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

25 Apr 2019

Branch LONDON

Stakeholder Engagement – How to Influence Difficult Stakeholders

Our ability to build strong relationships with the business and to influence key stakeholders; enhances our impact within the organisation and can help us to establish Procurement as a trusted business partner.

25 Apr 2019

Branch ABERDEEN

Student Event - Updated CIPS Syllabus and Top Study Tips

2019 marks the launch of the updated CIPS qualifications. The syllabus has already been rolled out for the Certificate levels. Diploma programmes under the updated syllabus start in May with first exams in July. Join us for an information-packed session with Lean Procurement, the only CIPS-approved study centre for Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma studies in the North of Scotland, based in Aberdeen.

29 Apr 2019

Branch SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, EDINBURGH

Reigning in the Waste - Moulding the Future

Incredibly topical (and not Brexit!), companies like Fashion Brands and Plastics/Packaging Providers get a hard time in the Press for the effects that their products have on the environment. Learn directly from those in these industries what they are doing to innovate, recycle and produce sustainable products. In addition, Zero Waste Scotland will give some context to Circular Procurement

30 Apr 2019

Branch ACCRINGTON

Cuadrilla - Procurement Challenges in the Shale Gas Industry

The Cuardrilla Procurement team will be speaking to our CIPS branch membership about the unique Procurement and Supply Chain challenges presented in the Shale Gas industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to look beyond the headlines and to learn more about the industry, and the associated supply chain management strategies; and how the market for future fuels operates.

Training Courses

25 Apr 2019

LONDON

Managing Brexit

Understand how to operate in the new reality.

 

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

  • Understand the legal structures of the European Union, how law is made and enforced and how the UK's legal system is intertwined with that of the EU
  • Consider future possible future paths of the key legislation governing your business relationships as a result of Brexit
  • Explore the potential impact of Brexit on your key commercial relationships
  • Plan how to manage that impact effectively
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
29 Apr 2019

DUBAI

Contract Management

Enhance your knowledge of contract management and how to use it for competitive advantage

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

  • Identify which contract management approach is most effective for a given category of spend
  • Create the right environment for effective contract management
  • Understand the difference between variations and claims and how to approach them
  • Manage identified risks through contracted terms and conditions
  • Ensure key performance measures can be effectively managed via the contract

This is a two-day training course.

29 Apr 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 +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
30 Apr 2019

LONDON

Introduction to contract management

Understand the essentials of being an effective contract manager

 

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

  • Understand how contract management adds value to your organisation
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Identify the key performance criteria within a contract
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations

 

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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