Procurement and Contract Management Training

Procurement Excellence Training

We have designed an annual series of training courses designed to boost member council skills in procurement and contract management. Sessions target council officers who are new to their role, as well those with substantial sector experience.

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2021 Series


Social Procurement

Gain insights into how procurement can be designed to achieve social outcome and local economic development. We will explore:

  • frameworks for social procurement,
  • practical tools and methods to get your council ‘social procurement ready’, and
  • models to enable greater regional collaboration and social procurement outcomes.

Suitable for council managers and officers involved in procurement and project planning/delivery.

Date: 20 and 21 May 2021
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm each day
Fee: $450 pp (plus GST)

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Collaborative Procurement

Drive the changes required within the 2020 Local Government Act – including collaborative procurement.

Participants will learn how to identify the right collaboration opportunities, how to approach them, and how to manage collaborative tenders with MAV Procurement and with other councils and public bodies.

Date: 23 and 24 June 2021
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm each day
Fee: $450 pp (plus GST)

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Photograph of three packages waiting for dleiveryProbity

Explore probity and risk management principles through the procurement life cycle, including:

  • conflicts of interest
  • awareness of corruption
  • consistent and transparent approaches with suppliers
  • ethical warning signs.

This course is designed for those with authority to conduct or sign-off local government procurement and/or purchasing.

Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fee: $200 pp (plus GST)

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Specification to Evaluation

Demystify Request For Quote (RFQ) and Request For Tender (RFT) scoring and evaluation. Participants will learn:

  • how to set up specification response sheets
  • response scoring
  • a compliant and efficient approach to evaluation.

Date: 3 and 4 August 2021
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm each day
Fee: $350 pp (plus GST)

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Negotiation in Local Government

Acquire skills and tools to effectively manage contract and supplier negotiations and provide your council with best value outcomes. This course covers the 5, 6, 7 approach to negotiation, providing a simple, structured method to build skills. Includes practice activities and provides participants a sound foundation for future negotiation skills.

Date: 18 & 19 August 2021
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm each day
Fee: $450 pp (plus GST)

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Engage with us

Council specific sessions and package bookings are available.

For more information, please contact the MAV Procurement Team on: procurement@mav.asn.au.