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Demystifying Procurement

From planning a project to managing the contract – this two-day course will raise your awareness of the key tools and techniques required to navigate your way through the procurement life-cycle as smoothly as possible.

What’s covered?

How is it delivered?

Who should attend?

How do I book?

Is this course for me?

 

What’s covered?

This hands-on training course will cover:

  • Specifying and eliciting business requirements
  • Market analysis tools and techniques
  • Developing a procurement plan
  • Selecting the right purchasing approach
  • Going to market
  • Evaluating and selecting suppliers that deliver the greatest value for money
  • Negotiating and contracting
  • Managing and reviewing supplier relationships
  • What to do when things go wrong in the relationship

More information can be found in the Demystifying Procurement course outline [151kB PDF].

 

How is it delivered?

This intensive two-day course will comprise a mix of information lectures, interactive discussions and short videos, along with exercises designed to assist participants to learn through doing.

 

Who should attend?

  • Non-procurement specialists with responsibility for managing or undertaking procurement
  • Those new to a procurement-related role
  • Intermediate level procurement specialists
  • Senior practitioners wanting to update themselves on best practices

 

How do I book?

The Academy runs a number of Demystifying Procurement courses each year across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. To find out more or to register your interest in attending, please email nzpa@mbie.govt.nz.

 

Is this course for me?

Whether you are new to procurement or an experienced practitioner looking for a refresher, this course has something for you. Recent attendees had the following things to say: 

  • “Excellent course, well worth attending, fantastic delivery”
  • “Great course - good to do at the beginning of your procurement career”
  • “This course should be called ‘how to revive your procurement mojo’…it was just awesome!”
  • “The templates provided are going to be very helpful”
Last updated 16 April 2014