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

11 Dec 2019


AKL Event: AGM & CIPSmas Networking

CIPS Auckland Committee invites all CIPS Members to our Annual General Meeting and end of year CIPSmas Networking event. Join us for an opportunity to hear how the committee is progressing, updates on CIPS and future activities along with the instatements of new Committee Members for 2020. This is our last event for the year and we are ending it with networking drinks party.

11 Dec 2019


NSW Event: CIPS-Randstad End of Year Party 2019

CIPS NSW Committee would like to invite you to our annual end of year celebration, sponsored by Randstad. This is a great opportunity for procurement professionals to meet and network together. Join us, bring your colleagues or your entire team together. Randstad is hosting a lucky door prize and activities to keep the event fun and engaging. We hope to see you there.   

12 Dec 2019


Annual Quiz and AGM

Join us and your local procurement colleagues for our annual end of year quiz at the warm and welcoming Whitehall Hotel.

12 Dec 2019


CIPS Trinidad Christmas Mixer 2019

Please join us for our end of year networking event and mixer, getting to know your local fellow Procurement proffessionals.

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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