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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


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