Procurement Planning and Introduction to Specification Writing

Procurement Planning and Introduction to Specification Writing


If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.

Robust analysis of the market and your requirement is key to ensuring good contractual outcomes.

This course will focus in detail on the critical steps associated with planning for successful contracts.

Addressing key areas including: understanding the supply market, risk management, and procurement methodology, this course will provide skills, processes and thought bubbles to follow to assist those Officers involved in all aspects of the preparation of procurement activities.

The second day focusses on developing, assessing and guiding others in preparing a procurement requirement that is fit for purpose.

Target Audience

Before you start writing your specification, this is a must-do course!

Suitable for Local Government Managers and Officers whose role requires them to be directly or indirectly involved in the development of strategic planning associated with procurement as a function, purchasing of individual requirements, or developing specifications.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this course, participants should be able to understand:
  • define procurement requirements through need identification, stakeholder engagement and market analysis;
  • determine whole of life costing;
  • identify different contract types and when to use them;
  • conduct a risk assessment, and manage identified risks through the procurement process; and
  • Prepare a Statement of Requirements and request documentation.


9:00am - 4:30pm (8:45am registration)


$950.00 (Incl GST) - 2 Days

Cancellations, transfers and substitutions

  • Requested must be received in writing via email, letter or fax.
  • Cancellations received within 5 working days of the start of the course will incur a 20% administration fee of the full course cost.
  • Non-attendance or cancellations received within 2 working days of the start of the course will incur the full course fee.
  • Participants can only transfer course dates once without incurring the full fee.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time and no fee will be incurred.
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