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

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

  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Know when to use a range of persuasion tools and deploy appropriate tactics
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Help your organisation to improve savings yield, mitigate risk and hence increase contribution to the bottom line.
Special offer: Book this course with Introduction to procurement and category management and Introduction to contracts a receive a 10% discount
Date: Wednesday 04 March 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPDHow to construct legally binding contracts

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

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness/contribution to your organisation’s bottom line.
  • Reduce the incidence of rising costs.
Special offer: Book this course with Introduction to procurement and category management and Introduction to negotiation a receive a 10% discount
Date: Thursday 05 March 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
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 end-to-end public sector purchasing process

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

  • Understand the specific procurement procedures available to the public sector and the key provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended)
  • Know how to work within the procedural requirements of the main EU procurement routes and application of EU tendering practice
  • Apply your new knowledge to maintain equal treatment and good documentary evidence
  • See clearly the implications of recent case law on procurement practice across the public sector.
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Holloway Circus
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £251.00 per person
  Non-members - £279.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Friday 06 March 2015

7 CPD HoursFind a way through a minefield of EU procurement

By the end of this course you will be able to:
Build an in-depth working knowledge of the main EU procurement procedures, including competitive dialogue 
Demonstrate essential knowledge and skills sets in areas such as:
o early market engagement - how to do it effectively and lawfully
o when and how negotiation is either permitted or unlawful 
o how to manage Freedom of Information requests and legal challenges
Understand how markets are engaged and stimulated prior to OJEU 
Apply EU tendering practice effectively
Help your organisation to avoid legal challenge and maintain regulatory compliance

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

  • Build an in-depth working knowledge of the main EU procurement procedures, including competitive dialogue
  • Demonstrate essential knowledge and skills sets in areas such as:
    - early market engagement - how to do it effectively and lawfully
    - when and how negotiation is either permitted or unlawful
    - how to manage Freedom of Information requests and legal challenges
  • Understand how markets are engaged and stimulated prior to OJEU
  • Apply EU tendering practice effectively
  • Help your organisation to avoid legal challenge and maintain regulatory compliance
Date: Thursday 12 March 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Holloway Circus
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £431.00 per person
  Non-members - £479.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Saturday 07 March 2015

CPDUnderstand category management and its successful implementation

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

  • See the benefits of successfully implementing category management in your organisation
  • Understand the different approaches to category management, and the key tools and techniques
  • Know how to successfully implement category management as a way of working in your organisation
  • Decide which of the approaches to category management is best suited to your organisation
Date: Tuesday 17 March 2015
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £431.00 per person
  Non-members - £479.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Thursday 12 March 2015