Training Courses (NZ)

Introduction to Procurement

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - CIPS VIRTUAL PLATFORM


non-member £467.58
Introduction to Procurement
Booking ends: 15 Mar 2021

Join this CIPS virtual training to understand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques.

Our skills training workshops are now delivered virtually through the Zoom platform. This course is 7 CPD hours spread across two days* (16-17 March) - see timing in your relevant time zone:

  • AEDT: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • ACDT: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • AWST: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • ACST: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • AEST: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • NZDT: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
*starting time is the same on both days.
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of spend categories and the supply chain function 
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post-tender appraisal and develop tender/RFQ templates
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and how to effectively manage termination. 

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    What key points will the training cover?

    On the day, please join 15 minutes prior to the start for delegate registration, technology checks and virtual networking.

    Introduction to procurement and supply

    • Role and value-add of procurement
    • Supply chain management
    • Ethical considerations

    Planning and specifying the purchase

    • Planning procurement activities - the procurement cycle
    • Five ‘rights’ of procurement
    • Characteristics of different spend categories
    • Types of specification
    • Engaging suppliers in early discussion

    Managing the competitive bid process

    • Selection, process and evaluation criteria


  • Award and supplier performance management (KPIs)
  • Audience

    This virtual interactive training course is 7 CPD* hours and considers fundamental elements of the procurement process, together with basic tools and techniques used within procurement and supply.

    It provides a robust grounding in procurement basics and is designed for those in a junior procurement/supply chain role or those new to the discipline.

    *CPD = Continuing Professional Development


    Tuesday 16 Mar - CIPS VIRTUAL PLATFORM

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    16 and 17 March 2021


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