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Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Jubilee Hall

Chief Executive: Jake Atkinson
Jubilee Hall, Stadon Road
Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AY

Tel: 0116 235 3800

Contracts and Procurement

COURSE TUTOR: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Steve is a former Town Clerk and an accountant with 30 years' experience in public and voluntary sector finance. He now specialises in delivering training and advice on VAT and finance matters for the local council sector.

SESSION OVERVIEW:

This 2 hour session is recommended for anyone involved in procuring goods and services, preparing tenders or entering into contracts on behalf of local councils.

It 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:

  • EU procurement thresholds
  • Basic terminology and steps involved in procurement
  • Estimates, quotes and tenders
  • Producing a specification
  • Quality and value for money
  • Advertising, including Contracts Finder

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR CURRENT AVAILABILITY.

COSTS:

£40 per delegate (member rate)

£115 per delegate (non-member rate)

DATE: 4th July 2018, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

VENUE: Jubilee Hall, Anstey

Suitable for both Clerks and Councillors