Contract Management in the Local Government Sector

Duration: 7 hours (9:00am – 4:30pm)
Investment: $430excl GST per person flat rate
Delivery: Face 2 Face


Target Audience

All Staff who are involved in contract management and procurement of goods and services for Local Government.



This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the key principles that need to be observed when managing contracts.
Training covers the various elements of a contract, how to go about identifying risks and how to develop a contract management plan.  The course also provides an overview on relevant parts of Local Government Act 1999 (SA). Staff managing contracts will gain a better understanding of contract relationship and performance management.  
The course also discusses matters of probity and ethics and Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) recommendations. A contract manager’s responsibilities regarding proper record keeping are also addressed.


Key Findings

  • Local Government Framework
  • Probity, Ethics and ICAC Recommendations
  • Introduction to Contracts and Contract Law
  • Contract Terms and Conditions
  • Planning to Manage the Contract
  • Contract Risk Management
  • Developing a Contract Management Plan
  • Contract Performance Management
  • Contract Relationship Management
  • Contract Variations
  • Contract Documentation and Records



Keith Barber has 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 major SA Councils. He has also during that time managed a procurement team for a major metropolitan SA Council, and held the positions of Senior Contracts Manager and Strategic Contracts Officer in State Government.

Now employed with 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

If you enrol in this session you are enrolling in a 'face-to-face' (F2F) session. This session is not available via webinar or online.
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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Contract Management in the Local Government Sector LG House, 148 Frome St Adelaide 5000 2 Jun 2020