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A Practical Guide to Purchasing and Procurement
All organisations must purchase goods or services in order to carry out their particular business activity. For many businesses, spending on external suppliers is their biggest expense. It is important to be aware of the typical risks likely to be encountered and to have in place processes and procedures that effectively manage them.
This comprehensive course uses a practical, step by step approach to carefully explain the principles of effective procurement and management of suppliers. It will explain how buyers and sellers interact, guide you through the procurement process and enable you to evaluate your own situation in line with best practice.
This course will teach you the techniques for ensuring security of supply, competitive market testing and how to avoid market malpractice. It also explores the problems that may arise and how they can be solved. The course is supported by comprehensive documentation, including templates that you can download and amend. It is illustrated throughout with practical examples and relevant case studies that demonstrate the principles you will have learnt on the day.
Anyone who attends this course will in future be able to purchase goods and services with the greatest confidence that they are getting the best deal for their organisation.
“The presenter, Peter Sammons, was extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt an enormous amount today.”
“Information packed session with excellent real life anecdotes and experience stories.”
“A great help. I will now feel a lot more confident going into the tender process and drawing/executing contracts in future.”
“A great help. I will feel a lot more confident going into the tender process and drawing/executing contracts in future.”
“Excellent - a very comprehensive primer of the essentials of procurement. Great value for money.”
Peter has worked in Procurement for more than 30 years, spending most of his career in the commercial field. He has particular expertise in buying and selling professional services and has worked in a number of different industries including power generation, aviation and financial services.
A member of the UK Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, Peter regularly presents courses on contract law, procurement and associated disciplines, and also provides consultancy advice to SMEs on commercial issues.