Procurement and Contract Essentials

Virtual, In person
Tuesday, 20 August, 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Virtual classroom via Zoom

$595.00 (plus GST)

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This course introduces Officers to procurement principles and practices in a Local Government environment across the procurement life cycle.

Participants will be introduced to obligations under the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations and the processes and structures through which a procurement process must pass.

A number of critical Local Government governance and process requirements will be introduced, including procurement delegations and authorisations, and the Purchasing Policy.

This is a highly practical introductory course to procurement that will have relevant and useful information for all Local Government operational areas.

Target Audience

Local Government Officers who are required to be involved in procurement activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the legislative, governance and policy framework related to procurement;
  • Be familiar with the Local Government procurement thresholds and relevant procurement methods;
  • Understand the role of Elected Members and Officers in procurement and where the relevant authorisations, delegations and approval apply;
  • Describe different types of procurement processes, their applications and likely outcomes;
  • Understand what comprises ethical procurement practice and the probity for strong governance;
  • Understand the elements that comprise a contract;
  • Understand record keeping requirements; and
  • Where to get help and assistance.

Course Transfer and Cancellation Policy

All transfer or cancellation requests must be made via our request form.

Please refer to the WALGA Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for further conditions including COVID-19, On-Site training and course cancellations. 

Upcoming Course Dates

Dates Delivery Method Duration Fees Register
Tuesday, 20 Aug 2024 Virtual 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$580.00 (plus GST) 

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Tuesday, 5 Nov 2024 In person 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$580.00 (plus GST) 

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