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Register Now - Procurement Essentials for Local Government - 2 July 2019 - Circular 25.13

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Date 19 June 2019
Contact Vicky Newton
Response Required Yes Respond By 28 June 2019
Summary Tailored specially for SA Local Government, this upcoming course is designed for all staff who are involved in purchasing activities in Councils. Register now to secure your place.

Procurement is an essential council function and an area of both risk and opportunity – be it from low level purchasing, to strategic, high value, high risk complex procurement.

No matter where you sit in the procurement cycle, this module will enhance your knowledge and understanding of procurement and the value it provides to councils delivering their strategic outcomes.

Procurement Essentials for Local Government

Date: 2 July 2019
Time:  9.00am to 4.30pm
Cost: $430 + GST

This course provides an overview on how purchasing operates in South Australia's Local Government sector.  Staff undertaking this course will gain a broad understanding of the frameworks and legislation that may apply when carrying out Local Government purchasing activities.

Course participants will gain knowledge of basic purchasing concepts and an end-to-end understanding of how to run a sound purchasing process in the Local Government sector, as well as knowledge of how to develop requirements for simple purchases.  Participants will also gain an understanding of purchasing evaluation and negotiation processes and basic contract management principles.
The course covers relevant sections of Local Government Act 1999 (SA) and Local Government guidelines relating to purchasing.  Matters about probity and ethics and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) operations are also addressed.
Course outline:

  • Local Government framework, rules, regulations and policy
  • ICAC
  • Basic Purchasing and Strategic Purchasing
  • Centralised, Decentralised and Hybrid Purchasing
  • Specifying Requirements
  • Specifications Principles
  • Market Assessment
  • Various Purchasing Methods
  • Evaluating Offers
  • Contract Management Fundamentals
  • Record Keeping

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