for more info and how to enquire.
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance, which will be sent via email once they have completed the course.