Supporting Local Councils in Cornwall

Contracts and Procurement

COURSE TUTOR: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP.

Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years' experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.

Session overview:

This session is an introduction to the basics of procurement for local councils – inviting quotes, producing specifications and tender documentation, achieving competition and value for money, managing contracts.

Topics include:
• Procurement thresholds
• Basic terminology and steps involved in procurement
• Estimates, quotes and tenders
• Specifications
• Quality and value for money
• Advertising, including Contracts Finder

Session benefits:
By the end of Contracts and Procurement you will:
• Be aware of procurement thresholds
• Recognise when you must advertise on Contracts Finder
• Understand how to produce a specification for what you want
• Understand the basic terminology and steps involved in procurement
• Be able to ensure your procurement achieves value for money

Instructions

This is an interactive session, you will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop or tablet to be able to participate fully. Please ensure that you log in at least 10 minutes before the session starts, make sure that your screen name includes your first and last names.

A number of these online sessions are being offered by Steve Parkinson to local councils and places are in high demand. Please email us at training@cornwallalc.org.uk for forthcoming dates and to make a booking.

Last updated: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 10:29