In-house Courses

Is it Time to Upskill your Procurement Team?

This exciting practical course covers best practice methods for preparing Requests for Tender and tender evaluation; and demonstrates leading-edge tools that will cut the time and costs of tender evaluations while improving the quality of decision making. It blends government requirements (Rules of Sourcing) with NZTA Qualified Evaluator qualification requirements, as well as international best practice in procurement by tendering.

The course leads into, and provides some of the assessment evidence, for the NZQA Level Six Procurement Certificate for Qualified Tender Evaluators.

Clever Buying covers international best practice procurement theory as well as leading-edge tools and methods used for tender preparation and evaluation.

Graduates receive a flash drive packed with tools and templates that they can re-brand and use within their organisations. These include templates for Procurement Planning, RFx documents and Response Template, Tender Evaluation Reports, Scoring Scale determination, Track Record interview templates and more.

Clever Buying techniques can be applied in any industry that uses tendering as a key form of procurement.

We can deliver a Clever Buying™ course internally for your procurement team, at a significant discount on the standard price for a public course. We'll customise the course to use a combination of your own material with wider examples, if you wish.

The discount price assumes you will provide the venue and refreshments, and meet the costs of travel and accommodation for our presenter on the nights before the course (if it's held outside Auckland). The course is very interactive, and works best when there are at least 8 people attending. Note that we've run it successfully for up to 22 people, so larger numbers are also possible.

How Clever Buying™ will help you get best value for money

The course focuses on procurement planning and evaluation techniques that make buying decisions more robust and more efficient. These techniques have been proven to reduce the costs of procurement for both purchasers and suppliers, while also giving far greater confidence that the selected supplier will deliver best value for money.

The tools and methods introduced in Clever Buying™ will help procurement professionals to significantly improve both the quality and the cost-effectiveness of their processes.

The power of these practices has been proven:

  • Better procurement planning, leading to decisions that deliver lower whole-of-life costs for tendered products and services,
  • Less time and money spent in securing the best value suppliers.

Who should attend Clever Buying™?

  • Tender evaluators
  • Managers responsible for preparing RFx documents
  • Council / Local Government managers and engineers
  • Procurement senior and middle managers
  • Consultants
  • Commercial and business managers
  • Purchasing managers
  • CEOs, general managers and managing directors
  • Divisional managers





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