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 announces Maistro as knowledge partner

25 October 2018

The partnership will bring a number of benefits to CIPS members 

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CIPS and APICS to offer new procurement certification for North America

3 October 2018

CIPS and APICS continue to drive supply chain advancement, with plans for making professional development tools even more accessible.

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UK manufacturing growth improves at end of third quarter

1 October 2018

Shortages of certain raw materials also contributed to a further lengthening of average vendor lead times.

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Global Events

22 Nov 2018


SA/NT Event: Learning the hard way - A Procurement leaders journey & Christmas Networking

CIPS SA Committee would like to invite you on 22nd November from 5pm onwards to join us for our 2018 Christmas networking event and presentation on “Learning the hard way - The lessons Adelaide’s leaders have learnt in their procurement journey’s so far that have shaped future decisions and actions". Come and hear from some of Adelaide’s Procurement Leaders presenting interesting and amusing lessons that have been instructional to them over their careers with the aim of saving you from similar issues on your professional journey. This event is kindly sponsored by SRA.

26 Nov 2018

Conferences SANDY

6th Managing Supply Chain Workshop

We are delighted to be organising this important meeting in conjunction with SASIG.

This popular SASIG work stream is in response to the growing focus on third-party management and supply chain security. Supply chains have always presented a variety of physical and organisational risks, but their nature and severity are extended and amplified by our increased reliance on information technology.

27 Nov 2018


Annual General Meeting

The West of Scotland Branch welcomes you to attend our AGM covering the last 12 months and looking ahead to the future events. During this event the new Committee will be elected.

27 Nov 2018

Branch HULL

Delivering Social Value in Procurement

CIPS Humber Branch are pleased to welcome YPO, CIPS knowledge partner specialising in Social Value in Procurement.

Training Courses

22 Nov 2018


The future of public procurement

An exploration of the possible future for procurement in the public sector


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

  • Understand the recent guidance relating to public procurement
  • Demonstrate greater knowledge of electronic procurement systems
  • Understand the impact of corporate social responsibility on public procurement
  • Analyse the potential impact of Brexit on procurement legislation and the possible future procurement relationship with EU member states
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.


Package deals available:

If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email
27 Nov 2018


Category Management - Two days

An exploration of the methodologies and theory behind category management over the course of two days, focusing in particular on how generate and mitigate the loss of value through this process.

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

  • An overview of the category management process from end-to-end, looking at the various activities and theories that comprise said process. The delegate will also develop a keen understanding of how vital the category management process is and will be able to reinforce this in the eyes of their stakeholders.
  • An understanding of how a category manager influences and drives this process, focusing on how the individual can deliver value to the group though the appropriate application of their understanding.
  • Critical knowledge and confidence around how to engineer plans for category development, factoring in complexity and responding accordingly.
  • A grasp of the strategies behind category management that can assist driving towards the desired outcomes when contending with supplier performance and demand.
  • The skills to delineate between different types of category management relating to procurement, purchasing, and sourcing, as well as awareness around how to mitigate potential risks surrounding role conflict and wrongheaded stratagems.
27 Nov 2018


Category management

Enhance your knowledge and skills in this increasingly important procurement area


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

  • Appreciate why category management has the potential to deliver value beyond traditional sourcign approaches
  • Decide which approaches to category management are best suited to your organisation
  • Utitlise a range of tools and techniques to develop category management in your organisation, that will help you to build enhanced alignment with stakeholders and create long-term strategies for manging spend
  • Identify the building blocks for developing an appropriate implementation strategy 
This is a two-day training course.


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


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
28 Nov 2018


Introduction to Procurement - Two days

A two-day overview of the essentials of procurement from end-to-end, exploring the various ways each process can add value.

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

  • An understanding of the procurement process from end-to-end, with a particular focus on how value is added with each component. Within this, delegates will also understand how the role of procurement is far more intensive than straightforward transactional purchasing.
  • A look at appropriate demeanour and approach when going out to tender and dealing with suppliers, and how to mitigate potential risks posed by supplier behaviour.
  • The ability to identify and separate the tools used to engage the market, such as Requests for Information and/or Proposals, and ultimately the usage of those systems.
  • An understanding of how expertise in the procurement field is ultimately essential, particularly around how that expertise is applied.
  • The ability to demonstrate and define value by implementing a variety of evaluation tools and theories.
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