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About the Clever Buying courses

Training in procurement for tender evaluators:

This exciting Clever Buying course covers best practice procurement methods for preparing Procurement Strategies and Plans; developing Requests for Tender and conducting all aspects of Tender Evaluation in compliance with Government Procurement Rules. We introduce leading-edge tools that cut the time and costs of tender evaluations – while improving the quality of decision making.

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Practical Procurement Training

This course covers everything that your procurement teams need to know about procurement planning and running tender processes. It’s engaging, practical and fun – and participants invariably report it’s been an eye-opener that transforms and provides great confidence in their procurement activities.

The two-day course provides the core knowledge and some of the assessment requirements for the NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Procurement Procedures – the only NZQA-accredited Procurement Qualification that includes Government Rules of Procurement and practical procurement methods.

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Clever Buying™ covers international best practice procurement theory as well as leading-edge tools and methods used for tender preparation and evaluation. The tools and techniques can be applied in any industry that uses tendering as a key form of procurement.

Who should attend Clever Buying™?

  • Procurement specialists and practitioners
  • Tender evaluators
  • Engineers responsible for contracts
  • Procurement senior and middle managers
  • Procurement and tendering consultants
  • Commercial and business managers
  • Purchasing managers
  • CEOs, general managers and managing directors

Clever Buying™ Day One: PROCUREMENT PLANNING and RFT PREPARATION

1. PROCUREMENT ESSENTIALS

  • Strategic context of procurement
  • Government rules and principles
  • The procurement life cycle

2. PROCUREMENT PLANNING

  • Strategic procurement planning – a blueprint
  • Project analysis
  • Market analysis
  • Procurement risk and opportunity analysis

3. SUPPLIER SELECTION METHODS

  • Context of supplier selection
  • Delivery models
  • Open/ closed contests
  • Supplier selection Methods:
    • Direct Appointment
    • Lowest Price Conforming
    • Weighted Attributes
    • Price Quality Method
    • Purchaser Nominated (Target) Price
    • Quality-Based Selection (Brook’s Law)

4. DEVELOPING RFx DOCUMENTS

  • RFT design – good + bad examples
  • RFT development:
    • Shortlisting strategies
    • Effective Pre-conditions
    • Using risk/ opportunity analysis for attribute selection
    • Targeted, effective RFT questions
    • Effective response forms
    • Setting weightings

Clever Buying™ Day Two: TENDER EVALUATION

5. SCORING METHODS

  • Lowest Price Conforming
  • Anchored scale scoring for Non-Price Attributes
  • Weighting Attributes
  • Price/ Quality Method

6. EVALUATION PROCESSES

  • Selecting and briefing the evaluation team
  • Effective tender process administration
  • Tags and clarifications
  • Alternative tenders
  • Tender communications
  • Tender evaluation reports
  • Tender de-briefs

7. LEGAL AND ETHICAL EVALUATION ISSUES 

  • Government Procurement Principles, Charter, Rules and Guides
  • Construction Procurement Guidelines
  • Legal requirements and codes of ethics
  • Tendering case law
  • Cartel conduct
  • Evaluation probity scenario examples

8. PRACTISING TENDER EVALUATION – TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS

  • Tender evaluation practice: Two interactive examples completed in group work

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Upcoming Courses

Clever Buying - NZQA Level 6 Procurement Training

Places available
Host a course at your convenience - Minimum 10 students
Parnell location - Several places available
Places available
Host a course at your convenience - Minimum 10 students

Future courses also available, for more details get in touch

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