Practitioner Led Procurement, Bid Management & Social Value Training

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Background

The Value Match team has designed and delivered a broad range of procurement programmes, from large procurement transformations, building procurement operations, to delivering specific sourcing events or implementing eCommerce solutions. We have extensive experience in the public and private sectors and have managed major procurement change programmes nationally and globally.

One of the most challenging aspects of any procurement transformation programme is ensuring access to the right level of skills and capability to deliver.  Traditionally, procurement training has been provided by membership organisations, often within a linear developmental structure and costing thousands of pounds. Despite this, courses can still lack practical guidance for individuals on how to deliver their role more effectively. Value Match courses emphasise how learners can begin adding value from the moment that they complete the course.

Our Solution

Value Match Academy is designed to support individuals and organisations to improve the capabilities that they need to deliver for their roles, instantly. Courses can be accessed through our dedicated learning management system, ensuring the learner can access the course 24/7 and revisit learning points.

The courses are practitioner led, last no longer than 1 hour with the aim for the learner to be able to walk away and complete the tasks covered within the training more effectively than before.  We believe enhancing individual’s capability is fundamental to organisations delivering better outcomes, supports individual development and demonstrates an organisations investment in employees.

Our solution tests the learners understand by engaging them throughout the course and asking them to complete a short ‘quiz’ at the end of each course, following which, they are presented with a certificate of completion.

We currently have range of courses available through the Value Match Academy, we will be adding additional  courses throughout the year focused on providing the practical building blocks for individual’s or team’s professional development.

1. Procurement Fundamentals

Target audience: entry level procurement, bidding professionals, graduates and budget managers. Any stakeholders with involvement in procurement decisions or who would benefit from understanding the role that procurement plays in organisational strategy and operations.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the concepts of procuring goods, works and services.
  • What to consider when buying on behalf of an organisation.
  • Explore what can go wrong when procuring and the broad consequences.
  • Understanding the discipline of procurement.
  • Introduction to the procurement cycle and the new Central Government Social Value Model.
  • Introduction to the legal framework.

Duration:  30 – 40 mins

Price: £25.00 per user licence

2. Bidding Fundamentals

Target audience: entry level procurement and bidding professionals, graduates, or stakeholders with an involvement in bidding

Learning outcomes

  • Understand why we have to bid.
  • Explore the differences between public and private sector bidding.
  • Overview of the procurement cycle and the new Central Government Social Value Model.
  • How to identify potential opportunities
  • Understand the common processes that bids follow.
  • Learn how to plan your response.
  • Understand how public sector buyers evaluate your responses.

Duration: 30 – 40 mins

Price: £25.00 per user licence

3. Adding Social Value – How Procurement Can Create Benefits for Society

Target audience: all procurement / bidding professionals and stakeholders involved in procurement

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what social value is.
  • Have an awareness of the building blocks of social value.
  • Recognise different approaches to creating benefits for society.
  • Have an appreciation of the legal framework in place.
  • Understand where to start when looking to implement the methodology.
  • Understand the structure and emphasis added by a socially purposed procurement cycle.

Duration:  60 mins
Price: £35.00 per user licence

4. How to Effectively Procure and Manage Contracts to Create Social Value

Target audience: all procurement / bidding professionals and stakeholders involved in procurement

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what social value is and how it integrates with procurement.
  • Deepen your knowledge about the socially purposed procurement cycle.
  • Understand the detailed practical actions you need to take within the 4 stages of the socially purposed procurement cycle to procure and manage social benefits within your contracts.

Duration:  60 mins
Price: £35.00 per user licence

5. Preparing for a Procurement 

Target audience: entry level procurement, bidding professionals, graduates and budget managers. Any stakeholders with involvement in procurement decisions or who would benefit from understanding the role that procurement plays in organisational strategy and operations.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the procurement cycle, and how to prepare for a procurement by analysing your needs and understanding how to conduct market analysis.
  • Learn how to define the reason why you need a procurement and being able to map out your objectives.
  • Understanding how your requirements fit within the current market to ensure that your procurement is effective and achieves its objectives.

Duration:  60 mins
Price:  £35.00 per user licence

6. Effectively Engaging the Market

Target audience: entry level procurement and bidding professionals, graduates, or stakeholders with an involvement in bidding.

Learning outcomes

  • Revisit the four stages of a procurement cycle, including Analyse, which will be the main focus of this course.
  • Understand what market engagement is, and why it’s so useful prior to a procurement.
  • Discover the benefits of a market engagement for both the buyer and supplier.
  • Learn the most effective market engagement methods, depending on your requirements.

Duration:  60 mins
Price: £25.00 per user licence

7. Developing the Specification

Target audience: entry level procurement and bidding professionals, graduates, or stakeholders with an involvement in bidding.

Learning outcomes

  • An overview of the four stages of the procurement cycle, including plan.
  • Discover the procurement specification and why it’s important and how to start and prepare a specification.
  • Understand the factors to take into account when developing a specification.
  • Requirements to confirm the specification is ready and what you should do if it is missing a key component.

Duration:  60 mins
Price: £25.00 per user licence

8. Preparing Tender Document

Target audience: entry level procurement and bidding professionals, graduates, or stakeholders with an involvement in bidding.

Learning outcomes

  • Focusing on the subsequent activities undertaken during the Plan stage.
  • Learn what the tender process is, the objectives and the differences between public and private tenders.
  • Why you need to evaluate the process and how it can be tested and why it should be documented.
  • Appreciate why reviewing the tender documentation is critical and who should review and approve them.

Duration:  60 mins
Price: £25.00 per user licence

For further information, contact Lindsay Rosul

T: 07702 823 648
E: Lindsay.Rosul@value-match.co.uk