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Contract Management in the Local Government Sector

Time: 
9:00am to 4:30pm

For:
All Staff who are involved in contract management and procurement of goods and services for Local Government.
 
Course Overview:
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.
 
Course outline:
    - 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
 
Presenter:
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.

 

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