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Procurement Fundamentals


Face-to-face or virtual workshop


1 day

Master Fundamental Principles of Procurement

Now more than ever, government procurement of goods and services, and the management of contracts is subject to high levels of public and regulatory scrutiny. Demonstrating appropriate levels of governance, adherence to probity and evidencing value for money is essential.

This one-day program is designed to ensure that public sector staff involved in spending government funds understand their roles and responsibilities throughout all stages of the procurement lifecycle.

Applying practical learning activities and case study scenarios, the program enables you to apply newly acquired knowledge to actual workplace scenarios. New as well as experienced staff will benefit from the essential knowledge covered in this workshop.

Key Content

Overview of best practice public sector procurement strategies and practices

How procurement assists public sector organisations to achieve their goals

Legal, policy and administrative framework underpinning procurement

Conducting procurement activities using accountable and defensible methods

Course Format


1 day


Face-to-face or virtual workshop

Content is delivered through a mix of work-based activities, including lecture-style presentations, group discussions, interactive workshops and case studies.

Understand procurement processes specific to the public sector, including key stages and components

Identify legal, administrative, and governance frameworks governing public sector procurement

Apply relevant policies and laws to guide public sector procurement practices

Develop strategic procurement plans considering requirements, suppliers, budget, and risks

Skillfully conduct procurement tasks, employing suitable methods for supplier selection

Efficiently oversee contract stages, from negotiation to performance evaluation

Understand and apply value-for-money principles for cost-effective procurement

Integrate integrity and transparency throughout procurement procedures

Strategically handle end-to-end procurement aligned with legal and ethical standards

Benefits for you

Understand how probity and integrity must be demonstrated throughout procurement

Recognise policy, legislative and related obligations when spending government funds

Confidence to conduct all aspects of the procurement lifecycle

Build a better understanding of how to influence key internal and external stakeholders

Benefits for your organisation

Increase staff confidence and capability in participating in procurement related activities

Demonstrate adherence to value for money principles throughout the procurement lifecycle

Improved knowledge, awareness and adherence to probity and integrity principles and policy

Recognise and incorporate best practices in public sector procurement

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