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CPDMake sure you are up to date in this complex area and avoid legal and financial pitfalls.

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

  • Understand how the new rules will affect the purchaser and be better able to take advantage of the new and amended procedures incorporated within the new Directives
  • Use the new rules to avoid challenges by unsuccessful applicants and tenderers, often resulting in costly court cases.
Date: Tuesday 07 July 2015
Venue: The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £530.00 per person
  Non-members - £589.00 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

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 08 July 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
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 09 July 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
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

CPDUnderstand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

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

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post tender appraisal and develop tender/RFQ templates
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and how to effectively manage termination.
Special offer: Book this course with Introduction to negotiation and Introduction to contracts a receive a 10% discount
Date: Tuesday 15 September 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
Booking ends on Monday 07 September 2015

Residential course

CPDDeveloping a coherent approach to drive efficiencies

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

  • Map and assess your own supply chains
  • Consider issues such as ethical behaviour, sustainability, risk and resilience within supply chain management
  • Make informed decisions about how to approach and optimise supply chain performance and mitigate risk.

 

Please note that this is a three day training course.

Date: Tuesday 15 September 2015
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £1349.00 per person
  Non-members - £1499.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 08 September 2015