Procurement training & events

Due to the current climate, our Procurement and Contract Management training will be delivered virtually through webinars and supported by the Digital Academy platform.

We have modularised and enriched our tried and tested learning program to bring you live, bite-sized, webinar-suitable content right to your computer.

Our training and events program has been designed specifically to boost council skills in procurement and contract management, with training targeted at both introductory and advanced competency levels.

By applying structured procurement and contract management processes, council procurement staff will:

  • increase value for money outcomes;
  • drive efficiency through your council; and
  • reduce risks

Building on foundation skill levels can increase supplier performance, innovation and commercial outcomes.

The Procurement and Contract Management Training series for Local Government is targeted at council managers and officers, as well as elected representatives.


Please refer to each course for costs. Where a council has more than 10 staff attend the same training, as session can be booked specifically for that council. Cost is capped at 10 staff with attendee numbers limited to 14-20 depending on the course.

2020 Procurement and Contract Management Training Series

AS 4000 Contract Management (FULLY BOOKED)

This session is now fully booked. For information about future sessions, please contact:
Larry L. Friedberg
(03) 9667 5552

13 & 14 October (Webinar)
9:00AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $450 per person (ex GST)

In the AS4000 Contract Management course, participants will examine a range of topics and issues specific to the management of AS4000 (construction) contracts in a local government setting.

The course is aimed at council staff who manage (or oversee staff who manage) an AS4000 contract in the role of in the role of ‘superintendent’ or ‘assistant superintendent’. The content is suitable for both new and experienced in managing AS4000 contracts.

Content includes:

  • an introductions to AS4000 contracts, contract clauses, and their uses
  • the role, responsibilities and powers of a contract ‘superintendent’
  • dispute management
  • timetable layouts to assist superintendents to understand and meet critical time periods
  • contract management tips and techniques

Note: some course content may be relevant to AS2124 contracts, however this session will focus on AS4000 contracts only.

Renewable energy procurement options

16 Oct 2020 (Webinar)
10:30am – 11:30am

MAV Procurement is pleased to advise that our 2020 renewable energy webinar series continues in October. In the second event in our series, you’ll join a panel made up of MAV procurement and contract management specialists and TTEG energy experts for an interactive, engaging discussion on a range of renewable energy procurement options available in a local government setting. If you work in local government and you are involved in renewable energy planning and procurement, this session is for you.

Collaborative Procurement

17 &18 November (Webinar)
9:00AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $450 per person (ex GST)

The course is designed to demystify collaborative procurement, clarify many of the issues and myths that exist, and provide a structured approach to managing collaborative procurement opportunities and competing council requirements.

The course is aimed at Procurement Managers and Council officers working on collaborative procurement events with MAV Procurement and/or other councils. It is an advantage to have attended Specification to Evaluation training prior, however not critical.

By the end of the course attendees will be confident to contribute to, develop and run collaborative tenders with MAV Procurement and other councils. The course covers:

  • Identifying collaborative procurement opportunities
  • Governance considerations
  • How to approach the opportunity
  • Management options

Negotiation Training

3 & 4 December (Webinar)
9:00AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $450 per person (ex GST)

This training provides the attendee with the skills and tools to effectively manage contract and supplier negotiations and provide council with the best value outcomes. The course teaches attendees the 5, 6, 7 approach to negotiation, providing a simple, structured method to build skills. The course includes practice activities (even online) and provides a sound foundation for developing negotiation skills.


We offer self-directed E-learning courses for councils to train their procurement staff without having to leave their office. Councils can either access training online for individuals or host the courses on an internal intranet. This training has been designed specifically for local government and provides council staff with an understanding of procurement best. Find out more.

Engage with us

For more information or enquiries about MAV Procurement training and events, contact:

Larry L. Friedberg
(03) 9667 5552