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Procurement for engineers

Gain the skills and knowledge to be an effective member of the procurement team.

1 day

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Members: £550 + VAT
Non-members: £650 + VAT

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Procurement for engineers
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£550.00 £495.00 Plus vat
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£650.00 £585.00 Plus vat


Gain the skills and knowledge to be an effective member of the procurement team.

Providing engineers with the skills, knowledge and competencies required to be an effective member of (or to support) the procurement team. 
This one-day course will help you secure vital resources including equipment, materials and services – thereby delivering value for the organisation from both local and global supply markets.
To ensure that the learning is embedded into the fabric of your organisation, the course uses engineering context-based case studies and activities. This is a participator and delegate-centred workshop with emphasis on the practical application of the tools, techniques and templates required to be successful. You’ll also leave with a clear action plan to take back into the workplace.

Who should attend?

Engineers with direct or indirect responsibility for procurement, including those in supply chain management, contracting, transport and logistics groups,
project managers or finance.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:
  • Understand the basic concepts of procurement that will enable engineers to effectively secure resources
  • Apply a range of tools and techniques to ensure the engineering organisation secures value for money, quality and fit for purpose outcomes
  • Appreciate the commercial importance of effective procurement and enhancing its contribution to effective cost management
  • Develop effective specifications and scopes of works
  • Undertake robust supplier and contractor evaluation
  • Appreciate the benefits of both local and global sourcing
  • Develop appropriate procurement strategies and plans to ensure the timely delivery of quality materials and services
  • Appreciate the legalities involved in procurement and the forming of contract
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

• Basics of Procurement
• Developing Specifications and Scopes of Work 
• Quality Concepts and Practices
• Procurement Methods
• Tender and Quotation Analysis
• Selection and Evaluation
• Capital Equipment Procurement
• Ethical Sourcing and CSR
• Developing Effective Supplier Relationships

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C, D and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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Tell us your team's CPD needs and we'll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your engineering sector.
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At a glance

  • Duration:
    1 day
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  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    C, D, E

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Available dates for Procurement for engineers

1 day course

04 Sep 2023 10% discount available until 4 July

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

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  • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
  • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
  • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
  • Trusted by over 800 companies
  • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

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