Procurement Planning and Risk Management

Tuesday, 10 September, 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Virtual classroom via Zoom

$595.00 (plus GST)

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This practitioner level course is intended to assist participants with understanding the concepts and considerations of higher risk, complex or potentially contentious procurements and will explain how to prepare planning documents accordingly.

The Business Case and Procurement Plan are introduced as foundational planning documents to define the need, objectives and scope of the procurement requirement.

These are underpinned by engaging with stakeholders, understanding the available market and conducting a comprehensive risk assessment.

This course will explain the need for a robust Business Case, outline the key components of a Procurement Plan consistent with key governance, procurement and planning principles and demonstrate the critical role of a comprehensive risk assessment, and how to manage and control identified risks through the draft request documents.

The knowledge and skills provided in this course are tailored to the Local Government legislative and policy environment. It’s therefore essential that you review your Local Government’s respective policies and procedures, your Purchasing Policy and Delegations Register, in conjunction with the learning material provided.

Target Audience

Local Government Officers involved in a procurement activity.
Recommended pre-requisites:

  • Procurement & Contract Essentials; and/or
  • Some practitioner procurement experience.

Valuable as a precursor to the:

  • Compliance, Evaluation and Contract Award course;
  • Contract Administration and Management course;
  • Any of the Specification Writing courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the need and prepare a Business Case;
  • Define and develop the procurement objectives and scope with a clear functional procurement methodology;
  • Undertake stakeholder analysis and management;
  • Conduct a risk assessment to help identify and manage risks across the procurement life cycle;
  • Undertake a market analysis to understand the suppliers and level of competition available;
  • Develop a Procurement Plan tailored for the procurement requirement based on identified inputs;
  • Identify and prepare key documentation to manage the procurement process;
  • Develop whole-of-life costing; 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

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Tuesday, 10 Sep 2024 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$595.00 (plus GST)

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