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CPD 2Lee will discuss what buyers should be aware off when developing a specification and negotiating contracts for future communications systems’, equipment and the Internet of Things. Lee will provide an insight into how we as procurement and supply chain professionals can tap into the hidden value of technological communications solutions, example VOIP.

Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
Venue: Shropshire Chamber of Commerce
Address: TELFORD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2Our next event will provide information on evaluating tenders:

  • Outline of the issues in the recent NDA case regarding evaluation.
  • Identification of some of the problems/issues that authorities face at the award of contracts.
  • Some practical actions, safeguards and considerations to help authorities manage the risk of a challenge to the award.

This will include a talk through some of the problems that Kate Webster has seen over the past 10 years of practice, combined with her experience of advising on compliance of procurement procedures and risk management while working in-house at Femern A/S – this relates to the Fehmarnbelt fixed link which is a E5.5bn sub-sea road and rail tunnel between Denmark and Germany – and advising the public sector on public procurement.

Legal update and current status with implications of Brexit.

Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
Venue: Tankersley Manor Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: BARNSLEY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2We are specifically looking to recruit new committee members who have a passion for procurement and encourage any feedback and ideas on events that you would like to see and priorities you feel the Branch should have moving forward. If you are unable to attend, we would still appreciate your thoughts and would encourage you to get in touch with the branch by emailing yorkshire@cipsbranch.org

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2017
Venue: Quarry House
Address: LEEDS
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 02 April 2017

CPD 2The Impact of Cloud and Mobile Solutions on Procurement and Supply

Cloud and mobile software platforms are very much at the forefront of today’s business-to-business solutions. Why and what new capabilities do they bring? What are the pros and cons? Most importantly, how will they impact you and your team? This presentation will give you a heads-up on what you need to know, as well as the questions to ask to evaluate where to go next and how to get there. Among other items, GEP will address some key issues, including:

  • What is ‘cloud’ and how does it affect you?
  • What role will mobile computing play in business in the immediate future?
  • What do you need to know to be ready for the future of purchasing and supply technology?
Date: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Venue: London Borough of Bromley
Address: BROMLEY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 09 April 2017

CPD 2A social event for the people to meet the CIPS Central London Branch Committee. Also an opportunity for non-members to find out more about the branch and the organisation.

Date: Thursday 20 April 2017
Venue: The Barley Mow
Address: MAYFAIR, LONODON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 18 April 2017

CPD 2This interactive course covers the essential elements of contract law, moving through the contracting lifecycle from pre-contractual negotiations to termination and disputes. We focus on pitfalls, common mistakes, misconceptions and offer guidance on how to minimise risk at each stage. The session also features several case-studies to illustrate key principles arising from recent case-law

Date: Thursday 20 April 2017
Venue: The Lymm Hotel
Address: LYMM
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 18 April 2017

CPD 2The ability for procurement professionals to develop their skills and understanding of financial information is paramount to help analyse and assess supplier risk.

This event will provide delegates with a range of financial insights to:

  • Demonstrate confidence to assess a supplier’s published financial information (including financial statements and key financial ratios) and then use that data to influence a sourcing decision, including how to best read this data to help steer the organisation away from unreliable suppliers.
  • Use a variety of sources, including industry data and cost breakdowns to influence and tailor specific negotiation targets.
  • Use tools that immediately drive and logically motivate key procurement decisions, and have the confidence to put them into practice in order to achieve the best outcome for the organisation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of what is required to contribute in a meaningful way to investment appraisals and/or business cases.
  • Rigorously assess the total cost of ownership and apply appropriate modelling to reduce through life cost and risk.

 This is a key event not to be missed, so be quick to book your place!

 

Date: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Venue: Novotel Hotel
Address: STEVENAGE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 23 April 2017

CPD 2This event will outline the importance of intellectual property and data issues in supply contracts, providing an overview of both. There will also be a focus on the upcoming legislative changes arising under the General Data Protection Regulation, highlighting the importance of compliance.

Date: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Venue: Jurys Inn, Cardiff
Address: CARDIFF
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 23 April 2017

CPD 2A light hearted evening where you can socialise with others in the network.

We are lucky to have the Oxford Chelt Wine school to give you an exciting tasting experience.

Come and tease your taste buds with chocolate and wine. Find out how to match the perfect chocolate to your beverage.

Whilst you are tasting away we will hold a little quiz with a competitive sparkle. The winning team will win a bottle of fizz.

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Venue: UCAS
Address: CHELTENHAM
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 25 April 2017

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS cordially invites you to our next event in West Switzerland on the theme: ''Contemporary and future status of procurement sustainability'''. During the event you will learn how to deliver on sustainability challenges from Nestle CPO. You also will get an exclusive glimpse of ISO 20400 guidelines and what impact it will have on ethical and sustainable sourcing. We also invite you to join the discussion about how to scale up sustainable procurement by engaging suppliers and providing right incentives.

Following speaker presentations, there will be refreshments and snacks, and plenty of opportunity for networking.

Join us, learn how procurement function is shaping up global sustainability agenda and network with the international procurement and supply chain community in the Suisse Romandie area.

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Venue: Maison de la Communication
Address: LAUSANNE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £25.00 per person
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Booking ends on Tuesday 25 April 2017