Procurement Planning & Management For Local Government

Duration: 3.5 hours
Investment: $200excl GST per person flat rate
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar


Target Audience

All staff who are involved in the procurement of goods and services for Local Government entities, particularly those required to run tenders. 



Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the tendering requirements framework, including legislative requirements. Covers advanced procurement methods such as, Public Tendering, Selective Tendering, Joint Purchase Arrangements, In-House Tenders and contract development.  Matters relating to Tender Advertising, Tender Administering and Evaluation are also addressed.


Key Learnings

  • Local Government Framework
  • Legislation and policy
  • Ethics and probity
  • ICAC
  • Conditions of tendering as prescribed under the Local Government Act
  • Writing Specifications and tender documentation
  • Advertising and issuing tenders
  • Tender receipt and opening procedures
  • Tender evaluation
  • Notifying tenderers
  • Contract formation
  • Documentation and record keeping


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

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LGA Procurement developed 5 modules specifically for the South Australia Local Government sector - see the  training flyer here.

View the training curriculum flyer here.
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For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought in-house to your council please contact LGA Procurement at procurement@lga.sa.gov.au.