Value Wales Short Course Training Programme
Intended Audience and brief background
This courses is aimed at those officers and managers with responsibility for contract management although it is of equal importance to those commissioning and procurement officers who set up the contract to enable them to understand the repercussions of their actions and decisions on the contract manager and the supplier
It is intended to ensure delegates gain an awareness of and the ability to apply contract management and monitoring best practice, developing the skill sets and competencies to deliver best value outcomes from the contracts they are managing and monitoring.
Who Should Attend
Managers and Officers from Procurement , Commissioning, Contract, Legal, Finance, Service Departments
Objectives of Course
To ensure delegates gain an awareness of and the ability to apply contract management and monitoring best practice developing the skill sets and competencies to deliver best value outcomes from the contracts they are managing and monitoring.
The course content would include the following
· The essential principles of contract management and its relationship with the procurement and commissioning cycle
· The contract management and monitoring process, the strategy within your organisation and link to national policy
· Importance of governance in longer term contracts , developing structures, choosing the right options
· How to realise benefits through improving supplier relationships.
· Using key performance indicators and performance management to gain
· Managing risk within long term strategic contracts and delivering the required outcomes
· Transition early termination and exit
· Core skills for Contract Management and Monitoring. Role of the Contract Manager
Training will be a mixture of prepared information on PowerPoint or other acceptable medium, discussion and exercises aimed to raise awareness and to stimulate the delegate to share their own experience of contract management and to share best practice. The delegate will return to the work base with an action plan to apply themselves to contract in a more proactive and positive fashion.
A workbook and action plan will be provided.
The programme is flexible and can be adapted to individual organisations requirements
9.00 Arrival and registration
9.45 The need for good contract management its link to objectives,
efficiency and value for money. Governance of contracts
10.30 Contract strategy -transition from one contract to implementation of
the next one. The procurement cycle
11.30 Contract administration and communication
12.00 Managing supplier relation ships
1.15 Performance Management
2 15 Continuous improvement
3.15 Risk Management
4.00 Core Skills, Action planning, information and best practice
Q and A. Close
The agenda will be flexible to ensure discussion, review of local best practice and the use of case studies and exercises are maximised to full effect