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Short course - Introduction to Commercial, Contracts and Supply

This two-day course provides participants with an overview of the key elements of a commercial procurement process, covering procurement decisions and strategies and working collaboratively with contractors and other stakeholder organisations. It also provides an overview of contracts, their purpose, their main features and how they are used.

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Course Overview

The Introduction to Commercial, Contracts and Supply course provides participants with an overview of commercial activities within a project and programme environment from acquisition strategies and the tender process, to supply chain development and management.

Participants will explore the key principles underpinning procurement and contracting, and the implications this has on cost and pricing.

The course is available to all professionals working in a project or programme environment although will be especially useful to participants who contribute to the commercial aspects of a project.

On this course you will...

  • Define commercial activity and the procurement process
  • Understand where procurement fits within the project lifecycle
  • Understand contracts, contract management and the contract process
  • Understand the tender process, works information and associated documents
  • Understand collaborative working and supply chain development
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Course Structure

What you will learn

Delivered over two days, Introduction to Commercial, Contracts and Supply explores the following topics:

Day one
  • Principles of procurement and the procurement process
  • Contract management, law and contract types
  • Cost and price decisions
Day two
  • The tender process and key documentation
  • Supply chain management and the importance of collaborative working

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