CIPS Membership

CIPS Membership

Join CIPS and become part of a global community of over 200,000 professionally recognised and qualified members, with other leading business people, professional managers and academics.

Become Qualified

Become Qualified

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement. MCIPS is recognised worldwide as the standard for procurement professionals.

Training Courses

Training Courses

Our programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value to their organisations. The quality of the programme leaders and range of training are designed to suit professionals at all levels.

Latest News

Please contribute your views about Brexit and supply chains for your chance to win Amazon vouchers and gain CIPS CPD hours

12 February 2019

So CIPS can continue to accurately reflect the views of the procurement community in the UK, Europe and beyond, we would appreciate two minutes of your time to complete this next short survey.

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Government Commercial Function (GCF) expects all government CIPS Members to upgrade to Chartered Status

6 February 2019

This GCF initiative is aimed at developing the commercial and procurement capability in order to drive forward best practice across government.  

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Understanding the Australian Modern Slavery Act & the CIPS position

16 January 2019

Many would assume that modern slavery is a relic of the past or a devastating abuse only experienced in the far corners of underdeveloped impoverished communities. The reality is, more than 40 million people worldwide are believed to be victims of modern slavery, including 15,000 in Australia. From every perspective – reputational, financial and ethical – this is not acceptable in the 21st century.

In November 2018, the Australian Federal Government passed the Modern Slavery Act into law.

CIPS strongly welcomes this milestone as a timely and necessary step to prevent, address and ultimately eliminate abuses in supply chains.

This Bill will help the Australian business community to take proactive and effective action to address modern slavery and help mitigate the risk of modern slavery practices occurring in the supply chains of goods and services in the Australian market. But what does it all mean?

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Global Events

19 Feb 2019


Ace of Diamonds

Phillip Ainsworth will be speaking to our membership about the trials and tribulations of being in the diamond industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the history of the diamond trade; the supply chain and sourcing strategies; how the market is changing internationally and domestically – and how Brexit may be a factor in future sourcing strategies.

19 Feb 2019

Branch DENBY

Sc Johnson Professional - Denby Site Visit

The SC Johnson Professional™ product range provides solutions ranging from skin care, floor care and surface care, through to air care, storage and pest control.

Deb skin care solutions draw on deep technical expertise and extensive field sales support to provide workplaces and public environments across industrial, institutional and healthcare sectors with innovative & reliable systems which stop the spread of germs and reduce occupational skin disorders.

20 Feb 2019


Brexit and International Procurement & Branch AGM

Brexit is already hitting procurement and supply chains hard, but can there be a soft landing outside the European Union?

20 Feb 2019


Global Procurement Master Talks - Abu Dhabi Branch Event

Global Procurement Master Talks’ has been launched to enhance our knowledge and emulate best practices, hear success stories, understand the strategies and tactics that worked through series of interviews with successful Procurement professionals. We can use the learning to become more relevant to our organizations, and more nimble and agile to face the current market dynamics and challenges.
CIPS Abu Dhabi Branch are pleased to invite you to attend this exclusive session which is supported by the Department of Culture and Tourism to hear from Waleed Al Saeedi (Supply Management Director of DCT) CIPS Middle East Procurement and Supply Professional of the year 2018.

As well as Hamad Al Marzooqi (Senior Tendering Specialist) CIPS Middle East Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the year 2018 who will be in power talks with Lalit Dhamija.

This event is open to all members and non-members.

Training Courses

24 Feb 2019


Developing Contracts

Ensuring effective buyer-supplier relationships through your contracts

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of effective contracts on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key legal considerations when developing a contract
  • Prepare a standard set of conditions and explain the use of key contracting terms
  • Manage contract amendments effectively

This is a two-day training course.

25 Feb 2019


Category Management - Two days

An exploration of the methodologies and theory behind category management over the course of two days, focusing in particular on how to generate and mitigate the loss of value through this process.


Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with:

  • An overview of the category management process from end-to-end, looking at the various activities and theories that comprise said process. The delegate will also develop a keen understanding of how vital the category management process is and will be able to reinforce this in the eyes of their stakeholders.
  • An understanding of how a category manager influences and drives this process, focusing on how the individual can deliver value to the group though the appropriate application of their understanding.
  • Critical knowledge and confidence around how to engineer plans for category development, factoring in complexity and responding accordingly.
  • A grasp of the strategies behind category management that can assist driving towards the desired outcomes when contending with supplier performance and demand.
  • The skills to delineate between different types of category management relating to procurement, purchasing, and sourcing, as well as awareness around how to mitigate potential risks surrounding role conflict and wrongheaded stratagems.
26 Feb 2019


Introduction to public sector procurement

An introduction to the key regulations surrounding the public procurement process


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the implications of the specific UK and EU legislation regarding public procurement
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Apply the knowledge in your own organisation, ensuring fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the effect this has had on procurement practice.

Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.


Package deals available:

If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on +44 (0) 1780 484052 or email

26 Feb 2019


Managing your Supply Chain

Developing a coherent approach to drive efficiencies

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Map and assess your own supply chains
  • Consider issues such as ethical behaviour, sustainability, risk and resilience within supply chain management
  • Make informed decisions about how to approach and optimise supply chain performance and mitigate risk.

This is a three-day training course.

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