Advanced Procurement for Local Government

Duration: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Delivery options:  Face to face

To view and download a copy of the 2019 LGA Procurement Training flyer please click here

For: 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.
Course outline:
    - 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
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.

LGA Procurement developed 5 modules specifically for the South Australia Local Government sector – learn more about their offerings HERE!

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For further information about holding tailored in-house training sessions at your council or at a hub in your region, or for queries about program content please contact Liz O'Flynn at liz.oflynn@lga.sa.gov.au or on 8224 2044.