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Principles of Contract Management (CPD) Masterclass

 

£249+VAT (APSE members) £429+VAT (Non-members)

 

In response to demand from member authorities, APSE training is offering a skills development course on the principles of contract management.

This course aims to give a practical overview to operational managers seeking to improve their skills in this area and help them face the challenges of managing contracts in a local authority context.

 

“It gives you a much better understand of what to consider when setting up a contract, how to monitor it effectively and options for dealing with performance issues before termination, which is a very last resort.”
Hart District Council

 

“It does what it says - takes you through the main elements we need to have right in public sector contract management. What is a contract, why they are framed as they are and the limits and opportunities they present to deliver what we need/want from  them.”
Bath & North East Sussex

 

This is course is a masterclass. 

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training you will:

  • Understand the key principles, aspects and purpose of contract management
  • Acknowledge your responsibilities to provide effective value-for-money services in a contract
  • Appreciate the need to manage the performance, administration and delivery within the contract
  • Identify and manage the risks in contract management  
  • Sustain the mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers

This event will also include case study examples of local authority contracts.

 

This course will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. To access it, you will need a WiFi connection or mobile data hotspot. Downloading Microsoft Teams to your laptop, desktop or smart device will give a better performance and greater functionality throughout the day.  This highly interactive training includes a mixture of presentations, video conferencing, group work, games, quizzes and video.

 

Who Will Benefit?

Operational managers, service managers, health and safety advisors, finance officers, trade union officials, elected members or anyone seeking to improve their knowledge and understanding of contract management.

 

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) 

This course has been independently certified as conforming to accepted CPD guidelines. Delegates will earn 5 CPD points from attending the full course and will be issued with a CPD certificate for their personal records.

 

Duration

1-day event:  Start time:  10:00    Finish time:  16.00

 

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  • If you are not able to provide a purchase order at the time of booking, please do so as soon as possible.
  • APSE will issue an invoice for the appropriate fee, for participants attending from Local Authorities, public sector and local government organisations or APSE approved partners, unless we are notified otherwise.
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  • Payment must be made either by cheque or by bacs.
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  • Please forward any correspondence to training@apse.org.uk.

 

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Cancellation Charges

Reserving your place is a contract. Cancellations must be made in writing/by email at least 10 working days before the event and will incur an administration fee of £60. The full delegate fee will be payable for cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event or for non-attendance. All fees are non-refundable after the cancellation period.

Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by email to training@apse.org.uk.

 

Booking transfers

Transferring to another course/date/venue will be possible if there is availability and will incur an administration fee of £60.

In the event of cancellation by the organisers, APSE will refund any fees paid in advance. Liability will be restricted to the refund of fees paid. Regretfully, APSE cannot accept liability for associated transport, accommodation or other costs in the event of course cancellations made by us.

 

Course Programme Changes

The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers, venue, or online platform should this become necessary. From time to time course content is updated to take advantage of new learning opportunities. This will in no way diminish the quality of the training, which will be maintained to APSE’s high standards.

 

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