Procurement essentials and contract management

Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

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Suitable for: APS - EL


Duration: 1-day workshop, half-day recall and workplace activities
Venue: APS Learning Centre, Canberra
Price: $975.00 (GST exclusive)
Dates: 22 March 2018 and 18 May (recall) (Canberra)
Registration: Download, complete and return the Registration form
Contact: nationalcalendarteam@apsc.gov.au
*This program is also delivered 'in agency'. For more information regarding terms and conditions, please contact AgencyTraining@apsc.gov.au.

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NOTE: This program will benefit those undertaking procurement and contracting activities including resource and financial management.

Program overview

This program helps to identify the benefits of working effectively with stakeholders. Understand the most appropriate stakeholders and the appropriate form of engagement. Work through case studies and scenarios to develop the necessary analysis, planning, and engagement skills for working successfully with stakeholders.

Participant benefits

On completion of this program, you will be able to, or better able to:

  • Identify the parts of the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework that are relevant to conducting procurement.
  • Identify and apply agency-specific requirements, including agency Accountable Authority Instructions (AAIs), internal control mechanisms or operational guidelines, and the particular risk framework to procurement activities.
  • Assess the need for procurement and explore alternatives.
  • Plan and conduct procurements that are efficient, effective, economical and ethical by adopting a value for money mindset through the positive engagement with risk.
  • Successfully manage contracts to deliver goods and/or services that achieve business/strategic outcomes.

Inclusions

  • Phase 1 - Self-directed, on-the-job knowledge of procurement and the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework.
  • Phase 2 - One-day facilitated workshop.
  • Phase 3 - Workplace project using agency-specific requirements.
  • Phase 4 - Half-day facilitated recall workshop.
  • Phase 5 - Ongoing application and development of skills in the workplace.