Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Writing a Tender Specification - Course, Manchester 29th November 2016

I'm stepping in for Eddie Regan, who has another course at short notice, to present Writing a Tender Specification in Manchester on Tuesday 29th November 2016.  Fuller details are here.

Usually a very interesting event - throws up quite a few questions, and of course the main issue is that if we don't have the right specification the procurement almost certainly fails to deliver the right outcome.

It might be my last UK course in 2016 - should be a good one.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Course: Effective Purchasing, Tendering and Supplier Selection, 18-22 December 2016, Dubai

Last course of 2016 for me is in Dubai, and I hope that we shall give a good send off to what has been a rather dramatic year (to say the least).  I rather hope that 2017 will be less dramatic.  Let's be optimistic about it, anyway.

This might be my last Dubai course for some time (we are still looking at 2017 dates) so I hope that I shall see you there.
The course title rather says it all, but there is a full description and book form here.

After that is Christmas in the UK, and then 2017.  Bring it on.  Hope you have a good one.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Course: Advanced Purchasing Management, Amsterdam, 12-16th December 2016

So, just in time for Christmas, I am running a course on Advanced Purchasing Management in Amsterdam.

The more I work in business the more I think that management as a process is undervalued.  This course looks in particular at Procurement management, and moves it beyond transactional efficiency to something that really delivers value for the organisation.  At helps to prepare for the sort of economic shocks that seem to be all too common this year.

Details on the link above - Amsterdam will be damp but lovely at this time of year.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Course: Tendering Procurement and Negotiation skills, Dubai 4-8 December 2016

I am currently in damp old London Town, but in a couple of weeks I shall be off to Dubai to run Tendering, Procurement and Negotiation skills.

We have run this a couple of times already this year and the reception has been good - well I know I would say that but it has.

It is a bit of a "Ronseal" course - it does what it says on the tin.

Dubai is great in December - particularly the shopping.  Even if the exchange rate has not been in favour of sterling recently.  Hopefully the course content will help get over the shock.  Hope to see you there.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Procurex Scotland 9th November 2016, SECC Glasgow

I've just had a great time at LGPE at Olympia in London with BIP Solutions - see above.  Their next event is Procurex Scotland next week.  I can't be there because I shall be running the Introduction to Public Sector Procurement for CIPS in Greenwich, but it should be a great event. 

If you are in public sector procurement, you should get along to Procurex - they are free for you.  Next one is 21st March 2017 in Birmingham, then 20th April back at Olympia.

The CIPS event is full incidentally, and next one is 21st February 2017 also in Birmingham.

Hope to see you at one of these.