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

14 Dec 2019


Procurement Drivers and Skillsets in diverse Industry Sectors

It is all about them taking charge - to be at the forefront taking on the steps to change, innovate and transform their beliefs, reflect their power and deliver their values -  Empowered, they will reflect who they are, every single insecurity will be converted into opportunity, the challenges will bubble up to the surface – and they will defeat all the challenges in real time.  

CIPS Northern Emirates Branch invites all Procurement & Supply Chain Professionals to embrace empower and encourage procurement and Supply Chain professionals presenting "Procurement Drivers and Skill Sets in diverse Industry Sectors."

16 Dec 2019


CHC Event: CIPS Networking Christmas Drinks

To end the year with a blast, the CIPS Christchurch Committee would like to invite you to join us for a festive networking event. This informal networking event is a great opportunity to invite your fellow colleagues or procurement team to connect and close the year with a bang. Simply purchased a drink or two and enjoy the refreshments provided by CIPS. We look forward to seeing you there! 

7 Jan 2020


Exam Preparation: Revision Tips and Exam Techniques

The webinar will provide expert input on the topic of how best to approach the challenge of examinations.

15 Jan 2020

Branch DUBAI

CIPS Dubai Branch - Procurement 4.0 - Knowledge Challenge

CIPS Dubai Branch brings you an event focused around Procurement 4.0 - Supported by University of South Wales Dubai Campus.

Enter the world of procurement digitisation. Test your general knowledge, winner takes all!

Who will be crowned the Procurement 4.0 buffs?

Prizes sponsored by Orient Travel & Tourism


Training Courses

16 Jan 2020


Introduction to Procurement and Category Management

This interactive one-day training course considers fundamental elements of the procurement process, together with basic tools and techniques used within procurement and supply. It provides an excellent grounding in procurement basics and is designed for those in a junior procurement/supply chain role or those new to the discipline.

22 Jan 2020


Effective Procurement

Develop an understanding of key tools, techniques and  approaches within  the procurement function

Bthe end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and use basic approaches, tools and techniques to work through and implement key elements of the procurement cycle
  • Identify appropriate mechanisms to assist you in your day-to-day role, including the use of specifications, different methods of procuring goods  and  services,  and the use of contracts and other standard tools that  define and  drive efficient procurement practice.

This is a 2 day course.

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials for each course day is included.

Please note that accommodation is not included in the course fee.

29 Jan 2020


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.

3 Feb 2020


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 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 +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email
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