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Procurement Essentials for Local Government

Event Type Training Course
Event Focus Training
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Government
Dates 02/07/2019 to 02/07/2019

For:  All Staff who are involved in purchasing activities in Councils
Course Overview:
This course provides an overview on how purchasing operates in South Australia's Local Government sector.  Staff undertaking this course will gain a broad understanding of the frameworks and legislation that may apply when carrying out Local Government purchasing activities.
Course participants will gain knowledge of basic purchasing concepts and an end-to-end understanding of how to run a sound purchasing process in the Local Government sector, as well as knowledge of how to develop requirements for simple purchases.  Participants will also gain an understanding of purchasing evaluation and negotiation processes and basic contract management principles.
The course covers relevant sections of Local Government Act 1999 (SA) and Local Government guidelines relating to purchasing.  Matters about probity and ethics and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) operations are also addressed.
Course outline:
    - Local Government framework, rules, regulations and policy
    - ICAC
    - Basic Purchasing and Strategic Purchasing
    - Centralised, Decentralised and Hybrid Purchasing
    - Specifying Requirements
    - Specifications Principles
    - Market Assessment
    - Various Purchasing Methods
    - Evaluating Offers
    - Contract Management Fundamentals
    - Record Keeping

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