9:00am to 4:30pm
All Staff who are involved in purchasing activities in Councils
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.
- Local Government framework, rules, regulations and policy
- 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
Lindy Rattigan, our program presenter has specialised in the area of procurement for many years, having working in State Government (extensively for the State Procurement Board) and Local Government. Former Manager Contract & Procurement Services at the City of Salisbury – a large metropolitan Council with significant capital and operational spend – the Council was known for the establishment of leading Procurement Contract systems and process management.
More recently Lindy has worked as a Consultant to LGA Procurement to assist in raising the profile of procurement across the sector - Lindy has been a key contributor over the past 5 years to the Network of Procurement Professionals, both as Committee Member and President where she has been a keen lobbyist for raising awareness of the value in procurement. A strong believer in sharing her extensive experience in Procurement policy and practice – she has been a key driver in reinvigorating the Procurement network in South Australia.