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CIPS Members

CIPS resources for procurement professionals globally.

Latest Knowledge

Latest Knowledge

CIPS Knowledge is a unique resource offering best practice guidance, tools and templates.

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

BAE Systems achieves platinum award for procurement excellence

21 November 2019

BAE Systems Australia was this week recognised for business excellence by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply – the largest global professional body in the world for procurement and supply management.

This is the first time that an Australian defence company has been recognised by CIPS. 

The 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.

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Launch of Corporate Award Program in Italy by CIPS the global professional body, and SC Italia the supply management specialist

22 October 2019

The CAP-Advanced is designed to develop an organisation’s procurement and supply chain expertise through an adapted, applied and accredited training programme and a direct route to achieving MCIPS.

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UK Government announces important partnership with CIPS as it moves to eradicate modern day slavery from its supply chains

26 September 2019

This CIPS ethical training forms part of the Government’s initiative of ensuring all procurement staff are skilled in all aspects of procurement and to drive commercial and procurement capability and best practice across the whole of  Government and is recommended within the guidance as a source of best practice.  

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Global Events

22 Feb 2020

Branch ABU DHABI

Procurement 101 Series - Driving Value through Procurement & Supply

Procurement and supply generally account for the largest area of expenditure made by most organizations. To ensure organizations achieve improved value for money outcomes, the roles and functions of procurement & supply chain professionals should be understood; and sound practices should be promoted to all stakeholders.

 

CIPS Abu Dhabi Branch and Etihad Airways invites you to attend an upcoming Procurement 101 Series event – A CIPS Fellows Give Back Session entitled “Driving Value through Procurement & Supply” on Saturday 22nd February 2020 from 11AM – 1PM.

 

All procurement professionals are welcome.

 

 

 

 

26 Feb 2020

Conferences JOHANNESBURG

CIPS Africa Executive Summit

The 2020 CIPS Africa Executive Summit is being held on Wednesday 26 February. Join the region’s leading procurement professionals at the exclusive Summer Place located in Johannesburg, for a full day of knowledge sharing, learning and networking.

 

Ticket Prices

CIPS Member    ZAR 7,500.00 plus VAT
Non-member   ZAR 8,500.00 plus VAT

 

Sponsorship

Headline Sponsor:

Axis Group solves complex global value chains – by driving ‘cost-down’ in inbound supply chains, enhancing international revenue growth and managing cross-border complexities. Our global market access solutions directly impact our clients’ performance and profitability.

At the core of our intelligent integrated trading solutions are deep capabilities, experience and track record in global sourcing and procurementinternational logistics; and route-to-market experience.

Global Markets. Connected!

 

If you are interested in sponsoring the CIPS Africa Summit please email us for further details. 

26 Feb 2020

Branch COLCHESTER

CIPS Essex Event - IR35 Reforms

This event will help identify how you you can manage the risks of the IR35 legislation and look at solutions available to mitigate these risks.

This event is for individuals to develop and build relationships with other procurement professionals based in Essex.

27 Feb 2020

Branch SHEPPERTON

AGM and Presentation: ‘The Procurement Metrics That Matter: View from Global Procurement Services Organisation GEP’

GEP will present the findings of a survey of over 300 CPOs regarding what procurement metrics are important to them and to their stakeholders. The results will both surprise and intrigue you!

Training Courses

25 Feb 2020

BIRMINGHAM

Introduction to public sector procurement

An introduction to the key regulations surrounding the public procurement process

 

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

  • Understand the implications of the specific UK and EU legislation regarding public procurement
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Apply the knowledge in your own organisation, ensuring fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the effect this has had on procurement practice.

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 +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk

2 Mar 2020

BIRMINGHAM

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 +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
4 Mar 2020

BIRMINGHAM

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 +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
5 Mar 2020

BIRMINGHAM

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 +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
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