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Introductory core skills programme


Introductory core skills programme 

An intensive introduction to the key procurement and supply topics

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

  • Understand the fundamentals of the procurement cycle
  • Understand the need for procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations


Please note: this is a four-day non-residential training course.

Date: Monday 07 August 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
Fee: Members - £900.00 per person
  Non-members - £1000.00 per person


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Is it right for me?


This four-day intensive programme will provide you with a thorough grounding in four key procurement topics:


  • Procurement and category management
  • Negotiation
  • Contracts
  • Contract management


It is suitable for anyone who is new to procurement and supply or has limited experience and would like to refresh their knowledge and skills. 


CIPS Direct Associates are appointed for their extensive knowledge and experience in the procurement and supply sector.  The tutor for this course has been specially selected for their particular skills and expertise in the subject area.  This is a crucial part of CIPS' ongoing commitment to ensure all of our delegates have a high-quality, informative and enjoyable learning experience.


Member: £900 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £1000 (excl. VAT)


Fee includes:

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

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


7-10 August 2017
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London


If you require accommodation for the night before this event commences or on the intervening nights (not included in the course fee), or have any other queries regarding course details, please contact ukskills@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 761476.

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