Advanced Procurement for Local Government

Duration: 7 hours
Investment: $430excl GST per person flat rate
Delivery options: Face 2 Face


Target Audience

All Staff who are involved in procurement, tendering and contract management activities in Local Government.



This course targets those interested or involved in more complex purchasing activities such as public tendering, expressions of interest (EOI) processes and joint purchasing arrangements.  The course begins with a revision of the Local Government purchasing framework and legislation.
Participants undertaking this course will gain a better understanding of advanced purchasing processes including scoping, identifying demand, planning, preparing, advertising and publishing Requests for Tender (RFT) or EOIs.
Participants will also gain an in-depth understanding of various evaluation models and learn important elements of recommendation report development and preparation.  Matters of probity and ethics, codes of conduct, the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and other contemporary issues are also addressed.


Key Learnings

  • Advanced Purchasing (Greater than 150K)
  • Strategic Purchasing –The advanced purchasing process
  • Centralised, Decentralised and Hybrid Purchasing
  • Advanced Purchasing Methods, Public tenders, Expressions of interest, Selective tendering
  • Developing the RFT/EOI document
  • Scoping and Specifying Requirements
  • Market Research and Assessment 
  • Evaluation Methodology and Selection Criteria
  • Risk management
  • Administering the tender process
  • Negotiation



Keith Barber has over with over 20 years’ experience in procurement both in local and state government with majority of his experience in sourcing a wide range of goods, works and services for a number of SA Councils. He also has experience in managing a procurement team for a major metropolitan Council as well as Senior Contract Management and Strategic Procurement roles in State government.

Now working for LGA Procurement Keith has a passion for procurement capability development in the local government sector demonstrated through his participation on a range of procurement groups and peak bodies including the Network of Procurement Professionals and former Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply SA/NT.


Additional Information

LGA Procurement developed 5 modules specifically for the South Australia Local Government sector – view the training flyer here!
View the training curriculum flyer here.

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Advanced Procurement for Local Government LG House, 148 Frome St Adelaide 5000 12 May 2020