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

More Opportunities to Succeed in 2019

10 December 2018

CIPS has launched new computer based exams (CBEs) for Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations.

By introducing computer based exams (CBE) you will now have six opportunities per year to take exams, giving you more opportunities to succeed:

Exam will be available globally in:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November

Book now for our NEW CBEs for Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations, March 2019 exam series.

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Australasia Press Release: Procurement Australia celebrate procurement excellence award from CIPS

23 November 2018

Procurement Australia, the public-owned body sourcing for public and private sector organisations has been recognised for Procurement by CIPS Australasia (The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) - the largest global professional body for procurement and supply management. 

CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme is an in-depth assessment process that measures an organisation’s effectiveness in procurement and supply management against CIPS world-class standards. Procurement Australia achieved the standard award demonstrating robust and effective governance and procurement processes. 

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CIPS announces Maistro as knowledge partner

25 October 2018

The partnership will bring a number of benefits to CIPS members 

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Global Events

17 Jan 2019

Branch BLACKBURN

Annual Quiz & AGM

Join us and your local procurement colleagues for our annual end of year quiz at the warm and welcoming Whitehall Hotel. Get your own team together and spend a couple of valuable hours with your hours, networking, gentle testing your grey matter with our fun general knowledge and find out why CIPS branch events are well worth a look in 2019.

We also welcome enthusiastic and committed members to volunteer to join our branch committee, and help to shape our branch for the coming year, with our AGM.

17 Jan 2019

Branch MANCHESTER

Driving Social Value in your Supply Chain

With Social Value now being regularly used as part of the Sustainability Selection Criteria this event explores what more procurement functions can do to help sell the benefits of Social Value to their supplier.

Be helping suppliers understand ‘what’s in it for them’ Buyers will get higher quality bid responses and help drive Social Value in their respective supply chains.

 

23 Jan 2019

Branch BELFAST

Northern Ireland branch are pleased to welcome Sebastian Moritz from TWS Partners who will share his expertise on Game Theory. TWS believe that you change the rules of the game instead of playing it under the rules of others with enormous strategic potential.

23 Jan 2019

Branch

Learning from Carillion, Bracing for Brexit: Strategies to Minimize Impact of Supply Chain Crises in 2019 & Beyond

As 2018 comes to an end and we leave behind the major supply chain disruptions that came with it, risk managers are looking ahead to even more uncertainty in the New Year. With Brexit on the horizon, lessons from the mayhem that was Carillion's liquidation should be top of mind. In this webinar, we explore key strategies including prioritizing supplier financial viability to avoid another systemic supply chain disruption and minimize potential implications of the uncertain times ahead.

Training Courses

4 Feb 2019

LONDON

Introduction to procurement and category management

Understand 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
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

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
5 Feb 2019

LONDON

Introduction to negotiation

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:

  • Recognise the steps contained within a negotiation process 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Recognise diferent syles of negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

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
5 Feb 2019

PERTH

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.
6 Feb 2019

LONDON

Introduction to contracts

How to construct legally binding contracts

 

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

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
  • Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
  • Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
  • Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier
  • Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

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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