Procurement and Contract Management Training Courses

Bywater has extensive experience in delivering procurement and contract management training. For many organisations achieving savings, greater efficiency and value from contracts is a necessity due to ever reducing budgets. We believe that you can achieve improved contract performance and significant savings by establishing robust processes to meet organisational objectives and policy, be compliant with relevant regulations and ensure staff have the appropriate knowledge and skills to deliver improved supplier performance.

If you need a more customised approach we specialise in developing tailored in-house courses and programmes, we have previously worked with BP, BMW, Westminster City Council, Yorkshire Water and London South Bank University. We aim to address an organisation’s procurement and contract management challenges and really make change happen. Find out more about our customised services.

All our Procurement and Contract Management courses are available on an in-house basis. For more information relating to course content, public course dates, venues and booking please select from the courses below:

Contract Management Training Course

Duration: 2 Days
Public Course Locations: Bristol, Avon; Leeds, West Yorkshire; Greenwich, London; Staverton, Northamptonshire; Glasgow, Scotland

  • Designed to enhance the performance and confidence of staff directly involved in managing supplier contracts, thereby optimising the delivery of value from external contracts.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of the contract management lifecycle and how to establish a robust contract management process.
  • Provides insight to best practice contract management tools, techniques and approaches to performance and relationship management.

Next course: 24 - 25 April 2018 in Bristol, Avon

Contract Management Fundamentals

Duration: 1 Day
Public Course Locations: Bristol, Avon; Leeds, West Yorkshire; Greenwich, London; Staverton, Northamptonshire; Glasgow, Scotland

  • Designed to build awareness of the contract management process and factors critical to the successful management of external supply contracts.
  • Suitable for staff new to contract management or other contract stakeholders indirectly involved in managing contracts who are interested in gaining an improved understanding of contract management principles.
  • Provides an understanding of what good contract management looks like.

Next course: 24 April 2018 in Bristol, Avon

Advanced Contract Management Workshop

Duration: 1 Day
Available in-house only

  • Intensive workshops tailored to focus on client specific contract management challenges or improvement ambitions.
  • Workshop subject matter can include any combination of contract management aspects (e.g. performance management, cost reduction, contractual relationships, process improvement, risk management, contract variations).
  • Suitable for groups of personnel involved in managing contracts and depending on client objectives for the workshop may include combinations of contract managers, other contract stakeholders and contractor personnel.

ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement Training Course

Duration: 1 Day
Available in-house only

Designed for anyone seeking an understanding of ISO 20400 and Sustainable Procurement, what it means and how it can unlock value from your procurement activities and supply chains. 

This one day ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement training course provides an overview of the standard, including the fundamentals of ‘sustainable procurement’, how to incorporate sustainable considerations into procurement policy and strategy and how to organise your business towards sustainability by building on existing procurement processes.

Procurement Training for Non-Procurement Professionals in the Public Sector

Duration: 1 Day
Available in-house only

  • Designed to provide non-procurement staff working in the Public Sector with a firm understanding of modern procurement practice and the Public Sector Procurement Regulations
  • Suitable for public sector management and staff who interface with procurement activities and need to better understand their organisation’s procurement practices and processes
  • This course provides insight to public sector procurement providing delegates with insight as to how they may best support and contribute to their organisation’s procurement objectives

Understanding the New EU Procurement Directive and UK Public Procurement Regulations

Duration: 1 Day
Available in-house only

  • Designed to help delegates understand and apply the new Public Procurement Regulations (2015) in their organisation and ensure they are aware of what needs to change to ensure legal compliance.      
  • Suitable for anyone involved in public sector commissioning, procurement and contract management or company commercial staff involved in bidding for public sector business.
  • (This workshop will not specifically address the new EU Utilities Directive of 2014, the new Concessions Directive of 2014, or public expenditure on Defence and Warlike stores).
  • The workshop provides insight to the different procurement procedures available from 2015 and how to plan a procurement depending on the procedure to be used.

Category Management Course - Process, Tools and Techniques

Duration: 2 Days
Available in-house only

  • Designed to give a detailed understanding of the category management process and practical knowledge of the tools and techniques used in good practice category management.
  • Suitable for procurement staff and management involved in category management, commercial and procurement teams seeking to implement a more strategic approach to sourcing or suppliers interested in understanding their customers’ sourcing behaviour.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of category management, its challenges and how it can be implemented.

Category Management Introduction

Duration: 1 Day
Available in-house only

  • Designed to build awareness of the category management process and factors critical to successful sourcing adopting this approach.
  • Suitable for staff new to category management or other stakeholders involved in aspects of sourcing who are interested in gaining an improved understanding of category management principles and good practice.
  • Provides an understanding of what good category management looks like and how it can be implemented

Practical Negotiation Skills for Procurement and Contract Management

Duration: 2 Days
Available in-house only

  • Designed to provide awareness of key concepts relating to influencing, persuasion and negotiation and provide the opportunity to practice and receive feedback using procurement and contract management scenarios.
  • Suitable for procurement, contract management, operational and supplier management and staff involved in negotiating or managing supply contracts. 
  • This course provides good practice insight to the negotiation process and practice in the interpersonal skills required of commercial, procurement and contract managers.