Applied Procurement and Contract Management

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Applied Procurement and Contract Management




OverviewThis program builds on the fundamental knowledge and skills of procurement professionals. It covers the complete lifecycle of a low risk, low value procurement from initial planning activities through to closing it out. Participants will ultimately gain the ability to effectively conduct procurement activity as well as the ability to manage contracts effectively.


Who is it for?Any government officer who purchases low risk, low value goods and services using whole of government panel arrangements or agency specific panel arrangements, or by seeking competitive quotations


Duration2 days


DeliveryFace-to-face training workshop

Work-based activities, including presentations, group tasks and case studies


PrerequisitesBasic knowledge of procurement and contract management


Course RequirementsParticipants are required to complete all in-class activities



Topics Covered1.     Strategic project management

2.     Project governance

3.     The role of the project sponsor

4.     Managing changes to the project scope

5.     Project planning and control

6.     Developing an effective project team to achieve project outcomes

7.     Stakeholder communication

8.     Information management

Learning Outcomes
  • Apply regulatory and policy framework to a procurement activity
  • Plan a procurement
  • Approach the market
  • Conduct a procurement
  • Manage a contract
  • Apply appropriate probity to a procurement
  • Introduction to contract law
  • NSW government procurement electronic platforms
  • Corruption prevention in procurement


PresentersMichael French


Michael is a Principal and senior faculty member at AcademyGlobal with extensive experience as a Supply Chain Consultant across various industries including fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical devices, infrastructure and aged care. With over 40 years’ experience, Michael began in chartered accounting before venturing into other industries. He has been in executive supply chain roles focused on integrating demand and supply to ensure customer requirements are achieved with very high service levels and at minimal cost.


Michael’s areas of expertise include supply chain management, project management, procurement, contract management and financial management.


Michael Lee


Michael is a Principal and senior faculty member at AcademyGlobal with a depth of senior executive experience in a top 50 ASX listed company. He has over 30 years’ experience across procurement, operations management and project management. He has built and led large teams through complex new operational initiatives and organisation restructures delivering significant bottom line results. In addition to his senior executive roles in the oil and gas industries, Michael’s earlier career was with NSW Government as a project engineer.


Michael’s areas of expertise include project management, procurement and contract management and financial management. He teaches the accredited intermediate and Advanced Diploma of Procurement and Contracting for NSW and QLD government procurement professionals, as well as postgraduate courses in Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Western Sydney University. Michael is a member of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia (NSW).


Paul Vorbach


Paul is a Director and senior faculty member at AcademyGlobal, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law.


With a background in executive management in multinational commercial firms, including Deloitte (Senior Manager) and Citi (VP and Director), Paul has 25 years experience across consulting, financial services and management education industries.


Having conducted assignments in 20 countries on 5 continents, Paul has partnered with leaders in commerce, academia, government and the not-for-profit sector to provide programs that address their key organisational challenges and opportunities. He works with clients in the area of capability strategy, training needs analysis, program design and course delivery. His areas of expertise include: finance, procurement, risk management, turnaround and restructuring.

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