Online Upskilling

Online upskilling

Our online upskilling covers a wide range of procurement topics suited to both novice professionals, as well as seasoned procurement leaders. Our live courses are taught by our CEO, David Coffey, to take your learning beyond watching videos. Learn through case studies, group discussions, polls, quizzes and Q&A – our courses are designed to keep you engaged and collaborative with other attendees. David is an experienced procurement trainer who has delivered hundreds of courses over the past several years to individuals hailing from every industry across the public and private sector. 

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Online Half-day procurement Courses

Tender Management

Online Training Description

Organisations depend upon suppliers to provide goods and services. Selecting a supplier, particularly where the value or importance of the requirement is significant must be highly structured. Leaving the very important decision of supplier selection to chance could have dire consequences.

In this course we examine why outcome objectives must be clearly defined, the importance of detailed specifications and weighted criteria, and why teams play such an important role. We learn how to design and structure a tender to that bidders know how to respond and so that you, the buyer can conduct an objective, and fact-based evaluation for award.

Key topics

  • Defining tender objectives and outcomes
  • Team-based approach
  • Tender design & build
  • Criteria & Specifications
  • Examining pricing models
  • Tender evaluation
  • Contracting
  • Examples/Exercises & Discussion

Training Details

Dates & Time

Zoom Registration

Training Details

Duration: Half Day
Price185
Class Size: 12

Dates & Time

  1. July 20, 2020
  2. August 17, 2020

Strategic Procurement

Online Training Description

Organisations have goals for growth, compliance, stability and even survival. Procurement must be there to support these goals, but also to ensure lasting advantage to the organisation – market advantage, delivered through procurement.

All industries and organisations face waves of change that will impact them significantly and, with growing dependency on suppliers, those who are best positioned from a strategic procurement perspective are poised to win out.

Key topics

  • Understanding business, strategy and goals
  • Procurement Best Practice
  • Industry Comparison
  • Procurement Strategy Setting
  • Procurement Transformation
  • Focus area: Category Management
  • Focus area: Supplier Relationship Management
  • Examples/Exercises & Discussion

Training Details

Dates & Time

Zoom Registration

Training Details

Duration: Half Day
Price: 185
Class Size: 12

Dates & Time

  1. July 20, 2020
  2. August 17, 2020

Sourcing Cycle

Online Training Description

Buyers often fail to identify and or realize true value. Strategic sourcing is a multi-step process that extends back before the tender and looks forward over the life of the contract. It ensures that total value is identified and captured.

Strategic Sourcing is a structured, fact-based approach to planning (where the buyers accumulate internal and market knowledge), determine a sourcing strategy, enabling selection and contracting, and relies upon structures to manage post contract. It is cyclical and the strategy will evolve and be re-shaped over time.

Key topics

  • Corporate Procurement Plan
  • Sourcing Cycle
  1. Sourcing Plan
  2. Supplier Selection & Contracting 
  3. Implementation
  4. Ongoing Management
  • Examples/Exercises & Discussion

Training Details

Dates & Time

Zoom Registration

Training Details

Duration: Half Day
Price: 185
Class Size: 12

Dates & Time

  1. July 27, 2020
  2. August 24, 2020

Category Management

Online Training Description

Managing individual suppliers or products/services is extraordinarly complex, inefficient and detrimental to value. An established best practice is category management.

Category Management allows organisations to group like products and services, mirroring how markets are organised to deliver them. This aggregated approach allows buyers to plan for and manage procurement, services/products, suppliers and performance more effectively. It is highly collaborative and demands a team-based approach adopts and a multi-year view, aligned to business goals and requirements, while considering market conditions.

Key topics

  • Category & Categorisation
  • Category Hierarchy
  • Team-based Approach
  • Scoping a Category Category
  • Planning – Internal & External
  • Post Contract Management
  • Examples/Exercises & Discussion

Training Details

Dates & Time

Zoom Registration

Training Details

Duration: Half Day
Price: 185
Class Size: 12

Dates & Time

  1. July 27, 2020
  2. August 24, 2020

Supplier Relationship Management

Online Training Description

SRM is a continued quest by buyers to ensure broader value delivery is achieved through supplier relationships, and not just price savings. Prioritising this focus – based on value and risk – often brings certain suppliers into sharp focus. Where can this illusory value be found?

SRM is a structured approach to engage with key suppliers to extract this value. Suppliers must to be tapped in to, not just to deliver, but to innovate and bring more value while reducing supply risk exposure.

Key topics

  • Objectives and Drivers of SRM
  • Elements of SRM – Framework
  1. Segmentation
  2. Issues & Risk Management
  3. Scorecards & Performance
  4. Monitoring
  5. Training – suppliers, relationship managers

Training Details

Dates & Time

Zoom Registration

Training Details

Duration: Half Day
Price: 185
Class Size: 12

Dates & Time

  1. August 3, 2020
  2. August 31, 2020

Irish/eu Public Procurement

Online Training Description

While public procurement professionals have more in common wit their private sector counterparts, there are differences. In the course we provide the student with a case example of public procurement reform leading to the establishment of a centralised Office of Government Procurement. The student will also be learn about the European and National regulatory model and be introduced to the various types of public procurement procedures and when to use them. The class will also examine the various frameworks available to the public sector

Key topics

  • Public Procurement Reform & OGP
  • OGP/Centralised Procurement Model
  • Regulatory Landscape
  • Types of Public Procurement Procedures
  • Choice of Procedure
  • Goods and Services Frameworks

Training Details

Dates & Time

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Training Details

Duration: Half Day
Price: 185
Class Size: 12

Dates & Time

  1. August 3, 2020
  2. August 31, 2020

Procurement Technologies

Online Training Description

Procurement has evolved beyond the days of placing orders. Today, procurement is connected to the business and to markets in ways we never imagined and, with the emergence of cloud technologies, AI and blockchain it is destined to experience some of the raid evolution witnessed in other professions. In this course we will examine the range of technologies across the procurement cycle, some of the gaps, and where change is on the horizon. The days of efficiency and compliance will be replaced with intelligence, insight, decision making, and prediction.

Key topics

  • Sourcing Cycle & Procurement Technology
  • Market & Competition
  • Emerging Trends & Gaps
  • Review of Technologies
  1. Procurement – ERP & SaaS
  2. Supplier Information Management
  3. Spend Analytics
  4. RFx and eAuctions Tools
  5. Contract Management
  6. Supplier Performance Management
  7. Market Intelligence
  8. Risk

Training Details

Dates & Time

Zoom Registration

Training Details

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 155
Class Size: 12

Dates & Time

  1. July 13 , 2020
  2. August 10, 2020

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