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CPD 2This workshop provides delegates with an overview of how social media works and how the procurement profession can leverage social media to realise available benefits.

The workshop gives an overview of the current social media landscape to provide a context for the presentation, provides insights on how social media can drive innovation and efficiency within an organisation and across a supply chain.

This session will then cover the five ways that procurement should be using social media:

  • Gather Marketing Intelligence and Monitor Supply Chains
  • Drive Stakeholder Engagement
  • Be an Employer of Choice
  • Professional Development
  • Build your Personal Brand

It will cover some of the available platforms and their benefits, as well as providing some real world examples of how social media is being used effectively.

Finally, there is a short section on Procurious before finishing with some words of advice for users on social media.

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016
Venue: Novotel Leeds Centre
Address: LEEDS
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 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 Sunday 08 May 2016

CPD 2The event will be an interactive training session on the Public Contracts Regulations (PCRs) 2015, aimed at procurement professionals from both the Regulated and the Private Sectors.

The PCRs were a significant change for those working in regulated procurement, and there has been extensive debate on how the regulations have been, and should be, applied in practice. As well as debating recent case law, the training session will cover a number of interesting areas of the PCRs such as:

  • Innovation partnerships
  • Discretionary exclusion for poor past performance
  • Dynamic Purchasing Systems
  • Availability of ‘Procurement Documents’ and publishing on Contracts Finder
  • The European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)

The session will also briefly discuss the implementation of the 2016 Utilities Directive and the new 2016 Concessions Directive, and the interactive format will allow delegates to ask questions and share their own practical experiences of applying the regulations.

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Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016
Venue: Portcullis House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £0.00 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 Sunday 08 May 2016

CPD 2This is a free opportunity for those interested in starting their CIPS qualification to have a taster session at our CIPS Study Centre at Hull University Business School. The Study Centre has been established for 3 years now with excellent results.

This taster session will provide you with lunch from 1pm, with the session starting at 2pm. The session will cover key procurement topics such as Relationship Spectrum, Supplier Selection and Contract Management.

There will be an opportunity to discuss the Level 4 course afterwards, and we will inform you about your learning options and cost for the course starting September 2016.

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016
Venue: Hull University Business School
Address: HULL
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 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 Tuesday 10 May 2016

CPD 2This event will provide an overview of commercial contracts for private and public sector buyers, covering:

 

  • Outline structure of a commercial contract
  • Types of obligations found in commercial contracts:
    Warranties and indemnities
    Qualified obligations: using endeavours
    Good faith
  • Limitation and exclusion clauses
  • Boilerplate clauses and their hidden dangers
  • Discharge of contracts
  • Common issues and the effective management of potential dispute scenarios
Date: Thursday 12 May 2016
Venue: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa
Address: CARDIFF
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 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 Tuesday 10 May 2016

CPD 2This presentation provides delegates with an overview of how social media works and how the procurement profession can leverage social media to realise available benefits.

An overview of the current social media landscape provides a context for the presentation, provides insights on how social media can drive innovation and efficiency within an organisation and across a supply chain.

The Presentation will then cover the five ways that Procurement should be using social media:

  • Gather Marketing Intelligence and Monitor Supply Chains
  • Drive Stakeholder Engagement
  • Be an Employer of Choice
  • Professional Development
  • Build your Personal Brand
Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016
Venue: Aberdeenshire Cricket Club
Address: ABERDEEN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 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 16 May 2016