Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP
Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years' experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.
For anyone involved in procuring goods and services, preparing tenders or entering into contracts on behalf of local councils.
This session 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.
• Procurement thresholds
• Basic terminology and steps involved in procurement
• Estimates, quotes and tenders
• Quality and value for money
• Advertising, including Contracts Finder
By the end of Contracts and Procurement you will:
• Be aware of procurement thresholds
• Recognise when you must advertise on Contracts Finder
• Understand how to produce a specification for what you want
• Understand the basic terminology and steps involved in procurement
• Be able to ensure your procurement achieves value for money
This is an interactive session, you will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop or tablet to be able to participate fully.
Your booking confirmation will contain a link to the online event. Please ensure that you log in at least 10 minutes before the session starts, make sure that your screen name includes your first and last names.
£30 per delegate (member rate)
This page is for county associations of local councils (CALCs) to book places for their members on online training courses, which are provided by The Parkinson Partnership LLP under contract to those associations. You should only use the page if you are a CALC member of staff, or an employee of a council that has been authorised to use this booking page by your CALC.
The prices quoted are only for councils that are members of their association. Bookings made by anyone else are liable to be removed without notice or charged at double the standard rate.
Changes to booking:
The booking confirmation should have a link to allow cancellation (minimum 7 days' notice) or transfer to another date if available (24 hours' notice). Any queries relating to cancellation or transfer should be sent directly to Parkinson Partnership, not LRALC.
Dates and booking form:
See here: https://www.bookwhen.com/parkinson