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.
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.
- 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.
£40 per delegate (member rate)
£115 per delegate (non-member rate)
VENUE: Online training
Suitable for both Clerks and Councillors
**THE FORMAT OF THIS TRAINING IS CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED BY THE TRAINER. FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE**