Procurement Cycle Webinar Series

NEUPC are hosting a series of webinars focussing on the procurement cycle. The sessions are applicable for all members, those in a procurement role and those who may only have a light touch on procurement. 

The sessions will be advertised on our website, along with email communications. If you are interested, please click on the session and complete the registration form.

Webinar Overview

Specification Writing

Delivered by Achilles

Monday 3rd June

10am - 11:30am

  • Explore the need for consultation
  • Identify and define the different types of specification
  • Discuss specification writing and style
  • Explain the structure and content of specifications including KPI's
  • Discuss implications of flawed specification

     

Learning Outcomes

This bitesize session will provide an overview of the approach required to 

effectively design and draft appropriate specifications. Delegates will be 

able to understand that specification need to be clear, complete, and accurate, 

meeting standards without distorting competition.

 

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Contract management overview

 and best practice 

Delivered by CIPFA

Thursday 6th June 

9.30am-1pm

This webinar is as applicable to procurement professionals as 

non-procurement professionals.

In this session, delegates will have the opportunity to highlight

current issues and challenges their organisations/ teams face with generating 

efficiency savings and effectiveness of their contract management arrangements including:

  • Six Skills an Effective Contract Manager Needs to Master
  • Measuring & Monitoring your Contracts

 

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Pre-Procurement Engagement

Delivered by Achilles

Monday 10th June

10am - 11:30am

  • Define Pre-Procurement Engagement
  • Explain the legislative requirements regarding Pre-Procurement Engagement
  • Identify the benefits of Pre-Procurement Engagement
  • What could Pre-Procurement Engagement include

 

Learning Outcomes

This bitesize session will provide an overview of which contracts will 

benefit from Pre-Procurement Engagement and understand how to 

legally engage with the marketplace without distorting competition.

 

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Employment Status and IR35 Workshop

Delivered by Legal Consulting

Thursday 13th June

9:30am - 11:30am

 

Part 1 - Overview of the industry

Part 2 - Why is it so important?

Part 3 - Employment Status

Part 4 - Best Practice

Part 5 - Developing an assessment process

 

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Contract Monitoring and Performance 

Management 

Delivered by CIPFA

Monday 17th June 1.30-5pm

This webinar is as applicable to procurement professionals as 

non-procurement professionals.

This session will support delegates to ensure key terms are robust 

to protect your organisation deal with contractual situations including:

  • Common Issues in Contracts
  • Planning for the End of the Contract


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Reviewing and Negotiating SaaS Contracts

Delivered by Clyde & Co LLP

Tuesday 24th June 

2pm - 2:30pm

  • Exploring why technology contracts and, in particular, SaaS contracts can be 

so difficult and what you can do to give yourself the best 

chance of getting a good deal.

 

  • Understanding SaaS as a software delivery model – including 

how SaaS and cloud-based delivery models differ to traditional on-premises 

software licensing; and the different commercial risks and legal issues 

that apply to SaaS that you need to be aware of.

 

  • Working through the key topic areas in respect of SaaS contracts

 – including the right to use the SaaS solution; implementation and 

configuration; service levels; charges; and liability and indemnities.

 

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Specification Writing

Delivered by Achilles

Monday 8th July

10am - 11:30am

This session is for procurement practitioners, contract managers and operational stakeholders. 

It is suitable for anyone who has not written a specification before, or who has and wants 

to improve their specification writing skills.

  • Explore the need for consultation
  • Identify and define the different types of specification
  • Discuss specification writing and style
  • Explain the structure and content of specifications including KPI's
  • Discuss implications of flawed specification

 

Learning Outcomes

This bitesize session will provide an overview of the approach required 

to effectively design and draft appropriate specifications. Delegates

 will be able to understand that specification need to be clear,

 complete, and accurate, meeting standards without distorting competition

 

Reserve your place here

Pre-Procurement Engagement

Delivered by Achilles

Monday 10th July

10am - 11:30am

  • Define Pre-Procurement Engagement
  • Explain the legislative requirements regarding Pre-Procurement Engagement
  • Identify the benefits of Pre-Procurement Engagement
  • What could Pre-Procurement Engagement include

 

Learning Outcomes

 

This bitesize session will provide an overview of which contracts will benefit from 

Pre-Procurement Engagement and understand how to legally engage 

with the marketplace without distorting competition.

Reserve your place here

Employment Status and IR35 Workshop

Delivered by Legal Consulting

Tuesday 16th July 

9:30am - 11:30am

Part 1 - Overview of the industry

Part 2 - Why is it so important?

Part 3 - Employment Status

Part 4 - Best Practice

Part 5 - Developing an assessment process

 

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