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

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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More Opportunities to Succeed in 2019

10 December 2018

CIPS has launched new computer based exams (CBEs) for Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations.

By introducing computer based exams (CBE) you will now have six opportunities per year to take exams, giving you more opportunities to succeed:

Exam will be available globally in:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November

Book now for our NEW CBEs for Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations, March 2019 exam series.

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Australasia Press Release: Procurement Australia celebrate procurement excellence award from CIPS

23 November 2018

Procurement Australia, the public-owned body sourcing for public and private sector organisations has been recognised for Procurement by CIPS Australasia (The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) - the largest global professional body for procurement and supply management. 

CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme is an in-depth assessment process that measures an organisation’s effectiveness in procurement and supply management against CIPS world-class standards. Procurement Australia achieved the standard award demonstrating robust and effective governance and procurement processes. 

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Global Events

23 Jan 2019

Branch BELFAST

Northern Ireland branch are pleased to welcome Sebastian Moritz from TWS Partners who will share his expertise on Game Theory. TWS believe that you change the rules of the game instead of playing it under the rules of others with enormous strategic potential.

23 Jan 2019

Branch

Learning from Carillion, Bracing for Brexit: Strategies to Minimize Impact of Supply Chain Crises in 2019 & Beyond

As 2018 comes to an end and we leave behind the major supply chain disruptions that came with it, risk managers are looking ahead to even more uncertainty in the New Year. With Brexit on the horizon, lessons from the mayhem that was Carillion's liquidation should be top of mind. In this webinar, we explore key strategies including prioritizing supplier financial viability to avoid another systemic supply chain disruption and minimize potential implications of the uncertain times ahead.

23 Jan 2019

Branch BARROW IN FURNESS

We Need to Talk About Brexit

Senior Export Control Manager for Rolls Royce, Malcolm Budd has extensive knowledge on the contentious subject of Brexit. Malcolm has held senior purchasing and commercial positions in the power and telecoms industries and as a Fellow of CIPS, has presented on supply chain risks associated with export regime changes under Brexit. This event will provide delegates with a comprehensive and engaging insight into the key challenges posed by Britain's decision to leave the EU.

23 Jan 2019

Branch WELLINGTON

WLG Event: New Year - New Ideas

Ever wondered about what’s different about Procurement at different organisations? Come along to this “café style” event to find out (sorry – we’re not providing café food – please bring your lunch to eat while you’re listening)

 

You will join a small group hosted by a Procurement lead who will briefly share their personal experience with you about their organisation, then you can ask questions – the intention is to gather new ideas that could be useful for you and/or your own organisation.

 

Groups will rotate around several tables, with hosts from government and private sector organisations: Corrections, Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, Todd Corporation, Wellington City Council, Xero and NZDF.

Training Courses

4 Feb 2019

LONDON

Introduction to procurement and category management

Understand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

 

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

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Describe the difference between performance and supplier relationship management
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
5 Feb 2019

PERTH

Negotiation and Influencing - One day

A one-day workshop exploring the variety of tools, techniques and theories that concern the end-to-end negotiation process.

 

Learning outcomes:

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

  • The ability to confidently engage in robust negotiation with a strong understanding of objectives and how to achieve them beforehand
  • The skills to plan for a negotiation, in order to best serve the needs of their organization. Furthermore, the importance of this phase will become clearer upon completion of this course
  • Knowledge of a suite of persuasion methods and their most suitable application
  • A keen understanding of the negotiation process from end-to-end, what each separate phase entails, and what the pitfalls and risks will look like.
  • The ability to diagnose who controls a given negotiation, and the rudimentary skills to change that when necessary.
6 Feb 2019

LONDON

Introduction to contracts

How to construct legally binding contracts

 

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

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
  • Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
  • Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
  • Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier
  • Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact ukskills@cips.org for specfic closing dates for early bird booking.

 

Package deals available:

Accommodation
If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email cips@trinityeventsolutions.co.uk
7 Feb 2019

MELBOURNE

Introduction to Procurement - Two days

A two-day overview of the essentials of procurement from end-to-end, exploring the various ways that each process can add value.

 

Learning outcomes:

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

  • An understanding of the procurement process from end-to-end, with a particular focus on how value is added with each component. Within this, delegates will also understand how the role of procurement is far more intensive than straightforward transactional purchasing.
  • A look at appropriate demeanour and approach when going out to tender and dealing with suppliers, and how to mitigate potential risks posed by supplier behaviour.
  • The ability to identify and separate the tools used to engage the market, such as Requests for Information and/or Proposals, and ultimately the usage of those systems.
  • An understanding of how expertise in the procurement field is ultimately essential, particularly around how that expertise is applied.
  • The ability to demonstrate and define value by implementing a variety of evaluation tools and theories.
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