Thursday, 19 December 2019

Online course: Engineering Procurement

I've just got a royalty cheque, which reminds me that my webinar series for IChemE is still on line and available for purchase.  It is 4 hour long webinars covering both procurement and pricing - so useful for suppliers too.  Very reasonably priced at £235+VAT - but I would say that, wouldn't I?

You will be pleased to hear that while it does have my voice, the visuals are the slides rather than me standing at a flipchart.

Full details are here at IChemE.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

IChemE What Engineers need to know about contracts

I am running this popular course twice next year - the first time is due to be 9/10 March in Rugby.  Full details here.

As my lawyer friends like to remind me, I am not a lawyer.  So this is not a heavy and detailed listing of case law and precedent.  Instead I try to explain how we can use contracts as a tool, with a focus on the process industries and project management.

If you are interested, please book directly with IChemE.


Monday, 16 December 2019

Public Procurement

We might now start to get some clarity on the future direction of Public Procurement in the UK.  A shakeup is promised - how much is delivered we shall see.  I hope to be able to share it with you.

I have now finished my run on the CIPS Public Procurement open skills courses.  They are changing the format and will be running 5 or 6 one day training programmes next year in a variety of locations.  I don't know who will be running them but I am sure they will do a good job.

I have really enjoyed running the 3 public procurement days, and so I shall be looking to continue running them in 2020 on a commercial basis with another partner.  Details are being developed, but probably a one day event (or two one day events) in up to 3 locations.

If you have any preferences, or suggestions about how and where we should run these courses, please let me know.

In the meantime, Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year

Monday, 3 June 2019

The Procurement Academy - Leeds

I have started delivering the new CIPS syllabus for The Procurement Academy in Leeds.
Nice venue - the Novotel.
Some of the delegates are funded by the Apprenticeship levy, so we have a great mix of new and experienced practitioners.

They have a range of courses running in the North and Midlands (and its not me training at all of them - so you can pick the venue and tutor to suit).

Some cohorts starting now, but others after the summer.  So have a look if you want to get CIPS qualifications on the new syllabus.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Introduction to Public Procurement - CIPS - Manchester 2nd July 2019

There are a handful of places left for the next CIPS Introduction to Public Procurement at Manchester airport Radisson on Tuesday 2nd July 2019.

Full booking details are here.

In this course I will deal with the current common UK public procurement processes.

Future courses are in Edinburgh in September, and London in November. 2019

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Introduction to Public Sector Procurement.

I am running the Introduction to Public Sector Procurement for CIPS in Manchester on 26th June 2018.  Full details are here.

Next one after that will be Edinburgh on 28th September (adapted to Scottish public procurement regulations, but also suitable for English, Welsh and Northern Irish delegates).  Then 20th November in London.

The last 2 courses will also have a second day going into more detail about some of the less common procurement routes such as Competitive Dialogue - Applying the Public Procurement Regulations.

The London event will also have the third part of the programme - the Future of Public Procurement.

Alternatively you could go for a 3 day course combining all 3 days, with a bit of extra stuff, in the Public Sector Skills Programme which we like to call the Summer school in public procurement - London 7/9 August, Manchester 21-23 August, and Edinburgh 4-6 September.

Hope to see you at some (but not all).

Monday, 21 May 2018

YPO - Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation

Had a good afternoon touring YPO as part of the South Yorkshire CIPS branch.
Very successful and very pleasant organisation.  Looking forward to hearing more about their sustainability drive which is linked to UK Global Sustainable Development Goals.