CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

CIPS supports UK Government to eradicate slavery and improve ethics in procurement

28 March 2019

Ethical training and guidance for commercial and procurement employees in the public sector.

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UK exporters will foot the bill for Brexit border delays, EU supply chain managers warn

11 March 2019

A delay of just one day at the UK/EU border could lead to a significant bill for British exporters in late delivery discounts and lost contracts, according to a survey of supply chain managers from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

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CIPS receives grant to develop health procurement capability in Africa

5 March 2019

CIPS will be working with a number of on-the-ground agencies to  look at ways CIPS can strengthen procurement processes and knowledge to deliver improved procurement spending. 

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Global Events

18 Jun 2019

All Events SALFORD

CIPS Business Briefing - Digitally Transforming Supply

Creating extensive digital networks will lead to greater visibility, performance and efficiency for procurement teams. The CIPS Business Briefing – Digitally Transforming Supply will examine the application of the Internet of Things, blockchain technology, advanced analytics and automation within supply chains. We’ll also deliberate how data and analytics compliment each other to assist predictive forecasting.

 

To find out more about these new events, visit the official CIPS Business Briefing website.

18 Jun 2019

Branch BASEL

Future Procurement - Are you prepared?

Future Procurement – Are you prepared?

This evening we shall focus on what the Academic and business world see as the Future Procurement challenges and give insights into how businesses (giving insights & examples from Shell International amongst others) are preparing.

19 Jun 2019

Branch WARRINGTON

Presentation - Will Blockchain & Bitcoin Revolutionise Procurement Payment Methods?

This is a joint event with Merseyside and Cheshire & North Wales branch.

In recent years the concepts of the Bitcoin and the Blockchain have been heavily reported, linked with the Dark Web, shrouded in mystique and dogged by negative comment; but are they a risk or opportunity, are they here to stay and how will this impact procurement payment methods?

19 Jun 2019

Branch BRISBANE

QLD Event: E-Procurement - An alternate perspective

CIPS Queensland Committee invites you to another interesting event on the topic E-procurement, presented by our joint-event sponsors Unimarket and JB Hi-Fi, followed by a networking evening with drinks and refreshment at Lawson Room 2 at the Brisbane Novotel. 

 

Join us for this interactive session to hear a real-life procurement success story from the perspective of the vendor, the supplier and the procurement team. The session will also provide an overview on E-Procurement considerations, a system demonstration and information from a key supplier on how best to engage with suppliers and their current market.

Training Courses

18 Jun 2019

MANCHESTER

Legal aspects of procurement

Understand the legal framework can impact on day-to-day procurement

 

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

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of standard contracts operating in your own organisation
  • Identify the various risks that exist at the formation stage of contracting and how to address these
  • Demonstrate a clearer understanding of the potential liabilities and claims that can arise between buyers and suppliers when concluding contracts
  • Operate with a clearer awareness of the purpose behind a range of widely used contractual terms and conditions
  • Show a sound understanding of how suppliers' terms differ from buyers' terms and the reasons for these differences
  • Operate with enhanced knowledge of recent developments in the field of procurement law.

This is a two-day training course.


Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

18 Jun 2019

AUCKLAND

Negotiation and Influencing - One day

A one-day workshop exploring the variety of tools, techniques and theories that concern the end-to-end negotiation process.

 

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • The ability to confidently engage in robust negotiation with a strong understanding of objectives and how to achieve them beforehand
  • The skills to plan for a negotiation, in order to best serve the needs of their organization. Furthermore, the importance of this phase will become clearer upon completion of this course
  • Knowledge of a suite of persuasion methods and their most suitable application
  • A keen understanding of the negotiation process from end-to-end, what each separate phase entails, and what the pitfalls and risks will look like.
  • The ability to diagnose who controls a given negotiation, and the rudimentary skills to change that when necessary.
20 Jun 2019

MANCHESTER

Effective IT procurement

Understand complex IT markets so you can buy more effectively

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

  • Know more about the IT market and the typical drivers of sellers in this market
  • Understand the key aspects of buying hardware, software and maintenance and the fundamentals of software licences
  • Develop a set of clear approaches to effective procurement in this key area
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
25 Jun 2019

LONDON

Finance for procurement

Increase your knowledge of this vital procurement area

 

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial statements
  • Understand the use of financial analysis
  • Demonstrate the ability to practically apply analytical data
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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