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

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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Business activity picks up, but employment falls at fastest pace since November 2011

5 March 2019

A lack of new work to replace completed projects contributed to more cautious staff hiring strategies in February.

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Global Events

28 Mar 2019

Branch NORWICH

Behavioural Procurement & AGM

The CIPS East Anglia Branch is delighted to have David Loseby, an experienced CPO, CIPS Fellow, previous CIPS Congress Representative for the North of England region and now appointed to the CIPS Global Board of Trustees, discusses what is meant by ‘Behavioural Procurement’.

28 Mar 2019

Branch BRISBANE

QLD Event: Women in Procurement 2019

CIPS QLD Committee invites all men and women in Procurement to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day. Come along to hear a panel discussion featuring three of Brisbane’s senior and influential female procurement professionals, followed by networking drinks and refreshment session, kindly sponsored by Robert Walters. In celebration of #IWD2019 and its theme for the year #BalanceforBetter, Tracey Shearer, Deanne Hawkswood and Ruth Pedrina will lead in a panel discussion sharing their experiences of having a successful career, what motivates and inspires them along with giving an honest perspective on the challenges they have faced on their journey. 

28 Mar 2019

Fellows LONDON

The RNLI: Saving lives at Sea & Procurement Transformation

The RNLI Is aiming to reduce domestic drowning by 50% and have a significant impact on drowning globally by 2024 - It is currently transforming Procurement to Save Lives at Sea.

The event will explain the Vision, goals and strategy of the RNLI; the evolution over recent years, share some surprising stats with you on who drowns and guide you on how you can help defeat drowning.

It will also cover how the procurement function and the supply chain are being transformed to meet the needs of this vital and amazing charity.

28 Mar 2019

Branch SHEPPERTON

You need never worry about low value spend again

Ed Cross MD of Odesma, a leading management consultancy, demonstrates how to effectively manage low value spend. Ed will give a master class in deploying state of the art tools, and techniques, to effectively manage and take cost out of your low value spend.

Training Courses

27 Mar 2019

LAGOS

Essentials of Tendering March 2019

Acquire the practical tools and techniques required for managing the tender process from issue to award.

 

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

 

  • Maximise value for your organisation in this vital procurement business process
  • Determine the rules and structure of the tendering process
  • Select the process that best suits your needs
  • Appreciate the legal and technical aspects for selecting the best possible strategic route to contract award
  • Understand how to undertake evaluation of offers, manage post tender negotiations and award contracts
  • Realise the importance of specification and the cost plan
27 Mar 2019

Revision webinar: Diploma module D3 - Sourcing in procurement and supply - Learning outcomes 4 and 5

Revisit your learning to assist in preparing for examinations

 

Revision webinars are designed to assist those studying for qualifications by providing an opportunity to revisit topics and themes prior to sitting examinations.

 

This webinar covers content for Diploma level, module D3 - Sourcing in procurement and supply - Learning outcomes 4 and 5:

  • Understand the main processes that can be applied to the sourcing of requirements from external suppliers
  • Understand compliance issues when sourcing from suppliers

Please note that this course is only available to book online.

3 Apr 2019

Revision webinar: Diploma module D3 - Sourcing in procurement and supply - Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3

Revisit your learning to assist in preparing for examinations

 

Revision webinars are designed to assist those studying for qualifications by providing an opportunity to revisit topics and themes prior to sitting examinations.

 

This webinar covers content for Diploma level, module D3 - Sourcing in procurement and supply - Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3:

  • Understand the main options for sourcing of requirements from suppliers
  • Be able to develop a plan for sourcing goods or services from external suppliers
  • Be able to assess the financial stability of potential suppliers

Please note that this course is only available to book online.

4 Apr 2019

MANCHESTER

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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